A SPORTS centre held a have-a-go day of activities to promote sport and fitness.

Families were invited to Manningtree Sports Centre on Saturday to try out a host of different games.

The event at the Tendring Council-run centre saw dodgeball, wall climbing and bouncy soft play among the activities up to try.

Phil Lewis, duty officer at Manningtree Sports Centre, said it was a great day with 70 people turning up to have-a-go.

“Those who took part had a fun time, and this was a good way to show people what top facilities they have right on their doorstep,” he added.

A tombola was also held in aid of the Essex Air Ambulance, which raised £50.