Thursday, 18 July 2013

Summer Holiday Activities In and around Derbyshire

I wrote the other day about being optimistic about the summer holidays, and I still am I genuinely do look forward to the time off school

I like to ensure I have a good back up of things to do locally that are cheap (or where possible  free) so that when the moans and whines get too much I can quickly and easily look over to see if there is anything that can take our minds of things.

Each summer there is a surprising amount going on in the local area and I never manage to get to participate in everything I ear mark.

So I thought I would just do a blog post to place together all the things I have found that are going on locally this year which have great family free activities.

D.A.S.H - The Discover Activities in the Summer Holidays is a council run scheme for people in East Staffordshire with lots of activities running all through the summer holidays at various locations.

Free sports activities will be taking place at the following venues

Carver Road Community Centre, Tutbury Youth Centre, Holland Sports Club Barton underNeedwood, Waterside Community Centre, Bramshall Road Park, Canterbury Road Park, Uttoxeter Community Centre, St Peters School Marchington, Queen Street Community Centre, Yoxall Cricket Club, Waterside Community Centre, Eton Park and Church Leigh Village Hall

To see the full range of events, times and prices check the Online Brochure here : DASH Holiday Activities

SDDC Summer Activities

Like East Staffordshire each summer South derbyshire council host a lot of free events in local parks and play centres this year activities include wacky sports such as dodgeball, tri golf, frisbee and human table football, wheelsmobile where there will be skateboard activities and biking ramps and skill training available, climbing walls and crafts.

There are activities available across all South Derbyshire parks including; Stenson fields, Church Gresley, Egginton, Hilton, Newhall, Ticknall, Weston on Trent, Hatton, Midway, Repton, Linton, Hartshorne, Shardlow, Findern, Overseal, Swadlincote Eureka Park, Melbourne, Woodville, Cotton in the Elms, Aston on Trent, Barrow on Trent, Walton on Trent and Netherseal be sure to check out the activity planner online Summer Activities 2013

Nation Play Day 2013

Wednesday 7th August is National play day and there are several organised activities set up across the different counties all activities are complete Free so its a great day out.

At Shobnall Fields in Burton Upon Trent from 12 - 3pm there is activities to suit all ages including bouncy castles, wacky races and much more.

At Church Gresley Maurice Lea Park between 12 - 4pm there is again a host of free activities including laser combat, climbing wall, and art and craft activities

Sky Rides - There are lots of free organsied bike events all over the country to get more people out on their bikes. Take a look at the website to find a local ride, with guided rides ranging in terrain and difficulty.

There are rides going from Mickelover to Etwall,events at Shobnall, Lecicestershire and many more throughout August. The bike rides are suitable for a variety of age groups and are sure to be a great fun way to get out and about and are a fun free activity for the whole family.

Rosliston Forestry Centre

 Rosliston foirestry center is a lovely place to visit even when there are no organised activities to go along too, with the fantastic play areas and nice nature walks it is a fantastic day out.

Throughout the year there are lots of activities and many throughout the summer holidays. this year activities at Rosliston include Laser combat, Kraftiz, Archery, Night time walks some activities are paid for and the price range varies so its always worth contacting before hand to see what is happening on the day, but there are always the free walks and playparks.

Newhall Old Post

This summer holidays here are lots of Free activities at Newhall Old Post centre,  including clay workshop days and street dance classes. Activities are all free to participate in and are running throughout the whole 6 week holidays they look to be a great range of activities to join in with if the weather isn't great.

Sharpes Pottery Museum Swadlicnote

Sharpes Pottery Museum is a great place for taking the children for free fun activities in the summer holidays, this year Sharpes celebrates its 10th birthday so there are even more celebrations.

Every Friday and Saturday all through August Sharpes host a range of childrens activities to suit all ages all activities are free although donations can be made to the museum, suggested donations sometimes are around £2

If I come across any other free activities I will add them to this post.

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