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Spend your summer with East Ayrshire Leisure
Enjoy a summer of fun *FREE activities for families, children and young people as part of the Scottish Government's national Get Into Summer campaign.
*There are number of free places are available for those who meet target group criteria - details of which can be found on the back of the activities booklet.
There's Countryside Ranger events, lots of sports to keep active kids entertained, family shows, a series of drama workshops plus our reading challenge - Read Around Summer - The Big Staycation.
From 28 June - 15 Aug
We've got a range of activities to keep kids active this summer - family sports pods, swimming, outdoor sports, footie kick-about and much more!
Click here to view the full programme.
***Bookings for sports activities can be made by telephoning the venue directly. Online bookings will be available from Monday 5th July ***
DEAN CASTLE COUNTRY PARK - COUNTRYSIDE RANGER EVENTS
From 29 June to 8 August
Kids can take part in a varied programme of fun outdoor activities with the Ranger team. There's Mini Beasts, Pond Dipping, Rafting Daft, Den Building, Bird Box Building, Woodland Art, Orienteering, Treasure Hunts and much more! Your kids can discover new skills, find new interests and enjoy time outside in the fresh air. Families attending the events should meet at the main car park, by the picnic bench, 5 minutes before the activity starts
The full programme can be viewed here.
Events can be booked online by clicking here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
**Please note that we are processing email booking enquiries as quickly as possible - a member of staff will be in touch soon. This inbox is manned during normal office hours (Mon - Fri). If you require any assistance with an online booking you can contact one of our sports facilities to speak to a member of staff.
PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMME - ALL VENUES SOLD OUT
Join our Dance/Drama Summer sessions. These free 1 day sessions will take place at Cumnock Town Hall, Auchinleck Boswell Centre, Darvel Town Hall and Stewarton Area Centre beginning Monday 19 July. Up to 20 funded places for 7-11 year olds plus lunch is included and it's FREE....what's not to like?
A 3 day session will also take place at the Palace Theatre from Wed 28 – Fri 30 July, between 10am & 4pm for 8-16 year olds with 6 FREE places, the remaining places cost £75. ***PALACE THEATRE WORKSHOPS SOLD OUT***
**Please note that we are processing email booking enquiries as quickly as possible - a member of staff will be in touch soon. This inbox is manned during normal office hours (Mon - Fri). If you require any assistance with an online booking you can contact one of our sports facilities to speak to a member of staff
Read Around Summer: The Big Staycation! 26 June – 31 Aug: Free to take part
Children of primary age are encouraged to read 6 books throughout the summer holidays from the library. This can be digital, audio or physical books and the books can be any genre.
Children can visit their local library to collect a card which then gets stamped after every read. They’ll then receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw to be in with the chance to win some fantastic prizes! Sign up at your local library!
Read more here
FUN FAMILY SHOWS
The McDougall’s Big Splash will be at Cumnock Town Hall: Saturday 31 July: 11am & 1.30pm. FREE
Everyone’s favourite children’s theatre company, The McDougalls, return with a brand new live musical show for all the family.
“With the colourful sets, the energetic characters and the wonderful music, this is 5 star family fun!” UK Theatre Net
The Swings will be at Dean Castle Country Park: Sat 24 July: 12noon: 1pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm. FREE
Each performance lasts 15 minutes and then you can have a go on the giant swing set yourself!
‘Life was never better on a swing, the higher the better!’
With a 5m high giant swing set, 2 swings, 2 aerialists and a sound installation where you can play, watch, and listen. An fun, interactive event for all the family.
The Fizzicals by Mischief- La- Bas will be performing in and around Kilmarnock Cross & Kilmarnock Town Centre
Sat 14 August: 45 min walkabouts at 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm
This is a promenade style walk. No booking required
"How do we bridge the gap between ourselves and others, across the great divide of socially distanced space?"
Mischief-La-Bas' new work, Fizzicals – Mind the Gap, sees three alien bodies go on a walkabout in streets, parks and town centres. The Fizzicals are curiously shaped visitors who engage visually in a Covid safe way with passers-by, in an uplifting experience for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Intended to ease people back into the joy of live performance through a safe, playful and, by its nature, fleeting, shared event.
East Ayrshire Council’s Active Schools team will also be delivering a number of sessions across our communities throughout the summer. For further information or to book visit https://events.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/
We look forward to spending the summer with you!
Date & Time
28 June 2021 - 15 August 2021