The Commonwealth Games’ baton relay has so far seen it travel thousands of miles, passing through paces like Jamaica, Now it is coming to King’s Lynn.

A host of free family sports activities are planned to mark the Commonwealth Games’ baton passing through King’s Lynn.

The baton has travelled all over the world on its journey to Birmingham where the games are due to be held in late July.

So far it has visited countries as far afield as Australia, Jamaica, India and Malta as it weaves its way around the globe.

It is scheduled to arrive in Lynn on Saturday, July 9, when Lynnsport will host a morning of free activities including football, hockey, tennis, disability sports, skatepark, gymnastics and athletics.

Sam Sandell, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for people and communities, said: “It’s a great opportunity for local people to get involved in the build up to the games in Birmingham.

“It is also a great opportunity to showcase the sports facilities we have on offer and encourage more people to think about taking up activities that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.

“I hope many people will come along and cheer on our local batonbearer.”

Thousands of batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the baton during the journey through England, including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their community, whether that be in sport, education, the arts, culture or charity.

Between 40 and 130 batonbearers will carry the baton each day, and the relay will reach hundreds of villages, towns and cities during its tour of the country.

The identity of Lynn’s batonbearer is yet to be announced.

Phil Batty, director of the baton relay, said: “We hope communities across the country join the excitement, attend events near them, line the streets to cheer on our incredible batonbearers and celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”