London city had never been so sporty. With the Olympics and the Paralympics of 2012 the city saw a whole host of great events for people to get into the spirit of things like the Innocent Drinks Sports Day for kids.
Before the London 2012 Olympics got off to a racing start on 27 July 2012, the Innocent Drinks Sports Day at Regents Park was a fabulous introduction for children to the summer season of sport.
It ran from 11:00hrs to 19:00hrs on 22 July 2012, children of all ages were invited along for a day of games from the official Olympics smoothie provider, Innocent Drinks.
Kids got to enjoy loads of fruit and veg based fun including a lemon and spoon race, and a runner bean relay. Youngsters were given the opportunity to make new records and break existing ones when they popped along for a spot of peach volleyball’ or for a cycle around the ‘Melondrome’.
Tickets to the London 2012 Olympics were also up for grabs too, putting all children in with a chance of attending the summer’s games.
As well as sports day races and relays, the Fignasium was at the centre of Zen on the day letting people take part in Pilates, Zumba!, yoga and dance workshops.
The event also organised a number of musical performances for the day from organic stars such as Holly Crook and Charlotte Reed in addition to ‘home grown’ The Innocent band.
Once the kids had a go at making their own records, they gathered around to watch snails race and the World’s Fastest Pea Shooter attempt to break his own record.
Spending the weekend in the area enabled people to visit the nearby wildlife attraction, London Zoo at Regents Park and enjoy a picnic in the park, which was a perfect way to spend a summer Sunday.
We are all hoping to see the influence of events like this pay off in the coming years with a generation of children that would have been inspired by the events of the 2012 London Olympics.
The next generation of athletes would have seen some of the world’s best athletes compete on their own doorstep and if anything is likely to inspire kids it is seeing the best in the world.
As well as inspiring the youngsters during the event, the improvement and development of infrastructure also meant better facilities for those already in some of the sports and for those looking to get into them.