Summer holiday fun

Youngsters living on the Derbyshire Dales' largest estate were treated to activities galore during the school summer holidays.

Our sports development team organised fun activities at Matlock's 600-home Hurst Farm every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the six-week school break in a project supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

A free healthy meal was also available for local children at each Hurst Farm Holiday Club session, prepared by volunteers from the Friends of Hurst Farm, who also helped run the activities.

Chairman of the District Council's Community & Environment Committee, Councillor Chris Furness said:
"This is a tremendous initiative and I'm delighted to say the Holiday Club recorded 300 attendances this year. In addition to activities on the Hurst Farm itself, the club enjoyed two swimming visits to Arc Leisure Matlock and also a day trip to Carsington, which was a great day out for the whole family.
"We will be returning to Hurst Farm for future school holidays and our thanks go to the Big Lottery Fund for its continuing support and to the ever willing volunteers from the Friends of Hurst Farm."

Youngsters enjoying this year's Hurst Farm Holiday Club

Youngsters living on the Derbyshire Dales

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