A new festival kicks off in Weymouth today, so we thought we'd put together everything you need to know.

Love Your Weymouth will take place at Weymouth Town Council Chambers on Commercial Road between 10am and 2pm.

This new and free event aims to bring people together from across the town to get tips on energy-saving, healthy eating and what can be done to tackle the effects of climate change.

It’s being held during the school holidays so that families can come along and get involved in some of the free activities.

Children can make some hanging water catchers, and windmills or just do some colouring, whilst a face painter will be doing nature-themed face paints including butterflies. 

There will also be an opportunity to jump on a smoothie bike that will be at the event and make a pedal-powered drink.

Local group the Friendly Food Club will be at the festival demonstrating some great recipes to sample and festival goers can grab a free recipe card.

On the line-up, there will be tips and talks from organisations including the Repair Café, Weymouth Town Council, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Greenpeace.

Ants On A Rock will also be there talking about invertebrates and how to look after them. The event promises an array of environment stalls from local groups and organisations.  

On top of all this, there is a free entry prize draw with some great prizes kindly donated by Nothe Fort, Sealife Centre, Sandworld, Weymouth Swimming Pool, Ridgewater Energy, Coastline Cruises and our very own Weymouth Town Council beach resort team. 

In response to the climate threat, Weymouth Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and is committed to making the Council’s activities net zero carbon by 2030.  

For more information visit: weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk/events-in-weymouth/