Published on 20th July 2012

Children having fun on a bouncy castle

Come along and enjoy some fabulous fun and FREE activities for all the family at the Oakley Fun Day on Friday 27 July.

Join the circus, get professional football coaching or go for gold in the egg and spoon race – these are just some of the fabulous fun and FREE activities on offer for all the family at the Oakley Fun Day on Friday 27 July.

Held at Clyde Crescent Doorstep Green between 11am and 3pm the event, now in its eighth year is organised by Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH).

This year there is a sporting theme and the Fun Day is being held on the same day as the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

From 11am to 3pm there will be activities on offer for all the family including; the chance to take part in sporting competitions, jumping around on the bouncy castles, taking a ride in a go-kart and the chance to see a piece of 2012 Olympic history.

With a whole host of fun and exciting activities on offer, visitors to this year’s fun day can enjoy:

  • Welly Wanging
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Sack Racing
  • Skipping Rope Race
  • Three Legged Race
  • Tug o' War
  • Circus Skills
  • Inflatables
  • Go-karts
  • Cheltenham Town Football Coaching
  • Zumba Session
  • Olympic Torch Bearer
  • Money Advice
  • Guide and Pals Bus
  • Bobby Bus
  • Fire Engine
  • And lots more!!

Budding artists will enjoy face painting and the chance to try their hand at the many arts and crafts activities on offer.

Also local police will be putting themselves up for a charity soaking when they take to the stocks and get pelted with wet sponges – all for a good cause.

Paul Stephenson, Acting Chief Executive at CBH said: “With sporting fever now gripping the country, we wanted to embrace this and we are looking forward to welcoming local residents to what promises to be a fun filled day of sporty entertainment. Building on the success of previous years, this event is a fantastic opportunity for families in the area to get together and enjoy a fun day out. I would like to thank all the partners, sponsors and everyone who is involved for helping us to pull together an event not to be missed!”

The event is being organised by CBH in partnership with other sponsors and partners including:

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Photographs taken at this event will be solely for the purpose of marketing and promotion and will not be passed to any third party.

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Press contact: Catherine Best e: t: 01242 775317