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11 November, 2019


Almost 5,000 people join Playfest at Tatton Park



Almost 5,000 people took part in Playfest, a fundraiser and family-fun day at Tatton Park on Saturday 12th May.

The event – the first of its kind in the county – saw thousands of people from across the local area come together and take on numerous trials, including the world’s longest inflatable obstacle course.

At 1,000ft long, the course proved a formidable adversary to the 500 employees taking part in the ‘corporate games’ as part of the event.

It also provided lots of fun and giggles to the thousands of adults and children who bounced their way through the obstacles.

Winsford Warriors, representing Winsford Academy, were crowned Playfest champions.

The team showed exceptional teamwork both before and during the event, and proved themselves to be worthy competitors.

After taking home the Playfest trophy, team captain Karen Black said: “It really brought us together. We had such fun even before we started, the team spirit was amazing!

“Many of us were awake at the crack of dawn excitedly sending messages with the usual team spirit. Quite a few of us brought our families along, the children had a fabulous day.

“The atmosphere, team spirit and air of competitiveness fuelled our excitement and drove us through the challenging obstacle course.

“The event encapsulated our team spirit, resilience and enthusiasm whilst having fantastic fun.”

Anne Boyd, CEO of the event organisers Active Cheshire, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who joined in Playfest 2018 on Saturday and helped raise funds for the British Red Cross.

“It was a wonderful day that really highlighted the importance of playing together in a fun and active way.”