Join the health ‘shake-up’ at Banbury activity day

A ‘shake-up’ event featuring music and moves from the world of Disney is being staged by Oxfordshire County Council to help families keep active and healthy this summer.

The Public Health team will be joining in the fun at Wednesday’s (July 26) Banbury Play and Activity Day in the People’s Park, Warwick Rd, Banbury OX16 0AD, run by Oxfordshire Play Association.

As part of Change4Life’s ‘10 Minute Shake Ups with Disney’ campaign, the team will be urging visitors to get up and dance to Disney favourites from Zootropolis, Moana and Frozen to Finding Dory and Cars 3.

As well as the live ‘shake-ups’, children can get physically active with sports and outward bound activities, or even try their hand at some circus skills. Healthy eating-themed activities will also be available including the ‘sugar-swap challenge’, ever-popular smoothie bike and Tricky Trails Biking.

Get active

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles, said: “The 10-minute Shake Ups give a fantastic, fun burst of energy that can make a real difference in helping children to reach the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day. Being active helps children to build social skills, boost self-confidence, improve bone and heart health and maintain a healthy weight.”

Martin Gillett, Manager of Oxfordshire Play Association, said: “From creative play to music from the Puritans radio roadshow there’s lots to keep the family entertained at the Banbury People’s Park Play and Activity Day. We provide free entrance and free activities to ensure an inclusion for all. The days are about quality family time – we hope to see you there.”

Further information

To make this a non-stop summer of fun activity, follow @HealthyOxon on Twitter and Facebook. Search Change4Life online for 10 Minute Shake Ups. https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups