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Get set for a fun-packed day at Banbury Summer Fest

14 August 2017
Banbury Summer Fest will take place on Tuesday 22 August.

Residents in Banbury can enjoy a sizzling selection of activities as the community’s annual Summer Fest returns this month.

Hosted by the Sunshine Centre, and with support from Sanctuary Housing, Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA), Banbury Town Council, Banbury Charities and Cherwell District Council, the festival will be jam-packed with fun things to see and do, with attractions including a bouldering wall, storytelling, tug of war and welly wanging.

The mobile children’s centre and library service will also be attending the free, family-friendly event, which welcomed more than 400 visitors last year.

Visitors can bring along their own picnics to enjoy or tuck into a tempting selection of healthy free tasters being laid on including a range of wraps and fruit.

The festival is taking place at Princess Diana Park from 11am until 3pm on Tuesday 22 August and everyone is welcome to attend. Activities are free and visitors will also be able to enter a free prize draw.

Martin Gillett, manager of OPA, said: “We’re thrilled to be putting on another Summer Fest, which is a great way to showcase the benefits of spending time outdoors and healthy play. Being outside can have such a positive impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of children and families.”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnership manager, added: “We are delighted to again be supporting the running of Summer Fest, which is a fantastic community-led event and was such a huge success last year. We aim to support our residents in living happy, healthy and fulfilled lives and we can’t wait to welcome the community back for another fun-filled summer festival.”

This event is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

To find out more about the Summer Fest, please email Martin Gillett at Oxfordshire Play Association on martin.gillett@oxonplay.org.uk or call 01865 779474.