Prescribe your family a good dose of fun at Leicester’s Festival of Health!
The Leicester Festival of Health is a fair with a difference. Not only can you enjoy a fun-packed day with the family, but you can also learn more about health and wellbeing.
The fair will take place at the University of Leicester on Saturday, 6th July from 11am to 3pm in the University Events Square.
The event, organised in partnership with Leicester City Council and local NHS Trusts, is free to enter and includes ‘Pay As You Feel’ for some of the activities, enabling you to help local NHS children's charities.
The Festival will feature something for everyone, including:
Health information and advice
Information stalls about local health services
Teddy bear hospital
A Treasure hunt to help children learn more about their physical and mental health
Other hands on activities for children
Born to Move Dance
There will also be a special zone for children and teens. Here, teenagers can find out about sexual health, stress relief and feel the effect of beer goggles, while children can engage in activities around issues like dental health, mental wellbeing, school readiness, and hand-washing.
Along with all of the above, public health nursing (health visiting and school nursing) teams will be on hand to talk to parents and carers about a range of topics, such as:
Mental wellbeing (children and adults)
Daily mile programme
Macmillan Cancer and much more!
Come along to learn about how to prepare little ones for starting school and hear advice related to healthy eating, staying active, supporting children to develop emotional resilience and coping with anxiety.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust will run a public meeting at 12pm, where you can find out more about local mental health, learning disability and community health services.
There will be plenty of refreshments available, but feel free to bring your own picnic. Parking for cars and bikes is free.