A host of activities for the whole family are on offer at an International Fun Day in Wolverhampton on Saturday (10 August, 2013).

The free event at Heath Town Park will include dancing, fairground rides, foods from across the globe and a mini football tournament.

It takes place between 11am and 4pm and is being held to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Heath Town, New Park and Springfield areas of Wolverhampton.

The International Fun Day is the result of a collaboration between a host of local community groups and larger organisations including West Midlands Police, Wolverhampton City Council and Wolverhampton Homes.

Along with the police, the city council helped sponsor the event by funding the Wolverhampton Somali Community Organisation, and is offering additional support through the Heathfield Park Local Neighbourhood Partnership and the Youth Service. Assistant Police Commissioner Mohammed Nazir will also be attending the event.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "We don't often get the chance to celebrate all the different cultures which have made Wolverhampton home and this is great way to bring the community together and, just as importantly, have some fun."

  • released: Thursday 8 August, 2013