Days Out: Xscape, Castleford gives children sporting chance in summer hols

Future Sport Stars event launch held at Xscape, Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire.
PICTURE BY: Andrew Bellis Photography.
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Photo Date: 13/07/16
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Future Sport Stars event launch held at Xscape, Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire. PICTURE BY: Andrew Bellis Photography. Email: andrewbellisphotography@gamil.com Mobile: 07885 426 523 Tel: 01226 218345 Twitter: @SnapperAndrewB Photo Date: 13/07/16 Picture Ref: Xscape_FSSlaunch2016h

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Whether you’ve got kids who dream about winning Olympic gold or prefer to avoid PE altogether, this UK-first could be for you.

Xscape Yorkshire has teamed up with SportAnalytik to launch the Future Sport Stars event during the school summer holidays.

It’s basically a series of fun challenges for kids of any sporting ability which are designed to help them find out where their (perhaps unknown) sports skills lie.

The fun 30 minute sessions will take them through five skill challenges - from balance to strength - and at the end they’re handed a free report which includes suggestions of specific sports they may be good at, based on their results.

There will also be information about how to get involved in each of the activities.

And as if that wasn’t good news enough, all of this will be free and comes with Olympic backing by way of the Czech Republic’s Olympic Committee’s support for it. The event is a good option to get the kids out and exercising while having fun, doing something totally unique - and it won’t break the bank. It runs for two weeks, starts on August 8 at Xscape Yorkshire and is open to youngsters aged five to 15.

Trained staff will be on hand to take the kids through their steps and cheer them on too.

So whether your kids have dreams of making the medal podiums or have never had any interest in sport, this could be a chance to uncover some stars of the future.

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Prices: Free

Opening times: 10am to 5pm

Address: Xscape Yorkshire, Colorado Way, Castleford

Car parking: Free on site

Telephone: 08712003221

Website: www.xscape.co.uk/yorkshire

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