A packed programme of events is offering Daventry District families an affordable way to keep children active and entertained this summer.


Daventry District Council and its leisure partners Everyone Active have organised a wide range of activities during the summer holidays, including weekly Mini-Adventures at Daventry Country Park, and Wicked Wednesdays and Sports Camps at Daventry Leisure Centre.


Mini-Adventures

The Mini-Adventures are aimed at children aged 5 to 12 and take place at the Country Park on Tuesdays from 10.30am to midday. 


Children can take part in the following sessions:


  • 24 July: Xplorer orienteering 
  • 31 July: Tree identification and miniature raft building
  • 7 August: Search for summer butterfly activity
  • 14 August: Xplorer orienteering
  • 21 August: Pond dipping  

 


Sessions cost £2 per child, payable on the day, and must be booked in advance at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark or on 01327 871100.


Wicked Wednesdays

Wicked Wednesdays at Daventry Leisure Centre are also aimed at children aged 5 to 12 and include: 


  • July 25: Fun inflatable sessions in the pool at 12.30pm and 2pm
  • August 1: Roller disco in the hall from 1pm to 2.30pm
  • August 8: Roller disco in the hall from 1pm to 2.30pm
  • August 15: Circus workshop from 12.15pm to 2pm
  • August 22: Fun inflatable sessions in the pool at 12.30pm and 2pm
  • August 29: Circus workshop from 12.15pm to 2pm

 


They cost £2 per person per session and bookings and payment must be made in advance on 01327 871100.


Children must be accompanied by an adult during the Mini-Adventure and Wicked Wednesday sessions. For the inflatables sessions, all children aged 7 and under and non-swimmers must be supervised in the pool at a ratio of one adult to two children. Children aged 8 and over must be supervised by an adult at the poolside.


Activity Camps

Everyone Active is also offering a range of Activity Camps at the Leisure Centre throughout the holidays.


The camps offer sports, team challenges and competitions delivered by qualified sports leader professionals at a cost of £14 per day, with reduced rates available for people booking five days.


More information about the Activity Camps can be found at www.everyoneactive.com/Daventry or on 01327 871144.


Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, said: “Finding affordable ways to keep children entertained during the summer holidays can be a difficult job for parents, which is why we work hard, alongside our partners at Everyone Active, to put this summer programme together.


“Many of the sessions prove extremely popular so I would recommend booking the Wicked Wednesday and Activity Camp sessions in good time to ensure your children don’t miss out.”


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