Time to get Active!!

When we started Shropshire Kids Festival, we promised we wouldn’t get lazy.

We are continually committed to evolve, creating something new and exciting to look forward to ever year.

And we’ve made good on our word. This year we’re introducing a NEW Sports Zone with the help of Shrewsbury Town in the Community, where the idea is to try a new sport and get everyone involved – regardless of age, size and ability.

The last few months have seen the arrival of the most fun parents can have climbing the walls with their children. an amazing set-up, superb fun and excellent facilities all make the brand new Climbing the Walls THE place to go with your kids for a day out - totally recommended, tried and tested by the Shropshire Kids Festival Team.

The Sports Zone will be jam-packed with action. There’ll be the opportunity for boys and girls to have a go at new sports and activties. And the best thing is we’re making every activity user-friendly. So those with disabilities, those who might lack confidence or those who’ve never really taken to sport will be able to have a go.

Children will receive a Sports Zone challenge card and complete different sporting trials as they make their own way around each activity. When completed, the card can be exchanged for brilliant Shrewsbury Town prizes including FREE tickets to Shrewsbury Town Football matches and FREE places at Soccer School - amazing!. So far we have clubs including football, rugby, tennis, netball, basketball, dance, cricket and gymnastics with many more different sports to be included. The Sports Zone is guaranteed to tire out those little ones for the day and provide them with lots of opportunities to get inspired and join local clubs. There will also be a show pitch where your children can join in various coaching sessions in the Sports Zone and who knows.. the next Wayne Rooney or Andy Murray is on their way to super stardom!

The Shrewsbury Club will be coaching the tennis stars of the future so come and have a go for free all day. Parents aren’t left out as they’ll also be running Les Mills fitness and Mummy fit sessions so come and get involved! No excuses Parents!

Love bounding and bouncing about? Well we have the ultimate challenge for you… Bubble Football is back this year with more zing and zorb. Potential speed demons can get their driving career revved up on our go-kart track courtesy of Go-Kart Party, complete with grand prix inflatables and electric go-karts.… ready, steady … go!

If two wheels are more your thing then come and find out all about BMX’s and maybe learn some tricks with Wrekin Riders. Also, on the Saturday,Travel Telford are bringing along their bike roadshow, stuffed full of various, exciting bikes for you to try out.

If you want to try some more chilled out moves, then Yogalicious pop up yoga studio will have some chill out time with pregnancy yoga, baby yoga and even some acrobatic yoga.

Our giant waterslides, sponsored by Nick Jones Wealth Management may not seem like a sport but its bound to use up loads of energy getting from the end to the start again for repeated slides! (£2 a go all proceeds to Harry Johnson Trust)

The Edge Adventure Activity Centre, will be bringing their climbing wall and soft archery sessions.

Last but not least – calling all thrill seekers!  The 140ft zipwire is not for the faint hearted and sponsored by Rybrook Shrewsbury BMW.

(Remember where there is a charge proceeds go towards the Harry Johnson Trust charity and are outlined in the centre programme pages).

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