Keeping Active over the winter holidays

Keeping Active over the winter holidays

Here are some ideas and online videos to help keep the family active over the winter holiday break

Christmas recycling, reuse and reduce ideas

Would you like some craft ideas for left over wrapping paper, cards and more!?

Visit the South Oxfordshire district council website for ideas on how to reduce waste by reusing and recycling over Christmas.

Born to Move - Les Mills

Born to Move from Les Mills has free classes that you try at home without subscription!

When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga this class is the way to go. Each 20 or 40-minute class is jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves and fun games. This is sure to leave the kids (and parents) feeling great!

Sessions aimed at 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-12 years and 13-16 years.

Click here to find the free sessions.

Free Community Walks

Community Walks is a program run by The Active Communities Team to give everyone access to a friendly short group walk within easy reach of where they live to help them become and stay active. You can bring pushchairs, children and is suitable for all levels.

Find your nearest walk here.

Oxford Brookes - Free climbing wall and swimming sessions

From 16 December YouMove families will be able to access the climbing wall and open swimming sessions at Oxford Brookes.

For more information please click here.


  • Brookes Sport, Headington (Climbing): Oxford Brookes University Centre for Sport, Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0GB (please note there is no parking)

  • Brookes Sport, Harcourt Hill (Swimming): Brookes Sport, Oxford, OX2 9AT (there is parking when you check in at reception, let them know you have driven!)

Online exercise ideas

Check out Youtube for lots of sport specific and indoor friendly activities no fancy equipment required, some of my favourites are:

  • Sport4Kids has lots of different sport videos to do at home with equipment you can find in the house. Want to try Rugby, Tennis, Dance, Football, MMA or family fitness, find all the videos here.

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga has lots of different themed yoga videos. Want to learn mindfulness or have fun with dinosaurs, Frozen, space adventure find the videos here.

  • Looking for some family friendly workouts with lots of different themes and activities. Find all the videos here.

  • The Body Coach, Jo Wicks got the nation moving during lockdown and has lots of videos for families and adults. Find the videos here.

Want to add some Disney fun to your day?

  • Find lots of different games and challenges that can all be done indoors here.

YouMove offers

  • Harcourt Arboretum free entry - YouMove families can enter the Harcourt Arboretum for free. Please show your families YouMove cards on the day. The Arboretum is a fantastic place for a family visit, with lots of space to run around and exciting habitats to explore. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day in nature! For more information on the wildlife and opening hours please visit the website.

  • Basildon Park and Greys Court free entry – Exclusive to YouMove families in South Oxfordshire. YouMove families can visit Basildon Park or Greys Court for free. Take all your families YouMove cards on the day of your visit and show at the welcome desk.

  • Aston Martin Museum free entry – Free entry to the museum, you must book a ticket online and show YouMove card on the day of your visit.

  • Better Leisure Centre - Once you have signed up with your local centre you will receive 50% off swimming, gym, fitness classes and court bookings.

  • Racquets Fitness Centre, Thame – 20% discount . This discount is available on memberships, classes, junior ball skills, squash and racketball, camps and much more.

  • Discounted swimming at Park Club, Milton Park, Didcot. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 13.00 - 15.30. Spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised. 1 adult and up to 2 children £3.75.

  • Discounted membership and sessions at Fitness & Wellbeing Hub, Didcot - Offers available on memberships and personal training.

  • Free teen aerial class for ages 10+. Session is taking place on the 4 January at 11am. Please email to book your place. More information on the poster below:

Free Teen Aerial session exclusive for YouMove families.

Sessions takes place on 4 January from 11am.

Contact to book

New Year Event - Berinsfield

Free event with information to support you as you start the new year.