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Get out and get active at Thurrock’s parks this Easter

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CHILDREN and adults in Thurrock can take part in various park activities during the Easter half-term.

As part of the ‘Active Parks’ Easter programme, and subject to weather conditions, some parks around the borough will host a series of free morning, afternoon and fun day sessions from Monday 8 April to Monday 22 April. Events are being organised by Thurrock Council and local community groups, and include Easter egg hunts, trails and sports.

Four main activity days will run from 11am to 4pm during the two-week break, which focus on getting the whole family involved in a range of fun sports and Easter events. These free days will be held at the below venues and rolled out to other parks in the borough as the scheme develops:

· West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Grays, on Tuesday 9 April

· Grays Town Park, Grays, on Thursday 11 April

· Dilkes Park, South Ockendon, on Tuesday 16 April

· Anchor Fields Park, Tilbury, on Thursday 18 April

Other smaller April events have also been organised and include:

· A mini sports day at Quince Tree Park, South Ockendon, on Wednesday April 10

· Cage cricket at Grays Town Park, Grays, on Thursday April 11

· Easter trail at Coalhouse Fort Park, East Tilbury, on Sunday April 14

· Outdoor gym session and cage cricket at West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Grays, on Monday April 15

· Cage cricket at Grays Town Park, Grays, on Friday April 19

The above will complement activities organised by community groups and friends of park groups. These events will take place at Hardie Park, Stanford-le-Hope; Purfleet parks; Gobions Park, East Tilbury; and Bulphan Park.

Posters promoting the morning, afternoon and fun day Easter sessions will be put up on park noticeboards in advance. No booking necessary ­— residents can turn up on the day.

The ‘Active Parks’ Easter programme is just one of many initiatives rolled out across school holidays to boost residents’ connection with nature, the outdoors and Thurrock parks.

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