Kids who fill their school holidays with football and fun can also enjoy a free day out at a thrill-packed theme park.

Gulliver’s family theme parks has partnered with Accrington Stanley Community Trust to offer the bonus day out to children who attend the Trust’s holiday clubs.

During local school holidays Accrington Stanley Community Trust runs three types of holiday courses to engage local children up to age 12 in a range of pursuits designed to keep them active and having fun. Its Activity Club, for children aged four to 12, provides lots of enjoyable activities including games, arts and crafts, drama, singing and much more.

For youngsters aged four to 12 and keen on football, the Trust’s holiday Soccer Schools offer the chance to learn more about the game, develop their skills and build teamwork. Finally, for those aged seven to 12 and already showing footballing ability, the Elite Soccer Schools are led by Accrington Stanley coaches and teach advanced skills through more intensive sessions.

Running from 9am to 3pm each day, the holiday courses are well established and very popular with local youngsters and families. Now there is an extra incentive to take part, thanks to the new partnership with Gulliver’s family theme parks.

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It is giving a free ticket, worth £17.95, for every child who participates in the Trust’s holiday courses. The tickets are valid for eight weeks at any of Gulliver’s three parks in Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes, granting free admission for a child when accompanied by a paying adult.

In addition, Gulliver’s is giving 10 pairs of Community Tickets for each week the holiday courses run. These tickets give free access to Gulliver’s Community Weekends, held on set dates throughout the year, and are designed to be given out as prizes by the coaches and leaders running the courses. They could be prizes for the hardest triers, the best attitude, the most helpful ─ whatever the coaches decide.

Prize winners at the Easter holiday courses were able to use their free tickets at Gulliver’s Community Weekend on April 23rd and 24th while those who win prizes at half-term or on school summer holiday courses can use them at the next Community Weekend in October.

Gulliver’s sales manager and Accrington Stanley fan Sharon Blake said: “We think the Community Trust is doing great work in engaging children in enjoyable and rewarding activities during their school holidays and we’re keen to support that work.

“Our family theme parks are aimed at roughly the same age group so we’re confident that children who use their free tickets will have a great day out at Gulliver’s.”

Accrington Stanley Community Trust Manager Martin Fearon said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Gulliver’s. This gives us the opportunity to reward the young people who come to our holiday course activities with free tickets to the theme park.”

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