Spring Means Much Activity in Cotteridge Park
dance_like_no_one_is_watching_by_richtoon-d5qqeivCotteridge Park is a great place to get outdoors and make the most of the gorgeous sunshine – not matter how long (or short) it lasts.




As Spring is now officially here our programme of FREE, fun fitness activities really gets busy.

DanceFit starts on Tuesday 14th April at 6pm.  Bring all the family and your (comfortable) dancing shoes and wiggle your way to a fitter you.  Meet at the basketball Court.

Click on the Active Park page for details of all the other opportunities to get moving and get fitter in your favourite local park.

Spray Art is Back - 11 April 5-7pm

spray art compressedA chance to show off your artistic talent and learn new skills.  Join Newso at the skatepark on the 2nd Saturday of each month (and every Saturday in the summer) to make our skate park into an art gallery.

Do you want a stall at CoCoMAD 2015?

It’s that time of the year when the daffodils start to appear and it’s time to book a stall at CoCoMAD.

As demand for pitches always outstrips the space available and we want to avoid duplication of stalls we are asking you to let us know if you are interested in trading or promoting your organisation at CoCoMAD 2015 on 4th July.

Click here to submit your “expression of interest” form.

Please make sure you have sent in your “expression of interest form” before 13th April.  Once all the forms have been received we will let you know if you have been successful

Sunday Volunteers

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Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks on Sundays from 10.15-11.15(ish).  Everything from weeding and planting to dead hedging and tree felling.  Followed by hot drinks & cake – what more could you ask for?

And you get to relax in the sun in a wheelbarrow

Meet at the Orchard


GreenFit Baby & GreenFit Everyone - FREE

20140304_095630GreenFit Baby is at 9.30am on Tuesdays – a great way to get some fresh air, a little exercise & meet other parents & carers.   We meet at the Car Park entrance at 9.30am. The last session is on Tuesday 16th December and restarts on January 6th.



GreenFit for Everyone is on Sundays at 10.30am. Led by Dan from Cotteridge Forest School this is fun fitness for all ages and abilities.  Balance, strength, aerobics & stretching – all while playing in the park.  Bring all the family and meet at the car park entrance.

Tai Chi & Walking Group Thursdays from 10.00am FREE


Thursday is the day for gentle exercise in Cotteridge Park.  You don’t have to get hot and sweaty to get fitter.  Improve your breathing, balance and state of mind by joining the Walking or Tai Chi groups.

The Walking Group meets at the car park entrance at 10am.  Friendly people to walk & chat with.

Tai Chi starts at 10.30 and is a form of gentle exercise that combines deep breathing & relaxation techniques with slow, graceful movements.These sessions are suitable for beginners, just wear comfortable clothes & shoes. If you want to know more about Tai Chi. click here to read Bridget’s Blog.

Meet at the basketball court

If you want to know if tai chi is for you check out the videos from some of the regulars by clicking here

And if it’s too cold or wet for you click here for a video of a session you can join in with

Donations for Cotteridge Park

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Thank you to all the friends and family of Sheila Thornton who have made such generous donations in her name to the Friends of Cotteridge Park.  Sheila had been staunch supporter of the park for many years and requested that donations be made to the park instead of having flowers at her funeral. Sheila was a particular fan of CoCoMAD and we will make sure that the £1300 that has been donated will ensure that more people have more fun in Cotteridge Park


Click here to donate securely

The Friends of Cotteridge Park always needs more donors & donations. You can donate securely to Friends of Cotteridge Park via PayPal either as a one-off or you can set up a regular monthly donation.

If you are a UK tax payer you can make your donation go further by filling in and returning a FoCP – Gift Aid declaration – HMRC model form

Donations are used to pay for activities in the park and CoCoMAD.