Swim star a special guest for Trowbridge
This year’s Sport and Play Festival is set to be bigger than ever when it takes place in Trowbridge Town Park in June, with Paralympian swimmer Stephanie Millward appearing as a special guest.
The annual free event, organised by Trowbridge Town Council and Active Trowbridge, will include everything from extreme sports, such as high ropes and zip wires, to face painting, trampolining and rickshaw rides.
Community clubs will also be holding workshops in football, tennis, golf, basketball and other sports, aiming to improve health in the area and to encourage more people to get involved in sport.
This year’s event, which will be on June 7 from 11am-4pm, is the fifth running of the day. It will also include several new activities, including an Alice in Wonderland-themed play zone, with activities featuring characters from the classic books, and, for the first time, a food court.
Hayley Bell, Active Trowbridge leisure activities manager, said: “It is going to bigger than before and it will be much more of a festival this year. There will even be live bands and dancing schools performing.
“The whole thing is free and the only thing people will have to pay for is food, unless they want to bring a picnic. It always brings the community together and last year we had about 12,000 people.
“We even get people from as far as Bath and Corsham. It is a good way of promoting Trowbridge and it gives good exposure to the local sports clubs.”
Picture caption: Active Trowbridge staff Adam Potter, Clifford Sakyi, Amy Knowland and Hayley Bell, with Hayley Uren and Sue Cook from Jo Jingles West Wiltshire, Nick Beavan from Martial Arts Leisure, Alison Rollinson from Pyjama Drama, Clare Hain from Beautiful Nice, Charlotte Holland from LA Studios and Trowbridge School of Poledancing, and Dave Penfold from The Old Bakery Supper club, promoting the Sport and Play festival in the park