FAMILIES in Tidworth and Ludgershall have been honing their cooking skills and creating bug homes together in a series of activities held across the county.

Wiltshire’s Family Learning Festival saw more than 3,000 people take part in a range of activities between 14 and 29 October.

Organised by Tidworth and Melksham Area Boards, along with the Army Welfare Service, the festival aims to stimulate more family learning at home and further learning within the community by inspiring children to develop their learning skills.

The activities are also designed to help parents to confidently support their children’s education, and adults to find new hobbies and take their first step to realising their aspirations.

Rhys Schell and Marc Read, Wiltshire Council’s community engagement managers for Melksham and Tidworth Community Areas, and Wiltshire Family Learning, worked with local partners including Spurgeon’s Children’s Centres to bring the festival to Wilt- shire.

Marc said: “The Family Learning Festival has been a huge success and we are grateful to the organisations who provided the activities and venues, as without them we wouldn’t have been able to make it happen. It was amazing to see so many families trying something new and learning together.”