Record crowds Get Active at free family festival

Published: 22 July 2015

Record crowds attended last weekend’s Get Active Wandsworth Festival in King George’s Park.

More than 8,000 people visited the free family- friendly festival, which was being staged for the sixth year running and aims to encourage residents of all ages to lead healthier and more active lifestyles. 

Among the attractions were:

  • A mobile boxing ring
  • A climbing wall
  • A fixed wheel cycling challenge
  • BMX track
  • Tennis coaching
  • A giant stage for outdoor music and dance performances 
  • Bike maintenance tips
  • A years 5 and 6 school Mini Olympix competition
  • The chance to try a host of sports such as football, rugby, lacrosse and golf
  • Free NHS health checks
  • Stop smoking support 

The festival was launched by the Mini Olympix competition, in which six local schools competed across five different sports, with Holy Ghost RC primary school proving victorious. 

Community service spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “Thousands of local people of all ages had a really great day out in King George’s Park. I hope they all enjoyed taking part in the activities and will be inspired to lead healthier and more active lives as a  result.”  

The annual Get Active Wandsworth Festival was established to capitalise on the inspirational effect anticipated from London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

To stay fit and healthy an adult should exercise for at least 150 minutes a week, while children should aim to be active for at least an hour a day.

For more information on how you can get more active visit www.getactivelondon.com/wandsworth or call the leisure and sports services team on (020) 8871 8154. Photos and videos from this year’s festival can be found at www.facebook.com/activewandsworth