London,
11
July
2010
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Fun for all in Shoreditch Park at the Have a Go event

High resolution pictures available of fun in the sun at Shoreditch Park.

The heat was on but there was still plenty of action at the free ‘Have a go’ family event in Shoreditch Park this Saturday (10 July) – part of Hackney Council’s Parks for Life summer activities programme.

Children and families took part in sporty taster sessions outdoors in the park and indoors at adjoining Brittania Leisure Centre, where local clubs and groups set out their stalls to encourage people of all ages to sign up to take on a healthy new hobby.

Children were tempted in by trampolines and go-cart racing and mums and dads had a go with safe foam discus and javelin throwing as well as an al fresco spin cycle class accompanied by a streetbeats dance class in the park.

Seven sports points were set up in the park, where children and families enjoyed mini tournaments, track running, football, rugby and ‘sports day’ style races.

Cllr Jonathan Mcshane, Cabinet Member for Community Services said:“This is just one of a packed programme of Parks for Life events running in Hackney’s award-winning green spaces throughout the summer. We hope that these taster sessions will help people of all ages find out about the many exciting opportunities available in the borough to help them get fit and active."

Those wishing to cool off took in their five-a-day in smoothie and fresh fruit ice lolly format, under the awnings of stalls including the Health Zone, a stand run by NHS City and Hackney, where free health MOTs were on offer.

This event was run by Hackney Council in association with Greenwich Leisure Limited.