Summer Holiday Activities in Chippenham

19th July 2017 / Family

Chippenham schools are rapidly breaking up for summer holidays, and if you’re struggling for things to do in Chippenham with the family for the next 7 weeks, look no further!

From one-off carnival events to fun educational workshops, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Chippenham over the summer break.

Chippenham Carnival

For the first time in 16 years, Chippenham will see a fresh, new Carnival bring the town to life. On Saturday 12th August from 12pm to 8pm, the Island in Monkton Park will become the centre of colourful fun for everyone in the town and the local area.

Chippenham Connected, in partnership with Chippenham Town Council and a range of local organisations will be offering a day of free entertainment and activities. The day will feature a main performance stage, children’s activities, picnic zones and live acts and stalls. A walking parade is being planned for the first year with the local council and support from voluntary organisations.

The event is free to attend, and more information can be found on the Chippenham Connected website.

Splash Pad- John Coles Park

A Chippenham summer favourite, the John Coles Park Splashpad has reopened for the summer! The Splashpad, which is suitable for children aged 6 months to 12 years, is open from 11am to 6pm each day and runs until Sunday 3rd September- meaning you have the whole summer to make the most of it!

For more information, please visit the Chippenham Town Council website.

Workshops at Chippenham Museum

What to get ahead of your history before the start of term without hitting the books? Every Wednesday throughout the school holidays, Chippenham Museum will be running fun, interactive history-based workshops from 10:30am-12pm each week. Ranging from Saxon shield making to a session on Victorian toys, the workshops only cost £4 and are open for children aged 7 to 11.  The full list includes:

Victorian Toys – 26th July
Stick Maps – 2nd August
Printing Workshop – 9th August
Medieval Paper Making – 16th August
Beaker Pot Making – 23rd August
Saxon Shield Making – 30th August

Booking is advised as places are limited. Please call 01249 705020, email or visit the museum to book.

Bandstand- John Coles Park

The band concerts return again this year to the Band Stand in John Coles Park. These popular concerts are a perfect Sunday afternoon event, with all concerts starting at 3pm and lasting for 2 hours. The bands that are featured are all local, and the full programme for over the summer is listed below:

Chippenham Town Band – 30th July
BJ Big Band – 6th August
Cirencester Band – 13th August
Hungerford Town Band – 20th August
Wiltshire Police Band – 27th August
Redland Wind Band – 3rd September

Football- Stanley Park

For all of the football fans out there, Stanley Park are hosting some fantastic opportunities to keep active this summer- including the popular Turn Up and Play sessions. The sessions take place from 10am-4pm on selected dates throughout the summer, for children ages 10+. Each session is £3 and gives players the chance to play on Stanley Park’s FIFA artificial 3G pitch. For more information, visit the Stanley Park Facebook page.

Stanley Park are also hosting West Wiltshire Development Courses- run by Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust alongside the Football League Trust, these courses are taking place at Stanley Park in July and August and are a great way to build football skills and keep fit over the summer. More information can be found on the Official Soccer Schools website.

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