Healthy Places projects Poole Park & Alderney

NEW 13th June 2018

Two Healthy Places projects are being delivered in a collaboration between Public Health DorsetBorough of Poole and Dorset Rewilding.

We’re working together to understand how we can increase access to Poole’s fantastic parks and greenspaces for young families who might not be enjoying them already. Spending time in greenspace is great for our health (as well as being fun!), but not everyone is able or knows how to get the most out of their local greenspace. We aim to learn how local people want to be able to use the open spaces, what might be making this difficult at the moment and introduce people to fun, free ways to get outside and enjoy them. 

The Projects

The projects have been funded by Public Health Dorset as part of the Healthy Places programme:

Families in the Park at Poole Park

Get Out and Play at Aspen Gardens and Alderney West

Public Health Dorset will be evaluating the impact of the projects so that we can learn how to enable more people to enjoy spending time in their local greenspace, and how this can support more people across Dorset to be healthier and happier.

Families in the Park

At Poole Park

A programme of FREE family sessions in Poole Park, for children to attend with their parents/guardians/families:

  • Tots in the Park (under 5s)

Every Thursday 5th July – 25th October, from 10am – 11.30am

  • Child Rewild (5-13 years)

Every Thursday 26th July – 30th August, from 1pm – 3pm

  • Green Hour Club (5-13 years)

Every Thursday 14th September – 19th October, from 3.30pm – 4.30pm

  • Tribe Adventures for the whole family

Bike ride 18th August

Dad & Kid Bushcraft 15th September

Halloween Family Fest 27th October

Please keep an eye on the Dorset Rewilding website for full details.

Get Out And Play

At Alderney – Aspen Gardens and Alderney West

A programme of FREE family sessions at two open spaces in Alderney, for children to attend with their parents/guardians/families:

  • Tots on the Green (under 5s)

Tuesdays at Aspen Gardens 17th July – 30th October

Thursdays at Alderney West 19th July – 1st November

  • Child Rewild (5-13 years)

Tuesdays at Aspen Gardens 31st July – 28th August

Thursdays at Alderney West 26th July – 30th August

  • Green Hour Club (5-13 years)

Tuesdays at Aspen Gardens 11th September – 30th October

Thursdays at Alderney West 13th September – 1st November

  • Family sessions

Family Sports Day at Aspen Gardens 4th August

Dads and Kids at Alderney West 1st September

Please keep an eye on the Dorset Rewilding website for full details.

Aspen Gardens

Poole BH12 4DG

Alderney West, area 1

Bedford Road South, Poole BH12 4PR

Alderney West, area 2

Also at Bedford Road North, Poole BH12 4PS

Poole Park

Parkstone Road, Poole BH15 2SF

Project details

Funding Public Health Dorset
Project Leaders
Toni Powell (Poole Park)
Kate Mitchell (Alderney)
T. 01202 261700
E. environment@poole.gov.uk

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