Nottingham’s busy mums and dads can keep the family entertained for free this half-term as ParkLives launches its Family Adventure Week, taking place in local parks until Friday 3rd June.

ParkLives Family Adventure Week will offer different types of activities, including archery and a scavenger hunt in the park. Activity sessions will take place in Wollaton Park, Southglade Park and Forest Recreation Ground.

ParkLives, a programme from Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Nottingham City Council, offers free and fun activity sessions in parks and green spaces throughout the spring and summer.

What’s going on during half term?

• Archery4All, 31st May–2nd June (various times) – following the European Archery Championships, Nottingham residents can pick up a bow and try their hand at the activity for free, with sessions on offer in Wollaton Park and Southglade Park

• Golf, 31st May–2nd June (various times) – grab a club and have a go at golf. Trained session leaders will be available to organise fun games and share top tips for getting a hole in one. Available in Wollaton Park and Southglade Park

• Summer scavenger hunt, 3rd June, 11am – use your detective skills to work your way around Forest Recreation Ground and find a number of nature’s hidden gems, from pine cones to spiders’ webs

All sessions are led by a trained activity leader from the local area. A full timetable – including a postcode-led local park finder – can be found at

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dave Trimble, said: “ParkLives is really gaining momentum now and the Family Adventure Week will be a great way to keep all the family entertained during half-term. With the European Archery Championship having taken place in the Old Market Square on the 28th and 29th of May, we expect the archery sessions to be very popular, but there are also many other equally exciting activities taking place during the week.”

Liz Lowe, ParkLives lead at Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “ParkLives is a fantastic way to explore your local area without breaking the bank during the school holidays. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out there, try something new and have fun. There are a range of new and exciting activities happening across the city to get Nottingham’s families outdoors and enjoying their local parks and green spaces together.”