Swimming. You can go to the Sanford Lido very early in the morning and it closes quite late. Events are held quite often and the Lido is very big. It has a small pool for children and two small play areas as well as a small cafe for spending money on ice creams!
Equipment: What do youneed to bring? well a swimming costume might help.. goggles if you need them.. inflatables if you want towel.. suncream because you can get burnt in England very easily although everyone says its never sunny. and Money
The school children particpated in sports in more or less the same way they do in the US. They play soccer (which the English and most of Europe call football), and tennis and golf. But my son learned to play cricket rather than baseball, and also rugby.
League Play In
Red and white striped shirts with red shorts and blue socks
Equipment: To watch the match the only equipment you really need is a good strong voice to sing your club`s songs and encourage the team and your eyes to actually watch the game, some people do take a pair of binoculars if they sit far from the pitch.
Apart from the above the club s encourage you to buy their merchandise to enhance your matchday experience, you can buy virtually anything from hats and scarfs to the full blown replica kit, which generally is updated annually.
Ten Pin Bowling can be found at the Cotswold Bowl and is a great laugh whether you are on your own or in a large group.
There are 20 lanes so you shouldn`t have to wait to long but it is best to book one before hand at busy times. If you do have to wait there is a bar and a cafe or you could play on the video games and fruit machines. If this isn`t your thing you could always browse the pro shop.
Equipment: All the equipment you need can be hired or you could splash out and buy your own shoes and even your own ball. The lane balls sometimes do have chips on them but are adequate for the lesser bowler.
If you do hire shoes don`t worry they are sprayed after each user and if you haven`t got socks they will provide you with some.
Cheltenham is home to the world famous Prestbury Park racecourse which hosts top class horse racing throughout the year. In March the racecourse hosts the famous Cheltenham Festival where all the worlds top horses and jockeys meet to battle it out over the three days. The Cheltenham Gold Cup , the top race is on the Thursday.
As from 2005 the Festival will be four days and the Gold Cup will be run on the Friday.
Equipment: Binoculars and eyes to see the races, a race card to pick out the runners and riders.
Activity: Cheltenham Gold Cup
Unique Qualities: World famous Cheltenham racecourse has many race meetings. The most famous is the Gold cup. The Network Q ralley is based there sometimes too. Expensive to enter, but if you are a rich gambler, money is no object!! Not really to my taste, but you may well enjoy it. It may well be cancelled this year due to foot & mouth disease.
Location: Outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
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