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Sycamore provides fun as #DudleyStaysHome

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Play leaders at Sycamore Adventure are offering exciting ideas, including games and fun play, on how to keep children busy during the coronavirus lockdown.

The centre, which usually offers indoor and outdoor play activities for children, is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic.

Content is being shared on the centre’s Facebook page @adventureplay as part of the #DudleyStaysHome campaign, which encourages people across the borough to share ideas and activities on social media.


Members of the team have been going into the centre at different times to post the fun videos for youngsters, as well as posting story readings, games and craft ideas.

The team is in the process of painting some of the centre in a rainbow stripe - as a tribute to NHS, key and care workers on the frontline.

Sycamore staff have also joined youth workers and park rangers to undertake outreach work in green spaces across Dudley. During their rounds they are talking to young people from a safe distance to highlight the importance of staying home and socially distancing during the pandemic.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children’s services, said:

We know some families are finding it difficult to entertain children during the pandemic and it is so great to see people from across the borough connecting and sharing through #DudleyStaysHome
The Sycamore team are posting these wonderful pictures and videos to inspire families to recreate the sort of fun their youngsters would usually be able to enjoy at the centre.
Key workers will be delighted to see the rainbow painting at the centre and I hope it serves as a reminder of why residents need to stay home, save lives and protect our NHS.

People can access information about the latest advice, council services and available support throughout the coronavirus outbreak at

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