Foster families offered leisure discounts this Christmas

Cheaper bowling, swimming, trampolining and soft play offered at four Newcastle leisure centres.
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Alison Westworth, Newcastle Partnership Manager, GLL and Cllr Lesley Storey, Cabinet Member for a Growing City, Newcastle City Council outside the entrance to East End Pool.

Foster families across Newcastle can access reduced rates on bowling, swimming, trampoline sessions and soft play at four of the city’s leisure centres from this week. 

The offer comes as the latest partnership project between the Council and GLL, the operator of the city’s leisure centres.

Earlier this year GLL also offered care experienced young people aged 16 to 21 free access to all gym, swimming, and fitness classes within Newcastle’s four Better leisure centres.

Cllr Lesley Storey, Cabinet Member for a Growing City, Newcastle City Council: “Our continued partnership projects, via the Evry plan, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to supporting the city’s babies, children, and young people. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank GLL for their support and for giving our foster families the opportunity to enjoy leisure activities which they may otherwise not have been able to access.”

Alison Westworth, Newcastle Partnership Manager, GLL: “As a charitable social enterprise, GLL’s core values sit around supporting our communities and we are delighted to extend our partnership with the Evry project to offer these leisure opportunities for foster families across Newcastle.  We hope plenty of families enjoy these offers and make use of our leisure facilities.” 

The discounts will be available from Monday 4 December at East End Pool, Newcastle Trampoline Park, Eldon Soft Play and Bowling, and Gosforth Leisure Centre. 

The Evry plan brings together over 100 partner organisations to make a positive difference to the lives of babies, children, and young people in Newcastle. It was informed by consultation with 1,800 people, aged 25 and under, who expressed the need for positive things to do in their communities, better opportunities for training and work, more support for mental wellbeing, access to affordable transport, and safe places to play.