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Better leisure centres throughout Cornwall are introducing £1 children’s swims before 10am this half term.

Run by GLL on behalf of Cornwall Council, the ten centres are in Launceston, Bude, Bodmin, St Austell, Helston, Liskeard, Newquay, Truro, St Ives and Saltash.

As a social enterprise provider, the GLL team in Cornwall wants to make swimming as affordable as possible during the cost-of-living crisis. Each centre will be running their £1 sessions before 10am on different days and the half term period will also be the last chance to sign up free for a Cornwall Card.

The card offers local residents discounts on a range of pay and play activities like swimming, soft play and trampolining but, from November, there will be a charge to get one.

“We’re encouraging people to support their local leisure centres this half term and take advantage of the many facilities on offer,” said GLL Senior General Manager Amelia Kitchen. “We have lots of fun sessions available – including tennis, junior gym and some Halloween-themed events.

“Keeping youngsters entertained during the school break can be challenging – so where better than a leisure centre to let off steam whilst learning essential skills and keeping fit and healthy?

“We’re going to be charging for our Cornwall Card from November, so the half term week is a good opportunity to get one of those whilst it’s still free too.

“Kids swim for £1 sessions will be available at pools before 10am throughout the half term week but please check the pool timetable as these are not programmed every day.”