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Fun for the young at Phillimore Recreation Ground in Radlett
Street dancers, a mini Olympics contest and Laser Quaser attracted hundreds to a Radlett park at the weekend.
The free youth day was held at Phillimore Recreation Ground on Saturday.
More than 400 people turned up to the Gills Hill park for the first Limitless event.
Aldenham Parish Council’s community development officer, Lucy Jackman, said the event was fantastic and offered something to youngsters in the area that has not been available for free before.
She said: "I think there was a real need for an event such as this. This is a lovely area, but I think we have a lot of kids who don’t have much to do.
"I’m hoping that from this event we can find out what it is that youngsters are looking for and work on that in the future."
The event ran from 2pm until 6pm and there was a host of activities available.
Street dance crew IMD, from Sky 1’s Got to Dance, performed throughout the afternoon and even took part in one of the Zumba classes on offer.
Ms Jackman said: "IMD were fantastic. I got goosebumps when I watched them perform and they took part in the activities as well, even participating in one of our Zumba sessions."
Two Watford Football Club trainers turned up on the day, providing coaching through games such as five-a-side and beat the goalie.
Tennis coaches also attended the event to school people in the sport.
While the event was predominately aimed at youngsters, Ms Jackman said adults seemed to really enjoy the activities on offer, particularly the mini Olympics.
The mini games saw adults and children competing in a range of contests, such as the sack race, space hopper race and the egg and spoon race.
Speaking about the venue itself, Ms Jackman said: "We have such a fantastic park and I don’t think many people realise it’s there. It’s like a hidden gem that many people are only just discovering."
Dance workshops, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle, skate park ramps, a surf simulator, a theatre workshop and facepainting were also all on offer.
Organisers say they would definitely like to run the event next year and turn it into an annual occasion for the local people.
The event was organised by Aldenham Parish Council and Affinity Sutton.
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