ParkPlay Cumbria

What is ParkPlay?

ParkPlay is a Sport England-backed charity which offers free, fun games and activities in local parks and green spaces every Saturday morning in Cumbria.

ParkPlay brings together people of all ages and abilities to have fun together, with free games and activities ranging from football and dodgeball, to tag and frisbee. Sessions are tailored by PlayLeaders and vary from park to park, with anyone from the local community welcome to attend. No experience or skills are needed, and all equipment is provided.

Where is ParkPlay in Cumbria?

PlarkPlay sessions currently take place in the following locations across Cumbria:  Sessions start at 9.30am unless otherwise stated.

Heysham Park (Carlisle)

ParkPlay Millom (10am)

ParkPlay Aspatria 

ParkPlay Ulverston (10am)

How to get involved

You can sign up by heading to the ParkPlay website,, click the green button at the top of the page that says ‘Register’ - it’s easy to do and takes less than 5 minutes.

Everybody who comes to ParkPlay should register ahead of their first session. Attendees will then be able to quickly sign in on arrival, and get playing straight away. Adults can register on behalf of children, and under 14s should always be accompanied.

Who organises the sessions in Cumbria?

All ParkPlay sessions are led by local PlayLeaders, who organise the games and activities each Saturday morning. Sessions are guided by what the group enjoys, so differ from location to location week to week. Activities range from tag, to rounders to football, so there’s something for everyone.

How do people become PlayLeaders in Cumbria?

There is no experience or qualifications required to become a PlayLeader, just passion to inspire people to play. 

Those interested in becoming a PlayLeader in Cumbria, which is a paid, part-time role, can get in touch via the ParkPlay website - for more details. Applications can also be sent via email to ParkPlay will respond to all enquiries.