Doncaster Mumbler & Get Doncaster Moving, launch free, half term ‘Family Active Challenge’

The February half term holidays are going to be full of fun and fitness this year with Doncaster Mumbler and Get Doncaster Moving. The team have created a free, action-packed ‘Family Active Challenge’ at 8 local woodlands and parks for families in Doncaster, to promote fitness and fun for all the family in an outdoor environment.

Family Active Challenge:
Scarlett the Squirrel has buried her acorns for winter but she has forgotten where to find them!
Can you help Scarlett find her friends, who will point her in the right direction and complete each of the 8 action challenges along the way?
Each of Scarlett’s animal friends will set an action challenge for you try. Mark your scores on the ‘Family Challenge Chart’ and compete against family and friends to improve your scores throughout the year.

Visit local parks and green spaces to take on the ‘Family Active Challenge’, discover winter wildlife, complete action challenges and fill in your ‘Family Challenge Chart’.
The ‘Family Active Challenge’ will get the kids outdoors and keep them active and moving this February as well as considering what's happening this season and the challenges our wildlife face. With animal friends to meet and action challenges to complete along the way, this free challenge is ideal for families looking to keep the kids busy this half term.

Doncaster Mumbler, in partnership with Get Doncaster Moving, have created the ‘Family Active Challenge’. The challenge is an activity packed picture trail for children to spot winter-themed animals, visit active challenge stations and activities to warm up on cold days out.
The ‘Family Active Challenge’ encourages families to help Scarlett find her hidden acorns and compete against each other to complete the active challenges with Scarlett. Scores for each of the challenges can be marked onto the ‘Family Challenge Chart’ and revisited throughout the year to encourage families to beat their own scores and keep track of their improvements.

The ‘Family Active Challenge’ will be available for families to visit throughout the half term holidays from the 11th February until the 6th March at Sandall Park, Hexthorpe Park, Dunsville Quarry Park, Welfare Park, Stainforth, Thorne Memorial Park, Denaby Memorial Park, Cusworth Hall Park and Campsall Country Park.
As well as helping Scarlett find her acorns and completing the action challenges, there are lots of other fun, winter themed activities for kids to enjoy at home on the Doncaster Mumbler website. Activities include colouring sheets, I-spy challenge, at home alphabet active challenge and more!
The challenge has been developed in partnership with Get Doncaster Moving.
Councillor Nigel Ball, Portfolio Holder for for Public Health, Leisure, Culture and Planning, Doncaster Council commented:
“Get Doncaster Moving are pleased to partner with Doncaster Mumbler to offer children and families an opportunity to be active together and have some fun this February half term.

With eight locations across the borough to choose from, many people will also have the option to enjoy the trails close to home.
The ‘Family Active Challenge’ is a great way to keep the kids active and entertained this holiday, whilst enjoying some fresh air with friends and family at some of Doncaster’s many beautiful green spaces.”

As well as the original challenge trails at 8 locations across Doncaster, Caroline Brooks , owner of Doncaster Mumbler, has also created a free ‘Family Active Challenge’ pack that local schools, play groups and communities can access. Nurseries and community groups will be able to set up their own challenge trails in parks, woods and green spaces. Visit the Doncaster Mumbler website for details on how to set up your own ‘Family Active Challenge’ trail.
“Helping families in Doncaster has always been the primary goal at Doncaster Mumbler. As well as the main challenges across the 8 locations we wanted to create something that communities could access for free and set up themselves in parks and green spaces around the city. The ‘Family Active Challenge’ is available to anyone that wants to host a trail. We have put together some guidelines to help with the set-up and marketing of the trail.
Taking part in this challenge is fun and easy, you can download our ‘Family Challenge Chart’ from the Doncaster Mumbler website as well as the other winter themed games and activities to entertain the kids this half term” says Caroline.

For more information, please contact Caroline Brooks on 07970 145560 or email