Enjoy Kettering Borough’s first Health and Wellbeing Festival!

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019

Kettering Borough Council is hosting a weekend of health and wellbeing activities for the Borough of Kettering on the 22nd-23rd June 2019.

The free festival will have more than 40 stalls at Northampton Road Recreation Ground on Saturday and at Boughton House on Sunday, plus a number of different activities at many different locations.

Come and get involved in the weekend to find out more about how local organisations can support your health and wellbeing. You’ll find something for everyone, with a range of information and activities for all interests and ages, we even have pet health consultations, so you can bring the whole family. All events across the weekend are free of charge for you to come and enjoy.

On Saturday there will be more than 40 fun stalls and activities at Northampton Road Recreation Ground from 10am to 4pm. You’ll find Taekwondo demonstrations, Pilates tasters, children’s zorb football, free fruit kebabs, health checks, penalty shootout, fire engine, crazy bikes, free bike maintenance checks, free pet wellbeing consultations’, CPR workshops, lots of free sport taster sessions and much more. On Sunday 23rd you can explore the amazing grounds of Boughton House with our health walks, join in with activities and workshops, including tai chi, judo, crystal therapy, massage, yoga, meditation and arts and crafts.

Local organisations have also joined the festival with taster sessions at Kettering’s rugby, tennis, swimming, cricket, volleyball and cycling clubs, as well as complimentary therapy sessions at the Newlands Centre and activities at Kettering Museum and Gallery. You can find out the full list of activities and stalls at www.thisiskettering.com/health-and-wellbeing-festival

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“This is our first Health and Wellbeing Festival and we are really pleased with how organisations, groups and individuals are getting on board with what we are trying to do. We’re really looking forward to the weekend and hope that people from the Borough will take this opportunity to come out and see the range of opportunities that are available to them locally to improve their health and wellbeing.”

Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said:

“The weekend is about promoting all different aspects of wellbeing, for all ages, including physical, social and mental. This is what the local authority is all about – bringing everyone together for the benefit of the Borough. I hope that people will come along and see what is on offer at either or both of the varied programmes. Hopefully we can build on this in the future with feedback from all involved.”