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Summer holiday family fun added to programme of free and low-cost exercise and wellbeing sessions in Fenland





Free summer holiday family running and outdoor yoga sessions have been added to a packed programme of exercise and well-being sessions in Fenland.

Fenland District Council’s Active Fenland is offering summer holiday activities as part of its programme of free and low-cost sessions, which cater for all ages and abilities.

Activity sessions for people with specific health needs, reduced mobility, and for the wider community are offered. Free tea dances will also continue this month.

Parkrun in Wisbech Park in May
Parkrun in Wisbech Park in May

Cllr Alex Miscandlon, Fenland District Council portfolio holder for leisure, said: “We encourage everyone to take a look at the Active Fenland timetable and see if there’s a session for them.

“Active Fenland is all about providing accessible, low cost and free wellness and activity to the whole community for the benefit of Fenland as a whole.”

Free family running sessions are being held in March and Wisbech. They are:

Youngsters enjoying an Active Fenland activity session at March library
Youngsters enjoying an Active Fenland activity session at March library

- Tuesdays, from July 23 to August 27, 9.30am to 10.30am, at Wisbech Park, meeting outside the new pavilion. For adults with children aged eight and over

- Wednesdays, July 31 to August 28, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at West End Park, March. For adults with children aged 12 and over

Age restrictions are linked to the certifications of instructors taking these classes and younger children are unable to take part.

Parkrun in Wisbech Park in May
Parkrun in Wisbech Park in May

Book online at www.fenland.gov.uk/activefenlandbookingform or contact Active Fenland on 07874 893 316.

Free Family yoga sessions are in the garden at the National Trust’s Peckover House, North Brink, Wisbech. Free to both National Trust members and non-members.

Sessions are on Mondays, 10.45am to 11.30am, from July 22 to August 19. No need to book. Ideal for accompanied primary-aged children.

Active Fenland at Peckover House. Picture: Mike Selby and National Trust 4
Active Fenland at Peckover House. Picture: Mike Selby and National Trust 4

Marvellous Movers Family Sports Activities are taking place at district libraries for families with primary school-age children.

Sessions planned so far are, 1.30pm to 4pm on Thursday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 21, at Wisbech Library.

You can just turn up, no booking is required.

Tea dances, including dance tuition for those who want it, and free light nibbles are coming to Wisbech on July 26, March Town, on August 2.

For each event, beginners' dance lesson are from 1.30pm to 2pm, and the main event for all abilities will be from 2pm to 4pm.

Book online at www.fenland.gov.uk/activefenlandbookingform or call 07592 774656.

Fenland District Council’s Active Fenland secures grant funding to provide opportunities for people to live more active lives, especially where they might face additional barriers to do so.

The programme is currently delivered with funding support from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) and Cambridgeshire County Council.

Active Fenland is a supporter of volunteer-led parkruns, which take place in March, Whittlesey, and Wisbech.

See the full programme, which also includes free family treasure hunt sheets to do in your own time, at https://fenland.gov.uk/article/18041

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