Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or simply looking to have some fun, Watford will be the place to be next month when part of the town centre is transformed into a free sporting and fitness arena for a day.

The popular Big Sports event is returning for an eighth year from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, September 9 with an array of activities will be taking place with the aim of fuelling a passion for sports, fitness and wellbeing.

Hosted by Watford Borough Council and Bowerbirdy Watford, the family-friendly event is set to have something for everyone to take part in including:

- Vertical Wall: Challenge your climbing skills as you conquer the vertical wall. Climb to new heights and test your strength and determination.

- Cave: Experience the thrill of caving without leaving the town. Venture into the mysterious and exciting world of the mobile cave and explore its twists and turns.

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- Water Wars: Engage in water battles that will keep the whole family entertained and refreshed.

- Three Bed Trampoline: Bounce, flip, and soar on a three-bed trampoline. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you experience the joy of defying gravity.

- Mini Golf: Putt your way through a mini-golf course and showcase your precision and technique.

- Spider Mountain: A “unique and thrilling” climbing experience that will challenge your agility and balance.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: “Big Sports is a fun day out for everyone in Watford. There are lots for fantastic activities on the day for all ages and abilities, as well as lots of tips on how to be active and healthy.

Watford Observer: Some of the activities that will be taking place during 'Big Sports' next month. Images: Watford Borough Council

“I’m pleased that during a cost-of-living crisis we are still able to put on events like these completely free of charge for people in our town to enjoy. I encourage everyone to come out and take part.”

In addition to the activities, Big Sports also aims to promote health and wellbeing in the community.

Throughout the day, visitors can take advantage of advice on nutrition, fitness and mental wellness, provided by leading local health professionals and fitness experts.

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Deputy mayor and portfolio holder for community Cllr Aga Dychton said: “The Big Sports event is open to people of all ages and fitness levels, with families, friends, and individuals encouraged to join in on the excitement.

“Whether you're aiming to push your physical boundaries or simply seeking a day of active fun, this event has it all. Make sure to mark your calendars and be a part of this incredible day of celebration for sports and wellbeing.”

Admission is free and all equipment will be provided at each activity station. For more information and updates, visit watfordevents.com.