Smoothie Bike in actionOur Rangers finished a busy half term of free, active and creative outdoor play with a visit to Podsmead’s Big Lunch, organised by Podsmead Big Local. Our ever popular fruit smoothie making bike was in demand throughout the day as our Rangers and Young Volunteers encouraged local families to eat well and move more. People love our customised smoothie making bike. They have to select and prep their own fruit, tip it into the blender jug and then spin the wheels to get a lovely fruit smoothie. It’s a great way to encourage kids to eat more fruit, and add to that some giant bubble making and  you have the recipe for a good day of outdoor play. We counted 111 smoothies on our wall of fame.

The Podsmead Big Local team were consulting local residents of this event, giving people a chance to have their say about how the million pound lottery investment should be spent. Play Gloucestershire have made an expression of interest to run weekly outdoor play sessions in Podsmead. We’re please to say lots of people voted for us yesterday, and we enjoyed catching up with old friends, so fingers crossed for a return to Podsmead soon.