Rugby's Parks Roadshow offers range of activities for youngsters during school holidays

Rugby council's Parks Roadshow has started its tour of the town to keep youngsters entertained during the school summer holidays

Play rangers Melissa Tallis and Danny Mistry entertain youngsters with a fun science demonstration.

The council's Play Rangers have joined forces with Rugby Art Gallery and Museum's education team to offer a range of games, sports, arts and crafts in the borough's parks - all in a Covid-secure setting.

The roadshow rolls into parks from Tuesday to Thursday every week until the end of the school summer holiday, with sessions running from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Stops on the roadshow's tour include Caldecott Park, Long Lawford's King George V Field, Hollowell Way play area in Brownsover, Whitehall Recreation Ground and Newbold's Centenary Park.

Due to the need to control the number of participants in each session so Government coronavirus guidelines can be followed, the roadshow works on a 'pop-up' basis - but follow the Play Rangers and Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Facebook for updates on the roadshow's whereabouts.

Youngsters who cannot attend the roadshow have no need to miss out on the fun - a range of summer holiday activity packs can be downloaded from www.ragm.co.uk/activitypacks - perfect for keeping you entertained at home.

Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: "The coronavirus has presented us with many challenges and our original plans for the summer activity programme were simply impossible to deliver with the Government restrictions still in place.

"We know parents, myself included, are looking for suitable activities for children at the moment and the Play Rangers and education team at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum were determined to keep a show on the road.

"The 'pop-up' roadshow offers a taste of our traditional summer offering, despite the difficult circumstances."

For updates on the Roadshow, follow @Rugbysportandleisure and @ArtsinRugby on Facebook.