Give it a Go at free Hampstead Heath activity day

Hampstead Heath’s annual ‘Give it a Go’ activity day will take place on Sunday 16 July at Parliament Hill from 1pm to 5pm.

Organised by the City of London Corporation, which manages Hampstead Heath as a registered charity, this free health and wellbeing event is an opportunity to try out a new sport or activity or have a health check.

Sports that will be on offer include croquet, fencing, fishing, fitness classes, football, ping pong, rugby, tennis and much more.

There will also be music on the bandstand from two bands (the 286 and Les Domingos), food stalls and other activities. And All Dogs Matter are hosting a charity dog show from 11am until 4pm.

The event is aimed at all age groups and young people can collect a stamp for each activity to fill in their ‘Passport for Success’.

Partner organisations including the NHS and Camden Council will be on hand with advice and information.

Chair of the Hampstead Heath Management Committee, William Upton, said:

“The Heath is such an important place for physical and mental wellbeing and Give it a Go will showcase some of the many activities on offer here and in the local community.

“It’s a great opportunity to try out a new sport on the Heath and perhaps find a new hobby.”

The Mayor of Camden, Nazma Rahman, said:

“I am thrilled to congratulate Give It A Go event as they celebrate their 10th year at Hampstead Heath.

“This event is a wonderful chance for families and friends to come together, be active, and enjoy the great outdoors. The energy and enthusiasm of everyone involved is truly inspiring.

“Thank you for creating such a fun and inclusive event for our community. Here's to many more years of success!”

The City Corporation protects over 11,000 acres of open space in London and south east England, including Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, and over 200 smaller sites in the Square Mile, investing over £38m a year.

The City Corporation’s open spaces, most of which are charitable trusts, are run at little or no cost to the communities that they serve.

They include important wildlife habitats, Special Areas of Conservation, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and National Nature Reserves.

They remove around 16,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere a year, equivalent to 44% of the City Corporation’s annual carbon footprint.

They are protected from being built on by special legislation.

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk