CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Shenaed Bliss (left) and Blair Hassall play a game of World Chase Tag™ in Queens Park.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Shenaed Bliss (left) and Blair Hassall play a game of World Chase Tag™ in Queens Park. Bev Lacey

Limber up for new kids' chasey activity at Queens Park

EVERYONE has played it at some stage and now Toowoomba youngsters are urged to limber up to test their skills at a modern take on a traditional game.

Toowoomba is the second venue in Australia to host World Chase Tag, a fresh version of the classic tag game.

It has been added to the long list of activities provided by Toowoomba Regional Council's CHANGE Project.

Parks and Recreation Services portfolio leader, councillor Joe Ramia, said the game allowed families to get fit.

"Participants will duck and weave around inflatable obstacles as they chase their opponent," Cr Ramia said.

"Health reports indicate more young people need to switch off their devices and get moving to enjoy the benefits of physical activity."

"When we first saw this online we thought, 'hey, this is something everyone can do,' and then we found out no one offered it in Toowoomba," event organiser Duncan Sharpe said.

"It's important to get outside into the fresh air, especially with our childhood obesity rates being so high and children moving away from being sports minded."

World Chase Tag will be offered from 9am on the first Saturday of each month, starting on May 4, at Toowoomba's Queens Park in a section off Lindsay Street next to the Botanic Gardens.

All children aged 5-12 years are invited to play.



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