Maybe sticking to Hula-Hoops and three-legged races
has some perks after all.
Fears of legal action have prompted many schools and local authorities to ban traditional games including conkers, marbles and sports day contests such as sack and three-legged races
There are exceptions, such as couples therapy or three-legged races
, but mostly, arriving on your tod during daylight hours doesn't automatically entail being looked at as though you're wearing an I Heart Iain Duncan Smith T-shirt (ie like you've lost your mind).
Rather than a battle, Fish and Wildlife Director Mollie Beattie sees ecosystem management as more like those three-legged races
at Fourth of July picnics.
Families coming along to join in the fun at the Butts Park Arena are encouraged to bring along their own teddy bears for the picnic and other activities including giant snakes and ladders, three-legged races
and also an inflatable slide, bouncy castle and disco dome.
It provided a suitably entertaining climax to the Quorum Games, a series of sports-themed challenges held throughout July which included everything from tennis, football and hockey to egg and spoon and three-legged races
At 1pm Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band will start the celebrations with music and events include a display by West Yorkshire Police Dogs Team, a blind football tournament, three-legged races
and a visit from a fire engine.
Games include a rat toss, candy fishing, skeleton assembly, "punkin' chuckin'," tug-o-war, bobbing for apples, sack races, three-legged races
and a wheelbarrow race.
THINK of school sports day and memories of eggs on spoons and three-legged races
come flooding back.
Obviously not, at least according to a report this week from a school sports day in Co Durham where the sack and three-legged races
have been banned in case children fall over and hurt themselves.
Events such as running and hopping will still take place, but it was decided the sack and three-legged races
were too risky.
And for fun at the party, everyone plays wonderful, silly, childhood games - Pin the Tail on the donkey, three-legged races
and pinata bashing.