We have received this information about summer activities in Cotswold District:
Children across the Cotswolds will have a fantastic range of activities on offer this summer many of which are free.
The 2015 ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme provides activities for children of all abilities to have fun, learn some skills and make new friends – there is something for everyone! Look out for new style brochures coming home from school in early July and posters around the area.
Cotswold District Council’s ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme, now in its ninth year, is hugely popular amongst children and families, encompassing a varied programme of workshops (fees payable) together with a whole host of free community fun days and events linking in with national campaigns too including National Play Day and Love Parks Week.
The programme is coordinated by community organisation, World Jungle, who this year were delighted to have received further support from Gloucestershire County Council to run four additional summer holiday activity programmes for children and families to enjoy in Bourton and Northleach, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold and South Cerney.
A week-long programme specifically for Northleach and Bourton will run alongside the central ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme. It will include a combination of free and subsidised indoor and outdoor activities using community venues and local green spaces, each week building up to a free community fun day event. A preview of the summer programme can also be found now on the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk.
Funding was also provided under the ‘Children’s Activity Fund’, a grant scheme from Gloucestershire County Council, and with the backing of the local county councillor for the area. Councillor Paul Hodgkinson, said: “I am really pleased to be able to support this project which will hopefully benefit many children and their families across our County. Our underlying aim is to promote the physical and emotional health of children. The events will take place in the heart of our communities, encouraging people to make more use of our local green, public and community spaces too. We are looking forward to a great summer ahead.”