HUNDREDS of children took part in everything from cooking and crafts to basketball and computer coding when they joined in holiday fun at Camp Xtra in Devizes.

The club for children aged eight to 15 ran from August 7 to 11 and included activities both inside and out at Devizes School.

Camp Xtra co-ordinator Paul Wickens was full of excitement about this year's programme that made sure that even when the weather was wet nobody was bored.

He said: "We have had around 200 young people from Devizes and the surrounding area doing a big variety of different activities. Last year's Camp Xtra was a real success but this year we added even more activities.

"In addition to the many activities usually on offer such as animation, trampolining and cookery we added two new activities, a return of basketball and code club which will give young people the chance to write their own computer programmes."

He said the camp was designed to develop children’s skills and techniques and to provide opportunities for youngsters to experience new activities and make new friends.

Devizes School headteacher Phil Bevan said: "Paul Wickens aims built on last year’s success and put together a great programme for this year, an exciting mix of creative and sporting activities.

"Children have a brilliant time during Camp Xtra and come away with great memories and new skills."

Budding bakers got busy in the kitchen while others showed they had a head for heights performing acrobatic skills on the trampoline. The gym was a hive of activity for the basketball enthusiasts.

There was also the chance to try more unusual sports such as power kiting and fencing while those who prefer to have their fun sitting down there was knitting and crocheting.