WASHINGTON’S Princess Anne Park Gets Active on Wednesday 1 August as the BIG Community Sports Festivals are back for the school holidays.

Wednesday’s event is the first of five BIG afternoon festivals being held across the city in August.

They are:
• 1 August – Washington Area Festival, Princess Anne Park
• 8 August – West Area Festival, Barnes Park
• 15 August – North Area Festival, Seaburn Beach and Promenade
• 22 August – East Area Festival, Mowbray Park
• 29 August – Coalfield Area Festival, Herrington Country Park

All the events run from noon to 4pm and admission is £1 per person. Each event gives people of all ages and abilities the chance to try a range of sports and activities.

Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “The Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals are hugely popular during the summer schools summer holiday period.

The festivals are a fantastic opportunity to take part in and try many different activities and sports.

“The BIG Community Sports Festivals are a great way to spend an afternoon during the holiday period and there are five to choose from, I would encourage everyone to come along to their nearest festival and join in. We would also like to show our appreciation to Gentoo, who have kindly agreed to sponsor the programme.”

Gentoo Group’s Executive Director (Operations), Michelle Meldrum, said: “Gentoo is proud to support the BIG Community Sports Festivals this summer.

Working in communities across Sunderland to provide our customers and local residents with these types of opportunities is an important part of our business and we’d like to support and see as many people as possible participating in festival activities this summer.”

Entry to each festival is only £1 per person and gives access to all of the activities and everyone, of all ages and abilities, can try a new activity or sport.

Sports and activities at the festivals will typically include football, table tennis, tennis, hockey, netball, cricket, mini golf, volleyball, trampolining, traditional sports day games and many more family activities.

Further details of the BIG Community Sports Festivals programme will be available on the day, you can also visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or email [email protected]

You can also check the Active Sunderland Facebook page for all the latest news.

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