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Active Communities

Our Active Communities Team work across the district to help residents with their physical health and wellbeing. They run a variety of weekly activities for all ages and abilities.

Activities for families and young people

Head to our holiday activities page to find out what we have planned for upcoming school holidays.


YouMove was introduced in May 2022 across Oxfordshire. It provides free or low cost activities for families across the county.

YouMove helps children and families in need, if your child or children are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, are carers or refugees then we have a fantastic range of activities to enjoy together, including during weekends and school holidays. Find out more by heading to our YouMove page.

Real Play

Real Play is aimed at children from 3-5 years old. It encourages families to learn and play together, whether that be on a journey to space, the circus, or having fun with different animal adventures.

Our Active Communities team hold free taster sessions across the district, check out our school holiday activities page for details on the next session.

Activities for adults

Community Walks

Community Walks logo

Community Walks is a program run by The Active Communities Team to give people access to a friendly short group walk within easy reach of where they live to help them become and stay active.

DayStart timeLocation and meeting pointDuration of walks
Mondays 10amWallingford – The Bull Croft Park
Mondays10amSonning Common – Millennium Field
Tuesdays10amSonning Common – Kingswood Common
Tuesdays10amDidcot – Willowbrook Leisure Centre Car Park
Tuesdays10amGoring – The Rectory Gardens, by the village hall 40 minutes or
60 minutes
Tuesdays11amBerinsfield – outside the Co-Op
Wednesdays10amBenson – Parish Hall Car Park
Thursdays10amDorchester – outside Co-Op
Thursdays10amDidcot – Green Close, OX11 8TE
Thursdays10amSonning Common – Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road
Fridays9.30amSonning Common – All Saints Church, Peppard Common
Fridays10amGoring – The Rectory Gardens45 minutes or
60 minutes
Fridays10.15am1st Friday of the Month
Meet in the public car park behind the Crown Pub

2nd Friday of the Month
Meet Wallingford Town Hall 10.15am
From Chalgrove meet in public car park behind the Crown Pub 9.30am for car share. Return 12.30pm

3rd Friday of the month
Meet Pavilion Sports Field car park on B4009 just out of Watlington towards Motorway at 10.15am.
From Chalgrove meet in public car park behind the Crown Pub 10.00am for car share.

4th Friday of the Month
As per 2nd Friday above

5th Friday of the Month (where applicable)
Meet Carfax 10.30am
No. 11 bus from Chalgrove outside The Crown 9.42 am.
Saturdays9amGoring – The Rectory Gardens
Saturdays9.30amSonning Common – Health Centre
Saturdays10amDidcot – meet at the Ladygrove Pub
Sundays10amGoring – The Rectory Gardens

To find out which walks take place across the Vale, take a look at the Vale of White Horse District Council Active Communities page.

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with Nordic Walkers in Sutton Courtenay - a group of nordic walkers on a playing field smiling and facing the camera. Some have jubilee bunting in their hands
Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with Nordic Walkers in Sutton Courtenay

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs. It is a fun and social activity that can be enjoyed in town centres or open countryside throughout the year

Sutton Courtenay – Recreation Ground – Every Wednesday and Friday at 9.30-10.30am.

There are also Nordic Walk for Parkinson’s sessions in Sutton Courtenay. Sessions can be booked as a 1-2-1 or in a group. If you’re interested please get in touch with the team via email.

Sport In Mind hold a free weekly walk for Mental Wellbeing in Henley on a Tuesday. Find out more on our “Find activities to suit you” page.

Move Together

Move Together logo

Move Together provides personalised support for people who have long term health conditions and those who have been affected by Covid-19, to get active. You can find out more on our Move Together page

Please head to our “Find activities to suit you” page to find out about other activities you can sign up to in Oxfordshire.

And to keep up to date with all the activities and events coordinated by our Active Communities Team why not sign up to their newsletter.

How we use your data and why

Please read more about how we may use your information and your rights, including those about accessing your records, by downloading our Active Communities Team Privacy Notice 

Contact us - Active Communities

01235 422422
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South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE