Calling sporty types: Come and Get Active at Oaklands Park

CHICHESTER’S annual Get Active festival in Oaklands Park on Sunday is the ideal place to try out a new sport.

From midday until 4pm, more than 40 clubs from around the district will showcase about 50 different activities, including football, hockey, orienteering and martial arts.

The festival offers a range of activities for both adults and children – regardless of age or ability.

New activities to try at this year’s festival include crazy quads, dry sailing, bowls, pilates, triathlon, stoolball and the ECB Cricket Factory.

A Paralympic sports zone will give disabled and able-bodied visitors the chance to try Paralympic sports.

Sarah Peyman, Chichester District Council’s sport and leisure development manager, said: “Our Get Active festival is always a really popular event. We hope lots of people will join us for this year’s event. With so many sports and many new activities on offer I’m sure there will be something for everyone.”

People will also be able to sign up to the sport and leisure team’s new regular email newsletters about future opportunities.

The council is also looking for volunteers to help make the event a success.

It will take place at the north end of Oaklands Park, behind the CFT’s Theatre in the Park.

For more information or to volunteer, call 01243 534799, email or go to

Don’t miss our special guide to Get Active - pages 59 to 62 in today’s paper.