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Sign up for the family Rosette Sports Challenge around the city this summer

News release from 23/07/2019

A NEW series of activity sessions starting later this month aim to provide a fun and affordable way for families to get active across the summer holidays.

The sport-based ‘Rosette Challenge’, organised by Cambridge City Council, will give people the opportunity to try a different activity each day of the week.

  • Mobile Mondays – take part in fun orienteering challenge using a smartphone, plus additional activities including gymnastics, swimming and racquet sports depending on the location (£1 children, £2 adults) – 29 July at North Cambridge Academy, Arbury Road; 5 August at Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colville Road; 12 August at Parkside Pools, Gonville Place; 19 August at Trumpington Meadows Country Park, Grantchester Road; 2 September at Abbey Leisure Complex, Whitehill Road.

  • Tennis Tuesdays – Racquet sports sessions on Jesus Green tennis courts, with sessions led by coaches from Cambridge Tennis Academy (£1 children, £2 adults)

  • Wicket Wednesdays – A six-week cricket course for children aged 5-8 on the Abbey Leisure Complex astroturf pitch, Whitehill Road (£20 for the full course)

  • Flexible Thursdays – A weekly family yoga class for children aged 11-plus at the Meadows Community Centre, St Catharine’s Road (£1 children, £2 adults)

  • Fitness Fridays – This family fitness session ‘Rabble’ features a series of fun games and activities at various locations to get families moving and having fun together. 2 August at Coldham’s Common, 9 August at Green End Road Recreation Ground, 16 August at Trumpington Meadows, Grantchester Road; 24 August at Nightingale Recreation Ground, Nightingale Road (£1 children, £2 adults).

All those taking part will receive a different coloured rosette for each activity session they attend. Sessions start on Monday 29 July and finish on Monday 2 September.

For full details of times and locations, and to book places for the sessions visit [link no longer in use] or phone 01223 457532.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “These activities will provide a great way for children and their carers to keep active and entertained during the summer holidays.

“Being more active is a simple way to improve physical and mental wellbeing, whether young or old. As a council we are committed to helping people make the most of health and fitness-related opportunities in Cambridge and overcome any barriers that may be preventing them from being more active.”