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Saturday 13 June, 10am to 4pm - STREET WISE
A new event for Colchester, Street Wise is offering all things ‘street’ and more, for families to enjoy for free this summer – in a bid to help local people become more streetwise about their health and well-being.
Cycle Colchester will be there with Pulp Friction, our cycle-powered smoothie maker, so please come and say hello – and cycle yourself a smoothie! Street dance, street food and street sports are just some of the other free activities and attractions on offer from 10am-4pm at Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road.
The health and well-being show also offers a jam-packed schedule of fun, suitable for all ages, including an inflatable assault course from The Parachute Regiment, video animation workshop, beauty treatment tasters, well-being workshops including yoga and Tai Chi, plus a mini farmers market and cooking demonstrations from local chefs featuring healthy recipes to try at home.
Saturday 13 June, 9:30am to 3pm - COLCHESTER YOUNG CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL at Hollytrees Meadow, Upper Castle Park
Colchester Cycle Champions will be there with information about their weekly rides for families and cycling returners. They’ll also be offering a choice of bikes for children to try out.
Workshops this year include crafty Nicola Burrell, making 3D plates of food, a Silly Sporting Obstacle Race from Footprints Theatre and Valerie Osment helping you to make a Totally Tasty Fruit and Veggie Tea Towel. Sounds like FUN!
All the other usual attractions will be there including the funfair, face painting, Hospital Radio, Colchester Toy Library’s play area, and Barnardo’s Children’s Centre with fun and games.ace painting, Hospital Radio, Colchester Toy Library's play area and Barnardo Children's Centres with fun and games plus Ready 2 Play soft play area for babies and toddlers
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Self-confessed petrolhead Ashley Parmenter learned to drive a car before he tried riding a bike at the age of 19. He likes having a car for long journeys but thinks the bike is best for short trips. And learning to cycle has also provided him with some interesting jobs.