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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


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, There’s more information on our YouMove page.

Activities for adults

Community Walks

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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 walk
Mondays10.30amAbingdon – Abbey Gardens Bottom Gate (End of Abbey Close)30 minutes and
60-90 minutes
Tuesdays9.30amFaringdon – The Old Town Hall30 minutes
Tuesdays10amDidcot – Willowbrook Leisure Centre car park60-90 minutes
Tuesdays11amBotley – Outside the Botley library60-90 minutes
Tuesdays2pmAbingdon – Long Furlong Village Hall30 minutes
Wednesdays10.30amAbingdon – White Horse Leisure Centre, meet inside the centre60-90 minutes
Wednesdays10.45amShrivenham – outside St Andrews Church60-90 minutes
(May to September only)
2pmKennington – Playing Field, Playfield Road30 minutes
Thursdays10.30amAbingdon – outside Preston Road Community Centre30 minutes
Thursdays1.30pmWantage – Kingsgrove Community Café60 minutes
Saturdays10amDidcot – meet in the carpark of the Ladygrove Pub for walks around Ladygrove Estate60-90 minutes
Every second and fourth Saturday in the month10amBotley – Louie Memorial Fields car park60-90 minutes

To find out which walks take place across South Oxfordshire, take a look at the South Oxfordshire District Council Active Communities page.

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 9.30-10.30am 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.

A group of people standing on a playing field. There are tall trees behind them. They are smiling for the camera and some are holding jubilee bunting
Nordic Walkers in Sutton Courtenay celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

Park Yoga

Free every Sunday morning 9.30am at Abingdon Marina Park between May and September 2024. Just turn up and bring a mat/towel.

For more information you can visit the Park Yoga website

Move Together

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Move Together provides personalised support for people that have long term health conditions or 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 that take place across the county.

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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Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE