Have a blast in a Thanet park this summer

Contributed by editor on May 24, 2017 - 07:00 AM


If you’re looking to have a blast in the park this summer, look no further!


A new scheme, led by Thanet District Council’s Sport 4 NRG project, will be giving 8+ year olds and their families an incentive to access their local park by getting involved in a variety of FREE sports and physical activities. This is part of the ParkLives with StreetGames initiative.

The brand new sessions which take place from Thursday 25 May in Margate, and Friday 26 May in Newington, Ramsgate, are not only designed to give participants the chance to have fun and keep active, but also to find out about other ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

There will be a range of activities at each of the sessions, including: Panna Football, Volleyball, Tug of war, circuit training, mini ParkRuns, Basketball, team games, individual challenges and much more. The sessions will initially run each week until September, but there is potential for the sessions to be a permanent fixture on the Sport 4 NRG calendar.

Colin Rouse, Sport 4 NRG lead and Sports Development Officer at Thanet District Council, said: “The sessions will utilise some of Thanet’s fantastic parks and open spaces to help local children and their families keep active and learn about how to lead a healthier lifestyle by engaging in sport outdoors.

“The sessions will provide a variety of activities, so no matter what your ability make sure you come along and try something new. The sessions are completely FREE, so there are no barriers to participating - simply turn up, sign up and get involved.”

A key aim of the ParkLives initiative is to provide young people and their families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to access their local parks regularly and independently.

Margate ParkLives – Launches Thursday 25th May, Dane Park Margate at Multi-use games area between 5.30pm and 6.30pm

Newington ParkLives – Launches Friday 26th May, Newington Centre at Multi-use games area between 6pm and 7pm

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