Sports and leisure

Active Parks

Active Parks is a local programme to help you get out, get active and enjoy Thurrock's parks and open spaces.

When joining any of the sessions below, you should bring your own water and refreshments. You should also wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather.

Email our Active Parks team to book your place on any of the sessions below. We will reply to confirm the session is going ahead and give you the exact meeting place.

Mondays

10:30am to 12:30pm – Forest school for pre-school children.
Meet at the main car park of One Tree Hill, Langdon Hills Country Park, Corringham, SS17 9NH.

2pm to 3pm – Walking cricket for adults.
Meet at Aveley Recreation Ground, High Street, Aveley, RM15 4BY.

Tuesdays

10am to 2pm – Langdon Hills Country Park volunteer working group.
Meet at the main car park of Westley Heights, Langdon Hills Country Park, High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU. All ages are welcome to come along, maintenance of existing features, new projects.

2pm to 3pm – Sports and fitness session for adults.
Meet at King George's Field (the 'Daisy Field'), Feenan Highway, Tilbury, RM18 8HH.

3:30pm to 4:30pm – Multi-sports session for children.
Meet after school at the Anchorfield, Brennan Road, Tilbury, RM18 8AD.

Wednesdays

10:30am to 2pm – Langdon Hills Country Park ladies volunteer group.
Meet at the main car park of Westley Heights, Langdon Hills Country Park, High Road, Basildon, SS16 6HU. All ages welcome to come along and enjoy lots of different activities connected to the park.

Thursdays

10am to 11am – Gentle outdoor exercises and sports for adults.
Meet by the Stables café, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1RJ.

10am to midday – Langdon Hills Country Park wellness walk.
Meet at the main car park of One Tree Hill, Langdon Hills Country Park, Corringham, SS17 9NH.

3:30pm to 4:30pm – Family sports and fitness.
A chance for all to have fun with exercise after school at West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Park Avenue, Grays, RM20 3BX.

Supporting our parks

We're continuing to support parks development at:

  • Aveley Recreation Ground, High Street, Aveley, RM14 4BX
  • Bulphan Recreation Ground, Church Road, Bulphan, RM14 3RU
  • Davy Down Riverside Park, Back Lane (off Pilgrims Lane), North Stifford, RM16 5UL
  • Delafield open space, Delafield Road, Grays, RM17 6AR
  • Dilkes Park, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5LT
  • Elm Road open space, Elm Road, Grays, RM17 6LD
  • Grays Beach Riverside Park, Thames Road, Grays, RM17 6JP
  • Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU
  • Gobions Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Tilbury, RM18 8TN
  • Horndon on the Hill Recreation Ground, Orsett Road, SS17 8NR
  • Langdon Hill Country Park, One Tree Hill, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 9NH
  • Usk Road open space, Aveley, South Ockendon, RM15 4PA
  • West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS

For information on other places you can enjoy being outdoors around Thurrock, go to our parks and countryside section.