Easter Family Activities Programme

Published: 17 March 2021

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Derby City Council is today launching its Easter Family Activities Programme that will run across the school holidays. 

Due to COVID restrictions the programme for the Easter is designed to be largely accessed online but does feature some activities that can be done across the city with families. 

Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives by turning the city into a six-week game. The game is completely contactless and players take part in their family groups or support bubbles. Players are encouraged to explore their local area by walking, cycling, running, wheeling or scooting within the game area and there are prizes for the teams who score the most points. 

We’ll be linking up with In Derby too who have recently launched the Love Exploring interactive AR app featuring guided trails around some of Derby’s parks. 

At home, we’ll be running four fantastic workout sessions with local fitness guru Kat Williams. The 25 minutes active sessions are for children and families of all ages and fitness abilities. These sessions will be all NO equipment to make it easy for all families to participate in.  

There’s a fantastic offer from Derby Theatre who are offering free digital tickets to The Little Mermaid. There’s also access to offers and ideas from Derby Children’s Centres, Active Derbyshire, Premier Education and the Derbyshire Music Hub as well as a fun game Farming STEMterprise where children can complete a series of tasks to set up a Farm Shop. 

As well, as keeping kids active, we’re linking to some great resources to help keep your mind in trim too. 

Brilliant Derby is a city-wide project aimed at everyone, young and old. It’s a series of ‘Wellbeing Workouts’ designed to make you feel great about yourself and help manage those bad times. 

There’s also ‘School Toolkit’ a great resource to help families deal with many aspects of health and wellbeing, Kooth, an online wellbeing community and advice pages from Safe and Sound. 

The third strand of the offer is Healthy Eating. We’ve teamed up with the Derby Adult Learning Service to offer some free learn to cook and healthy eating classes and there’s also some great recipes to follow with the Fun Food Chef 

A Derby City Council spokesperson said

With the COVID restrictions still very much in place we have designed the Easter holiday activities to be largely online but we do also have some great activities that can be done with your family out and about.

I’m particularly excited to be working with Beat the Street. It’s a unique challenge that I hope will get thousands of kids out walking or cycling to get on that scoreboard!

It’s also really important that we use the programme to help families and so we’ve included these resources on mental health and wellbeing as well as things like the practical cookery lessons.

The full list of activities with links and details can be found on the Easter Family Activities Programme page of the council website  - https://www.derby.gov.uk/hap


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