Join the health 'shake-up' at Witney 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 this Thursday’s (August 3) Witney Play and Activity Day, King George V Playing Field, Newland, Witney, 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 Body Zorbing. Healthy eating-themed activities will also be available including the ‘sugar-swap challenge’, ever-popular smoothie bike and edible hanging basket-making.

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 Percy Play Bus to Muzo Akademy there’s lots to keep the family entertained at the Witney Play and Activity Day. We provide FREE Entrance & 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