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Healthy living for parents/carers

Healthy living for parents/carers

On this page, you will find links to some useful websites for parents/carers regarding healthy living including local activities and healthy eating. Some will provide information and some may provide activities that you, as a family, can engage in.


Local walks -

This link provides local walking routes in Greenford, Northolt and Perivale. The first three are routes that are close to school and take in Berkeley Fields and Horsenden Hill. 


Gruffalo Trail on Horsenden Hill -

The link above provides a map of the Gruffalo Trail. A definite walk to do with the children! Why not take a copy of the book 'The Gruffalo' and read it as you are going along?


Change4Life -

The Change4Life website provides lots of ideas for healthy activities, sugar swaps and healthy living. If you have never had a look at it, make sure you do as there are some really good ideas on it!


Change4Life Recipes -

The above website takes you to the Change4Life Healthy Eating section of the website. There are some really nice (and healthy) recipes that you could make with your children. 


NHS Couch to 5K -

The above website has a plan to get beginners to move from very little/no activity to being able to run 5K in 9 weeks. For adults, there is also the Southall running group which is a group for beginners. They train at Spikes Bridge Park (near the astroturf), Spikes Bridge Road, Southall, UB1 2AS on a Tuesday evening from 7.00 until 7.50. It is free and for further details, please email  


Parkrun - 

Parkrun is a free 5K run that takes place at 9.00 am every Saturday morning at various locations across the UK and beyond. The closest runs to us are Northala Fields, Harrow Recreation Ground and Osterley Park. All you need to do is register online and print out a bar code before you go. We have had a number of parents/carers and children run at these events before and some have also volunteered.


Junior Parkrun -

Junior Parkrun is a free 2K run aimed at children aged 4-14 years old. It takes place at 9.30 every Sunday morning. The closest run to us is at Pitshanger Park and we have had a number of Horsenden pupils compete at this event in the past. All you need to do is register your child online and print out a bar code before you go.

  • Horsenden Primary School
  • Horsenden Lane North
  • Greenford
  • Middlesex
  • UB6 0PB
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 020 8422 5985
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