While reading our community website, researching the next swimming lesson schedule, I happened upon an event called the Family Fun & Fitness Festival. It was happening that weekend at our local rec center, so we decided to stop by and see what it was all about.
When we first arrived, one of the workers there put a high-tech pedometer (type thing) on Mallory's wrist and told her to run and play and before we leave to give it back and we would see how many steps she took. She was quite excited about her new "bracelet" and was determined to move, move, move. The festival was set up with several play stations, refreshments & treats, along with music. There were inflatable slides, obstacle courses, face painting, games, and even a play yard with smaller toys such as tunnels, balls, slides, etc. It was really nice....and FREE! Not sure if they do it every year, but if so - we will go back. We didn't stay too long, but could have if there weren't errands to be done. Liam, Jacob, Sam, & Daisy (all friends of Mallory's) were there too and joined in on all the fun. It was SO nice. This (among other things) is one of the reasons I love our community. I just need to be more proactive about events, because I am sure there are a lot I miss! Nothing wrong with promoting movement and fun instead of sitting in front of the TV.