August - #FunAndFulfilment

Our hobbies and interests help us in many ways. They help us to express ourselves, make new friends, and build self-esteem.

They also help us to learn; A child who enjoys playing lego learns about engineering and creativity, and a child who enjoys reading and writing learns about sentence structure and grammar. 

Hobbies teach us to set and achieve our goals, solve problems and make decisions - very important life skills.

It can take a bit of time and experimentation for children to find the thing they love to do and what they are good at, and sometimes trying lots of different clubs and classes can be expensive. 

In August No Child Left Behind want to help children in Cheltenham explore what they are passionate about, by seeking out all the fun FREE activities in town throughout the month. Try out as many as you can, and find the thing that lights that little flame of interest. 

See below for information on the things we have found so far and keep checking back in as we will add more as we find them!

 

Date/s and Time/s Activity description Recommended age group Where to find more information

Daily from 09:30 (11am on Sundays)

For kids who love all things arty and want to flex their creative muscles, head down to the World of Wonders! Gallery at The Wilson  open to all https://www.cheltenhammuseum.org.uk/event/wow/

Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays throughout August

10am-4pm

Fun activities for the enthusiastic aviator. If you like aeroplanes, history or treasure hunts you will find lots of things to see and do at the Jet Age Museum open to all https://jetagemuseum.org/

31 July 

1.30pm-3pm

Maybe you're a poet and you just don't know it! This space poetry writing workshop at Cheltenham Children's Library will help you put your own words into a poem to be proud of! open to all https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-childrens-library-drop-in-space-poetry-writing-workshop-tickets-66336178295

3 August

11.30 am

STEM, creativity and fine motor skills all in one. Come down to Hesters Way library for Lego club and release your inner architect! 4-8 years https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hesters-way-library-lego-club-tickets-63337183220 

6 August 

10am-11am

Come to Charlton Kings library to hear stories about looking after and staying safe around dogs with the Dogs Trust. Make some fun toys for the furry residents of the Dogs Trust rehoming centre 5-11 years https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charlton-kings-library-fun-for-kids-at-dogs-trust-tickets-65034187004
6, 13 and 20 August Try some Calm Kids Mindfulness at the St Pauls Community Hub

5-8 years, 10am-11 am

9-14 years, 11am-12pm

Kids mindfulness for August NCLB

10 August 

1pm-3pm

Join local comic artist and illustrator Kevin Painter for a family friendly Comic Book workshop at Cheltenham Children's Library. Come and learn how to draw your own space superhero. Why not come dressed as your favourite comic book character!  open to all https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-childrens-library-comic-book-workshop-tickets-66313205583
      Poster for family fun day in winston churchill memorial garden

12 August

10am-12pm

Come along with your family to the School House Café to Family Crafting and create with the fantastic team. open to all Family crafting for August NCLB
12 and 19 August Get your whole family moving with this family Movement to Music session happening at a variety of venues across the St Pauls area. opn to all Family movement to music for August NCLB

15 August

2pm-3.30pm

Take some time out together as a family for the Family Baking and Crafting Afternoon at the School House Café. open to all Family baking and crafting for August NCLB

17 August

11.30 am

STEM, creativity and fine motor skills all in one. Come down to Hesters Way library for Lego club and release your inner architect! 4-8 years https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hesters-way-library-lego-club-tickets-63337183220 

17 August

11am-12 noon

Want to learn how to write code to make computer games, animations and websites? For any kids with a keen interest in computers Code Club at Cheltenham Library is a great opportunity to kick start your learning and have fun 9-12 years https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-library-code-club-tickets-57878330645?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

25 August 

11am-4pm

Whether your hobby is reading, illustrating or cosplay, Cheltenham Comic Con is the event for you! Meet writers and artists, get dressed up and get inspired. open to all https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-library-cheltenham-library-comic-con-tickets-60582806806?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

31 August

11am-12 noon

Want to learn how to write code to make computer games, animations and websites? For any kids with a keen interest in computers Code Club at Cheltenham Library is a great opportunity to kick start your learning and have fun 9-12 years https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cheltenham-library-code-club-tickets-57878330645?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Summer Reading Challenge 2019 - Space Chase

At libraries around Cheltenham you can explore, read and take part in activities all about space. Perfect for the future astronaut but developing skills that will help children explore lots of areas of their character.

Taking part in the Challenge is simple - when your summer holidays start, you can sign up for free at your local library.
You'll receive your very own Space Chase mission folder to get you started.
Read six library books (or more!) over the holidays to collect special stickers to add to your folder.
Collect all the stickers to find the aliens, save the missing books and complete the Challenge.
Grab your space suit and take a giant leap into the library this summer!

Book spaces on Summer Reading Challenge activities at your local library