A PACKED programme of free activities is set to keep families busy in Ringwood this summer.

Carvers Clubhouse, a community centre managed by Ringwood Town Council, has announced its Summer in the Park programme for the school holidays.

Cllr Andrew Briers, the town council’s chair of the recreation, leisure, and open spaces committee said: “We are delighted to be able to provide a wide range of activities for families and young people this summer at Carvers Clubhouse.

“This year all activities are free, and Ringwood Town Council hopes that this means that everyone who wants to take part is able to.”

The programme has been shaped by the views of 60 young people who took part in a survey about what they wanted to do over the summer break.

The most popular choice from the young people was sports and physical activity.

The tennis courts will now be open seven days a week for tennis and, thanks to the loan of hoops from Ringwood School, basketball, and netball.

A rounders pitch has also been painted on the field and equipment can be borrowed from the Clubhouse.

Ringwood Town Football Club will be running regular Wednesday football games and there will be kickboxing sessions on a Saturday.

On Wednesday August 3 there will be an activity day which includes Battlefield Live – a digital combat experience for those aged eight and above.

The on Friday, August 19, there is Ringwood Skate Jam, which has been organised by Team Rubicon and returns for the first time since 2019.

From midday, anyone is welcome to come and watch the professionals on their skateboards, BMX and scooters before the competition is opened to all.

Younger children will have plenty to enjoy as well as Crafty Kidz Stay and Play will be back on Thursdays from 11am to 3pm with free crafts.

Comic magician Krazy Kev will also be returning to provide some entertainment on September 3.

For more information visit: carversclubhouse.co.uk

Free Turn Up For Fun (TUFF) sessions, which are being funded by Fordingbridge Town Council, are being held at Whitsbury Road play area on 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 10am to 12pm.


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