Even more events, activities, learning opportunities and days out for families across the South West.

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And please, where possible, don’t forget to mention to the organisations involved that you heard about their event or activity through The Bath & Wiltshire Parent

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s public health team has secured the use of a temporary COVID-19 mobile testing unit which will be based at Odd Down Park & Ride in Bath from next Monday (June 22).

The mobile testing unit (MTU) will be operating within a secure section of the site for five days and will mean many residents will not have to travel to Bristol Airport to get a test.

Only residents who are experiencing symptoms of the virus are urged to book themselves in for a coronavirus test at the unit.

Appointments can be made through https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested or people without internet access can dial 119.

Fancy a trip to the museum? Here’s an amazing list of 75 world-class museums that offer virtual tours that you can visit from the comfort of your home! The museums are situated right around the world from Vienna to Chicago, Athens to Paris and New York to Saint Petersburg.

Find out more here.

A reminder that the buffet car at Avon Valley Railway in Bitton is open Friday to Monday between 10am and 3pm with a limited selection available, that being hot and cold drinks, snacks, and ice creams.

So if you are taking a trip along the Bath to Bristol cycle track and looking for a quick snack or drink, then do pop in and support this wonderful charity!

Heywood Prep is hosting an online art class for primary aged children, although the whole family is welcome to take part. Led by Heywood Prep’s Head of Art, Leonora Martin, children will have the opportunity to draw and work along with Leonora to create a masterpiece using materials found in most households.

The class with last about an hour and children aged 6+ should be able to complete the work themselves without the help of an adult.

The session will be held on Zoom and a link to the call, together with a list of materials required, will be emailed to participants before the event.

You can register to take part by clicking here  

We’re so pleased that the always gorgeous Up To Seven children’s clothes shop is open again! This gorgeous boutique shop can be found on Pulteney Bridge in the heart of Bath Up and offers some of the most exciting, unique and vibrant children’s clothing available in the UK. Many of the collections we sell are hand made in Bath exclusively for our shop.

Find out more here.

As part of a wholes series of events available on line at Team Bath, the Rhythmic Gymnastics is running a series of online interactive zoom classes for its rhythmic gymnasts during lockdown and are now looking to welcome non-members to access some new classes that it has set up. These interactive online sessions are run by qualified coaches and one is in fact an Olympic coach!

Next week’s classes are all free, for people to try them out and after next week it’s £5 per person per class. The classes include

·         General gymnastics skills (learn cartwheels, handstands etc). Ages 5-10

·         New starters to Rhythmic Gymnastics. Ages 5-10

·         Beginner and intermediate dance – have a go at hip hop and contemporary dance. Ages 5-12, 12yrs+ to Adult

·         Get fit for sport – use gymnastics training to get fit for any sport. Fitness & Flexibility for ages 10-16 and Dance Fitness for ages 12yrs + to Adult.

All classes are bookable through our website: https://team-bath-rhythmic-gymnastics.class4kids.co.uk/

Nick Cole Photography has posted up a great guide to taking better family photos that have a more natural feel to them. From tips on light and camera settings, to composition and perspective, it’s all there.

Find out more here.

Jane Scott Ceramics in Holt, Wiltshire, is posting a whole range of pottery at home tutorials on YouTube for families with zero equipment but a desire to have a go. Take a look and you’ll find –

You can also order your clay and materials from Jane and send her your finished projects to have them fired!

Catch on the videos here

From the end of June, Craig and Steph from Rock The Tots will be bringing you online, ticketed gigs! With all new themes, the shows will be 45-50 mins of their usual brand of silliness, with live guitar, singing, props and puppets, funny memes and great tunes that you know and love.

The first of the new shows, ‘Beside The Seaside’, takes place on 26 June at 10.30am. Expect to hear songs by The Drifters, Katy Perry and The Beach Boys, to name a few.

Tickets are available here.

Photographer Emily Middleton is holding two Summer Photography Classes for Young People to help them to take photos of nature and landscapes, and learn how to capture movement. The workshops take place over two two-and-a-half hour hours sessions, starting on either 1 or 15 July. They are both outdoor sessions on Wednesday mornings with social distancing, and a maximum of five places.

For more details contact Emily on 07980 311751 or email hidden; JavaScript is required