Be a good sport at Staunton

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Staunton Country Park at Havant has organised a special festival weekend from 10am tomorrow and on Sunday.

The event will be packed full of family activities, including plenty of sport and play.

The free festival will feature circus workshops for children and they can even get face paint to match.

There will be a large emphasis on sporting activities and the Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sport Roadshow will be offering free sport workshops tomorrow.

The aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase the participation of sport by younger people.

There will also be workshops for adults in orienteering and bushcraft. Here you can learn outdoor skills such as camp craft and wilderness cookery.

There will be a variety of music acts across the weekend from jive to blues and rock.

On Sunday the 1960s tribute band The Tar Babies will perform on the Staunton Live stage next to the lake at 1.30pm.

Throughout the event there will be food stalls and refreshment areas.

Lulu Bowerman, organiser of the event, says: ‘We are really looking forward to this weekend as there will be a great variety of activities and workshops for our visitors to enjoy.

‘The weather is even on our side, especially for Sunday afternoon for our special concert.’

The event is free and parking at the park costs £2.

Across the weekend Staunton Park is also offering half-price entry to the farm and gardens.

Here you can meet and greet a farm full of friendly animals and get up close and personal with them in the petting area. There will also be the opportunity for you to feed some of the animals.

Go to George’s play barn where younger children can run around in the soft play area, tackle the climbing wall and slide down the fireman’s pole.

Be sure to explore the gardens on display that are home to the south coast’s largest ornamental glasshouse.

As you wander around the 1,000 acres of country park, make sure you find the sensory garden that is ideal for family entertainment.

Entry to the country park costs £7.50 for adults and £3.50 for children.

For more information, call (023) 9245 3405.