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.
It is with sadness that we share the news that Have a Field Day on Saturday 4th July 2020 has been cancelled. Have a Field Day is about not just celebrating our parks and green spaces but also the many ways they serve our communities and bring us all together. Our local parks have played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic as places to get outdoors and more recently, in some areas, be able to meet up with one or two friends whilst social distancing. We want people to use parks and green spaces without risk to health. At present, it would be impossible for the vast majority of registered events to proceed safely with the expected numbers of attendees. We hope you continue to safely use and #LoveYourLocalPark, and look forward to us all being able to come together to celebrate our parks and green spaces in 2021, when Have a Field Day will take place on Saturday 3rd July!
Fields in Trust was founded in 1925 and 86 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.