Summer Activity Challenge

Ground work, who Houghton Hall Park have been working with as part of the Future Proof Parks project, has launched a Summer Activity challenge to keep young people engaged in enjoying and protecting their local parks and greenspaces during Covid-19.

Future Proof Parks Summer Activity Challenge is designed to help young people engage with their local park through nature, heritage, and wellbeing via a collection of 24 exciting challenges that they can do both in their local park and at home.

Due to current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, young people are currently not able to get involved in usual Future Proof Parks activities, most of which include volunteering alongside their peers and Friends of Groups.

The Summer Activity Challenge has been designed to keep young people involved in the programme with exciting and engaging challenges, as well as encouraging more young people to get involved in the programme.

Activities are broken down into time categories – ranging from 15 minutes to over an hour – including designing posters, creating video tours and maps of the park and embarking on a heritage research project to find out more about the history of their local park. Young people are also encouraged to look after their mental health and wellbeing by exercising and looking forward to the future by writing plans for future events at the park once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

The campaign is set to run into August to give the maximum amount of flexibility for young people who want to get involved. While Future Proof Parks is only run in certain areas of the UK, this campaign allows all young people to get involved and engaged in their local park and the campaign.

We will be posting the challenges on our social media however the full list of challenges can be found here

The team at Houghton Hall Park would love to see the results of these challenges which can be sent to us at or posted on our social media with the hashtags #FPPSummerChallenge and #KicktheDust.