Preston’s Summer Family Fun Day: A new family festival with the emphasis on healthy lifestyles

Moor Park is a popular venue for events over the summer
Moor Park is a popular venue for events over the summer
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A new family festival with the emphasis on healthy lifestyles is coming to Moor Park in Preston this coming weekend.

What is the project?

A brand new family event has been added to the summer schedule in Preston.

What is the event?

It’s a Summer Family Fun Day set to be held in Moor Park in September. There will be a variety of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, with the emphasis on health and sport, as the event is being run as a partnership between Preston City Council and Greenwich Leisure Ltd, which now runs the council’s former leisure centres.

What will be on offer?

There will be sports activities like cricket and hockey, face painting, arts and crafts, circus skills, health checks, music and cycling at the fun day. Many of the sports clubs in Preston will attend, providing mini games, challenges and activities on the park.

What do they say?

Jimmy Khan, partnership manager from Greenwich Leisure Ltd said: “GLL are proud to be leading this family event in the park.

“We are looking forward, with our partners, to surpassing the success we achieved last year.”

He promised “even more opportunities” for people to take part.

Coun Brian Rollo, cabinet member for environment at Preston City Council, said: “The Moor Park Get Together is promising to be a fantastic community event where families can come together and have fun – and it’s all free.

“Now the phase one restoration is complete thanks to Heritage Lottery, Big Lotto funding and national lottery players, the park is the perfect setting for events and activities for families to enjoy.

“Hopefully the sun will be shining, so join us for a packed programme of activities and fun.”

What are the details?

The free event runs from 11am until 3pm on Sunday, September 2.