July - #PhysicallyActive

Physically active Iggy

Everybody knows that it's important to look after your physical health, but this is especially true for children. Research shows that physical activity helps kids in a lot of ways.

  • Improves behaviour, self-confidence and social skills
  • Improves attention levels
  • Develops co-ordination
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Improves health and fitness
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Helps them sleep better
  • Improves their mood and makes them feel good!

Kids need to be active for 60 minutes per day and this can take a hit in the school holidays when they aren't walking to school each day, doing PE lessons or attending after school sports clubs.

There are lots of free or low cost ways to keep active in our town through the summer, and we are challenging you to try as many as you can.

THE CHALLENGE is to collect as many NCLB stickers as you can from the venues, clubs, and activity providers below. Any child collecting 16 or more stickers will go into our prize draw.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED - How can we get involved?

You can collect your wall chart from Cheltenham Borough Council, Municipal Offices, from participating schools, or download and print a copy.

All you have to do is collect stickers each time you take part in activity at any of the places listed.

Once you have completed your chart, hand it in at Leisure at Cheltenham, Hesters Way Community Resource Centre, Oakley Resource Centre or the Municipal Offices. 10 lucky winners will be invited to have afternoon tea with the Mayor of Cheltenham.

If you go to the following schools you can take your chart into school in September for more rewards:

  • Shurdington Primary
  • The Catholic School of St Gregory the Great

Although we can’t reward you for every activity, we want you to think about other ways you could get active this summer, especially if it doesn’t cost anything, or involves spending quality time with your family, like going for a walk, building an obstacle course in the garden or challenging your friends to a dance off. You'll find more ideas and activities at NHS Change4Life.

Challenge activities

Williams Cycles

Hunt for Squish who is hiding around the shop. Find them all and win your NCLB sticker and a funky wristband!

Winston Churchill Memorial Garden's Fun Day

Saturday 10th August, 12-4pm

Celebrate community, diversity and friendship at this Fun Day organised by Cheltenham West End Partnership and Cheltenham Together. You can earn those stickers with a boogie! Loads more activities, music, and information too!

In The Park

Pittville Park - Playing in the park, using the tennis courts, the boating lake or the golf course, will earn you a sticker from the Boathouse Café.

Open day Saturday 20 July - A wide range of free tennis activities for all ages and standards. This is a great chance to try out tennis and enjoy social, active and fun activities and collect NCLB stickers with our friendly and experienced coaching team! The day begins at  Montpellier Gardens from 10-12pm and at Pittville Park from 1-3pm. Some equipment is available so you dont event need to have your own raquet.

Activate Holiday Project @ The Rock

Fab activities throughout the holidays for only 50p per session.

Tuesday 13 August —Multi Sports 13:30pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesday 14 August —Archery 2pm- 4pm.

Thursday 15 August —Arts and Skate Ramps 2pm -4pm.

Tuesday 21 August —Multi Sports 13:30pm - 3:30 pm.

Wednesday 22 August —Archery 2pm- 4pm.

Thursday 23 August —Arts and Skate Ramps 2pm -4pm.

Leisure at Cheltenham

Five children swim free with each paying adult! Plus collect stickers for any other physical activity you take part in from their amazing range of things on offer, such as intensive swimming courses,

Play Gloucestershire

Head down to Springbank Park for free activities with Play Gloucestershire from 10am to 4pm on these dates:

Wednesday 24 July 

Wednesday 31 July

Wednesday 7 August,

Wednesday 14 August

Wednesday 21 August,

Under 7s must be accompanied by an adult.

Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

15 July until 2 September

Pick up a map from the Wilson Museum and follow Cheltenham BID's fun summer trail. Goody bags for completed trails (and you'll have inadvertantly walked 2 miles - bonus!)

The Brewery Quarter

Sunday 4 August - Visit @thebrewerychelt for their Summer Jam and take part in free salsa and belly dance workshops, from 1 – 3:30pm to earn your stickers.  Part of a three day music festival, Summer Jam offers food, live music and market stalls across the weekend from Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August.

Hester’s Way Summer Camp 

Oasis Centre – Mondays 29, 5, 12 and 19 August 2-5pm. Ages 7-11 years. £2.50 per day or £8 for 4 days. To sign up contact Abi Masters 01242 387592 or Abigail.Masters@cbh.org

Psalms Football Frenzy

Springfield park – Mondays 22, 29 July and 5,12,19 August 4:30-5:30pm. Ages 7-11 years. For more info contact James on 07810284699

Oakley Community Resource Centre

Saturday 27 July 12pm - 3pm. Traditional sports day and family picnic, including such classics as the egg and spoon race, sack races, obstacle courses and much much more! Free to attend. Bring your own picnic (there will be no food vendors at the event) and enjoy an afternoon of fun! The Community Association will be selling hot and cold drinks during the afternoon.

