Thursday, 3 April 2014

Easter fun
Erewash Borough Council has lined up a whole host of fun Easter activities and games at its leisure centres, Museum and at various locations around the borough. Mobile climbing wall, bouncy castles and soft play, arts and crafts, trampolining, ball and racquet sports are just some of the activities on offer at West Park Leisure Centre, Rutland Sports Park and Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre from Monday 14th to Friday 25th April for 4 - 14 year olds.
Easter fun at Erewash Museum begins with Animal Week on Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April with free animal themed crafts and competitions. On Monday 14 April the ever-popular Wildlife Workshops return bringing their collection of cute and creepy pets. Booking is essential for the Workshops and a small charge of £1.50 per child will be made. From Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th April drop in any day for free Robin Hood themed crafts and activities, and on Thursday 24th April learn the tricks of archery. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The Holiday Club Easter activity programme has something for all the family so pick up your copy today and plan a fun, action-packed school half term.”
The Holiday Club Easter Activity Programme is available from all four leisure centres, Erewash Museum and Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions. For more information about the Holiday Club please visit
Feel the Easter Vibe
The ever-popular Vibe programme of exciting free activities for young people aged 10 to 19 years is taking place during the Easter half term at key locations across Erewash. Organised by Erewash Community Safety Partnership, there will be a range of free activities each day from 14 to 25 April - including multi-sports, music and dance by ‘Baby People’, arts and crafts and Erewash Borough Council’s mobile climbing wall and skatepark. Sessions will run each day (excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday) from either 2pm-4pm for 10-14 year olds and 6pm-8pm for young people aged 15-19 years.
Locations include Kirk Hallam, Cotmanhay, Sandiacre, Sawley and the Petersham area of Long Eaton. Councillor Carol Hart, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement and Chairman of Erewash Community Safety Partnership, says:
“A key priority of the Partnership is to tackle anti-social behaviour and the activities are aimed at providing a diversion for young people and to enable them to meet others in their age group and organisations which can provide support.”
Full details of exact locations and activities on offer can be found at
Run the Erewash 5K
Serious and casual joggers are being urged to dust off the trainers and shape up to take part in this year’s Erewash Jog Derbyshire 5K event on Saturday 10th May. Erewash Borough Council’s Sport and Health Development Team has joined forces with the Jog Derbyshire Project to host the event, with the course again based within West Park at Long Eaton. The race will start at 9.30am and is open to runners of all abilities over the age of 14 (young people aged 14-16 must be accompanied by a running adult). Entry is £5 and entry forms and an online entry facility can be found at The 5K run will be the centerpiece of a celebration morning that will also include activities for children and a free family 1K fun run that will start at 10.30am. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Now in its third year, the event continues to grow in popularity and provides a wonderful family-friendly experience for everyone as well as serious competition for those taking part in the 5K event. There are prizes for the fastest male and female and everyone taking part will receive a finishers’ medal and a great sense of achievement.
Places for the 5K event are limited to 200 and in recent years has quickly sold out so don’t delay book your place now to avoid disappointment!”