DOES your child want to dance, play or learn a new sport this summer? School holidays are fast approaching, which means everyone is looking for something to do over the break.

Across the county, parents have a wide range of choice of camps and opportunities to choose from including

in2sport coaching will provide day camps for children at Corsham Primary, Rivermead Primary, Melksham and Atworth’s Churchfields school.

In2sport offer a large range of sports, including football, hockey, basketball and tennis.

The camps are for children between the ages of five and 14 and runs on many days during the school break.

As well as sport camps, in2sport also offer in2dance, in2playtherapy and in2yoga so there are a lot of options for the little ones.

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Active Trowbridge will once again be running Camp Fusion, which has proven to be a success in recent years.

The programme is designed for girls aged between six and 14 but is also available for boys of the same age.

Camp Fusion runs frequently between July 29 and August 27 and includes activities like performing arts, netball and various games.

Activity days will take place at John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge from 8:30am-3pm.

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Camp Xtra, aimed at children between eight and 15, is back again after the success of the 2018 edition.

The programme consists of a wide range of activities, including kayaking, cookery, trampolining, portraiture and photography.

Organisers say they have ensured that costs are kept affordable so that families get good value for money, while they receive top coaching.

The programme runs between August 12 and August 16 at Devizes School.

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How to fund your children’s school break

This year, it will be easier for parents to pay for their children’s summer activities after the government has introduced a tax-free childcare scheme.

Working parents are able to claim up to £2,000 per child, per year to help fund any of the 68,000 registered playschemes, childminders, nurseries or clubs over the school holidays.

The scheme is open to working parents, including self-employed, who earn up to £100,000 a year and have kids aged 0-11.

Liz Truss, chief secretary to the Treasury said: “We understand making arrangements for summer childcare at this time of year is important and can be a stressful time for parents.

“Tax-Free Childcare makes things easier, putting more money in the pockets of parents and supporting as many families as possible to secure high-quality, affordable childcare.

“Parents should visit the Childcare Choices website and take advantage of the range of offers to help balance their work and family lives while saving money.”

For every £8 that families pay in, the government will make a top-up payment of an additional £2, and any money saved can be used for other childcare options when school starts again in September.

For more information on this new scheme, go to: and find out how you can save money this summer.