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Free family activities still to come…

THERE is still time to enjoy the remaining programme of free activities and events to inspire a love of learning in family life, organised by the Melksham Area Board and local partners.

There are a number of  great opportunities for families to get out and have fun in their local community up until Sunday 29th October.

The remaining events and activities for families to take part in, are:

Professional Skateboarder James Threlfall – Interested in learning about the life of a professional skateboarder and TV presenter? Hear how local lad James Threlfall turned professional and learn some of his top tips. Recommended ages 11 – 13 years. Canberra Youth Centre, Thur 26 Oct 10.30am-11.30am.

Create your own family adventure – A fun and creative story-writing session for the whole family. Come along and be inspired! Suitable for all ages. Melksham Library, Friday 27 Oct 11am – 1pm.

Bug house building – Come along and build bug houses to help insects survive the cold season. You will be able to take your bug house home to use in your own garden. Suitable for all ages. *Please book onto this activity: contact Richard Callow at RCallow@wiltshirewildlife.org or call 01380829055. Conigre Mead Nature Reserve.

Under 16’s swimming – Free swimming during school holidays at Melksham Blue Pool for under 16’s. Terms and conditions apply. Check pool programme for full details.Tel: 01225 703525. Visit: www. placesforpeopleleisure.org/centres/melksham-blue-pool

Rhys Schell, Wiltshire Council’s community engagement manager has put together the programme, working with local clubs, groups and services.

Rhys said, “A huge thank you to all the local organisations who have so generously given their time and facilities for the benefit of the community. I’m very pleased that there is such an exciting and varied programme on offer to families in the area.”

Leaflets with more information can be found at the Town Hall and Melksham Library.

For further details contact Rhys Schell on rhys.schell@wiltshire.gov.uk or visit: www.melksham .our communitymatters.org.uk/.