The school summer holidays are just around the corner and children across the Cotswolds will be eager to explore a range of new activities and have fun. What could be better than a stint as a budding chef making yummy meals that will appeal to the whole family?
Cotswold District Council’s Summer off the Streets holiday activity programme, run by World Jungle, is offering young would-be Jamie Olivers the chance to create two great dishes that they can take home for the family tea.
Between 11 am and 1 pm on Monday 28 July, World Jungle will be hosting a ‘Cool Cooks!’ fun activity session at the Dolphins Hall in Tetbury for children aged from 8 to 11 years. The children will receive all the ingredients, equipment and expert tuition that they need to create a delicious savoury salad and some more-ish fridge flapjacks. The cost per child is £6 and the activity must be booked online in advance at www.worldjungle.org.uk – attendees are advised to bring an apron and wear clothes which can cope with being stained.
This is just one of the many Summer off the Streets activities on offer this year and many of them are free, including the circus and parachute fun event at the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester on Tuesday 29 July as part of Love Parks Week. For details of the whole programme see www.worldjungle.org.uk
Cllr Carole Topple, Cabinet Member for Health and Communities at Cotswold District Council, said:
“I am very impressed by the range of fun things to do in the Summer off the Streets programme, most of which are completely in tune with new guidelines regarding healthy activity for young people. I think that local children will be almost spoilt for choice as there really is something for everyone. The ‘Cool Cooks!’ course is very appealing because it teaches new skills, accords with healthy eating guidelines, and there is a delicious end product as well. Who knows – it might even inspire one of the young trainees to become a future Master Chef.”