Children and parents in Nottingham are invited to try their hand at a whole host of free, fun activities as ParkLives hosts its biggest event in the city yet this summer.
The Family Fun Day will take place on Wednesday 12th August, 10am – 4pm at Forest Recreation Ground. Families will have the chance to try a mix of traditional and unusual activities, from dance and yoga to reggae aerobics and water zorbing.
Main arena programme
- 11.30am Yoga
- 12-12.30 Reggae Aerobics
- 12.45-1.15pm Tug of War
- 1pm – Orienteering (ongoing for afternoon)
- 1.15-1.45pm Boot Camp
- 2-2.30pm Zumba
- 2.45-3.15 tai Chi
- 3.30-4pm Family Yoga
Tennis, table tennis, rugby, football and netball sessions will be delivered in a designated ‘sports zone’, and there will be the opportunity for families to take part in nostalgic sports day competitions, including a midday tug of war and regular fun races throughout the day, so why not come along and bring a picnic?
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dave Trimble said: “ParkLives’ events have been a huge success with families in Nottingham, so the summer holidays is the perfect time to bring people together to try something new, whilst keeping the children entertained all day.
“The Family Fun Day is a unique chance to try out as many activities as you’d like for free, and perhaps gain a new hobby or interest. We’re looking forward to our diverse community, both young and old, coming together as one.”
ParkLives is part of Coca-Cola Great Britain’s commitment to invest £20m between now and 2020 in programmes to encourage and support people to be physically active.
Liz Lowe, ParkLives lead at Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “The Family Fun Day at Forest Recreation Ground is the perfect opportunity for parents and children to come out, enjoy the sun and their local green space while trying out something new and making friends.
“There are going to be activities for everyone to get involved in, no matter what age or ability they are, so we’d encourage everyone to come along and check out what’s happening in their local park.”
A full ParkLives timetable – including a postcode park finder – can be found at www.parklives.com, where people can also register and book to attend free sessions ran by trained instructors. Those interested can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Family Fun Day will run from 10am until 4pm.
Click link below for a map of the park and to get directions:
About ParkLives in Nottingham
ParkLives activities will take place throughout the summer in the following parks:
|Broxtowe Country Park||Nottingham Road||Broxtowe Country Park|
|Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground||Bulwell Forest Golf Club, Hucknall Road, Nottingham||Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground|
|Bulwell Hall Park||Nottingham||Bulwell Hall Park|
|Clifton Playing Fields||Farnborough Road, Nottingham||Clifton Playing Fields|
|Colwick Country Park||Colwick Road||Colwick Country Park|
|Colwick Woods SSSI Nature Reserve||Nottingham||Colwick Woods SSSI Nature Reserve|
|Peggy’s Park||Edwards Lane, Nottingham||Peggy’s Park|
|Harvey Hadden / Billborough Park||Wigman Rd, Bilborough, Nottingham||Harvey Hadden / Billborough Park|
|Highfields Park||University Boulevard, Lenton, Nottinghamshire||Highfields Park|
|King Edwards Park||Carlton Road, Nottingham||King Edwards Park|
|Lenton Recreation Ground||Derby Road, Lenton, Nottingham||Lenton Recreation Ground|
|Radford Recreation Ground||Ilkeston Road, Nottingham||Radford Recreation Ground|
|Southglade Park||Southglade Road, Nottingham||Southglade Park|
|St Ann’s Allotments||Ransom Road, Nottingham||St Ann’s Allotments|
|Sycamore Recreation Ground St Ann’s||Hungerhill Road, Nottingham||Sycamore Recreation Ground St Ann’s|
|The Arboretum||Waverley Street, Nottingham||The Arboretum|
|The Forest Recreation Ground||Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham||The Forest Recreation Ground|
|Vernon Park||Vernon Avenue, Basford, Nottingham||Vernon Park|
|Victoria Embankment||Victoria Embankment, Nottingham||Victoria Embankment|
|Wollaton Park||Wollaton, Nottingham||NG8 2AE|