RESIDENTS are being urged to don their favourite superhero costume and get themselves to Garth Park for a free activity day.
The Launton Road park will open its gates at 11am on Wednesday, August 7, for the first ever Bicester Superhero Activity Day.
Sponsored by Bicester Village, there will be a host of free rides and activities for young people of all ages.
Some of the activities include zorbing, football darts, drumming workshops, inflatables, Punch and Judy, a miniature farm, face painting, live music and a children’s entertainer.
There will also be community stalls, food, ice cream, and people are urged to bring a picnic and set up on the lawn near the bandstand.
Organised by Bicester Town Council as part of its summer events programme, the new Superhero Day replaces the annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic event.
Mayor Jason Slaymaker said: “We took the Marvel films as inspiration for the event because everyone loves a superhero and we hope the theme will appeal to a wider age group.
“We felt the Teddy Bear’s Picnic had run its course. Initially it was toddlers, but actually the age range of those attending the event was much broader.
“The activity day is a really important event for the park and hopefully has something for everyone. It’s very relaxed, low cost and all about young people having fun.”
Cllr Slaymaker will be handing out spot prizes for “amazing costumes” during the day, which runs until 3pm.
During the event people will also be urged to have their say on the town council’s events programme.
Cllr Slaymaker said: “We want people’s opinion on the town council’s current events programme and how we develop the programme for 2020.
“Is there something we are missing from the current offering? We want people to think completely outside the box and come up with new ideas about what the council can run.”
Tickets are still available for the town council’s live Motown music extravaganza which takes place on Saturday, August 10, in Garth Park. Revellers can bring a picnic and there will also be a bar and food on site.
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children, under 5s free, and are available from the Town Council Offices, in Garth Park. Gates open at 6.30pm.
For more information view https://www.bicester.gov.uk/