Big Health Day: Friday 16th June 2023
Time: 9.30am to 3pm
Place: Oxstalls Sports Centre, Plock Court, Tewkesbury Road, Gloucester, GL2 9DW
The Big Health Day will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2023 – please save the date!
The event is aimed at helping people with learning disabilities with complex physical and emotional health needs, people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments, autistic people and anyone with mental health support needs to stay active and healthy.
Around 1,500 people came along to our event last year and enjoyed the fun and inclusive activities at Oxstalls Sports Centre, in Gloucester.
Visitors enjoyed a range of activities, including:
- Inclusive bikes and trikes
- Powerchair football
- Mixed ability rugby
- Dance and Drama
- Sailing for the disabled
- Scrubditch Care Farm animals
- Girl Guiding
We also welcomed mounted police, a big red London bus, ambulances from South West Ambulance Service, trainers in sign language and Makaton from Gloucestershire Deaf Association and dozens of other stalls and static displays.
You can watch a short (five minute) film on the day below:
Aim of the Big Health Days
The aim of each Big Health Day is to:
- To deliver an inclusive event with the theme of staying healthy and active, meeting friends and having fun.
- To reduce health inequalities for people living with a learning disability, a physical disability and/or mental health problems and help people to help themselves, through activities outlined in our programme