Planning underway for another fantastic summer of fun in the Cotswolds!

World Jungle is delighted to have received support again this year from Gloucestershire County Council to deliver summer holiday activity programmes for children, young people and their families to enjoy this summer in Bourton on the Water, Northleach and Stow on the Wold.

The ‘Summer off the Streets’ programmes will run across the summer holidays and include a combination of indoor and outdoor activities using a mix of community venues and local green spaces.  They will also include community funday events in each area with lots of free activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  Ben Ward from World Jungle said:

“We are really excited to have the opportunity to run ‘Summer off the Streets’ again this year in the Cotswolds. Activities and events will take place across the long school holiday in July and August and will include a range of things to suit all interests, including circus skills, games, cooking, dance, African drumming, face painting, henna and arts and crafts.  We want to inspire kids to get active, learn about healthy behaviours, try new things… and of course have lots of fun over the summer holidays.”

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.  The programmes have the backing of the local councillor for each of the areas:  Cllr Paul Hodgkinson in Bourton and Northleach, and Cllr Nigel Moor in Stow on the Wold.  Cllr Hodgkinson, said:

“I am really pleased to be able to support this project again this summer.  It proved very popular last year and I hope by running it again many more children and their families across our County will get to benefit.  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 another great summer ahead.”

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

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