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Everyone loves being on holiday, but one of the things parents often struggle with is finding enough things for the kids to do during the school break. Well…this week and next, Leicester has the answer: the Community Easter Games.

The games are funded by the Government, through its Connecting Communities fund. At the opening event, there was some brilliant dancing by the Street Vibe group and an urban climbing wall, which I managed to scale! I’ve also been to one of the ‘Wii – Give it a Go’ sessions at New Parks’ lovely new library, where I well and truly embarrassed myself with my attempts to dance.

Yesterday, the weather cleared for a few hours which was great news for the families at the ‘Cycling in the Park’ session in Western Park. This was a chance to try out the cycle trails in and around Western Park, get some free bike maintenance, and learn about what cycling is on offer after school and at the weekends – all under the trained supervision of the Western Park Freeriders team Matt, Phil and Rick.

The Easter Games aren’t just for kids and families. There’s also a badminton session for the over 60s and a football tournament for seniors. The Games are all about bringing communities together: of all ages, from all faiths, and from every part of Leicester. That’s what Labour means when we say we will help strengthen fairness in communities – one of the 5 pledges in our election campaign.

There’s loads more activities going on over the weekend, and next week (click here to find out more). So whether you fancy basketball, boxing, canoeing, squash or gardening – there’s something for everyone. See you there!