It would not be summer without a festival.

And in June, the Family Wellbeing Festival is being staged in Rivington for a second year.

Fun activities from paddle boarding to axe-throwing are coming to Rivington this summer.

There will also be educational talks on physical and mental health.

Taking place on June 16, the event put on by the same creators of It’s Mental Live, is a chance for families to get outdoors this summer and take part in fun activities while learning about how important personal wellbeing is.

There will be different zones for people to take part in, such as the activity zone, which will allow people to try their hand at axe throwing, mountain biking, tug-of-war, walking trails and even history tours as part of the action.

A separate zone for water-based activities will include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and a chance to jump into an ice bath.

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In the community compass zone, people can learn about volunteering opportunities and projects in the summer that align with them.

And for the creative people in Bolton, there will be messy play for children, bush craft, and story time adventures.

Live cooking demonstrations will take place outside, meditation, guided walks, yoga, dance therapy, nutrition advice and the chance to grow your own vegetables, a veterans retreat, and finally, a knowledge college for support on things like self-love.

Cllr Ryan Bamforth for Horwich and Blackrod First Independents attended the first event last year.

He said: “They did it last year and it was successful.

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“It gives residents the chance to get together with families and try something new and different.

“It gives children experiences they wouldn’t normally get.

“These activities help grow confidence and leadership skills as well as fitness and having more outdoor fun.”

Let’s Keep Bolton Moving is also involved in the event and will be doing holistic health talks.

Tennis players from Bolton and surrounding areas will also be at the event to help promote mental and physical health.

Cllr Bamforth said: “A lot of it will be educating people on health, and on things they can do outdoors.

“It’s getting people out of the house.

“I remember growing up in 80s and 90s we were constantly up in trees and things and didn’t have distractions of phones.

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“The directors are invested in this and genuinely care about this, they are like this with their own kids.

“These people are phenomenal and are truly inspirational people.”

The experience will also be introduced in a tour at the Spring Cottage in Rivington on April 15, where the team will talk about the festival and what their visions are for Bolton.

To find out more and get tickets, visit the website.