Glasgow’s summer ParkLives programme has now launched with brand new family-friendly sessions such as Highland Games, Kwik Cricket and even Baby Ballet.
Run by Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Glasgow Life, ParkLives is ideal for busy parents during the school holidays and offers a wide range of ways to entertain the family for free.
As well as the new sessions the summer timetable features activities that have already proven popular with Glasgow families, such as: Yoga in the Park, Tai Chi and Camp Canine.
The activities take place in a number of parks both in Glasgow and here on the southside, including, Victoria Park, Bellahouston Park and Queens Park.
The ethos of the programme is to provide an exciting programme of daily fun and free activities that encourages people across the UK to get outdoors and enjoy the parks and green spaces in their local community.
Now in its third year, the programme runs in ten cities nationwide as well as reaching 35 further locations through a long-standing partnership with Coca-Cola and charity partner, StreetGames (www.streetgames.org) and their doorstep sports club network Scotland.
Running on a daily basis throughout the summer months, ParkLives’ roster of free activities will evolve with local demand to meet the needs of the local communities the programme serves. Bringing together the regional insight and expertise of local authorities with the communications expertise and funding from Coca-Cola, the programme aims to break down some of the often-cited barriers to participating in physical activity: cost, distance, lack of suitable and engaging provision and an absence of people to participate with.
Councillor Archie Graham, depute leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, said: “More and more people in Glasgow 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 young to senior citizens. I’d encourage everyone to give it a try .”
More informationat can be found at: https://www.parklives.com/activities