Free Fun Activity Sessions for Glaswegians from Glasgow ParkLives

Park Lives Pic Peter Devlin

Park Lives Pic Peter Devlin

Glasgow ParkLives has launched hundreds of new free activity sessions, from giant twister to fitness bingo, in local parks including Bellahouston, Kelvingrove and Queens Park.

With 17 different activity types to try entirely free of charge, and activities taking place every day, There’s plenty for the whole family to get involved with. Alongside the more traditional outdoor activities like tennis, football and golf, the ParkLives timetable – which is being delivered by Glasgow Life in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain – includes quirky activities such as baby loves disco, fitness bingo and giant twister.

Sessions are being held across five community parks and five golf courses. Glasgow residents are encouraged to come and try something new and it won’t cost a penny.

Highlights of the programme include:

Park Lives Pic Peter Devlin

Giant Twister in Bellahouston Park – For those with a penchant for life-sized versions of classic board games. Set to be a firm favourite with families.  

Fitness Bingo in Bellahouston Park – Circuit training with a difference. Each exercise is given a number and participants need to do everything from press-ups to burpees to hit a full house.

Baby loves disco in Victoria Park and Bellahouston Park – Sensory sessions for 0-6 year olds and new parents. The perfect way to get the kids out and active and a chance listen to some old school favourites from the 80s, 90s and 00s at the same time.  

Park Golf – Taking place across five local golf courses, these free taster sessions are open to all ages and are unique to the Glasgow ParkLives programme.

The sessions, which are typically an hour long, are all led by a trained activity leader. A full timetable – including a postcode park finder – can be found at, where people can also register and book to save a space.

Stephanie Greenhorn, ParkLives coordinator for Glasgow, said: “We’re bringing some new quirky activities into the mix, offering everything from fitness bingo to park golf, so there’s sure to be something to pique everyone’s interest. The sessions are designed to create a fun and encouraging environment so that anyone and everyone can get involved. We’re looking forward to welcoming new faces from across Glasgow – and remember, all our activities are free.”

ParkLives is part of Coca-Cola Great Britain’s commitment to invest £20m between now and 2020 in programmes to encourage and support people to be physically active. The initiative is delivered in the City of Glasgow by Glasgow City Council and the council’s leisure trust, Glasgow Life.


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