YouMove: Oxford City

YouMove: what's on in Oxford City


YouMove is brand new for Oxfordshire and launched in May 2022. By signing up to YouMove, you and your family can enjoy a whole range of fun activities together in Oxford City, including during weekends and school holidays.

Leisure centre offers in Oxford City

With your YouMove card you will be able to access discounted rates at Fusion leisure centres and Oxford Ice Rink.

On your first visit, you will need to sign up with Fusion to be able to access this but simply take along your YouMove card and Fusion colleagues will get you started.

To find your nearest Fusion centre visit https://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/our-locations/oxford/

Activities in your community

GO Active Families aims to provide all the information you need to be more active and creative in Oxford. Find out what's happening in your local area here.

Free sessions to get involved with:

  • Project PT- Project PT will be running free family activity sessions starting this September that will run for a 4 month period! These sessions will be for adults and children to have fun while lifting weights and boxing! Their focus is to encourage individuals to get involved in different activities which we hope will bring something unique, that will be lots of fun. They have two sessions running: Barton Park Primary School, Wednesday's 3:45pm-4:45pm. Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Friday's 4-5pm. Use this link to sign up (Only one needed per family) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx6HVcbRhL0_A0CUa_ir6_dWtM_gJJkwA7OGY8gUPfEuOB6g/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • Body Politic- 8 family dance parties at:
    Barton Park Primary
    The Oxford Academy
    Pegasus Theatre
    Bayards Hill Primary
  • Body politic will working on encouraging families to have a more active, healthy lifestyle while building on the inter and intra family relationships which have been affected throughout and beyond covid and exasperated by the current financial crisis. Sessions will take place on the 8th October at Pegasus Theatre and the 15th October at Barton Park Primary School. More dates and sign up forms will be released soon.
  • The Story Museum- This organisation combine stories and activity on a Saturday morning for children aged 5+ and their parents/carers. This will enable parents and children to encounter new stories and retell stories together in a healthy, participative, relaxed and unusual way. The stories combine physical activity with the flexing of gentle literacy skills. These sessions will be monthly. The next session is on: Saturday 17 September: Ball Games, based on the story of The Frog Prince. Use the code YOUMOVE, this discount code can be used to book online or over the phone to secure your place for free: Saturday Story Sports | The Story Museum
  • Oxford Parkrun: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! The event takes place at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Oxford every Saturday at 9:00am. Sign up here prior to enter: home | Oxford parkrun | Oxford parkrun (You will be given a barcode to take on the day that can be scanned so you can be tracked and officially timed).
  • The Parasol Project- Disability Inclusive Dance Parties for 5 to 12-year-olds at Tower PlayBase! Sessions will run from 3.30 to 5pm on Thursdays during term time. First session is on the 6th October, If you would like to book or have any questions, please contact Kat at playbase@parasolproject.org.
  • Oxford Hub- Oxford hub will be running 3 different kind of sessions: Family Fitness- weekly classes for families of all ages to do fitness and physical activity together in a fun, relaxed environment. Family Athletics- Athletic sessions for families to enjoy the competitive and fun notion of athletics in an engaging manner. Roller skating- Roller skating sessions for parents and their children to learn to roller skate and grow in confidence together. Start date and location to be released soon.
  • Barton Community Association- Barton Community Association are running free family Zumba sessions. Families can stay fit, engage in activity together, whilst meeting like minded people. The first session will be on the 17th September from 11.30- 12.30 in the blue room at Barton Neighbourhood Centre.
  • Dancin' Oxford- FAM JAM is a disco for ages 11 and under & their families, that happens once a month. There are loads of fun and games for all the whole family. There is no set fee, you pay what you can, the next dates are: Saturday 22th October and Saturday 26th November. Location is the Ark T Centre, Crowell Rd, Oxford, OX4 3LN 1.30-3pm. Or, Rose Hill Community Centre, Caroles Way, 3.30-5pm.
  • Free tennis court booking! The following tennis courts are free to book (may need to book in advance): Botley Park, OX2 0BT (Book tennis courts at Botley Park - Tennis Oxfordshire - Premier Tennis); Hinksey Park, OX1 4RP (Book tennis courts at Hinksey Park - Tennis Oxfordshire - Premier Tennis).
  • Oxfordshire Cricket- Attend FREE cricket sessions, you don't need any equipment or experience. Just turn up and play! These sessions will run from Cowley: Greyfriars Catholic School, Fridays, 18.00- 20.00, started on Friday 9th September, running until the 24th February 2023. Blackbird Leys: Leys Leisure Centre- Sports Hall, Saturdays, 12.00- 14.00, starting from Saturday 1st October 2022 until the 25th February 2023.

Wheelchair Skills Training- Go Kids Go have been running training since 1990; enabling independence and helping to ensure that the young people are able to reach their full potential. They are running a FREE, FUN and INCLUSIVE session for 2-18 year old's in the Oxford City area! Extra wheelchairs can be provided, so the whole family can join in. The session will be taking place on: Sunday 13th November, 10-2pm, Leys Pool and Leisure Centre. If you are interested and to book your free place, please email roy@gokidsgo.org.uk.

More activities to be announced soon!

Why not try?

Born to Move - Les Mills - 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!

Street Tag

A fun, free, smartphone app that offers rewards for exercise.

Get everyone in your community moving with Street Tag and convert walking into Street Tag points (tags).

Why not get your school to sign up? It's quick and easy, and you don't need to be a directly connected to the school. Anyone in the community can select the school and then contribute the points they win for walking to help the school reach the top of the leaderboard.

When playing Street Tag, you scan virtual tags with your smartphone while you are out and about. Every point you get for a tag adds to your chosen school's leaderboard. The app can run in the background, so it automatically collects tags in a 40-metre radius allowing you to focus on your journey and not your phone.

Each game season lasts 12 weeks. In that time, you'll be competing with other schools to hit the top of the leader board and become the winners.

Get ready to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle with Street Tag.

Get in touch

Your local Activator in Oxford City is here to help provide you with all the support, advice and information you need to get started. You can contact your local Activator on 07485 311346 or 07483 010720.