Boltonians are being told to ‘get out and get active’, and a new council-hosted event at Queen’s Park tomorrow is hoping to help.
A huge variety of entertainment and activities are on offer at the ‘Get Active’ event in Bolton between 12-4pm.
They include a mobile climbing wall, a high ropes challenge (not for the faint-hearted!), orienteering and even sharp shooting.
Fitness buffs can also enjoy yoga taster sessions and zumba, the popular Latin dance-based workout.
Bolton mum Linda Walker, 36, is taking her whole family down.
She said: “It’s nice to see something being put on to get people out doing stuff and coming together. The kids would be in watching TV otherwise, so this is a welcome community event.”
Nature enthusiasts can volunteer to take part in Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Mud to Muscle project, in which they can carry out conservational work such as planting trees and wildflowers to improve woodland areas and hedgerow management to provide good nesting for birds.
Throughout the day, the Bolton PCT will also be offering free health checks and advice on healthy eating.
If that is not enough to entice you to go down, there will also be a mini music festival, a traditional children’s funfair, face and henna painting, Indian head massages and stagecoach trips around the park.
But wait there’s more! Several street performers will keep the masses amused including Gareth Jones, the Escapologist, and a team from London 1220, a medieval send up of the Olympic Games.