Children of all ages throughout Hampshire can try a new sport as free event, Be Active, will take over Basingstoke town centre on Friday 17 August from 11am until 5pm.

At Be Active, children of all ages will have the opportunity to try their hand at a wide range of sports. The activities on offer will include a Rugby obstacle challenge, a penalty shootout, a 20ft climbing wall, crazy golf and much more.

There will also be arts and crafts, face painting, inflatable games, a deck chair chill out zone and much more, providing something for everyone.

The event is being run and organised by Basingstoke Together, which is the face of the Basingstoke Business Improvement District (BID).

Lucy Boazman, chief executive of Basingstoke Together, said: “The summer holidays are the perfect opportunity to try something new - Be Active is about just that. Children don’t need to have any experience with the sports on offer as the aim of the game is to just have fun.

“It is so important for children to get regular exercise and taking part in a sport is a great way to do so. We hope to see lots of children of all ages joining in with Be Active and enjoying themselves.”

Be Active will take place throughout the top of town, including Winchester Road, London Street, Wote Street and into Festival Square.

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