Since the summer holidays have started I’ve been thinking about what there is to do with kids in and around Frome during August, there is masses to choose from but here are just some ideas.
If you’ve been fired up by all the Wimbledon action it’s easy to have a go yourself. As a special offer for the holidays the tennis courts in Mary Baily playing field can be booked for free. You can ring the Town Hall to book or go online at www.frome.tennis.net.
The brilliant Children’s festival have organised making events and circus skill activities at Trinity church on Thursday mornings starting on the 3rd August.
Rook lane has got a family funday on the 5th August and Frome Museum is hosting a Finds and Artefacts Day this Saturday. They have experts there from 12 noon to help you identify anything you may have dug up in your garden. It could be a bit of pottery or a glass bottle or if your lucky a coin. Dave Crisp, the man who found the Frome Hoard, is to be there too with all his experience of detecting.
I also thought of things that are here all year round like the pump track and playground at Welsh mill or a bit further off there is Nunney Castle a good place explore and to dabble your feet in the water or feed the ducks. Even further off there is the swimming club at Farleigh Hungerford for wild swimming in the river… I believe it is the oldest swimming club in the country!
If you can’t bear all that activity then the exhibition at the Black Swan is a stunner… it’s made up of artist’s sketchbooks. They look like visual diaries to me, food for thought for any age.