YMCA Y Kids Multisport Sessions

Join YMCA Cheltenham this summer for fun, games and sports run by our qualified team of coaches. We are running sessions for children aged 5-7 and 8-11 years old on:

Tuesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 August 2019  2pm - 3.30pm

Thursday 8, 15, 22 and 29 August 2019 2pm - 3.30pm

Taking place at the YMCA Cheltenham Sports Centre the session will include a variety of sports, games and activities and there will be a selection of healthy snacks available too!

Places are limited so to reserve your child's place please book using link (above)

Saracens Football and Rounders

Wednesdays in the summer holidays 11-12pm. - Ages 7-11 years  at Saracen's football ground. For more info contact James on 07810284699

Holiday at Home

Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August

The Cornerstone Centre, 1 Severn Rd, Cheltenham.  GL52 5QA (01242) 777777

Not going on holiday this year and staying at home? Then why not come along and enjoy time at the Cornerstones Holiday at Home. Each day will be themed around a country, with activities and food from that country. Just £5 per day for adults and £2.50 for children. Gain a sticker for each afternoon's park session.

Be sure to book ahead as spaces are limited.

Hollywood Bowl

Bowling in the Brewery! Have fun and get active.

Play Farm

Kids age 0-12 can earn their stickers playing in Cheltenham's largest indoor softplay.

Sandford Park Lido

Splashing around in the two heated pools on the hot summer days. Great way to earn those stickers!


A thrilling trampolining experience in a safe indoor envirnoment. Sounds good to us.

Cheltenham Town Football Club

Earn a sticker per day at CTFC summer holiday camps. Football coaching and skill sessions combined with fun and games.

Mr Mulligans

2 indoor adventure golf courses suitable for all age groups.

DN Fire Stadium Summer Activities

Multi Sports activities every wednesday 11-12:30  throughout the summer for kids age 7-10. £1 per session or £5 if you book on for all six! Saracens Football ground (the DN Fire Stadium).


Sports and games in Oakley. This activitiy is limited to residents of this communtiy, but look out for similar activities in your area!


We have some fab, fun prizes for you to win!

Top prize

10 children (each with one accompanying adult) will join the Mayor of Cheltenham for afternoon tea and be presented with a congratulatory certificate. See inside the Mayor's ornate parlour where he entertains important guests and learn all about his chain and mace. He is interested to hear all about how you have spent your summer and earned your stickers. 

Where: Municipal Offices

When: 26th September 2019, 16:30

With thanks to Mayor Roger Whyborn

Runners up

  • 6 copies of the UK’s bestselling footy annual, ‘Match Annual 2019’ 
  • 8 Buy one get one free vouchers for Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf in the Brewery
    • Expiry date: 17/10/19.
  • 2 half price vouchers for 6 week free trial with Cheltenham Martial Arts (free uniform included!)
    • Usual price £69. 
    • Unlimited training during the 6 week trial
  • 2 fun peg frames for displaying your favourite photos,
  • 1 Hyper Cluster yoyo.
  • 1 Marverl Avengers Buncho Balloons for soaking your friends.
  • 4 Funky bubble wands, kindly donated by The Entertainer through our friends at Cheltenham BID.
  • 1 free term at Art Explorers after school club at the Wilson Museum and Art Gallery. 
    • Calling all young artists! Our vibrant weekly after-school club will help you develop your artistic skills and have fun while doing it. Explore different techniques and media to create a series of mini-masterpieces.
    • DATE/S Wednesdays, term-time only
    • TIME 3.45 – 5.15pm
    • With thanks to The Wilson
    • Booking essential.
  • 5 free Leisure At Splashpad tickets.

To enter the prize draw please fill in your personal information (so that we can contact you) on your completed wall chart and hand it in at any of these four locations:

Municipal Offices 



GL50 9SA

Leisure At Cheltenham 

Tommy Taylors Lane


GL50 4RN

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre

Cassin Drive


GL51 7SU

Oakley Community Resource Centre

113 Clyde Crescent


GL52 5QJ

If you attend either Shurdington Primary or St Gregorys you can simply hand it in at your school in your first week back after the summer holidays! Easy peasy.

All entries will be added in to a prize draw and will be chosen at random.

Please note:Prizes will be allocated randomly. No alternatives will be available. 

Winners will be contacted by 10 September 2019.