Here at Fields in Trust we believe green spaces are good, do good and need protecting for good. Each year on the first Saturday in July, communities across the UK champion their local parks and green spaces with Have a Field Day. You can make sure you'll never forget about your Have a Field Day by downloading it to your Outlook, Apple or Google calendar.
Do you love your local park? Have a Field Day in 2019 saw over 250 events take place across the country with thousands of people coming together to enjoy their local green spaces.
Have a Field Day is not just about celebrating our parks and green spaces but also the many ways they serve our communities and bring us all together. Our local parks continue to play a vital role during the Covid-19 pandemic as places to stay active, to unwind and have fun, to escape to nature, or to stay socially connected whilst physically distanced.
We will be announcing plans for this year's Have a Field Day celebration soon. To be amongst the first to hear, you can sign-up to receive our monthly e-bulletin direct to your inbox.
Fields in Trust was founded in 1925 and 87 years ago, in 1934, the first Playing Fields Day was held. In the time since we've protected over 2,800 parks and green spaces in perpetuity, but there's so much more we need to do.
Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well. They are an important tool to drive social cohesion, combat loneliness and build community spirit. But parks and green spaces aren’t a statutory service. Once they are lost, they are lost forever. Join us in championing our local parks and green spaces and protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity.
The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code is the only sun protection initiative for children's sport and outdoor activity. Fields in Trust joins over 100 national governing bodies of sport and major outdoor organisations in actively supporting the campaign and ensuring sun protection has a safeguarding. With skin cancer the UK's most common and fastest growing cancer, the campaign urges individuals and groups who are outdoors with children to review their sun policies to ensure they create impact. Learn more about the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code and watch the video to find out how you can create positive impact at your Have a Field Day picnic using the campaign's five key actions.
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.
You can donate to support our work to protect, support and champion green spaces for good.