Redland council and sporting groups offer school kids a bash at sports like tennis, softball, cricket, rugby league, soccer and gymnastics

Redland City Council and local sporting organisations will host a free come and try day from 9am to 12pm on Saturday 15 February, promoting sports on Redlands Coast.

Mayor Karen Williams said the day was aimed at children six to 12 years and would give families the chance to meet with local clubs, ask questions and have a go at a range of sports.

GOOD FUN: Children enjoy play-based sports at a fun session.

GOOD FUN: Children enjoy play-based sports at a fun session.

"Redlands Coast has an abundance of fantastic sporting clubs and activities, and this is a chance for the local community to come along to Redland Showgrounds and connect with them," Cr Williams said.

"With so many options, it can be daunting to find the right fit - particularly if your child is just starting to get into sports and you are looking for a team or a schedule that suits your family needs.

"This will be a one stop shop for primary school children and their parents to come along, talk to club members and representatives, have fun and sign on if they wish to."

With almost 30 stalls already confirmed, sports represented include AFL, basketball, cricket, soccer, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, skipping, softball, tennis, tae kwon do, BMX and touch football.

The day will be fun and flexible, allowing the children to choose which sports they would like to try, with timed rotations so they have the chance to try multiple activities.

Redlands Coast Sports Gala is from 9am to noon on Saturday, February 15, at Norm Price Park - Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland.

It is aimed at ages sic to 12 years. People can register on or can just turn up on the day.