Haringey’s Weekend of Play

Children can take to the streets or head to their local park for some free fuLB Haringey - Public Health - 022n during Haringey’s Weekend of Play, from 28-30 April.

Play sessions will be on offer at parks including Albert Road Rec and Lordship Rec, while local schools will also be getting involved.

Free Play Streets taster sessions are also on offer – giving people living in residential streets the chance to close their road to traffic for up to three hours to allow children to play safely in the street.

Weekend of play events

Friday 28 April:

  • Cllr Weston launches Weekend of Play at schools

Saturday 29 April:

  • Alexandra Park, 11am to 4pm: Orienteering for families. Meet at The Grove information centre for registration. To sign up, please contact community@alexandrapalace.com. More info on the Alexandra Palace website (external link)
  • Lordship Recreation Ground, 12 noon to 2pm: Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be running fun multi-sports activities (the meeting point is near the football cage).
  • Lordship Recreation Ground and the Eco Hub, 2pm to 5pm: Rounders and frisbee, plus soft play in the Hub for toddlers. Xplorers Orienteering fun.
  • Priory Park, 1pm to 4pm: Jacksons Lane Theatre will be running circus skills sessions
  • Railway Fields Local Nature Reserve N4 1ES, 10am to 2pm: Child and environmentally friendly activities available to all.
  • Russell Park, 10am to 4pm: The Selby Trust will be helping with boxing, football skills, world games, fruit picnic, musical drumming, cartooning workshop, sewing and knitting.
  • Priory Park, Downhills Park and Finsbury Park, 9am to 5pm: London Youth Games’ ParkGames Pilot App. Virtual Easter egg hunt using Android and iPhones. Check out the posters in parks.

Sunday 30 April:

  • Albert Road Recreation Ground, 1pm to 6pm: Family Fun Day including barbecue, petanque and bowls and other activities. Bring your bike for a check up with Dr Bike, and there will be information about Smarter Travel, which aims to deliver a more sustainable transport system.
  • Doncaster Gardens, 2pm to 5pm: Try out the Scalextric in the park.
  • Stationers Park, 10pm to 2pm: London Play and the park will join up to deliver mini tennis and general play for all the family.
  • Priory Park, Downhills Park and Finsbury Park, 9am to 5pm: London Youth Games’ ParkGames Pilot App. Virtual Easter egg hunt using Android and iPhones. Check out the posters in parks.

For more information about what’s on offer, download our Weekend of Play Map which includes event and play locations (external link).

If you’re interested in hosting a Play Street, see our visit Play Streets page or email smarter.travel@haringey.gov.uk

Your invitation to Haringey’s Obesity Alliance event: Monday 18 July

We invite you to join with us in marking the 1-year anniversary of Haringey’s Obesity Alliance in Tottenham on Monday 18 July to be held at Tottenham’s University Technical College, 28-48 Northumberland Park, N18 0BX (adjacent to the football stadium) from 2 – 4.30pm.

The event will provide a snapshot of the key successes over the last year with a range of Obesity Alliance members sharing how they’ve implemented their pledges. This provides an opportunity to consider how we can work together and continue to make huge strides in making Haringey a Healthier place to live, work and play.

Obesity continues to be a major public health challenge in Haringey, as it is in London and across the country. In our borough it affects one in three children about to start secondary school education, along with the majority of adults. Haringey Obesity Alliance’s priority is to work with our partners to help and encourage people to live healthier lives. The causes and issues surrounding obesity are complex. If we are to successfully reverse the obesity epidemic, we will need to increase the intensity of activity and work together better. No one single organisation can expect to influence this alone.

We are keen to reflect on how we can increase the intensity of activity of our work going forward. In preparation for the event, I ask you to consider what pledge your organisation can make to support the ambition of the Alliance to reduce obesity in Haringey.

Registration and coffee will be from 1.30pm – please RSVP to Obesity.Alliance@Haringey.gov.uk to book your place or call Monica Ukandu, Haringey Public Health on 020 8489 3193 for more information.

Haringey Obesity Conference: June 2015

Haringey’s Obesity Alliance was launched at the June 2015 Obesity Conference. The conference hears about the factors that contribute to obesity and how, by working together, we can create an environment where the healthiest choice is the easiest choice.

Please see the Obesity Conference report (PDF, 118KB) to see the key learning points from the event.