Leisure activities for the Community

Bromley Heath Festival

Want to know more about the Bromley Heath Festival?  Would you like to participate?

Their official Facebook page contains contact details for prospective performers and stall holders and photos of the newest recruit, Bromley Bear!

Bromley Bear looking at you

Downend Fireworks

Downend Round Table Fireworks is Bristol's biggest charity fireworks display.
A picture of the fireworks display at King George the fifth park on bonfire night
showing one of the many accessible foot paths through a wooded area along a river bank

South Gloucestershire Council’s Walking to Health Project

Come and join us – we walk, we talk, we have fun! Who are we?

We are South Gloucestershire Council’s Walking to Health project, which has been running for 7 years and covers: Kingswood, Yate, Filton, Patchway and the Stokes, Thornbury, and many rural areas as well.

What do we offer?

We offer a range of free local walks for people of all ages!  Walking to Health is a national scheme and is supported by a huge team of Volunteers (local residents) who help to lead the walks and motivate and support people to get fitter through walking.

You don’t need to be an experienced walker, or even be able to walk very far – we offer walks of varying lengths to suit all abilities.  So whether you’re new to walking, are returning to it after a injury or illness, or walk regularly but fancy a change, why not come out and join us!

Volunteers Wanted

We are always looking for fun, friendly and sociable people to become Volunteers, which involves guiding the walkers around a pre-described route. (full training is provided). If you have some free time and think this could be something you would enjoy then please contact us.

For more info, or to receive a free copy of our walks programme,
call 01454 868006
Email foodandhealth@southglos.gov.uk

Downend Play Areas

South Gloucestershire Council regularly inspect all play areas.  However, if you notice a problem with any equipment please report it to the Streetcare Helpdesk on 01454 868000.  The local play areas are listed below.

Leap Valley Play Area
Aintree Drive, Downend BS16 6SY

Badminton Play Area
Access off Sutherland Avenue (or King George V Playing Fields), Downend BS16 6QW

Beaufort Road Play Area
Walker Close, Downend BS16 6UR

Bromley Heath Play Area & Skate Park
Off Queensholm Crescent, Downend BS16 6LS

Heathfields Play Area
Heathfields, Downend BS16 6HT

Lincombe Barn
Off Rockland Road, Downend BS16 2RW

Children enjoying the Childrens roundabout, named QE 2 Field,  in the play area in King George the fifth park
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