Sports and leisure

Active Parks

Active Parks is a local programme to help you get out, get active and enjoy Thurrock's parks and open spaces. Our Active Parks summer programme takes place throughout July and August 2019.

You don't have to book in advance – just turn up on the day and join in for free.

Activities are weather dependent. Wear comfy footwear, loose clothing and bring plenty of water for the whole session.

* Parks marked with an asterisk are part of South Ockendon's Summer Active Passport scheme, where families join in as many activities as possible to receive a medal and prize on the 21 August at the South Ockendon Centre fun day.

Week 1

Date Park Activity Time
Monday 29 July Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Multi- activities 2pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 30 July West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 31 July Langdon Hill Country Park, One Tree Hill, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 9NH Outdoor activities 10:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 31 July Play area at Cherwell Grove, South Ockendon, RM15 6DB* Bug hunting in Brannets Wood 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday 1 August Corringham Recreation Ground, Larkswood Road, Corringham, SS17 9DG Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Thursday 1 August Horndon on the Hill Recreation Ground, Orsett Road, SS17 8NR Multi-activities 2pm to 4:30pm

Week 2

Date Park Activity Time
Monday 5 August Open Space, Quince Tree Close, South Ockendon, RM15 6NL* Multi- activities 10am to 12:30pm
Monday 5 August Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Multi- activities 2pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 6 August West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 6 August Aveley Recreation Ground, High Street, Aveley, RM14 4BX Multi-activities 2:30pm to 5pm
Wednesday 7 August Orsett Heath open space, Heath Road, Grays, RM16 4XH Multi-activities, part of National Play Day 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 7 August South Ockendon Recreation Ground, Cliff Place, South Ockendon, RM15 6QR* Tennis session, outdoor gym, cricket 10am to midday
Thursday 8 August Corringham Recreation Ground, Larkswood Road, Corringham, SS17 9DG Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Thursday 8 August Horndon on the Hill Recreation Ground, Orsett Road, SS17 8NR Multi-activities 2pm to 4:30pm

Week 3

Date Park Activity Time
Monday 12 August Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Multi- activities 2pm to 4:30pm
Tuesday 13 August West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 13 August Delafield Open Space, Delafield Road, Grays, RM17 6AR Multi-activities 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 14 August Purfleet fun day, Centurion Way, Purfleet, RM19 1QG Multi-activities 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 14 August Dilkes Park, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5LT* Activities run by Friends of Dilkes Park 10am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 14 August Walk to Dilkes Park, starting from the shelter at Bonnygate park, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5AF* Walk and picnic in the park 4pm to 6pm
Thursday 15 August Corringham Recreation Ground, Larkswood Road, Corringham, SS17 9DG Multi-activities 10am to 12:30pm
Thursday 15 August Bulphan Recreation Ground, Church Road, Bulphan, RM14 3RU Multi-activities 2pm to 4:30pm

Week 4

Date Park Activity Time
Monday 19 August Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Multi-activities –sports day 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 20 August West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Multi-activities – sports day 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 21 August South Ockendon Centre fun day, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX* Multi-activities – sports day 11am to 3pm
Thursday 22 August Horndon on the Hill Recreation Ground, Orsett Road, SS17 8NR Multi-activities Sports day and opening of new play ground 11am to 3pm

Week 5

Date Park Activity Time
Wednesday 28 August Walk to Davy Down from the play area at Cruick Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 6EL Walk and picnic in the park, plus rock painting 11am to 2pm

Be an Active Parks volunteer

Email us if you would like to volunteer at these sessions or to offer suggestions for future events or activities in your local park.

Sports and leisure

: sports@thurrock.gov.uk