Mansfield Museum hosts festival of food, fitness and fun

Mansfield Museum, which is hosting the health and wellbeing festival.
Mansfield Museum, which is hosting the health and wellbeing festival.

A free six-day festival, focusing on food, fitness and fun, is to be held in Mansfield to coincide with the school holidays for Easter.

It’s the second annual health and wellbeing festival organised by Mansfield District Council and it is aimed at the whole family.

To take place from next Monday (April 9) to Saturday, April 14 at Mansfield Museum, the event hopes to help people make the right choices when it comes to healthy lifestyles.

“Health and wellbeing is one of four priority areas for the council,” said Coun Andrew Tristram, portfolio holder for environment and wellbeing at the authority.

“This festival is a great opportunity to highlight local activities and to encourage more people in the community to become active.”

The event includes the chance to join a health walk around town, complete with a picnic at Carr Bank Park, and to learn all about sugar from an interactive ‘Sugar Scientists’ presentation.

You can even try the latest fitness craze, Hotpod Yoga, in an inflatable ‘cocoon’ for up to 20 people, heated to 37C and designed to transport participants to an ‘otherworldly’ setting!

Visitors to the festival will also get the chance to find out more about physical activity, diet, creativity, and local community groups and charities. And the event will point them in the right direction of individuals and organisations that can help them learn how to make lifestyle changes to become healthier.

A full timetable of all events during the festival, including other displays and workshops, can be found by logging on to www.mansfield.gov.uk/museum