Wealden District Council

Summer Activity Days are here again

Media Release : 01 August 2017

Summer holidays are here at last. Wealden’s free Summer Activity days are taking place near you, and the emphasis is on keeping active.

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Events include sports taster sessions, arts and crafts, team games and tasty fun cooking with the Community Chef.

“With today’s children spending longer in front of screens - whether on the computer, the smart phone or TV set - than previous generations, it’s important to highlight the benefits of regular physical activity,” said Councillor Claire Dowling, Cabinet member for Public Health & Community Safety. “Through our Summer Activity Days, we are providing youngsters with opportunities to have fun and giving them ideas about what else can be done over the long summer holidays.”
The remaining dates and venues for Summer Activity Days are:

Wednesday 16 August     10am – 2pm
West Park Recreation Ground, Markland Way, Uckfield TN22 2DE.

Don’t forget - under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring a picnic and stay until 2pm. Summer Activity Days take place in fresh air, making the most of local recreation grounds and open spaces.
Throughout summer of 2017, events taking place up and down the country as part of Play Day 2017, emphasising the importance of organised play in children’s lives both for the social development and the physical health of our future generations.
Benefits include:
• Healthy growth and development including being a healthy weight and reducing the risk of disease like diabetes or cancer later in life.
• Building strong hearts, muscles and bones.
• Learning fundamental movement skills.
• Improved movement, balance, coordination and reaction time.

Wealden’s Summer Activity days are supported by Active Play, Booker and Best, Freedom Leisure, Waitrose, Tesco and the Safer Wealden Partnership.
To find out more visit the Wealden website, www.wealden.gov.uk  Or call the Active Play Team on 0771 7776788 or Wealden’s Community & Regeneration Team on 01892 602757.