Published on 24th March 2014


- 7 to 17 April excluding bank holidays

Cheltenham Borough Council‘s play and sport development teams are back this Easter to run an action packed programme full of play schemes, sports activities and more!

The Play Zone holiday play scheme is running at Balcarras Sports Centre. Children can enjoy a number of fun and exciting activities including arts and crafts, toys, uni-hoc and creative movement games. The scheme will also run at Rowanfield Infant School however places cannot be booked for this scheme, as it is operated on a first come first served basis.

The sports development team are working in partnership with local sports clubs to provide a vast array of fun sports activities, including coaching workshops in dodgeball, archery, water polo, fencing, archery and street cricket. The popular Montpellier Tennis Programme will also be taking place offering young people from five to 16 years olds the opportunity to take part in an action packed tennis course.

The popular Games Week returns and will be held in the mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Leckhampton Primary School from 7 April to 11 April. Young people can experience a huge range of sports and also have the opportunity to stay for a whole day of activity at one of the afternoon Sports Coaching Workshops in Dodgeball and Kin-ball. Friday 11 April is the Games Final Day which runs from 9.30am to 2pm and participants can compete for medals and prizes. The sessions are £5 per morning or book all week including Games Final Day for £25. Call 01242 774408 from 24 March to 4 April from 10am to 3pm.

The play rangers will also be visiting local parks once again this Easter. They will be providing children with different activities to get involved with ranging from arts and crafts, and sports equipment. Sessions are free of charge and will run from 11.30am – 4pm in various locations. The sports development team will be delivering drop in Street Games sport activities in locations throughout the borough. These sessions will be free and aimed at 11 to 18 years old.

Tom Sparks, sports development officer, said: “We're delighted to be able to provide such a large variety of exciting activities for children and young people to get involved in over the Easter holidays. Between both the sport and play development teams we have lots to offer children to help them have an action packed, active Easter holidays. We will also be out in the local parks and Multi Use Games Area’s (MUGA’s) with our StreetGames and play ranger activities, so there is something for everyone!"

Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, added: “It's so important that we provide activities for young people during the school holidays to keep them entertained, and give them the opportunity to stay fit and healthy.”

The Easter booking line is open from 24 March to 4 April on 01242 774703, it is open weekdays between the hours of 12 noon until 3pm, and 6pm to 8pm.

Full details of the Easter holiday scheme can be found on the council's website.  

For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email [email protected].