Carvers Clubhouse, a community centre in Ringwood, has released a special summer holiday activity programme which has been inspired by a national campaign to give children the time, space, and freedom to play this summer as COVID restrictions are eased.

The programme, which runs for the school summer holidays, features organised and informal opportunities for play and fun.

For example, you can come along and test your inner clown when the Steamship Circus visits on the 6 August for a Circus Skills Day.

Or laugh along with Krazy Kev on the 13 August who will be performing his comedy and magic show.

Ringwood Town Football Club will be providing coaching for children aged 6+ and 9+ every Saturday during August and Matt Ware, renowned Table Tennis Coach, will be available on the 10th August to give adults and children tips to improve their game.

Activities are available either free or at a very low cost to ensure that all local families can take part.

Even if you do not want to take part in the activities you can come down to Carvers Recreation Ground and enjoy the skate park, play area, new football goals and table tennis table.

The Clubhouse has a popular community café and during opening hours (generally 10am to 5pm) you can borrow sports equipment (footballs, rugby balls, table tennis bats and balls, even a rounders set) or outdoor games such as Jenga and there are toys to keep young children and toddlers entertained.

Carvers Clubhouse is owned and managed by Ringwood Town Council and is situated on Carvers Recreation Ground, a short walk from the Town Centre.

If you would like to take a look at the programme or book onto an activity, please visit www.carversclubhouse.org.uk/summerofplay or visit facebook/carversclubhouse