Multi sports event
Dust off your trainers, it’s time to get on your bike, play football, boccia, basketball and multisport, Hula-hoop, go on a treasure hunt, build dens, enter a talent show and eat some healthy scrumptious food, it’s all going on and its ALL free and open to children and young people with learning disabilities and their families.
This April, Lifeworks is coming together with Play Torbay, Premier Education, PHAB Club Torquay, ACTIVE DEVON, Freetrike Disability Cycling, The Velopark Veterans, Lift-the-Lid and Lex Leisure to celebrate children and young people with learning disabilities from across Devon and Torbay being active. Many of the young people we all support have been able to access our provision free of charge in the holidays thanks to Torbay Council’s Healthy Holidays Programme and Devon County Council’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme. We would like to kickstart the Easter Holidays with a FREE & INCLUSIVE FAMILY FUN DAY for young people with learning disabilities and their families/carers.
Family Fun Day Activity Programme:
Lifeworks have organised a large family multi-sports event. Our Healthy Holidays sports event is taking place on Saturday 09 April 11am-4pm at Torbay Leisure Centre & Velopark. The day will start at 11am and we have four activity stations. Bookable Activities for young people age 8 and over (on the hour 11am, 12 noon, 2pm & 3pm):
- Accessible cycling on the Velopark: Freetrike Disability Cycling
- Multi-Sport & Football on the Atro-Turf: Lift-the-Lid
- Dance – Hula-hoop and Zumba in the Studio: Athena Dance & Sophie Carr
- Boccia & Soft Archery in the Main Hall: Premier Education
Drop in actvities (11am – 4pm)
Families with younger children and/or not wanting to participate in formal physical activity sessions and/or siblings, parents’ carers not directly responsible for children and young people taking part in above Activity Programme can also enjoy a selection of free activities and connect with useful local and regional bodies that can enrich their family’s life on the edges of the Velopark Training Ground:
- Lifeworks Talent Show
- Play Torbay Arts & Crafts, Treasure Hunt and Den Building.
- Food in Community Healthful Food Stall
- Information Stands: ACTIVE DEVON & SEND Family Voice Torbay
At 1pm we are going to celebrate young people who have gone the extra mile to keep busy and encourage young people to keep active by completing ACTIVE DEVONS Volunteer Award Programme.
A special mention needs to go to Marcus Rashford MBE, who has been a true champion for children and young people across the country. He campaigned for the provision of free school meals in the holidays and has been an ambassador for national HAF provision, encouraging families to sign up to sessions.
How to Book
The event is free and open to families with children and young people with learning disabilities and their siblings
To register your place:
Email [email protected]
Phone: 01803 861 069 (Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am-2.30pm)