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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 activities for all ages and abilities. To find out more about what they do and where the sessions take place please take a look at this page.

Weekly activities run by the Active Communities Team

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

Family Xplorer events

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 and pre booking is required

Keep an eye out for more events next year!

Wellbeing Walks

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

Faringdon – White Horse Medical Practice – Tuesday 9.30am

Wantage – Newbury Street/Church Street Practice – Tuesday 11am

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

Abingdon – Long Furlong Medical Practice – Tuesday 2pm

Kennington – Playing Field, Playfield Road – Wednesday 2pm

Botley – Outside the Botley library – Tuesday 11am

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

Buggy Walks

Buggy walks are a social and fun way for parents to be active with their baby or toddler – buggies and slings welcome! 

Gold Classes

GO Active Gold helps those aged 55 and over to live more active lifestyles by setting up physical activities for all abilities in rural areas.

To find out more click on the button below

Diabetes support – Go Active, Get Healthy

Please see our Go Active, Get Healthy page for details of our diabetes support.

All the sessions that are run by the Active Communities team and those they work with follow Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Move Together

Move Together is a county wide initiative co-ordinated by Active Oxfordshire and district councils across Oxfordshire that provides personalised support for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, who have been shielding or whose health has been affected as a result of Covid-19

A wide range of support and activity choice is available, including home activity packs, phone calls, community activities, exercise sessions for specific conditions, digital apps and much more. The support provided will be personalised to each individual based on their specific needs, provided by physical activity specialists. You can find out more about what is available in the Vale on the Active Oxfordshire website or by contacting the Active Communities Team.

  • Walking Basketball takes place in Abingdon at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis centre. Great for anyone wanting to get active again. The sessions are every Monday from 1-2pm. Contact for more information.

Although Covid-19 restrictions have now been lifted the Active Communities team ask that everyone attending the sessions run by the team continue to be considerate of others and to maintain distance where possible to help stop the spread of Covid-19

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 - Leisure

​01235 422240
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Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB