Autumn fun for the children this half term

Published on 14th October 2013

Boy playing tennis

28 October – 1 November

Youngsters in Cheltenham have a huge choice of exciting activities to keep themselves busy and active over the October half term. The leisure@ activity co-ordinators  have created an action packed week, and with the booking line open make sure your children don’t miss out.

Table tennis and short tennis has been added to the activities this half term as well as the regular favourites such as ‘Smash Up Badminton’ – a game play session where children can meet and play against new people, junior badminton coaching sessions, junior squash coaching sessions, zumba and trampoline taster sessions. For water lovers there’s children’s crash courses in swimming, aimed at all abilities from the age of 4 up and ‘Splashing Around’ - a structured fun session in the teaching pool which also includes waterzorbing!

To add a spooky touch to Halloween the street dance session will be ‘Thriller’ themed. Children have the opportunity to learn a ‘Thriller’ dance routine based on the Michael Jackson video, and as an added touch they are welcome to get dressed up to spook!

Daniel Brookes, activities co-ordinator, said: “We have a bigger programme than ever before and hopefully something that will appeal to all ages. We have added table tennis to the programme as well as the regular favourites. The Halloween street dance session should be a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome come along with their face painted and in costume but just remember you will be getting hot!”

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer such an exciting and varied programme for the young people in Cheltenham. The activities are always popular and I am sure the children are going to love them.”

For the full October half term programme, visit www.leisure@cheltenham.com
The team are now taking bookings, so book early to avoid disappointment by calling 01242 528 764.




For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email kelly.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk