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, with a packed programme of activities 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.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?

The Family Fun Day is part of ParkLives’ wider scheme – which is being delivered by Nottingham City Council in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain – offering a host of free activities across 16 of the city’s parks during the summer and beyond.

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