Watch this short video from Visit Kent to see how our partnership has benefited both local Kent families and attractions.
I particularly like the comment from Therese Helsop of Canterbury Cathedral who says that by encouraging local people to visit turns Kent residents into ambassadors for local attractions.
This second year of the partnership saw nearly 1,000 local children and parents enjoying a day out that they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
I think this type of partnership has the potential to be replicated across the country.
By Alison Rice, Chair of Trustees
From an article in The Independent newspaper Monday 22 June 2015
Holidays matter. They are our lifeline to sanity, a chance to step away from everyday life and reconnect with the people we love; a time to be the real, relaxed us or indeed be whoever we want to be. And once the sand has been washed from the toes, holidays can leave us with a suitcase of life-long happy memories. Continue reading
On the first day of Glasgow schools’ summer break one of the country’s largest local authorities joined the Holidays Matter network.
Speaking at the City Chambers on Thursday 25 June Cllr. Stephen Curran said “As Executive Member for Education and Young People I am committing the Council to signing up to support the Holidays Matter network. Given that our schools broke up for the summer holiday period on Wednesday afternoon, I thought it was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the network’s role and some of the Council’s own offer in the city for families.”
Glasgow’s Lord Provost Councillor Sadie Docherty spoke of how she was shocked at just how many children were missing out on what the City had to offer. When she became Lord Provost in 2012 she had set herself the task of visiting every one of the city’s 150 schools; and when talking with pupils, many from quite deprived areas in the city, many children told her they had never visited any of the city’s most iconic venues and museums. Continue reading