If you’ve ever wanted to try Zorbing or a terminator turmoil assault course, or maybe even just want to find out what on earth they are, then you’ve got your chance this weekend with the return of Have a go with Harpur.
The biennial event organised by the Harpur Trust and takes place in Bedford Park this Sunday (19 May) from 11am until 4pm.
While there will be some unique activities to take part in such as Zorbing and the terminator turmoil assault course, families going along can also try: archery, a climbing wall, a mobile potholing cave and a penalty shoot-out.
Sarah Elam from the Harpur Trust, who have also funded the free activities, said: “We have been running large community events since our 450th anniversary in 2016.
“As well as raising awareness of our work as a charity here for Bedford, we see the Have a Go day as an opportunity to engage with our local community, to showcase the important work of other local charities and groups and to provide the people of Bedford with a fun day out where they can try something new for free.”
Around 40 other exhibitors will also be at event, offering free tasters and activities such as print screening, pottery, yoga, African drumming, circus skills, virtual rowing and rugby.
Exhibitors who have benefitted from grant funding from The Harpur Trust, such as The Philharmonia Orchestra will also be there with their popular virtual reality headsets.
They’ll be joined by: The Higgins Bedford, John Bunyan museum, FACES, CHUMS Charity, Men in Sheds, Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, Bedford Homeless Partnership and Carers in Bedfordshire.
Sports fans can also get their fitness fix by taking part in activities with: the Bedford Blues, Bedford Borough Council’s Sports Development unit, Spiral Freerun and Bedford Bowling Club, whilst local gym Smartfit35 will be offering free biometric health tests.
Meanwhile, the more adventurous can try parcours, yoga, or try your hand at creating mini maps, lace-making or an array of arts and crafts.
If you just want to ‘chill in the park’ then there’s still plenty to see too. On stage there will be entertainment from local choral groups, as well as Bollywood dancing, line dancing, ballet and street dance.
You could even win a Mini for the weekend from Barons Bedford.
Families are advised to get there early and expect to queue as it’s likely to be popular, free parking is also available at the Trust’s offices at the Pilgrim Centre on Brickhill Drive.
For more information head to harpurtrust.org.uk/have-a-go #Harpurhaveago.