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Let’s all go walkies

Get your trainers on tomorrow because there are a few walking events on that will get mummies and their babies, families, friends and even dogs off their feet.

Limassol will welcome mummies and daddies to walk with their babies in their strollers for a two-km walk starting at 9.30am at the Limassol Molos Area (Old Port Pier).

Make sure that you save some energy after the stroller walk event, organised by the Baby Academy in Limassol, because there is lots more planned. You can take part in the stroller gym where you can work-out while also including your child, pregnancy yoga for all mums-to-be to have some calming time before their bundle of joy arrives, and there will also be lots for the children to enjoy – they will laugh with the funny interactive clown show, get their face all pained up with face painting, and tilt their heads up to see the stilt walkers.

So, put on your comfortable clothes, get your kids in a stroller or take them by the hand if they can also take part in the walk, and get ready to enjoy a day with lots of exercise and fun.

The event, which is under the auspices of the First Lady Andri Anastasiades, is being organised to raise awareness about the importance of prenatal education, post-natal psychological and breastfeeding support, as well as proper information on baby development.

If you want to join the fun, send a message to the Baby Academy’s facebook page on www.facebook.com/BabyAcademyCy or to [email protected], or call 70-000072.

Participation is free, but donations are welcome and will go towards helping the academy help parents.

If you do not have kids but you do have dogs, then the Walking in the City with my Dog event starting in front of the Limassol Castle at 10am will get your four-legged friend wagging its tail.

In an attempt to make walking a new trend and raise awareness about the benefits of the activity and heart disease, XM.com Cyprus and the Limassol Municipality are behind this event. As part of the event the two organisations will donate to both the Sirius Dog Sanctuary and Association of Parents and Friends of Children with Heart Disease.

The event doesn’t end with the end of the walk. Once you are all walked-out, the castle will be jumping with music from media sponsors Choice FM and Klik FM. Kids can also enjoy face painting, you can have a bite to eat and you can also get your dogs some treats as there will be some products and goodies on sale for them to enjoy.

These two events are ones-off, but the walks organised by the Cyprus Strollers are always a good way to get you out and about on the weekend.

This week the strollers are set to take a hike in Troodos. Get your trainers on, pack a bottle of water and anything else you think you might need to walk the Persephone trail – a linear trail that the group will also return from. You will start with a gentle downhill walk and then and uphill hike on the way back. The total distance is eight kms.

The walk will take close to two and a half hours and is classified as being of easy to medium difficulty. The walk is in a dense forest and reaches a location named Makria Kontarka, which gives you an impressive panoramic view.

The hike will start at 11.15am and if you are traveling from main town Nicosia, you can join a car pool at 9.45am from Ayia Sophia’s church in Strovolos. After the walk the group will sit-down for a tavern meal. If you are interested in staying on for the meal, just give Xenophon Hasapis a call on 97-613720 so you can be sure to book you a place at the table.

The Two KM Stroller Walk
Two km walk with baby strollers. October 30. 9am-2pm. Old Port Limassol. Tel: 70-000072

Walking in the city with my Dog
Come along and walk with your dog and also have a great family day out. October 30. Limassol Castle. 10am-2pm. Tel: 97-780779

Cyprus Strollers
Take a hike with the club in Troodos, plus a tavern meal. October 30. 9.45am at Ayia Sophia church in Nicosia for car pool, hike starts at 11.15am. Tel: 97-613720. Pre-registration is required if you are staying for lunch

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