Saving the summer holidays.
One “Space Hopper” at a time.
In the summer of 2021, as we began to slowly ease out of numerous lockdowns and social restrictions due to Covid 19, Freemoovement tried something new.
The idea was to offer families an opportunity to come back together over the holidays in a safe and controlled environment using our shared local open spaces.
The premise was to set up sport and play activities that families could use for free, to ease the burden of the long, often expensive, summer holidays.
FREEPLAY 2021 was a resounding success, so with additional resources it was time to upscale and see what could be achieved across the whole city.
This webpage and report below shows what can be achieved when communities back good ideas.
“Trying to arrange getting the kids and their friends together during the HOLIDAYS can be a Whatsapp nightmare. With FREEPLAY in the local park we can all agree to be at one place at one time, and because it’s on our doorsteps no one has to pay for travel on public transport or arrange who’s going in whose car.”
“Bringing the grandkids to the park this summer was like stepping back in time. as a grandparent it was so much fun to see the kids putting away their technology and actively playing as we did when we were younger. just brilliant – well done paul and the team!”
“It was so great to have FREEPLAY back again this summer. Apart from the fun they have playing, my kids love pumping up the space hoppers and beach balls as well as helping packing away the kit at the end of the day. thanks again freemoovement for another brilliantly delivered project.”
“We found the FREEPLAY sessions by total accident, but glad we did. Our kids had the best time and were so DISAPPOINTED when we had to leave. After finding it we came back again and again. it ended up being the best part of our summer holidays.”
“I’m not sure who had more fun, me or the kids.“
“It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a big DIFFERENCE to the holidays…. it was great to play games and see the kids meet their school friends out of term time.”