Be a Record Breaker!

Join in the fun! Learn the simple routine and take part in a World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Samba Dance!

As part of the first Stapleton Road Make Sunday Special, Sunday 23 August 2015, organisers are inviting people to get involved in an attempt to beat the current Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Samba Dance, to take place between 2pm-3pm outside Easton Leisure Centre.

World Jungle Samba Dancers are leading the way with a simple Samba Dance routine that is available online for people to learn the steps. We are also running free 30 minute dance workshop sessions, Wednesdays 5:30pm-6pm at the Trinity Centre in the month leading up to the attempt, for anyone wishing to get involved.

We only need to get at least 600 people dancing the same routine to break the record – easy!!  It would be great to have as many people from our classes joining in too. Please click here to find out more and to sign up to take part in the attempt.

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Summer fun Online booking system now available

As the end of the school term comes ever closer, the online booking system for our ‘Summer off the Streets’ holiday activity programme is now operational and spaces are already filling up on those workshops requiring reservations.

It couldn’t be easier – to book and pay for an activity just go to the World Jungle website ( and follow the link from the homepage. If you don’t have internet access, telephone 01285 623405 for assistance.

The ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme is run by Cotswold District Council in partnership with World Jungle. It encompasses a varied programme of workshops to suit all interests, together with a whole host of free community fun days and events to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

This year the programme has secured additional support from four County Councillors who have contributed part of their Children’s Activity Funding. In addition to the main programme running throughout the school holidays, there will be four one-week long programmes of events and activities targeted at children and families living in Bourton & Northleach, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold and South Cerney .

All the details can be found at but here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

Take a Bow Drama Workshop – 2 pm to 4 pm, Monday 27 July at George Moore Centre, Bourton and 2 pm to 4 pm, Wednesday 5 August at Dolphins Hall, Tetbury.

Fun drama workshop for 6-12 year olds. (20 spaces at each event)

Cool Drawing/Get Arty – Tuesday 28 July, 10 am to 12 noon at St Lawrence Church Centre, Cirencester and 2 – 4 pm at Westwoods Centre, Northleach

Join artist and illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis in this fast-paced, dynamic drawing session. Create, draw and then animate simple characters – you will be amazed by the results. Age 7-12 years (12 spaces at each event)

Let’s get cooking – 10 am to 12 noon, Thursday 30 July at Westwoods Centre, Northleach and 1030 am to 1230 pm on Tuesday 18 August at Stow Youth Centre Dolphins Hall, Tetbury

Learn how to make some delicious treats to take home with you Age 8-12 years (10 spaces at each venue.)

Woodland survival skills – Wednesday 5 August, 10 am to 2 pm, at Cotswold Forest School

Set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, this course teaches you basic survival skills providing an opportunity to light fires safely, construct a woodland shelter, and pick up some tracking expertise. Age 9-16 years.(12 spaces)

There are also many free activities, most of which do not require booking. These include family fun days at Walnut Tree Field, Fairford on Thursday 30 July, Naight Park, Bourton on Friday 31 July, South Cerney scout hall on Friday 14 August, and King George’s Field, Stow on Friday 21 August.

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