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Free sports fun at Get Active Festival


Inspired by Mo Farah and Christine Ohuruogu's recent World Athletics Championships gold medals? Fancy trying out a new sport or joining a local club? Come and take part in the Get Active Festival in Oaklands Park, Chichester, on Sunday 8 September from 12pm-4pm.

More than 40 local clubs from around the district will be showcasing about 50 different activities. Activities include football and hockey to Zumba, orienteering and martial arts.

The festival offers a range of activities for both adults and children - regardless of age or ability.

Visitors will be able to take part in head-to-head cycling events, cycle their own smoothie and see some of the dance groups in action.

New activities to try at this year's festival include crazy quads, dry sailing, bowls, Pilates, triathlon, stoolball and the ECB Cricket Factory.

A paralympic sports zone will give both disabled and able bodied visitors the chance to try paralympic sports, including favourites such as football and boccia.

This year's festival also includes the popular play zone, an expanded green zone, free mini health checks, an emergency services zone, fun inflatables, arts and crafts and a mobile climbing wall.

Sarah Peyman, Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure Development Manager, says: "Our Get Active Festival is always a really popular event. We hope lots of people will join us for this year's event. With so many sports and many new activities on offer I'm sure there will be something for everyone."

People will also be able to sign up to the sport and leisure team's new regular email newsletters about future opportunities.

The council is also looking for volunteers to help make the event a success.

The event will take place at the north end of Oaklands Park, behind the Chichester Festival Theatre's Theatre in the Park.

For more information about the festival or to volunteer please call Chichester District Council on 01243 534799, email or go to