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Have you heard of ParkLives?

Did you know that it was created to try and increase people's activity levels and was funded by Coca Cola Great Britain?

The programme targeted 10 cities across the UK and provided them with guaranteed funding for 4 years. 

Parklives Multisport (IS)
ParkLives in Wales incorporated 3 Local Authorities; Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea and the scheme took place between 2016 - 2020.  Each area offered FREE activities in local parks and open spaces and targeted people who would not necessarily use their local gyms or leisure centre facilities.  ParkLives encouraged people to become more active, meet new people, have fun and get involved in a variety of different activities in their local community regardless of their age, gender, income or culture.  Over the 4 year period 4,207 activities took place in Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea with a staggering 49,422 participants attending them! In 2020 ParkLives stopped being funded by Coca Cola Great Britain but the project has continued to be delivered in Swansea.   

 

The Covid-19 pandemic prevented any face-to-face activities from taking place until August 2020 and when activities were restarted, we followed the latest Government rules and regulations. During the pandemic virtual sessions were delivered to the public.

 

Parklives Mountain Bikes
In 2021 we were able to develop our ParkLives programme further through Covid recovery funding from Sport Wales. This enabled us to develop and provide free or low cost sessions for all age groups from 2 year olds to 80+ year olds. Sessions included balance bikes, low impact fitness, mountain boarding, multi sports, Nordic walking, tai chi and a water sports programme. In 2022 we will be introducing a small fee for some of our sessions and hope that our participants will understand and continue to enjoy them.

During the May half term holidays we have lots more fun activities taking place across many areas of Swansea for all age ranges! 

 

Our primary school age children can attend multi sports sessions which offer a variety of different games to play.  We will have mountain bikes and stand up paddle boarding for families.  We are also collaborating with them about what they would like to see offered on the programme so keep your eyes peeled before summer when some of the sessions they have requested will be available. After the success of delivering our Inclusive sports camps in February half term and the Easter holidays, we will repeat this during May half term.

Check out the full list of activities and book a place via ticketsource: www.ticketsource.co.uk/swanseasportandhealth

 

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