It doesn’t seem to matter where I am in the country I still hear the same old complaint – ‘there’s nothing to do in the town where I live’.
Most of the time that’s just not true, and in the case of Grantham this summer nothing could be further from the truth.
We know that youngsters can find it hard to keep themselves occupied during the long school holidays so we set out to help with a great programme of events to amuse even the most discerning of our young customers.
An open day at the Guildhall Arts Centre included arts and crafts, drumming, singing, face painting and tours of the theatre.
Hot on the heels of this event was a Lego workshop at the same venue where youngsters built tall buildings, bridges, roads, parks and railways that were all brought to life with batteries and bulbs.
On the sporting front we’ve also had track and field events, tag rugby, kwik cricket, basketball, rounders and much more!
Our leisure centre, which has just undergone a £600,000 facelift, also had great offers including half price family swims and children under eight went free as long as they were with a paying adult.
And looking ahead we haven’t forgotten the grown-ups either. John Challis, known to those of us of a certain age as Boycie in the BBC’s legendary Only Fools and Horses promises an intimate evening of chat at the arts centre. Challis will be spilling the beans about Only Fools co-stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and follow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. The date is October 10 and tickets are on sale now.
At the Meres Live we are also welcoming celebrity comedian Jimmy Carr who is returning to Grantham in what is sure to be another sell out show.
Then in December we’ve already booked our annual panto – this year it’s Beauty and the Beast.
For up to date details of all shows and events visit www.guildhallartscentre.com
Who says there is never anything to do in Grantham?