Kids fun – straight out of Africa

Keeping children entertained during the long summer holidays is always a challenge, especially if you want them to be active and not sitting on their iPads, watching television or playing computer games.

In an effort to get kids moving and also having fun, Virgin Active’s Club-V holiday camp for December has an ‘African Safari’ as its central theme.  This will be carried through in the games they play, the group exercise classes, the crafts and also general activities during the three hour daily camp, which runs from December 8 to 19. Simple kids fun!

Although there is no additional cost to existing Club-V members for the holiday camp, booking is essential.  The activities begin at 9am and interchange every 30 minutes and include everything from playing Mr Lion and Crab Soccer through to Bean Bag Target Toss (also known as Feed the Crocodiles), Frog Jump Relay, Balloon Target, Duck Duck Goose, Circle Delight, Hot Potato, Freeze Tag, Cheetah and Bokkie and many more.

“The camp is action packed,” says Robyn Moore, national junior members manager, “it keeps kids busy and engaged for the full three hours while parents get a little ‘me time’. In additional to the games and exercises there are craft activities as well as colouring in and art.  All co-ordinated under the watchful eye of our staff, who are fully trained in early childhood development and have paediatric first aid training and checked against the child protection register.

“And if that isn’t enough incentive to get your children moving these holidays then consider the fact that, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 5 boys between the ages of 2 and 14 years are overweight or obese,” says Moore. “South Africa is ranked as one of the top 20 overweight countries in the world because we simply eat and drink too much and don’t move enough.  Time to change these unhealthy lifestyle patterns, starting with our young ones.”

Club-V at Virgin Active is open to children aged 3-7years and 3-13years at Club-V Max, booking is essential and T&Cs apply.  The holiday camp runs from December 8 to 12 and again from December 15 to 19 from 9am each morning.  Short term contracts are available for non-members.

For more information or to book contact reception at your Virgin Active Health Club or call 0860 200 911.

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