Carvers Clubhouse, a community centre managed by Ringwood Town Council for families and young people, has announced its summer activity programme for the school holidays. The programme, ‘Summer in the Park’ has been shaped by the views of 60 young people who fed into a survey about what they wanted to do over the summer break. This year, all activities are free.
The most popular choice from the young people was sports and physical activity. The tennis courts will be open 7 days a week for tennis and, thanks to the loan of hoops from Ringwood School, basketball, and netball. There are already football goals and table tennis facilities as well as the ever-popular skate park. A rounders pitch has been painted on the field and equipment for all these sports can be borrowed for free 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 3rd August there will be an activity day which includes Battlefield Live – a digital combat experience for those aged 8 and above.
On Friday 19th August, Ringwood Skate Jam, organised by Team Rubicon, 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. ‘Crafty Kidz Stay and Play’ will be back on Thursdays from 11am-3pm with free crafts for families with young children to enjoy together. Popular comic magician ‘Krazy Kev’ will be returning on 3rd September to send young children back to school and preschools with a smile on their faces.
Cllr Andrew Briers, Chair of the Recreation, Leisure, and Open Spaces Committee says, ‘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.’
For more information, including how to book for football and kickboxing, please visit the website www.carversclubhouse.co.uk.
Summary of activities: https://www.ringwood.gov.uk/admin/resources/whats-on-this-summer-leaflet-full-programme.jpg