Play, make and do at the Leigh Woods Community Games

Children try archery (c) National Trust Images / John Millar

Children try archery (c) National Trust Images / John Millar

Leigh Woods’ first Community Games is being organised by the National Trust during half term with a host of sporting activities.

 During February half term the National Trust are organising all sorts of interactive activities for families – including the Community Games, which will run on Thursday 20 February between 10.00am and 2.00pm. Everybody is invited to go along and join in for free.

The event program at Leigh Woods continues to diversify and extend; there are plans to offer all sorts of different activities to families in particular. This is just one new event which hopes to offer families something different to do close to Bristol but in a wild space.

 The day will be run by Sports Development Officer Kate Pomphrey and Urban Engagement Ranger Nicole Armitage. Nicole explains: ‘Together Kate and I can create a really fun and exciting day for all the family. Everyone is welcome to come and have a go for as long as they like, whatever the weather. You can just turn up and tick off a few activities on the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ list, such as create some wild art, or build a den, and play some sports not usually played here.’

Kate adds: ‘It is not every day you can play volleyball on the plain, or put your archery skills to the test. We might not be able to promise beach volleyball weather but we can certainly make sure everyone has a great time trying something new. I ran a similar event at Tyntesfield last year and everyone had a fantastic time.’

There is no need to book for this event. Most activities will be free so everyone can take part, however there will be small additional costs for some activities, such as archery, payable on the day.

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