It’s game on!

Children get ready for the celebration of the Olympic Games at Carsington Water on Friday, July 27.
Children get ready for the celebration of the Olympic Games at Carsington Water on Friday, July 27.

Families are invited to a free day out at a Derbyshire beauty spot to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games.

Carsington Water is hosting a sports event on Friday, July 27, giving young and old the chance to take part in everything from archery, tae kwondo and a fun run to football, cycling and golf.

Other acitivites will include ju-jitsu, health and wildlife walks, face painting and crafts

Local sports clubs are supporting the event, bringing their knowledge and expertise to enable children and adults to try out Olympic sports and other activities.

The event will also welcome the Derbyshire Baton Relay in style with the torch travelling on horseback then over Carsington Water near the end of the challenge’s 205-mile route.

Organised by Derbyshire Village Games, the event runs from 10am to 2pm.

Village Games organisers Katy Stubbs and Emma Beswick are looking forward to welcoming people of all ages. They said: “It’ll be a fantastic way to kick start the Olympic fortnight, righ here in Derbyshire.

“We had hundreds of people celebrate at our Year to Go event at Carsington last summer. It’ll be another great family-friendly free day out.”

For more details, call 07909 443293 or go to: http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/leisure-a-culture/sports-a-health-activities/village-games/village-games-2012