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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. To keep up to date with all the work our Active Communities Team activities and events why not sign up to our newsletter.

Activities for families and young people

YouMove

YouMove is brand new for Oxfordshire. It provides free or low cost activities for families across the county.

If your child or children are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, then we have a fantastic range of activities to enjoy together, including during weekends and school holidays. Find out more, including what’s on this half term, by heading to our YouMove page.

Family Xplorer events

Xplorer logo

Xplorer is a family friendly fun navigation challenge that is suitable for all ages. Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. All events take place from 10am-midday (unless otherwise stated) you can book in advance or just turn up on the day, You can book by clicking on this link or email the Active Communities team.

Watch this space for details of our next events!

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:

We will update this page when the next session is confirmed!

Buggy Fitness!

Starting Monday 7 November buggy fitness is a great way to get active and meet other parents and guardians.

10-11am Boundary Park Didcot

£2 per session and families with a YouMove card can join for free.

Contact emma.freeman@southandvale.gov.uk to book your place

Activities for adults

Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers wellbeing walk logo for South Oxfordshire

Wellbeing Walks is a national program run by The Ramblers Association to give people access to a friendly short group walk within easy reach of where they live to help them become and stay active.

Wallingford – The Bull Croft Park – Monday at 10am

Berinsfield – Church Hall – Tuesday at 11am

Dorchester- Outside the Co-Op – Thursdays at 10am

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

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.

The Active Communities team are also organising learn to Nordic Walk for Parkinson’s sessions in Sutton Courtenay. They 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

To find out more about activities taking place across Oxfordshire which may suit you please head to our “Find activities to suit you” page.

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
Abingdon
OX14 3JE