Safe Summer Advice
Tips to help you choose summer activities
There are thousands of activities taking place in venues right across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire this summer.
As a parent or carer, you want the best for your child and activities outside of their education can be a great way for them to have fun, learn and develop new skills. There are so many activities on offer across the city and county that it can be hard to decide which will be best for them.
Choosing the best activity for your child this summer, and make sure they’re safer
Things to consider
Here a few things to consider when choosing activities for your child to take part in:
Support your child’s interests
It’s great for children to try new things so let them develop what they are interested in.
You might be able to do a trial class so your child can see if they enjoy something before starting.
Think about what might suit your child’s personality
If they’re energetic a sports club may be best for them or, if they’re quieter, maybe they’re better suited to an art or reading group.
How much is the activity going to cost?
Can you afford to keep paying any costs for the activity?
How much time will it take up and how long will your child be doing the activity for?
Too many activities can wear your child out. Remember they spend a lot of time at school and doing homework too.
Be Activity Wise
Remember, the majority of people leading these activities will have your child’s safety and best interest at heart.
It is not essential for some community groups and activity leaders to complete safeguarding training to properly care for your child, or to keep them safe from harm and know what to do about any problems your child may have.
It is your responsibility to make sure you know of the checks you can make to help keep your child safer.
Please see our pages below for more information:
Most of all, make sure it’s something they have fun doing and enjoy!
Need to find out what’s on?
Keep checking the following websites to find out about just some of the summer activities taking place in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire this summer:
- The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s website – who organises the SPACE scheme of summer activities for 11 to 17 year olds. Last year over 3,100 indoor and outdoor activities were held, many free of charge
- Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Your Services