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17 July 2019

Get Active holiday sport programmes for children this summer

The Get Active programme provides a great opportunity for young people to meet new people, learn new skills and remain active during the summer holidays

Allison Bucknell, cabinet member for leisure

Are you looking for ideas to entertain the children in the summer holidays?

Well look no further as Wiltshire Council's Get Active programme has sports and activities for young people of all ages.

Sports camps this year include athletics, cricket, dance, dodgeball, gymnastics, football and tennis, and are run alongside partners including Wiltshire Cricket, Wiltshire Tennis and Swindon Town Football in the Community. In addition, there will also be some multi-sport sessions taking place which will be offering young people a range of sports to try out and enjoy.  

These fun and inclusive camps are open to all abilities, and offer challenges, games, coaching and competitions throughout the week.

Wiltshire Council is also running inclusive sport days for any young person with a disability aged 8-19. Athletics, basketball and a multi-sport programme are on offer.

In rural areas, the popular, multi-sport Fun in the Sun programme returns to 27 village venues around the county for 90-minute sessions of outdoor games, activities and sports. Delivered at each venue for four weeks, this programme is aimed at young people aged five to 11 years old and is free to attend.

Camp Activate will once again be returning to Devizes and Marlborough leisure centres, which offer a range of exciting activities for young people aged five to 14 during the holidays. The sessions are run by qualified staff in line with Ofsted guidelines, with limited places to make sure they are safe. Each week has a different theme, so there is something for everyone at an affordable price.

Another leisure centre-based programme is our intensive swimming lessons. They are a great way to introduce your child to swimming, allowing them to gain confidence in the water while developing new skills.

Finally, free swimming for under 16s is available during specific sessions at swimming pools across the county. Young people must register for this programme in advance.

Allison Bucknell, cabinet member for leisure, said: "The Get Active programme provides a great opportunity for young people to meet new people, learn new skills and remain active during the summer holidays. There is a large amount of programmes available and there is something for everyone."

For more information about any of our programmes, please email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk  or visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-activities-for-young-people

Last updated: 17 July 2019 | Last reviewed: 17 July 2019

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