Action-packed games day for all the family

THE third annual Midlothian Games comes to Bonnyrigg’s King George V Park this summer.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th May 2012, 1:48 pm

The event is an opportunity for the whole family to try a range of sports, activities and training, including skiing, bungee trampoline, crazy golf, bungee football, bouncy boxing, climbing wall, football speed cage and more. A series of sports challenges will take place throughout the park, including 1km and 3km fun runs and Father’s Day sprints.

Participants can also enter the Midlothian Games events, a series of challenges based on Olympic sports.

Garry Sheret, head of Midlothian Council’s property and facilities, said: “Whether you want to try your hand at an Olympic sport, have a go at bungee football or catch a display from a local sport club, there’s something for all the family at the Midlothian Games.

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“Not only is it a day of family fun, it’s also an opportunity for people of all ages to get more active.”

The event will raise funds for Lothian Special Olympics, a charity for people with learning disabilities.

It will be held on Sunday, June 17 between 11am and 4pm.

Further information and entry forms are available at the council’s website,, or by calling 0131-561 6509.