Wondering what to do during the summer holidays? Well, we can help by telling you about a jam-packed schedule of events that have been lined up for Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Ludlow.
There will be plenty going on at these venues starting at the end of this month and running through August.
Craven Arms Community Centre (CasCa) events are being funded or part funded by money raised through the amazing efforts of Craig Nicholson and his five marathons in five days.
All events are free to young people living in Craven Arms and/or with a 67 phone code.
Other children can attend but will be charged £3. First priority will be given to children living in Craven Arms.
Tuesday, August 1, 15, 22 and 29 – Tennis coaching with Lucy Taylor:
10am-11am – under 8s – maximum limit 10 children.
11am-noon – 8 to 10-year-olds – maximum limit 12 children.
1pm-2pm – beginners over 10 years.
2pm-3pm – improvers any age.
Thursday August 3, 10, 17 and 24 – Craft workshops
Held between 10.30am and 12.30pm, run by Scrappies and Lesley Mcnight in Church Stretton.
Thursday, August 3 – activities will focus on bug hotels
Thursday, August 10 – it’s all about kites and windsocks, with the chance to make and fly your own kite.
Thursday, August 17 – Robo Wars event and the chance to make your own robot.
Thursday, August 24 – Puppet making.
The workshops are aimed at children aged 7+ and the maximum number for each workshop is 10 to 12.
Monday, August 7 – Play Day, featuring the climbing wall.
Saturday, August 12 – Storytime and crafts at the Charity Bookshop
5 Drovers House – next to Lunts Pharmacy – 11am, noon and 1pm.
Booking for this is essential as there are only nine places available for youngsters up to eight years of age.
Each session lasts 40 minutes.
A terrific story will be read first of all and then the children get to try their hand at crafts.
Books and reading area are available for older children.
Please book your place at CasCa by telephoning 01588 672847.
Wednesday, August 23 – Manor Adventure.
There are 12 places available for this event aimed at children between 9 and 13 and involves high ropes and caving.
Thursday, August 31 – Go Kart Party.
Meanwhile, over at Rockspring, Ludlow there are a number of activities planned to keep youngsters occupied over the summer holidays.
Rockspring, in Sandford Road, has linked up with the town’s Assembly Rooms to offer special film and workshop deals.
Anyone booking at Rockspring can get both the film and workshop for £3 and parents go free.
Tuesday, July 25 – Over and Out workshop runs between 11am and 1pm and will be followed by the film screening of Cats and Dogs (U) at 2pm.
Tuesday, August 1 – Who’s Around the Corner? From 11am to 1pm and the film from 2pm will be Basil the Great Mouse Detective (U).
Tuesday, August 15 – Build a Beast from 11am to 1pm and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will be shown from 2pm.
Tuesday, August 22 – Be the Detective workshop, 11am to 1pm, with Zootropolis (PG) screening at 2pm.
Tuesday, August 29 – Live Dinosaur Discovery Day, 11am to 1pm and Live Dinosaur Detectives screened at 2pm.
Tuesday 25th July – Children’s Craft Afternoon
In a link up with Youth Partnership there will be craft events at the Roman Catholic Church Community Hall in Henley Road, Ludlow, between 1pm and 3pm.
This is for children of all ages, but those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is 50p per child and activities will include making a pinecone animal, painting, monster bookmarks, sugarcraft and fingerprinting with the police, tile decorating and biscuit decoration.
Biscuits and drinks will be free to youngsters. There will also be a child-friendly tombola to raise funds for this year’s community fireworks display in October.
Tuesday, August 29 – Sports on Gallows Bank
In partnership with Shrewsbury Town in the Community, this is aimed at children aged between four and 14.
Registration takes place at 12.30pm at the Rockspring Community Centre and will finish at 3pm.
All children must be registered by an adult at the start and signed out by an adult at the end of the session.
This free event will conclude with a burger or hotdog.
For more information on any of these events, telephone the Rockspring on 01584 874922.