We’ve started to collate activities, workshops and special offers for children in Chippenham this summer. We’d love to hear from you if you have anything new to add to this blog. You can email us at email@example.com or if you add your child friendly event/activity/workshop onto our events calendar we will add information about it to this list.
STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway – Children visit for £1*
Art & Drama Workshops for aged 11 upwards at The Cause Arts Centre
Work with Charlie on colourful still life drawings, or play lots of fun games, exercises and make up short scenes with Laura.
A great way to spend a couple of hours and to find out if we’re for you before enrolling for a term. We’re buzzing with ideas and can’t wait to get back to it! See you there.
4.30-6.30 on Wednesday 27th & Wednesday 3rd August. Find out more here.
Summer Swimming – Crash Course at Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool
Neptune Aquatic’s small-group intensive swimming crash courses at Starfish Hydrotherapy Pool are suitable for children aged 3 years+ and are the perfect way to introduce your young child to a swimming lessons environment or build on skills learned in weekly lessons. We currently offer crash courses (with a maximum of 6 children in each class) for our Ducklings, Turtles and Jellyfish stages (equivalent to Swim England Stages 1-4.) All courses are 5 days, with children swimming every morning for 25 minutes. We welcome all swimmers, including those who do not currently swim with Neptune Swim School.
Monday 1st-5th August and Monday 22th-26th August
More info here.
Outdoor Theatre show – King Arthur, A family adventure
“Somewhere in Britain, a long time ago, a very, very, very long time ago. So long ago that nobody quite knows whether it happened or not. Or where it happened or not. A boy pulled a sword from a stone and became King. A story of the old world, with knights, wizards, mist and magic”.
This fun and farcical adventure is a deliberately anarchic re-telling of the Arthurian Legend with live music, physical comedy and lo-fi acrobatics. And some silly jokes…
Wednesday 20th July at Ivy Lane School Field
Tickets cost £6.50 in advance, £8 on the day. More info/book here.
Bring seating or picnic blankets
Suitable for age 5+
Gates open from 5.30pm
Refreshments available from Nourishers.
Free Community lunches on Saturdays at Sheldon Road Methodist Church
All ages welcome. 12.30-1.30 from Sat 23rd July to Sat 3rd September.
Find out more.
Summer Lego Club
2 – 4pm. Just sign up at the counter on the day with your child’s library card.
Up to 10 children, aged 6-12. Duplo available for under 6s
Under 8s must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian
Multi Sports Programme at Hardenhuish School
Up and Under are running their popular Multi Sports Programme to all abilities aged 5 -13, offering a fantastic variety of sports & activities each day. The course will run from 9am – 4pm daily, 25th-29th July
£30 per day / £135 for all 5 days / 10% sibling discount is available
Sports include Trampolining, Climbing, Archery, Inflatable obstacle course, Football, Mini Olympics, Tennis, New Age Kurling, Handball, Hockey, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, Multi Skill – Martial Arts, Lacrosse, Basketball, Tag Rugby, Team Building Challenges along with daily competitions, prizes and certificates.
Find out more & book on their website.
A Teddy Bear’s Picnic at King Alfred Hall
10.30am – Monday 25th July
Find out more here.
Summer holiday climbing sessions at The Arc for 6-15 year olds.
Climbing and games with expert coaching from one of our experienced instructors available over the summer holidays. These sessions will allow our younger climbers to work on their climbing skills, NICAS logbooks as well as engage in other activities and games. No experience necessary.
Free Drop In Activities at Chippenham Museum
Free family activities every Tuesday during the school summer holidays, including print making and lettering. Drop in sessions 10.30am-3.30pm on 26th July, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd August. Find out more here.
Chippenham Kids Comic Club at The Neeld
Create your own comic! Paper and pens providing, all you need to bring is your imagination. Bring along an old comic and swap it at the comic ‘swap shop’.
Meet some real-life artists who can give you tips and advice for your creations. Fancy dress as your favourite comic character is optional!
All children must be accompanied at all times by a parent/guardian (i.e. not a drop-off event).
10am – 2pm on July 26th, Drop in session (last entry 1:30pm)
Kids £1.50 each, no charge for adults
Find out more.
Kids Yoga, craft & games at The Santosha studio
Go to the website to find out more & book www.santoshastudio.co.uk/courses/kidsyoga or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Park Yoga during August at John Coles Park
Boogie Beat Music & Movement classes this August!
Chippenham River Festival
The return of the Chippenham River Festival is on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022 from 10am-4pm. An Artisan market, community stalls, a duck race, Tree high ropes activity, Boat trips and Stand up paddle boarding.
Book the high ropes and paddle boarding here.
We’d love to hear from you if you have anything new to add to this blog. You can email us at email@example.com or if you add your child friendly event/activity/workshop onto our events calendar we will add information about it to this list.