Nottingham’s autumn ParkLives programme has now launched with a host of sessions the whole family can enjoy such as buggy fit, hula hooping and SUP yoga.

Run by Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Nottingham City Council, ParkLives is ideal for residents looking for ways to become more active and social in their local parks this autumn.

The autumn timetable also features activities that have already proven popular with Nottingham families over the summer months, such as:
• SUP Yoga [Sundays, 10am, Highfields Park] – outdoor yoga for families, promoting good fitness, health and state of mind; it will improve your flexibility as well as your all-round strength and fitness

• Canoe Rafting and High Ropes [Colwick Country Park Adventure Centre, various dates and times during October half-term] – a chance for families to enjoy the thrills and excitement of canoe rafting and high ropes

• Get into Golf [Woodthorpe Grange Park, Wollaton Park, various dates and times] – free golf coaching sessions. It’s never been easier to get started. Get active, get healthy, and have fun. All kit provided

In addition to the extended autumn timetable, local families can also get involved with bespoke sessions for Older Persons Day (1st October), Women’s Sport Week (3rd – 9th October), World Mental Health Day (10th October) and October half-term (17th October – 30th October).

The new timetable will run until 30th of October, with daily activities available in more than 15 parks across the city. All sessions are between an hour and two hours long, and are led by supportive and friendly trained instructors from the local area.

View the full timetable and save a space online at:

Eddie Curry, Head of Parks, Open Spaces and Investment Funding, said: “More and more people in Nottingham are seeing the benefits of enjoying activities in their local green spaces, and the ParkLives programme is the perfect way to do this.

“These classes are completely free and there’s something on offer for everyone, from children to older people. I’d encourage everyone to give it a try and find out how fun and sociable it can be. We’re also asking people to keep checking the ParkLives website to find out more about the upcoming winter programme.”

Liz Lowe, ParkLives lead at Coca-Cola Great Britain, said: “ParkLives in Nottingham is continuing to offer a whole host of fun, free activities as we head into the autumn months. We’ve got everything from traditional family games like badminton and tennis, to weird and wonderful activities like buggy fit and high ropes to keep the entire family entertained.

“ParkLives is all about bringing communities together to enjoy fun, free activities in their local green spaces. It’s a great opportunity to get out there and try something new with your friends and family, have fun and be active in the great outdoors.”

ParkLives launched in 2014 and is part of a £20 million commitment by Coca-Cola Great Britain to invest in community-based programmes. ParkLives now runs in 45 locations including ten cities across the UK: Birmingham, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Newham (London), Swansea, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent.