Yeovil Rec offers an array of free and low cost holiday activities for families this summer

Girls will be able to improve their flicks and tricks for free during the FA Skills training sessions which form part of a fun packed summer holiday activity programme at Yeovil Recreation Centre.

For budding sports stars there is also top quality coaching to help learn the skills to play basketball, hockey and tennis while free activities include volleyball sessions and kids go free days on mini golf.


Spaces for the ever popular Startrack Athletics camp are filling up fast and aspiring young athletes will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jessica Ennis-Hill when they run, jump and throw at the Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena for Summer Startrack onMonday 27 July.

Startrack is a 3 day Athletics camp organised by South Somerset District Council and offers young people aged between eight and 14 the opportunity to learn the basic skills of athletics in a safe, competitive and inclusive environment.

Jonathan Calderbank, Facilities Management and Development Officer at South Somerset District Council said, “We have 130 activity sessions lined up over the summer so there is something for everyone at Yeovil Recreation Centre. Through successful funding applications we are able to offer the free FA Football Skills sessions and also subsidised golf coaching for families.

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at South Somerset District Council says, “We are striving to offer high quality opportunities for young people – and in some cases their parents – to get involved in sport. This programme of activities at Yeovil Recreation Centre offers great value ways to try new sports in a welcoming but informative environment.

“Last year Yeovil Recreation Centre received a record number of visitors and also provided the athletics track that Jo Pavey trained on prior to her incredible performances at the Commonwealth Games and European Athletics Championships. We have set the bar high but we are looking forward to another bumper summer!

More information on Startrack and holiday activities are available at or by calling 01935 462462.