For the first time, Cumberland Council will be hosting Active Fest, a community day for children and young people dedicated to outdoor fun, games and activities.
Held in partnership with Collective Leisure and funded by the NSW Government, children and young people aged 5-18 years are being encouraged to try out new sports, activities, make new friends and enjoy being outdoors.
Cumberland Mayor Lisa Lake said Council prioritises initiatives that can help improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people through physical activity.
“According to data from the 2021 Australian Early Development Census, over 22 percent of children in Australia are developmentally vulnerable in areas of physical health and well-being,” she said.
“With the rise of sedentary lifestyles and screen time, it’s more important than ever to encourage children and young people to get active and enjoy the great outdoors. Active Fest is a fantastic opportunity to get outside, get active, socialise and have fun in a safe and supportive environment.”
The event aims to support children and young people’s participation in sports and recreational activities outside of school. Local sporting clubs and organisations will also be engaging with children by hosting demonstrations and community stalls.
Lunch will be provided for registered children and young people.
Active Fest is a free event held on Thursday 13 April from 9.30am-3pm at Wyatt Park, Lidcombe. Registrations are now open, to view the program or to find out more information visit: https://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/event/cumberland-active-fest-2023-ages-5-18-years