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Guide to summer family fun days launched by Tower Hamlets council

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 18 June 2018

On target.. summer activities planned in the East End throughout the holidays. Picture: Kois Miah

On target.. summer activities planned in the East End throughout the holidays. Picture: Kois Miah

Kois Miah

Summer activities begin at the end of the month with a packed family programme by Tower Hamlets Council running until September.

Tower Hamlets' mayor facing a wall that's no obstacle in the demand for summer activitiers for children, visiting Mile End's urban adventure base. Picture: Kois MiahTower Hamlets' mayor facing a wall that's no obstacle in the demand for summer activitiers for children, visiting Mile End's urban adventure base. Picture: Kois Miah

Mayor John Biggs went down to Mile End’s urban adventure base today, joined by schoolchildren, for the launch of the council’s summer activities guide.

The council wants to make sure families, including those on low incomes, are able to join in the East End’s cultural and leisure events.

“Knowing how to keep children busy in the school holidays can be daunting,” he said.

Climbing up the wall to find adventure... one youngster gets to grips at Mile End with what to do in the summer. Picture: Kois MiahClimbing up the wall to find adventure... one youngster gets to grips at Mile End with what to do in the summer. Picture: Kois Miah

“Things can cost so much—but we have activities that should keep them happy.”

This year’s programme has 160 free or low-cost events and activities at the adventure base centre and in parks, housing estates and leisure centres.

They include archery, wall-climbing, caving, football, wild food walks, pizza-making and pickling workshops.

In a bit of a hole...  trying to figure out what adventures to get up to in the square cave at Mile End's urban activity base. Picture: Kois MiahIn a bit of a hole... trying to figure out what adventures to get up to in the square cave at Mile End's urban activity base. Picture: Kois Miah

Annual family favourites like Victoria Park’s ‘great day out’ return with live music, fairground rides, arts and crafts.

Those who want to be more active and improve their fitness can check out one of the new outdoor gyms due to open next month and in August, with sports, games and children’s inflatables.

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