26th Apr, 2018

Xplorer challenge back for a third time

Craig Gibbons 14th Feb, 2017

THE THIRD installment of the popular family navigation ‘Xplorer’ challenge will take place in Priory Park this weekend.

With a brand new route, Saturday’s event follows on from the successes of the Christmas and Halloween themed challenges last year.

‘Xplorer’ are British Orienteering Approved events organised by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council and ‘Action for Children’ for Great Malvern.

As the district’s leisure centre operator on behalf of the district council, Freedom Leisure works closely with the local authority to serve the community’s leisure needs and aid them in being as active as possible.

Freedom Leisure area manager David Pugh said: “This fun challenge calls for entrants to hunt for plaques around the park using a map, taking approximately one hour to complete it is great fun for the entire family.

“We are delighted to be again offering this wonderful event along with the Malvern Hills District Council and ‘Action for Children’, as the previous two have been so popular.

“It is so important for youngsters to be active but sometimes it can be hard to achieve – this challenge is designed to get children exercising without them even realising it.

“The Xplorer challenge tests decision-making and team working skills of participants, not something families often get the chance to do together.”

The event runs between 10.30am and 12.00pm with no booking necessary and costs just 50p per child, with prizes available for the quickest team.

Coun David Watkins, portfolio holder for healthier communities at Malvern Hills District Council, added “Due to the success of the previous Xplorer events, we are delighted to be able to deliver this again in partnership with Freedom Leisure and Action for Children.

“Xplorer is a great way to kick off the half-term fun and we fully encourage parents to get involved too.”

For more information about the event contact Adele Hodges on adele.hodges@freedom-leisure.co.uk or call 01684 893423 or visit www.xplorer.org.uk.

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