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, where people can also register and book to attend free sessions ran by trained instructors. Those interested can also email for more information. The Family Fun Day will run from 10am until 4pm.

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About ParkLives in Nottingham

ParkLives activities will take place throughout the summer in the following parks:


Park Location
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

ParkLives Summer Family Fun Day