Toddlers take part in fundraising event
Nursery children at Burrowmoor with their medals and certificates. A MASSIVE fundraising event for children under five is taking place at Ferry Meadows Country Park this month.
The Barnardo’s Big Toddle, which is the UK’s number one fundraising event for under fives, is being held throughout the county, with the charity’s organised Toddle at Ferry Meadows starting at 10.30am on Tuesday, June 15
Parents from across Peterborough are asked to register for The Big Toddle and for the first time ever, the children’s charity is introducing a fancy dress theme to its flagship event – swashbuckling pirates!
The Barnardo’s Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk which saw close to half a million under fives register to Toddle in 2009 alone.
The vital funds raised by The Big Toddle will go towards supporting Barnardo’s Early Years work, including services for children with physical and learning disabilities, autism and behavioural problems.
As well as taking part in the Peterborough event, preschools, playgroups or nurseries can organise their own toddle events, anywhere in the county. Alternatively, parents can organise their own toddle with friends and family - at a park or even in their own garden!
Barnardo’s ambassador and television presenter Melinda Messenger said: “The children have loved taking part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle over the years.
“It’s always a fun day out with treasure hunts and entertainment and it’s for such a great cause. All the children come away with their medals, full of pride and most importantly with an understanding of the children they have been raising money for.”
Entry is free, with registration at 10am on the day.
For further information on how to take part in The Big Toddle visit www.bigtoddle.co.uk or call 0845 270 9900. YOUNGSTERS can enjoy some fun in the sun at the Bretton Water Park this weekend
The water park has about ten fun water features, including water palms, sea dragons and baby longlegs - all of which spray water in different directions.
The features are located on a 500sqm play area, which is covered in a rubber material that absorbs the water and recirculates it through a cleansing system before sprinkling it out elsewhere through the different features.
The rubber material is yellow and two shades of blue to give the effect of a beach.
Two attendants will man the water park during its opening hours of 10.30am and 6.30pm.
Andy Turner, the city council’s parks, trees and open spaces manager, said: “The water park is one of a great range of facilities offered by the city council to the people of Peterborough for leisure and relaxation.
“It proved popular with children across the city last summer and I am sure it will be as busy this year during the warm weather.
“By constantly recycling the water through the system and running in an environmentally friendly way, it’s another addition to the city’s growing reputation as the UK’s environment capital.”