Here comes a summer of free, active fun for residents of all ages

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Summer Activities guide 2018 features more than 160 free or low cost events and activities.

Residents of all ages can anticipate and plan for a summer of free active fun this year, with the unveiling of a jam-packed programme of events taking place from late June until early September.

Mayor John Biggs went down to the borough’s Urban Adventure Base in Mile End on Monday 18 June, where he was joined by dozens of school pupils for the launch of the Summer Activities guide 2018.

The council wants to make sure residents, including families on low incomes and those experiencing challenges in sourcing affordable or accessible holiday activities are able to take part in a range of community, cultural and leisure activities.

This year’s guide lists more than 160 free or low cost events and activities taking place at the Urban Adventure Base activity centre and in parks, estates, leisure centres and other venues across the borough.

Provided along with partners who include Play Association Tower Hamlets and GLL Leisure, activities featured in the guide range from football to pickling workshops to wild food walks and pizza making.

Annual family favourites such as a Great Day Out in Victoria Park also return this year with live music, fairground rides, arts and crafts and lots more.

Mayor John Biggs said:  “Knowing how to keep children and young people entertained through the school holidays can sometimes be daunting especially when things can cost so much. But we have an extensive range of fantastic, free and low cost activities that will keep everyone happy.”

Residents who aim to be more active and improve their fitness this year are invited to check out one of the borough’s new outdoor gyms, which are due to open in July and August with events including sports, games and children’s inflatables.

Councillor Amina Ali, Cabinet Member, for Culture, Arts and Brexit added: “This year, we have worked hard to put together a variety of exciting events and activities which promise to give children, young people, adults and the whole family a fabulous summer of, free fun.

With more than 160 events happening in parks, open spaces, estates, community and leisure centres this July to September, there is bound to be something of interest for everyone.”

Visit or pick up a copy of the Summer Activities guide 2018 at your local Idea Store, library, school or youth centre.


Posted on Monday 18th June 2018