Healthy Holidays 2018

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:13
Kids need at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise every day. We're here to make it easy for you to ensure yours get the recommended amount of activity and more. Free events, activity sessions and fun days are taking place throughout the city this summer.

There are plenty of opportunities around the city for them to get active and have fun too. Free swimming is back at all Hull Culture and Leisure (HCaL) pools, there are big events in parks, the ongoing skateboarding festival, plus annual treats like Play Day, Veteran’s Weekend and Freedom Festival. Check out the city’s museums, libraries and children’s centres for other activities, from chances to get creative to object handling.

There are also graffiti art sessions, hip-hop dance lessons, fishing, cooking sessions, football or music tuition and loads more. 

Some of you won't even have to leave your own street to find entertainment - the Playing Out project is bringing closed-street sessions to residential roads around Hull. Streets are closed for a couple of hours at a time to give everyone the chance to play outside their front doors safely.

We've picked out a few of the bigger events below, but make sure you visit our events calendar to get the info on absolutely everything happening in the city.

Visit our events calendar

Finally, you don't actually have to leave the house or even ditch screen time to get moving...

Change 4 Life has introduced a new Train Like a Jedi campaign, which encourages young Star Wars fans to use the force to get fit. Double Olympic gold taekwondo champion Jade Jones has worked with Change 4 Life to create a Jedi training programme video which includes a version for children with a disability. View on a smart phone, smart tv or computer and get your kids to take part in the routine and build their strength, stamina and speed.

Visit the Change 4 Life Train Like A Jedi website

Top events

Summer Splash

Wednesday 25 July, noon -3pm,East Park. Range of activities for children, young people, and families.  Music and DJing, sports, arts and creative activities

Costello Summer Family Health and Fun Event

Wednesday July 25, 1.30pm- 3.30pm, Costello Stadium. Range of activities for families with under 5s as well as siblings.  Create your own pizza or healthy drink on the smoothie bike, Us mums fit session, soft play; something for everyone

Northern Beach Day

 Friday 25 July, 11am-3pm, King George V playing fields (off Cottingham Road). There will be a real beach, arts, sports and a wide range of other activities for young people, children and families.

Veteran’s Weekend

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 10am-5pm at East Park. Get the whole family together for a celebration of Armed Forces members and veterans. Displays, re-enactments, stalls, donkey rides and more.

Visit Hull Culture and Leisure's East Park page for more information

National Play Day

Wednesday 1 August , 11am-3pm at Queens Gardens in Hull City Centre. Pack a picnic and bring kids of all ages to this year’s event. Expect lots of activities to keep everyone entertained, arts music, dance and even do some digging!  This year’s theme is based on the Circus. 

Yum Festival

Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August, Hull city centre. The eighth Yum! Festival of Food and Drink offers three days of fresh local produce and tasty street food around the Rose Bowl and Queens Gardens. More than 70 stalls of hot and cold food, soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as free children’s entertainment ranging from face painting to healthy cookery classes  and cupcake decorating.

Visit the Yum Festival website for more information

Freedom Festival

Friday 31 August - Sunday 2 September, Hull City Centre. Back again with an amazing programme of live performances, Freedom Festival is a vibrant celebration which brings together local, national and international artists.

Visit the Freedom Festival website to book tickets

Free Swimming and cycling back at the city’s leisure centres throughout summer. 

Visit Hull Culture and Leisure to find out locations and times

Hull Land Train

Operating 11am-3pm, 7 days a week, all summer long, dependent on weather. See the city centre and learn all about Hull’s history and places of interest.

Visit the Hull Land Train website for more information