Getting set for children’s summer fun activities!

Children across the Cotswolds will have a fantastic range of activities on offer this summer many of which are free.

Whatever the weather may bring, children and families can be assured that there will be lots of fun things to do because Gloucestershire County Council and Cotswold District Council, in partnership with local community organisation World Jungle, is offering a superb range of activities and events across the District over the entire summer holiday period.

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 really is something for everyone!  Look out for our new style brochures coming home from school in early July and posters around the area.  A preview of the summer programme can also be found now on the World Jungle Website: www.worldjungle.org.uk

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 &  Northleach, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold and South Cerney .

 These four  ‘week-long’ programmes will  run alongside the central ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme, particularly targeted at families living in those towns.  They 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.

The funding was made available under the ‘Children’s Activity Fund’,  a grant scheme from Gloucestershire County Council, encouraging more sport and physical activity across the county.  Four activity programmes run by World Jungle will be funded under this scheme, each with the backing of the Local Councillor for the area:  Cllr Shaun Parsons (South Cerney),   Cllr Nigel Moor (Stow-on-the-Wold), Cllr Tony Hicks (Tetbury) and Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach).

For more information, please contact Ben Ward from World Jungle on 07889 512644, email ben@worldjungle.org.uk    or visit  www.worldjungle.org.uk  .

Ben bubbles fun

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