Make a splash at World Puddle Jumping Championships

World puddle jumping championships

Little fans of Peppa Pig jump in – the World Puddle Jumping Championships are being held at Wicksteed Park on October 30.

The championships at the Kettering park are inspired by the cute TV characters’ favourite pastime and a special series of championship-standard puddles are being created at the park.

Competitors will be able to take part in age groups, ranging from toddlers to young-at-heart pensioners and will be encouraged to jump in and make a splash.

Judges will give scores based on things such as height of jump, enthusiasm, distance of splash and stickability (the amount of mud which clings to each competitor).

The event will be held as part of the park’s autumn Play Day on Wednesday October 30, which will also include other free activities such as mud pits, kite flying, welly wanging, a leaf mountain and arts and crafts.

The park was founded by Charles Wicksteed, who invented the modern day slide and swing, as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ health and well-being.

See www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

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