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Get your skates on this summer with various outdoor pursuits …it’ll be fun!

outdoor pursuitsAmong the outdoor activities available this summer are the Xplorer Navigational Challenge and a chance to ‘Return 2 Rounders’. You could also hire a mobile skate park…

In partnership with British Orienteering, Blaby District Council is offering young people and their parents the chance to enjoy the family friendly events of the Xplorer Navigational Challenge.

Having started in June and running until 30 October 2015, the educational and fun navigational challenge gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find markers.

The challenge involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

A number of community sessions will be taking place across the district at various sites; including:

  • Mossdale Meadows,
  • Fosse Meadows,
  • Glen Parva Nature Reserve,
  • Bouskell Park and
  • Countesthorpe College.

The orienteering activity involves using a simple map to help find the markers places across the park.

Each marker has a fun fact that children will be able to share with their friends.

Maps are available for just £1. No experience of map reading is necessary and parents are encouraged to join in on the fun!

For more information, visit www.sportblaby.org.uk or contact the Health and Leisure Services team on 0116 272 7703 or e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

Return 2 Rounders this summer in Braunstone Town

single rounders player2Did you love rounders at school?

Do you want to keep yourself active this summer?

‘Return 2 Rounders’ is giving Blaby district residents the opportunity to take up their childhood sport again with rounders sessions in Braunstone Town.

The sessions, which take place between 6-7pm every Thursday on Mossdale Meadows, cost just £2 per person and are delivered by a Rounders Activator.

Everyone aged 12+ is welcome to enjoy the fun.

With no need to book, all participants need to do is bring a drink and wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Sessions can be enjoyed every week in summer until 24 September 2015.

For more information contact the leisure team via e-mail at leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.

The local ‘Wheels Project’ shares the love ….of skateboarding, BMX riding and scooters

Organisations from across the Leicestershire are being offered the chance to hire out the Wheels Project Mobile Skate Park.

The Wheels Project is a great way to satisfy the needs for young people within the local community.

The mobile skate park includes a set of street-course ramps ideal for a large numbers of skaters for indoor or outdoor use.

wheels project graphic

Activities are supervised by fully qualified first aid staff, with the skate park suitable for all ages (under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult, and parental/guardian consent is required for riders under 16 years old.)

With three BMX bikes, five scooters and 10 skateboards included in the cost of hire, Wheels Project gives the chance for young people who don’t have their own equipment to participate.

Price packages start from just £231 for a half-day hire with availability on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact the Health and Leisure Team on 0116 272 7703 or e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

Get ready for summer fun in Enderby …and further afield

summer activities


Get active this summer in Blaby District

 Looking for things to do this summer holiday?

Well look no further than the BASE guide, a downloadable booklet packed with fun activities taking place in the district.

 The Blaby Activities and Sports Events guide is aimed at children and young people and showcases some fantastic opportunities to get active this summer.

 Mobile skate park sessions, weekly rounders, holiday clubs, and early years activities are just some of the items featured.

 Councillor Sheila Scott, portfolio holder for Health Improvement and Leisure Services at Blaby District Council, said:

“The BASE guide makes it easy to find a whole host of activities to get involved with this summer.

Everything is listed in one place and it’s free to download.”

Residents can download the guide at www.sportblaby.org.uk/base-guide or request a hard copy by emailing leisure@blaby.gov.uk or calling 0116 272 7703.

 The guide is produced by the Blaby Local Sport Alliance.


Mobile skate park hits the streets and ‘family orienteering’ returns.

The Wheels Project, a mobile skate park session that currently operates on the last Friday of every month (excluding July and December) at Enderby Leisure Centre, will be travelling around the district and beyond this summer.

Comprising of a set of street-course ramps, the mobile skate park is ideal for all abilities, and can be used by BMXs, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters.

Over the next few months the Wheels Project will be popping up in numerous locations including the Co-op car park in Earl Shilton, Spinney Hill Park in Leicester, Shortcliffe Park in Loughborough, Northfield Park in Blaby, and Coombe Park in Oadby.

The sessions are free of charge and there are three BMXs and a number of skateboards that are available to hire for free. Helmets are compulsory and these are also available at no cost.

Anyone under the age of 16 will need to have a disclaimer form signed by a parent or guardian over the age of 18, and anyone under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information including a full list of venues and times visit www.sportblaby.org.uk/wheels-project.

Alternatively email leisure@blaby.gov.uk, call 0116 272 7703 or follow @WheelsProj3ct on Twitter.


Family orienteering:

For those who enjoy a challenge ….solving clues and generally exploring there’s orienteering.

Young residents will once again have the chance to explore their local parks, looking for clues and completing challenges.

It’s all part of Xplorer, an outdoor navigational challenge the whole family can take part in, involving a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making.

Using a simple map the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker children will need to identify what is pictured and will also have the opportunity of learning some fun facts.

Harvey Morgan, Sport and Funding Project Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“Xplorer is perfect for children as they can have an adventure whilst running around in a safe and friendly environment. No experience of map reading is necessary and parents are encouraged to join in the fun.

“Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.”

Xplorer is taking place every weekend over the summer at parks including Fosse Meadows, Bouskell Park, Mossdale Meadows, and Glen Parva Nature Reserve, and costs £1 per person to take part.

For more information including a list of all the challenges taking place visit www.sportblaby.org.uk/xplorer—british-orienteering. Alternatively email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.

Kick-flipping success for skate park session

Over 100 young people took part in a mobile skate park session at Enderby Leisure Centre last Friday (March 8).

Skateboarding at Enderby
Trial event at Enderby Leisure Centre was a ‘massive success’

The event was a trial run for a regular session that will be starting at the centre in May and gave the company supplying the mobile skate park ramps the chance to do a demo.

In addition to the regular session the skate park equipment will be available for hire by the community.

Claire Jarvis, Sports & Recreation Development Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“The event was a massive success; feedback from the young people was extremely positive and showed real demand for this service on a Friday night.

“We will now be working this project up in more detail and also encouraging Parish Councils to get involved.”

» View a short video taken at the event

The night also included a competition to name the session with a £50 prize. Entries are still being taken until Sunday 31 March with the new name announced prior to the launch.

For more information and to enter the competition visit www.sportblaby.org.uk, email leisure@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7703.

See also Skete Park Wheels Out (EYE news item 30th April 2013)

Local Sport Alliance need a name for skateboard session…

From May 2013 there will be a brand new skate park session at Enderby Leisure Centre and the Blaby District Local Sport Alliance need help to come up with a name for the session –  which will also have a dj playing the latest music.

There is a £50 Amazon Voucher on offer for the winner. Just enter your details in the form on this webpage for a chance to win!!!


There is a free demonstration day ahead of the launch which will be at Enderby Leisure Centre on Friday the 8th of March  from 8 – 9.30pm for anyone aged 11+.

Bring your own kit or hire it on the night. Skateboards, scooters and BMX all welcome.

For more information please contact Health and Leisure Services:
Email: leisure@blaby.gov.uk
Telephone: 0116 2727703