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Easter Activies

Activities being run by the Stowe Church

The Stowe Church love Easter and we are hosting some Easter activities and events. These are our Easter love gift to this lovely community and some also offer an opportunity for you (and your families if applicable) to engage with the Easter story.   More information  about individual events will follow on the Wichelstowe Residents and Friends Fb page, but here’s an overview 😁

 

Easter Activities;

All of these activities are free and open to all residents and friends of Wichelstowe. 

Monday 11th April 

6pm - 8.30pm Wichelstowe Sports The Deanery School

Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Short Tennis, Fencing, Table Tennis, fitness challenges, Boccia and toddler play zone. 


Good Friday 15th April 

10 - 11.30am Easter Story crafts, hot cross buns, singing and story reflection spaces at The StoweAway

 

Easter Sunday 17th April 

10am - 11.30am Breakfast and Easter Garden making  At The StoweAway.

11.30am Easter Egg hunt meet at The StoweAway.

 

You can get more details by contacting Owen on 07954386016, or via Messenger to Ali Boulton or Owen Green. 

 

Wiltshire Treehouse Easter Egg Trail 2022

Old Town Gardens, Swindon

Saturday 16th April

10.00 – 14.00

£3.50 per child

 

Booking link: https://wtheastereggtrail2022.eventbrite.co.uk

Further information: http://www.wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk/fundraising/easter-egg-trail-2022

All are welcome with chocolate eggs given out on completion. We will also have non-chocolate prizes available.

 

 

 

 

Easter Holiday Activities at STEAM and Lydiard House Museum

STEAM Museum

 

  • From Saturday 9th April: Discover STEAM’s second exhibition for 2022. The Diesel Decades follows the story of Britain’s railways as they moved from using steam engines to diesel-powered locomotives.

 

  • Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April: Children can learn about the future of transport and design an electric vehicle. £8.50 per child.

 

  • Wednesday 20th April: Families can try their hand at recycled sculpture, collage and even design their own train with Art on Tour’s art and craft sessions. Tickets for the sessions and many of the activities are free, with a small number of optional extra activities payable on the day.

 

Activities do not include admission into STEAM Museum.

 

Tickets must be booked online in advance: www.steam-museum.org.uk/event/easter-holidays

 

 

Lydiard House Museum

 

  • From Saturday 9th April: The beautiful State Rooms of Lydiard House reopen following a winter hiatus. Featuring a brand-new art trail entitled Interventions.

 

  • Wednesday 13th April: Take part in free, outdoor Easter-themed craft and nature art activities. Drop-in 10am – 4pm (weather dependent). Does not include (optional) House admission.

 

  • Wednesday 20th April: Create your own lotions and potions. £2 per person, in addition to House admission. Pre-book by emailing: seducation@swindon.gov.uk   

 

From Saturday, 9 April, Lydiard House Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Tickets for Lydiard House Museum can be purchased on the day. Admission costs £5 for an adult and £2.75 for a child (under 3s go free). Family tickets available.

Find out more: https://www.lydiardpark.org.uk/info/8/lydiard-house-0/1/lydiard-house/10

Summer Youth Project

With the longer days and hopefully warmer weather we will all be spending more time outside. In the two counties covered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service we are lucky to have many beautiful areas of water including the sea, rivers, lakes and canals.

The most important water safety advice you can help teach your child for water safety is FLOAT to live. Talk to your child and explain if they ever fall into water, or struggle when swimming they need to think “FLOAT.” Lie on their back, put their legs and arms out like a star and look up to the sky. Why not check your child knows how to do this by practicing on dry land or next time you are swimming in a pool with them?

For more information, including two stories to watch read by Zoe Wanamaker CBE and Olympic Swimmer Sharron Davies MBE and activities to keep your child entertained during the holidays please visit Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service | Be Water Aware (dwfire.org.uk) there is also the chance to enter our prize draw to win a VIP trip to a DWFRS fire station!

Local Clubs and Activities

Swindon Parenting Hub 

Timetable of clubs and activities 

Family Advisory Board
Swindon Borough Council’s Family Advisory Board is looking for individuals who could help influence how we work with families. We are looking for Family Advocates and ‘Experts by Experience Panel Consultants’. More information is included in the flyer below.

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