CoCoMAD Thank You & Donations

donations buckets

CoCoMAD 2015 needs your donations.


If you missed the buckets on Saturday here’s your chance to donate to make sure that there will be a CoCoMAD 2016

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.

SwingFit Tuesday 6pm 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.

SwingFit 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.

CoCoLounge at CoCoMAD - Performers Needed

A new venue for CoCoMAD 2015….

The CoCoLounge – a cross between Phoenix Nights and The Good Old Days – needs variety acts.

We want magicians, ventriloquists, poetry, stand-up – anything weird and wonderful suitable for a family audience.

Get in touch NOW if you want to perform at variety poster

Spray Art - Next Session 13 June

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.


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