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Packed programme of free and affordable summer activities for youngsters launched by Gedling Borough Council

A packed programme of free and affordable activities has been planned for the school summer holidays to keep children and young people occupied and active across Gedling borough.

The fun activities on offer from Gedling Borough Council, who has put together the programme, include roller discos, snorkelling, arts and crafts, a picnic in the park event, and some special movie-related events. 

Events take place at venues across the borough, including at Arnold, Calverton, Redhill, and Carlton Forum Leisure Centres, The Bonington Cinema, Gedling Country Park and Arnot Hill Park.

A full list of the summer activities is available at

Gedling Borough Council's Civic Centre
PICTURED: Gedling Borough Council Civic Centre in Arnold

Some activities need to be booked in advance as spaces are limited.

Councillor Viv McCrossen, portfolio holder for Young People and Equalities said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to put together this great range of activities for children of all ages across the borough. A priority for the council is to deliver a programme of community events and youth activities and what better time is there than over the summer holidays?

“Young people across the borough have missed out on so much since the start of the pandemic, so we wanted to make sure that we could offer these fantastic activities to help entertain them over the summer whilst promoting the importance of physical activity and health and wellbeing.”