SLIME making, archery tag and rodeo bull riding are among activities lined up for a free family fun day.

Children and families are welcome to attend the very first Wheatley and Holton Play and Activity Day on Saturday, July 6.

The event takes place from 11am until 3pm at Holton Playing Fields, opposite Wheatley Park School.

More than 15 organisations from Wheatley will be involved, offering free activities including cycle trails, go-karting, face painting, coding and seed planting.

There will also be a fire engine, smoothie-making bikes, bird box making and a host of craft and sport sessions.

The main event starts at 11am but there will be a 'quiet hour' from 10-11am, for anyone who might find the main event too noisy or busy.

People can bring picnics or buy food including cakes from Wheatley WI, a barbecue put on by Wheatley Football Club, strawberries and cream from Wheatley Explorer Scouts, and DIY wraps by The Maple Tree.

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All proceeds will go to charity.

Oxfordshire Play Association has been working with Wheatley and Holton parish councils to organise the event, and it is one of 12 similar events that the organisation will deliver across the county.

Doug Lamont, chairman of Wheatley Parish Council, said: "Wheatley Parish Council has been keen to support this fabulous event, which celebrates all the benefits of play, sport and being part of our community.

"We have made a special focus on offering activities for young people, and hope they will help us to improve the services we can offer them in the future.

"We are extremely grateful for the support from local organisations and businesses who will be involved on the day or have provided financial support."

Martin Gillett of the Play Association said: "Play Days celebrate all the benefits of play and spending time together.

"Both [Wheatley and Holton] communities have really supported the event, and we have lots of local organisations involved that support play, the community and young people."