If you live in the Manchester area like me and are looking for some fab & free activities for the kids this summer then you need to read on about ParkLives.
ParkLives has launched hundreds of new free summer activity sessions, from Zumba to den building, in local parks for both adults & children. There’s a huge range of activities taking place every day in different parks around Manchester and they are completely free.
Alongside the more traditional outdoor activities like rounders, cricket and yoga, the new summer ParkLives timetable – which is being delivered by Manchester City Council in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain – includes quirky activities such as Roaming Rangers, Family Frisbee Golf and Family Fun Fitness. I’m really looking forward to the Roaming Rangers session we’re going to next week at Debdale Park, Archie will love it.
Free sessions will be held between 9.30am and 6.00pm every day of the summer holidays across seven community parks. Manchester residents are encouraged to come and try something new and there is no charge for any activities.
Highlights available throughout the summer include:
- Roaming Rangers – An outdoor adventure session for children aged 6 weeks to 8 years, including story time, crafts and themed activities.
- Family Frisbee Golf –Complete the course by landing the Frisbee in the basket in the fewest tries.
- Women and girls Zumba – A Latin-inspired dance fitness class aimed at women and girls
- Skateboarding – Aimed at children aged 8 -15 years – learn new tricks or simply have a go. Equipment provided.
- Family Fun Fitness – A fun session where families can get fit together
- Family Fun Fishing – Families can come along and try their hands at being fisherman.
- Den Building – Learn how to build their own hideaway and enjoy outdoor play. Aimed at children aged 8-15 years.
- Park Rugby – An introduction to the game ahead of the Rugby World Cup for children aged 8-15 years.
The sessions, which are typically an hour long, are all led by a trained activity leader. A full timetable – including a postcode park finder – can be found at www.parklives.com, where you can register and book your sessions.
This is such a fab initiative, especially for those on a budget but still want to get out and about with the kids. Will you be booking any sessions? Maybe I’ll see you there!