Sports centres are planning to throw their doors open for a free day of family fun.

Epping Sports Centre, Ongar Leisure Centre, Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool and Loughton Leisure are all hosting a ‘Big Family Challenge day’.

Sports and classes such as badminton, basketball and Popdance will cost nothing, as well as games and challenges.

There will also be prizes including a trip to Disneyland Paris and children’s activity vouchers.

The Big Family Challenge day will be held at Waltham Abbey, Ongar and Loughton Leisure Centres on February 8 and at Epping Sports Centre on February 2.

Family members of all ages are welcome.

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