Free fun events for families as Love Parks Week launches

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

(Saturday 25 July) The summer holidays are here and more than ever, families are looking for cost-effective ways to entertain the whole family on a budget. And this even more this year than in previous years.

Staycations are on the books for a lot of people and parks are a great way to spend some time of your staycation, your vacation at home.

Love Parks Week, organized by parks charity GreenSpace, kicked off on Saturday, July 25, and offers the perfect way to beat the kids’ boredom on a budget, with hundreds of family-friendly events taking place in parks and green spaces across the country.

With over 600 events ranging from live music events and family fun days to art workshops and sports days, there will be plenty to keep the kids active and entertained!

The campaign runs between Saturday 25 July and Sunday 2 August 2009 and celebrates all that parks have to offer, while calling for continued investment and support for these valuable community assets.

To find Love Parks Week events happening in your area visit

Paul Bramhill, Chief Executive of GreenSpace, said: “Love Parks Week is a great opportunity to celebrate what parks and green space mean to communities. In the current financial climate parks are more important than ever – they are free to visit and provide opportunities to improve health, relax and unwind, enjoy nature, play and have fun.

“This year we want as many people as possible to show support for the campaign by attending an event and taking advantage of what these fantastic places have to offer.”

Love Parks Week is an annual campaign, organized by parks charity “GreenSpace”. The campaign was founded in 2006 and has grown steadily. It is now established as a major event that is celebrated in parks across the country.

Over 600 events will be taking place across the UK, with an expected 400,000 people
attending a Love Parks Week event.

“GreenSpace” is a registered charity which works to improve parks and green spaces by raising awareness, involving communities and creating skilled professionals. For more information please go to

For more information about specific events, organizer contact details can be found on the Love Parks Week What’s on guide at

© 2009