Activities – OPIO (Urban day)

Growing up my brother was obsessed with his skateboard and his BMX.  He always wanted to have the latest deck, frame, trucks, wheels – anything that increased his speed, and coolness with the other kids at school.   None of this came cheaply and I’m more than certain that the skateboard retailers today still do a roaring trade.

This weekend on Sunday 23 September, the Opio mairie is holding a free ‘Urban Day’ from 10am-8pm at place de la Font Neuve.  So, even if your own children don’t have the latest skate or bike accessories they can still come along and enjoy the action.

The ‘Urban Day’ will have BMX and skateboard competitions, graffiti artists, breakdancing, martial arts displays, free running displays (for those unaware what ‘free running’ is, participants use the landscape and obstacles to perform vaults, acrobatics and street tricks as seen on this YouTube video (© 3runTube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsaBXFGMfAw

There will be a food kiosk onsite for hungry kids to have a snack break.  Also, you can take the kids to the free Parc de Loisirs in Opio (Carrefour du Piol on Route de Cannes D3 road) with playground and picnic tables. It is flat so accessible for families with baby strollers, or those with mobility issues and there is plenty of room to kick a ball around.

Opio can be reached via bus from Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, Valbonne, Nice, and Villeneuve-Loubet.

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