16 August 2013

Get going in Brighton & Hove this summer with Change4Life

With the Summer in full swing Brighton & Hove City Council’s Sports Development team will be making sure that it’s one everyone will remember.

Summer is a great time for us all to get active, and those with kids will want to keep them busy over the school holidays too. And the good news is that there’s loads going on in Brighton & Hove to keep everyone active and entertained – from loads of free local events to discounted sports club sessions.

It can be all too easy to let the kids spend a bit too much time on the sofa over the summer, and whilst it’s great to relax after a long school year, it’s also important to make sure that they stay active during the holidays. The longer days are also the perfect time for adults to join in and give something new a try too.

Kids aged five to 16 need to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity that gets their heart beating faster than usual, and they need to do it every day to burn off calories and prevent them storing up excess fat in the body.  And activity’s not just important for kids - it’s also recommended that adults should make sure they’re active for 150 minutes a week.

Cllr Sue Shanks, chair of the Children & Young People’s Committee, said:

“Summer is a perfect time to adopt a healthier lifestyle for the whole family. There is a wealth of free activities throughout the city from skating for older children, table tennis for all ages and Healthwalks including a 4 mile walk from Devil’s Dyke to Hove Lagoon.  

“With the South Downs on our doorstep, why not take a spectacular walk in the countryside or make use of the Breeze up to the Downs buses from the city to Stanmer Park, Devils Dyke or Ditching Beacon.”

“So make the most of what’s going on in the area and make sure this summer is a happy and healthy one.”

For more information on what’s going on in your area, visit Sports Development

Change4Life online is also full of great ideas, tools, tips and free online activity plans to help families get up and about this summer.

Search Change4Life to sign up for your free online activity plan and find loads of offers from our partners.

Why not give one of these a try this summer?

Free activities for kids:

Girl’s only beginners skate workshops for those aged 7+

Date: 19 – 23 August (week-long course)

Time: 10-11am

Venue: Woodingdean, Bexhill Road, Skate Park

Call: 01273 681368 to book.

(Booking is essential due to limited places, equipment is provided)

 

Fun Sports Activities and the Play Bus event*

Join the Active for Life Team and have a go at a range of sporting activities including the Active for Life orienteering challenge, table tennis & cricket.

Date: 21 August

Time: 11am - 3pm

Venue: Farm Green, Bevendean

 

Sports activities in the park*

Including the Active for Life multi skills challenge, Ping! and cricket - Supporting the Play Team’s Play Bus days.

Date: 23 August

Time: 2pm–5pm

Venue: Saunders Park, Lewes Road

 

Mixed beginners skate workshops for those aged 7+

Date: 27 August to 30 August (Tue-Fri course)

Time: 10-11am

Venue: Woodingdean, Bexhill Road, Skate Park

Call: 01273 681368 to book (Booking is essential due to limited places)

 

 

Community Sport and Play programme

Street Sport activities for young people aged 8+ just turn up and take part.

Includes Mini skate ramp session on Tuesday 27th August.

Date: 27 August to 30 August

Time: 2pm–5pm

Venue: Manor Road Park, Whitehawk

 

Play Bus Play day event*

Join the Active for Life Team and have a go at a range of sporting activities including the AFL orienteering challenge, table tennis & cricket.

Date: 28 August

Time: 11am–3pm

Venue: Preston Park

 

Free Swimming for all children

All children under 16s can go swimming for free. (Children under eight years old must be supervised by an adult)

Date & Time: Any

Venue: King Alfred, Prince Regent & St Luke’s Leisure Centre’s.

For more information visit: Freedom Leisure

 

* These are open sessions and therefore parents / carers are responsible for their young people at all times.

 

Free activities for the whole family:

Ping! Hard bat Championship

Date: 21 August

Time: 11am-1pm

Venue: Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

 

Ping! Coaching Masterclass

Date: 22 August

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: Hove Lagoon

 

Ping! Women’s Taster

Date: 23 August

Time: 10am - 12 noon

Venue: Preston Park, Brighton

 

Ping! Marina Junior Championship

Date: 23 August

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: Marina Square (Brighton Marina)

 

Ping! Round The Table World Record Attempt

Date: 24 August

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: The Sailing Club, 109 -111 Kings Road Arches

Healthwalk: Devil’s Dyke to Patcham

Enjoy amazing views from Devil’s Dyke mostly downhill to Patcham Village.

Date: 26 August

Time: 11.05am

Venue: Devil’s Dyke Car Park (meet near bus stop)

 

Ping! Beginner Sessions

Date: 27 August

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Marina Square (Brighton Marina)

 

Ping! Hard bat Championship

Date: 28 August

Time: 10.30-12.30pm

Venue: Preston Park

 

Ping! Beginner Sessions

Date: 29 August

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: Hove Park

 

Ping! Celebration Finale

Date: 31 August

Time: 11am-1pm

Venue: The Sailing Club, 109 -111 Kings Road Arches

 

Healthwalk: Devil’s Dyke to Hove Lagoon

Join Maire McQueeney for a stunning 4 mile walk through Portslade Village to Hove Lagoon.

Date: 29 September

Time: 11.05am

Venue: Devil’s Dyke Car Park (meet near bus stop)

 

Healthwalk: The Level Re-opening Walk & Tour

A guided tour of the transformed local park.

Date: 3 October

Time: 2pm

Venue: The Level (meet at the Level café)

 

Activities that may cost money

Breeze up to the Downs:

Date: all summer

Time: various

Venue: Brighton Pier and City Centre

 

Ends

 

Emma Greenough
Active for Life Manager
Emma.greenough@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tel: 01273 292569

Corinna Edwards-Colledge
Healthwalks Manager
Corinna.edwards-colledge@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tel: 01273 292564

Ricardo Magee
Skateparks development Worker
Ricardo.magee@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tel: 01273 292726

Pauline Freestone
Ping Coordinator
Pauline.freestone@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Tel: 01273 292536

Breeze up to the Downs