Sythwood Children’s Centre Change4Life Fun Day
Sythwood Children’s Centre invited local parents and their children to their series of Change4Life Fun Days with the first taking place at their Children’s Centre in Horsell on Tuesday and the second at the newly built Kingsmoor Park Estate in Kingfield on Thursday.
The aim of the fun day is to bring to life the Change4Life messages and to engage both parents and children in making healthy lifestyle changes. The Fun Day at Sythwood has been taking place for several years as a way for the community to enjoy a healthy, fun filled day as a family. Both of the events had lots of activities for the children including soft play, fruit tasting with fruit from Boz’s Fruit & Veg, sports skills, glitter tattoos, Bollykidz Dance and smoothie bikes as well as Health & Wellbeing Advice for parents from professionals including stop smoking service, Quit 51.
The new event at Kingsmoor Park was in partnership with Thames Valley Housing who funded the costs of the event as part of a scheme to create meaningful projects to engage with the young residents on the estate and for the families to get to know one another.
Eight year old Nada Farid attended the Fun Day at Sythwood Children’s Centre with her family and said “I’ve had loads of fun today, I came with my mum and cousins and we had a picnic together. We all took part in the activities and my favourite was the smoothie bikes where we got to choose some fruit for the blender and then had to cycle as fast as we could to turn it into a smoothie.”
Nicola Norman, Children’s Centre Manager commented “We run the Change4Life Fun Day to help promote a more healthy lifestyle to our families and give them the opportunity to get advice, try some different fruits and try physical activities they may not have tried before. We’re really pleased with the turn out this year as it looks like we’ve had more families than ever attend both of the events so thank you to everyone who came along and to the organisations who supported the Fun Days.”