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Charlton Kings Youth Summer Programme

This summer Charlton Kings Parish Council has partnered with local businesses and organisations to provide free activities for children during the holidays.

This is part of the ongoing work of CK Youth, led by Cllr Lynda Johnson.

All activities are running nearby the Parish Council offices on Church Piece, at either the Stanton Hall, Library, Kings Hall or Grange Field.

We wanted to make the workshops as accessible as possible so there are age categories and places are being allocated by our partner organisations. There aren't any rules regarding how many different workshops you can apply for, but we do ask everyone to be mindful that these places are limited and we'd like lots of children to experience doing something they will genuinely enjoy.

If you are allocated a free place but your plans change, please let the organiser know as soon as possible so that the place can be given to someone on the waiting list.

As more activity details are confirmed they will be added to this page so please do bookmark this webpage and check back regularly as well as following our Facebook page on social media.

If you are a provider of free, local activities for children and would like your details added to this page, please contact the Community Development Officer on community@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk

Free Workshops

Sewing workshops from Sew Mobile

8 places available per workshop

Vicky Fitzgerald from Sew Mobile is running 2 sewing workshops for children this summer. Children will make a keyring character or a softie toy (which will include using a needle). Projects will vary in difficulty from a virtually no-sew softy to a more skilled make. All materials will be provided. Some minor gluing may be involved for small details so no best clothes!

Tuesday 26th July (10.30 – 12.00pm): Age 6 – 9 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Tuesday 16th August (10.30 – 12.00pm): Age 10 – 13 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Venue: Stanton Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

To book please email Sew Mobile directly on fitzgerald.vicky@yahoo.com

We have limited places across all of our free workshops so please be mindful of this when booking multiple activities for your child/children. Many thanks.

Art Workshops from The Art Studio

12 places available per workshop

Nicky Millington from The Art Studio is running 2 workshops with children, creating street art name tags. Using coloured inks and acrylic pens, the children will explore using graffiti fonts to embellish cool ink backgrounds on card which can be taken home.

Tuesday 2nd August (10.30 - 12.00): Age 8 - 10 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Tuesday 30th August (10.30 - 12.00): Age 11 - 13 years - 6 SPACES LEFT

Venue: Stanton Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

To book please email The Art Studio directly on cheltartstudio@outlook.com

We have limited places across all of our free workshops so please be mindful of this when booking multiple activities for your child/children. Many thanks.

Healthy Eating Workshops from Let's Cook with Josie CIC

10 places available per workshop

Josie Houghton from Let's Cook with Josie CIC is running 4 healthy eating workshops for children this summer. They will make delicious vegetarian snacks along with some treats. All ingredients, equipment and containers to take food home in are provided.

Wednesday 3rd August (10.15 – 11.45am): Age 4 – 8 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 10th August (10.15 – 11.45am): Age 4 – 8 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 17th August (2.00 – 3.30pm): Age 9+ years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 24th August (2.00 – 3.30pm): Age 9+ years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Venue: Stanton Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

To book please email Let's Cook with Josie directly on cookwithjosie@outlook.com

A parent or carer is expected to stay with children in the 4-8 year age group.

We have limited places across all of our free workshops so please be mindful of this when booking multiple activities for your child/children. Many thanks.

Forest School Workshops from Badger Wood Adventures

10 places available per workshop

Mindy Pickering from Badger Wood Adventures is running 5 workshops for children and 1 workshop for adults this summer.

For the under 8's there will be nature crafts, den building, using tools and toasting marshmallows on the fire.

Under 8's must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Monday 8th August (10.00am – 12.00pm): Under 8's - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 10th August (10.00am – 12.00pm): Under 8's - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Thursday 18th August (10.00am – 12.00pm): Under 8's - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

For the 8 – 14 year olds there will be outdoor games, nature crafts, foraging, fire lighting, using tools and toasting marshmallows on the fire.

8-14 year olds do not need to be accompanied.

Monday 8th August (2.00pm – 4.00pm): 8 - 14 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 10th August (2.00pm – 4.00pm): 8 - 14 years - THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

For the adult only session there will be nature crafts, foraging, fire lighting and using tools.

Thursday 18th August (2.00pm – 4.00pm): Adults only

Venue: Timbercombe Woods, Charlton Kings

To book please contact Mindy via the Badger Wood Adventures Website

We have limited places across all of our free workshops so please be mindful of this when booking multiple activities for your child/children. Many thanks.

Drop-in Cricket Coaching Session from Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation

The team from Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation is running a Cricket Coaching Session.

Friday 5th August (10.00am – 12.00pm): Age 9 – 13 years

Venue: Grange Field, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

This is a drop-in session and booking is not required.

Climate Workshops from Planet Cheltenham

Raechel Kelly from Planet Cheltenham is running 2 climate workshops for children this summer.

Friday 5th August (10 - 12pm): Age 5 - 11 years - Mini Climate Champions Morning

Friday 5th August (2 - 4pm): Age 12 years and up - Climate Zine Making Workshop

Venue: Stanton Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

Under 16's must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Both workshops are drop-in activities and booking is not required.

"Have a go" music workshops from Music Works, Gloucester

The team from Music works is running 2 musical workshops encompassing singing, song writing, rapping, DJ-ing, music production and playing instruments.

Wednesday 17th August (11.00 – 1.00pm): Age 11 – 13 years

Wednesday 17th August (2.00 – 4.00pm): Age 14 – 18 years

Venue: Kings Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

Both workshops are drop-in activities and booking is not required.

Samba Drumming workshops from Olá Samba

25 places available per workshop

David Walter from Olá Samba is running 2 musical workshops providing an introduction to Samba Drumming. Expect it to be fun, loud and memorable. A chance to try something new!

Wednesday 31st August (1.30 – 2.30pm): Age 8 – 11 years

Wednesday 31st August (3.00 – 4.00pm): Age 12 - 16 years

Venue: Kings Hall, Church Piece, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR

To book please click on the Eventbrite links below. Tickets are available to book from Monday 1st August.

1.30 – 2.30pm: Age 8 – 11 years

3.00 – 4.00pm: Age 12 - 16 years

We have limited places across all of our free workshops so please be mindful of this when booking multiple activities for your child/children. Many thanks.

Last updated: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:59