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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 their newsletter.

Activities for families and young people

** Take a look at our School Holiday Activities page for details of activities for children this Easter**


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, Find out more by heading to our YouMove page.

Activities for adults

Community Walks

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 10.30am – Abingdon – Abbey Gardens Bottom Gate (End of Abbey Close)

Tuesday 9.30am – Faringdon – The Old Town Hall

Tuesday 10am – Didcot Willowbrook Leisure Centre car park

Tuesday 11am Botley – Outside the Botley library

Tuesday 2pm Abingdon – Long Furlong Village Hall

Wednesday 10.45am – Shrivenham – Outside St Andrews Church

Wednesday 2pm (May to September only) – Kennington – Playing Field, Playfield Road

Thursday 10.30am Abingdon – Outside Preston Road Community Centre

Every second and fourth Saturday in the month 10amBotley – Louie Memorial Fields car park

Saturday at 10am – Didcot – Meet in the carpark of the Ladygrove Pub for walks around Ladygrove Estate

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

The Active Communities team are also organising learn to 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

Sport in Mind have a free weekly walk in Abingdon on Wednesdays – Find out more on our “Find activities to suit you” page.

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

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
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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