Your Swindon Issue 37 - Tuesday, 30 July

Now that the schools have broken up and the summer is in full swing, you may be wondering how to keep the kids entertained for the next five weeks?

Luckily for you we have organised a number of events across the town for the whole family to enjoy.

Alice in Wonderland

On Friday (2 August) join Alice and the White Rabbit in a fantastical, larger-than-life musical brimming with nonsensical fun and excitement for the whole family.

Bring picnic blankets or low-back chairs and enjoy live theatre in the beautiful surroundings of Lydiard Park.

Book your tickets here

Make a splash at Coate Water

Looking for somewhere to cool off? Then head to Coate Water Splash Park. Open daily from 11am to 5pm, it’s free entry for all the family and only £2 to park.


Until 1 September, children aged 3-15 can visit the STEAM museum for just £1 when accompanied by a paying adult, under 3s go free. STEAM will also be holding a number of drop-in events throughout the summer, like the Meccano Challenge Week on the 6-8 August.

Could your child be the 21st Century Brunel? Ideal for children aged 7-12. Watch as your children build their own land and flying models using junior Meccano.

See all of the STEAM events here

Join the Space Race

All Swindon Libraries are taking part in the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge. After three visits and six books have been read, children will receive a certificate and medal for their achievement.

Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge

Do something new

On Monday mornings throughout the summer, Central Library will be hosting free story and craft sessions for children and families to get involved with. 

Every Tuesday, Explore Learning will also be providing free educational workshops covering a range of different subjects like writing and maths.

Find out what's on at your local library

Shake Up your summer

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring new and exciting activities to help families stay active over the summer. Children can get involved in the 10-minute Shake Up games which count towards the 60 active minutes they need everyday. The games feature their favourite characters and stories from Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney’s The Lion King and Frozen.

Join the Summer ShakeUp here

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