SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre

Fun for under a tenner

Summer months can feel like an expensive time, especially when it comes to keeping the kids occupied during the school holidays, but there are things you can do with the children that won’t break the bank and cost less than £10.

The centre, which is run by GLL, the charitable social enterprise that runs the leisure centre under its brand name Better, will offer a wide range of fun activities that don’t cost the earth and will keep the kids entertained for hours. Here are its top ideas:

Swimming – Under 16s in Rugby are being invited to take up a fantastic new offer – the chance to swim for just £1 per session. ‘Kids for a Quid’ will take place every Sunday from 3:00-3:55pm at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre throughout the summer holiday.

Keep Fit – incorporating exercise into the day is a great way to stop children feeling restless and help them to be fit and healthy. Junior Boot Camp classes are being held for those aged between 11 and 15 years every Wednesday at 4:55-5:55pm, costing just £1 to participate.

Climbing – experience roped climbing with support from experts. Taster sessions are being run at the centre for the first two weeks of the summer and cost just £1 per session. The taster sessions are for those aged between four and 16 years.

Tennis – grab a racquet and head to the court. From July 20th the centre will launch tennis taster sessions for children aged between five and 12 years old, for just £1. For those wishing to develop their skills and techniques further there will also be four day tennis courses on offer for juniors. It is a great opportunity to try the sport and have fun.

Bowls and Table Tennis – test your skill and accuracy with these two sports in hour-long sessions every Monday throughout the holidays from 3.00 – 4.00pm. Sessions start on July 20th and cost just £1 to participate. The initiative is part of a six week course, which offers a gentle introduction to the sport for players aged under 15 years.

So if you’re watching the purse strings but still want to ensure your kids are occupied and active this summer, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre has lots of fun to offer from now until the end of the school holidays and beyond.

Simply head to the centre and ask for details or visit to find out what’s happening and book online.