Children transform Mile End Park into cardboard city

The thriving city of cardboard at Mile End Park created by children with help from parents

The thriving city of cardboard at Mile End Park created by children with help from parents - Credit: Archant

Mile End Park was transformed into a village recently as children built and designed their kingdoms out of cardboard.

Over 500 children and their families took part in Tower Hamlets Council’s annual Cardboard City event to celebrate Love Your Park week.

The budding young designers and builders showed off their creative and architectural knowledge as they scaled new heights with innovative structures.

Recreating some of London’s iconic buildings the parents of the youngsters helped the children add bold colours to their creations.

Rita, 6 and Dina, 7, said: “We loved painting what we built!” as they worked on their masterpiece. Martin, 29, said: “I think that cardboard city is a wonderful idea for the whole family to take part in. I had a fun time with my own kids and other children joined in; so my own children made new friends.”

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Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Cardboard city gives our young people and their families a new way to explore and express their creativity in an award winning park. This summer we have lined up a great range of activities and events for families and young people across the borough.”

Rania Khan, cabinet member for culture, said: “The talent in this borough is outstanding and what better way for our young people to get imaginative then to build their own city out of cardboard.”

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