Published: 12:00 PM, 12 July 2021
Adventure play, football,wildlife exploration, climbing and barbecues are just some of the eventsplanned in a 200-strong list of activities in Tower Hamlets’ Summer Activityprogramme, launched today (July, 6).
The council and partnerorganisations have teamed up to offer the action-packed programme of online andface-to-face summer activities, which also includes athletics, drama, theatre,family play, cooking workshops, teddy bear picnics to support families inkeeping children learning, entertained and active this summer.
As well as hosting free events,the council has invested £10 million as part of its parks capital programmewhich includes improving play facilities to encourage families to make the mostof the borough’s outdoor spaces, especially on bright summer days.
Following a consultation withresidents including children and young people, Weavers Fields playground hasbeen fitted with new equipment to increase accessibility for children and youngpeople with special needs and disabilities, including new seat swings, anaccessible trampoline, ramps, sensory experiences including musicalinstruments, different textures and spaces and quiet play spaces.
Weavers children's playground
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets,was joined by children at the new and accessible playground at Weavers Fieldsto launch this year’s summer activities programme. He said:
“I’m delighted that as weslowly recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and as lockdownrestrictions are eased, we are supporting a healthy recovery by offering avariety of leisure activities and facilities for all families and young peopleto keep active or entertained indoors and outdoors, over the summer holiday.”
Cllr Sabina Akhtar, Cabinet Member,for Culture, Arts and Brexit, said:
“Our summer activitiesprogramme and rejuvenated playgrounds like this one at Weavers Fields, and themany parks and open spaces on offer in Tower Hamlets all provide much neededsupport to families.”
All events will follow thelatest government guidance on Covid-19. For more information on the eventstaking place this summer, visit www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/summerevents