Families on low incomes were given the opportunity to take part in free Family Fun Days at Itchen Valley Country Park, thanks to grant funding applied for by the Council.
The funding provided free activities with two-course lunch for families in receipt of free school meals or on low-incomes, with three- to ten-year-olds. Activities included circus skills, drumming, camping skills and getting up and close with reptiles!
The offer included free bus transport from two specially laid out routes from the north and south of the Borough.
The project was funded by the Department for Education through Hampshire County Council.
A parent/carer who attended one of the Family Fun Days, said: “It was so wonderful to know that my children could join in with everything and I didn't have to work out how to afford it. I know that every child can do every activity if they choose rather than try to juggle it being affordable”
Cabinet Member for Social Policy, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “We're proud to have been a successful recipient of this funding, enabling our Health & Wellbeing team to provide this fantastic and well-attended resource for vulnerable families in the Borough for a second consecutive summer. We continue to look at ways to support low-income families in the Borough from the rising cost of living”.