Summer play scheme keeps youngsters happy

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BOREDOM will be kept at bay during the summer holidays with a series of activity days.

East Hampshire District Council is hosting the Rural Areas Play Project and Get Activ8d – two schemes it has run for the past decade.

An all-day 10th birthday party is planned for August 3 at Buriton Village Hall with more details being revealed in the coming weeks via Facebook and Twitter.

The Get Activ8d programme includes basketball, tennis, football, golf, climbing and gymnastics at venues around east Hampshire. Sessions cost £4 to £6.

The rural play project is aimed at four to 11-year-olds with under-fours able to attend for free and play with toys. Sessions start from £4.

Venues include Horndean, Rowlands Castle, Clanfield, Chalton and Lovedean. Visit