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Trafford Destination Parks 23rd July 2010 6pm-9pm

The three main Destination Parks events will be on:

Friday 23rd July from 6pm - 9pm in Longford Park
Friday 13th August from 6pm - 9pm in Stamford Park
Friday 20th August from 6pm - 9pm in Davyhulme Park

These events will include music, arts, sports and information … such as radio workshops, live performances, breakdancing, theatre, martial arts, skating skills, lazerquest, aerosol arts, pony rides, inflatable’s, information from connexions, friends of the earth …

If you would like to be involved with this event, we are looking for partners who may like to run activities, have a stall or come and help out for the evening. Please email hazel.okeefe@trafford.gov.uk or visit Trafford Council’s Destination Parks.

Update: This year’s event was sunny, enjoyable and very popular. Thanks to everyone that helped make this event a success.

2009 Trafford Council Destination Parks Events

Destination Parks is a program of events for young people over the holidays. There are many enjoyable events being held in Longford Park, Davyhulme Park, Stamford Park and Victoria Park. Some of the events being held at Longford Park include:-

Date Activity Time Age
10 July HAVIN’ A BLAST” Young people in Trafford present an Indie and rock music festival of local talent 6-9pm All Ages
11 July Sports coaching – Basketball, football etc. Come along and have a go 7-9pm All Ages
17 July Lacrosse for beginners. Ever played lacrosse?
Well now is your chance to play the fastest game on two feet! None contact games for mixed age groups will be played, so come and pick up a stick
7-9pm All Ages
18 July Dance and music with the Gorse Hill Studios –
Come and join in
6-9pm 10+
24 July Summer of Fun – family event –
for young people and all the FAMILY. Music, dance, pony rides, graffiti workshops, bouncy castle, face painters, arts and crafts, sports sessions
4.30-8.30pm Family
25 July Lacrosse for beginners. Ever played lacrosse?
Well now is your chance to play the fastest game on two feet! None contact games for mixed age groups will be played, so come and pick up a stick
7-9pm All Ages
31 July Dance and music with the Gorse Hill Studios –
Come and join in
6-9pm 10+
7 Aug Sports coaching – Basketball, football etc
Come along and have a go
6-8pm All Ages
8 Aug Dance and music with the Gorse Hill Studios –
Come and join in
6-9pm 10+
15 Aug Jamaica Day – A great day out in the park 10am-5pm Family
21 Aug TUSIT community group. Come and learn about
personal safety, kick boxing and Muay Thai (a form of thai boxing). Meet at pet’s corner
6-8pm All Ages
28 Aug Summer of Fun – family event –
for young people and all the FAMILY. Music, dance,pony rides, graffiti workshops, learn to MC, bouncy castle, face painters, arts and crafts.
3.30-7.30pm All Ages
29 Aug TUSIT community group. Come and learn about
personal safety, kick boxing and Muay Thai (a form of thai boxing). Meet at pet’s corner
6-8pm All Ages

All events are free and do not need to be booked in advance. Contact 0161 912 5579 for more details. For the full programme of events for all the parks please visit Trafford Council’s DestinationParks Events

Update: Images from a sunny and enjoyable ‘Summer of Fun’ event on the 24th July. Thanks to everyone that helped make this event a success.

Trafford Youth Service Presents Pandemonium Festival

Trafford Council Destination Parks 2008

A big thank you to the organizers of The Destination Parks event. Hopefully this enjoyable event will become a regular event and come back next year!


Sports activities, street dancing, storytelling and music workshops are among the variety of activities planned to make Trafford’s parks the place to be this summer.
Trafford Council’s Destination Parks programme aims to encourage the positive use of parks by local people and visitors in a bid to provide diversionary fun activities and ensure crime and anti-social behaviour is crowded out by fun events for all the family.

The council’s parks and community safety teams have worked closely with Greater Manchester Police and a range of other partners to develop three pilot schemes, which will take place this month (August) in Longford Park, Davyhulme Park and Stamford Park.

There is already a full schedule of events across our parks and these initiatives are providing an added opportunity for people to join in local activities in their parks. If the pilot events are a success, Destination Parks will be extended next year.

Longford Park, Friday 15 August, 5.30pm-8.30pm
• Trafford Urban Fitness Collective: Various sports activities
• Sale Moor Community Partnership: Graffiti art workshop
• Parktastic: Art/craft workshop with artist and play workers
• Spearfish: Street dance or break dance activity
• British Military Fitness: Assault course
• Police and PCSOs: Bike and phone tagging, mobile police unit
• Libraries: Storytelling and stall
• Gorse Hill Studios: Community radio
• Refreshments
• Rides and amusements