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In a Nutshell

The Energy Sport & STEM Festival is a Scottish Sports and Outdoor Adventure Festival. Our non-profit community event aims to encourage positive health and wellbeing by providing taster sessions in a wide range of activities, delivered by the best local businesses.

 

The festival provides a broad spectrum of fun and engaging activities and grassroots workshops for the whole family to enjoy, including racquet & ball sports, running, cycling, fitness and outdoor adventure, just to name a few. We also run our very popular colour gauntlet over the whole weekend to challenge families and friends

 

For 2022, we have moved to the extremely accessible location of the North Inch, Perth, Scotland, so why not join us on 29th/ 30th July 2023? Entry is free! 😁

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  • Where can I park at Energy Festival?
    We are located very close to the centre of Perth City. The following are some suggested nearby car parks: Rose Terrace, Scott Street Car Park, Canal Street Car Park, West Mill Street Car Park, Charles Street Car Park, Leonard Street Car Park (4-hour max stay, £1.30 per hour). South Inch Car Park, Canal Street Multi-Storey Car Park, Victoria Street Car Park, Thimblerow Car Park, St Leonard's Bank, Edinburgh Road, Shore Road, Riverside, Gowrie Street, Commerical Street (10-hour max stay, £1.30 per hour). Disabled Parking; Free parking spaces exclusively for the use of blue badge holders are provided on various city centre streets and in most Council operated car parks. Blue badge holders are permitted to park in any Council controlled on or off-street parking bay free of charge. Blue badge holders may also park at other on-street locations subject to the normal conditions of use of their badges. Park & Ride is also available: Broxden Park & Ride is located at a small service area just off the M90 on the outskirts of Perth. Stagecoach bus services 7A and 7B provide an easy link between Broxden and Perth City Centre. These services operate via Scone P&R, Perth city centre, Hillend and Broxden P&R. A day return ticket is priced at just £1.60, with children travelling for 80p. Parking is free at Broxden P&R. Journeys to the city centre run up to every 20 minutes, Mondays to Saturdays and up to every 30 minutes on Sundays. Scone Park & Ride is located just off Angus Road in Scone, ideal if you have travelled from Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie or Alyth. Stagecoach services 7 and 7A provide a link into the city centre from Scone Park & Ride. The route also extends to Hillend and Broxden Park & Ride. Parking is also free, and departures into Perth city centre are up to every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and up to every 30 minutes on Sundays.
  • Where can i charge my electric vehicle?
    Electric Vehicle Charging can be found at the following locations: Asda Perth, Kestrel Way, Tesco Extra Perth, Mill Street, Canal Street Car Park, Tesco Superstore Edinburgh Road, Perth Royal Infirmary, Cameron Volkswagen.
  • How can I travel to Energy Festival by bus?
    The following buses will take you to Perth city centre, a short walk from the festival: Number 1 bus - Letham & Tulloch to Mill Street (Town Centre) Number 5 bus - Craigie and Moncrieffe to Mill Street Number 7 bus - Scone and Hillend to Mill Street Number 9 bus - North Muirton to Mill Street Number 14 bus - Ruthvenfield, Almondbank, Pitcairngreen to Mill Street Number 19 bus - Stirling and Blackford to Perth Number 34/34A buses - Luncarty, Stanley, Murthly, Spittalfield, Blairgowrie to Mill Street Number 36 bus - Glenrothes, Auchtermuchty, Newburgh, Abernethy, Bridge of Earn to Perth Number 57A bus - Dundee, St Madoes to Perth Number X56 bus - Edinburgh to Perth Number M10A bus - Glasgow to Perth Park & Ride is also available: Broxden Park & Ride is located at a small service area just off the M90 on the outskirts of Perth. Stagecoach bus services 7A and 7B provide an easy link between Broxden and Perth City Centre. These services operate via Scone P&R, Perth city centre, Hillend and Broxden P&R. A day return ticket is priced at just £1.60, with children travelling for 80p. Parking is free at Broxden P&R. Journeys to the city centre run up to every 20 minutes, Mondays to Saturdays and up to every 30 minutes on Sundays. Scone Park & Ride is located just off Angus Road in Scone, ideal if you have travelled from Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie or Alyth. Stagecoach services 7 and 7A provide a link into the city centre from Scone Park & Ride. The route also extends to Hillend and Broxden Park & Ride. Parking is also free, and departures into Perth city centre are up to every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and up to every 30 minutes on Sundays.
  • Can I travel by train to Energy Festival?
    Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre (20-minute walk to the North Inch) with regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. From Edinburgh, the journey takes 1 hour and 25 minutes. The direct train to Perth from Glasgow runs hourly from Queen Street and takes around an hour.
  • What is the age range for the activities?
    Our activities range from baby sensory activities, right the way through to activities suitable for adults - there is something for everyone!
  • Which activities are free and which are paid?
    We've worked with lots of organisations both local and national to ensure we provide as many free activities as possible, while also keeping festival entrance free. Some will ask a small unavoidable charge due to running costs, please see a breakdown below: Paid: colour gauntlet, Air-valocity shooting, fitness.22 laser shooting, bungee trampoline/water zorbing/climbing wall/total Wipeout , Willowgate Activity Centre axe throwing, Free - Kids Rugby, All-ages Rugby, Kids tennis, fishing, golf, all-ability bikes, sustrans led cycle ride, boogie bounce, pole fitness, wrestling, boxing, music lessons, wheelchair basketball and boccia, walking football, DR Bike Servicing, Army Inflatable Assault Course, Combat archery, Martial Arts, Live Active family fitness sessions, All Strong all-ability fitness circuits, kids yoga, bushcraft survival, play-area, badminton (indoors bells) Free - SSE STEM zone - Aberdeen science centre - athletic science, Glasgow science centre - Bodywork exhibition, Dundee science centre - Volcanoes and games, Army challenge and remote crane and VR, Navy STEM - submarines and Tech, SSEN power lines and inspection lift, Macrotritition - nutrition, Scottish Maths council - fun maths challenges. Energy Festival will host a free-play and picnic zone where families can relax, away from the hustle and bustle, eat their own food and play freely with some fun equipment.
  • Can children attend unsupervised?
    For the safety of all, but especially the children, we cannot allow younger children to be unsupervised around the Festival. Under 12’s must be supervised at all times.
  • Is there food and drink available at Energy Festival?
    We'll have lots of tasty, healthy food and some sweet treats available: Food outlets attending: The Bulldog Frog (exciting street food), Fraser’s Pizza Caravan (Authentic Wood-Fired Pizza), Macrotrition (Healthy Prepared Meals), BLT Catering (Fresh Doughnuts), Starfish Cakes and Bakes (Brownies, Cookies, Cupcakes etc), Drinks & Coffee: Wild Highlands LTD (Hot Drinks and branded reusable cups), Procaffeinate Coffee Truck (Hot drinks, iced coffee and baked goods), Pawsitive Panda (hot drinks and baked goods). Energy Festival will host a free-play and picnic zone where families can relax, away from the hustle and bustle, eat their own food and play freely with some fun equipment.
  • Will there be toilet facilities at Energy Festival?
    Energy Festival will be providing attendees with toilet facilities - including Portaloo’s, urinals and a disabled access toilet.
  • What are the disabled access arrangements?
    The festival is located on the short, well-trimmed grass of the North Inch. If wet weather occurs, wheelchair access may be challenging on the grass. The North Inch is surrounded by a paved path, where all the action can be viewed from. Wheelchair activities can be found outside Bells sports centre on the hard standing - which will be fully accessible at all times. Disabled toilets will be available.
  • Can i bring my Dog to Energy Festival?
    Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Energy Festival, they must remain on their leads at all times and be good around children. Dog waste bins are available all the way around the inch. Please be aware that there may be adults and children that are nervous around dogs and there may be occasions where there are crowds and enclosed spaces to navigate.
  • How much does it cost to enter the colour run?
    Adults - age 16 and over are £11 each Children - £9 each Children under 12 must be escorted by at least one adult.
  • Is the colour powder safe?
    Our colour powder is non-toxic and non-irritant. Designed for fun events it is compliant with the EN-71-3 standard and is 100% edible, but we prefer to wear it than eat it!
  • How long is the colour gauntlet?
    Approximately 2.4km or 1.5 miles of colour powder, challenges, running, walking, jogging or skipping and sliding as you make your way round the perimeter of the North Inch.
  • What if the colour powder gets in my eyes?
    Our powder is non-toxic, you can just rinse with water, for added eye protection you could purchase a pair of our colour sunglasses!
  • How do i get the colour out of hair and skin?
    To get the powder out of hair and skin it is best to do this while still dry. Shake it off first, then rinse and possibly repeat.
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