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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 school holiday activities page to find out what we have planned this October half term.


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

The 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.

Monday 10am – Wallingford – The Bull Croft Park

Monday 10am – Sonning Common – Millennium Field

Tuesday 10am – Sonning Common – Kingswood Common

Tuesday 10am – Didcot Willowbrook Leisure Centre Car Park

Tuesday 10am – Goring – The Rectory Gardens by the village hall – one 60 minute walk and another 40 minute walk leaving at the same time

Tuesday 11am – Berinsfield – Meet outside the Co-Op

Wednesday 10am – Benson- Benson Parish Hall Car Park

Thursday 10am – Dorchester- Outside the Co-Op

Thursday 10am – Didcot – Green Close OX11 8TE

Thursday 10am – Sonning Common – Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road

Friday 9.30am – Sonning Common – All Saints Church, Peppard Common

Friday 10am – Goring – The Rectory Gardens – one 60 minute walk and another 45 min walk leaving at the same time

Friday 10.15am – Chalgrove – 1st Friday of the month at Chalsgrove, 2nd at Wallingford, 3rd at Watlington, 4th at Wallingford, 5th at Oxford.

Saturday 9am – Goring – The Rectory Gardens

Saturday 9.30am – Sonning Common, Sonning Common Health Centre

Saturday 10am – Didcot – meet at the Ladygrove Pub for walks around Ladygrove Estate

Sunday 10am – Goring – 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 422240
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South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE