YouMove: South Oxfordshire

YouMove: what's on in South Oxfordshire


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 South Oxfordshire, including during weekends and school holidays.

Leisure centre offers in South Oxfordshire

With your YouMove card you will be able to access discounted rates at GLL/Better leisure centres.

On your first visit to a leisure centre, you will need to sign up with GLL to be able to access this. Simply take along your YouMove card and GLL/Better colleagues will get you started.

GLL Leisure will be providing a bespoke "Pay as you Play" YouMove membership offer in South Oxfordshire. You will be able to enjoy activities without needing to sign up for a monthly membership and pay as you play activities will be discounted by 50%.

Activities on offer in GLL Leisure Centres include swim for all and swim fitness sessions, badminton, squash and tennis (where centres have courts), soft play, gym. Speak to your local centre about sessions available for discount.

Swimming lessons and activities run by external providers will not be included in this offer.

To find your nearest GLL centre visit https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/south-oxfordshire

Activities in your community

These are the fantastic South Oxfordshire community offers available with your YouMove membership card:

February Half Term

  • Dance and Football sessions at Henley YMCA - The sessions are taking place from 5 - 6pm; for ages 4 -12, costing £3 per child.

    • Monday 14 - Dance. Book your place here.

    • Wednesday 16 - Football. Book your place here.

    • Sessions take place at YMCA Henley Lawson Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1NZ

  • Xplorer in Didcot and Benson - This is a free 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 (unless otherwise stated) you can book in advance or just turn up on the day, You can book by clicking on this link or email kayleigh.upward@southandvale.gov.uk

    • Monday 13 February Edmonds Park, Didcot

    • Tuesday 14 February Benson Recreation Ground

    • Last registration is at 11.30am

  • Active Totz - There are three Active Totz sessions happening across the Vale and South Oxfordshire during February half term. These are for children from 18 months to 5 years old with siblings up to 7 years welcome to join in. They are all taking place from 10 – 10.45am:

    • Mon 13 – Steventon Village Hall

    • Tuesday 14 – Wootton and Dry Sandfors Community Centre

    • Wed 15 – District Community Centre, Great Western Park, Didcot

    • Free for YouMove card holders or £8 per child and an additional £5 per sibling.

    • To book please call Sophie Butler on 7709168740 or email sbutler@activetotz.co.uk

  • Fun Family Walks - Join our Active Communities officer Kayleigh at Harcourt Arboretum this half term and connect with nature. Entry is free for YouMove card holders, and £6.30 per adult with children under 16 free. All families are welcome so come along and enjoy the walks and activities.

    • Thursday 16 February – Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Nuneham Courtenay, OX44 4PX

    • There are two walk sessions 1-2PM and 2.30-3.30PM

    • Please email kayleigh.upward@southandvale.gov.uk for more information.

  • Junior Squash Camps, Thame Racquets Club - YouMove members can get 20% off cost of squash camps over February half term. Cost of £24.

    • Camps taking place Monday 13, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 Feb from 11 - 4pm

    • Camp is for ages 7 upwards and all abilities are welcome

    • Contact 01844 261754 or email squash@racquets-fitness-centre.com

  • Leisure Centre Drop in sessions - Kayleigh, your activator for South Oxfordshire is holding drop in sessions at the leisure centres across the district during the half term. Come along to ask questions or to register for the Better Leisure offer. Sessions taking place:

    • Monday 13 Feb - 2 - 4pm at Henley Leisure Centre

    • Tuesday 14 Feb - 10 - 12 pm at Wheatley Park Sports Centre and 1 - 3pm at Thame Leisure Centre

    • Wednesday 15 Feb - 2 - 4 pm at Didcot Wave Leisure Centre

    • Thursday 16 Feb - 10 - 12pm at Berinsfield Leisure Centre

Tickets and Activities

  • Beale Park - Beale Park is offering South Oxfordshire YouMove families reduced price tickets during term time, including weekends.

    • Tickets are £5 per person and must be brought at the gate on the day of your visit. YouMove card must be shown for discount to be applied. Under 2's are free. One free carer per disabled adult or child.

    • YouMove discount will not be valid between 11 and 19 February.

    • Beale Park is a stunning 350 acre riverside adventure with 160 wildlife species from all over the world, beautiful gardens, train rides, cafes and adventure play. To find out more about the park including open times please visit their website.

  • 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.

  • South Oxfordshire Walks - Here is a link so you can access some amazing free walks around South Oxfordshire. These are easy short walks suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs to take in the surrounds and maybe even stop for a picnic. https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/countryside/walks-and-rides/south-oxfordshire-walks-and-rides/short-easy-walks

Sports and fitness

Didcot:

    • Discounted sessions at Cleal's Wheels - Cleal's Wheels offer weekly stay and play sessions in Didcot and Oxford for children aged 0-5. Every session is packed full of fun and engaging equipment for your baby and toddler to enjoy. With bouncy castles, ride-ons, baby toys and more your child will be able to let off some steam at a reduced price. There are 2 discount options available:

        • 40% off each session on a pay as you go basis - £3 for 1-5 year olds and 60p for under 1's. Take your YouMove cards along to the session to receive the discount on the day. This offer can be booked online please email nathan@clealswheels.co.uk including your YouMove number for the discount code.

        • Membership discount for 5 or 10 sessions - 5 Sessions for £10 or 10 sessions for £20 Email nathan@clealswheels.co.uk quoting your YouMove number to claim this offer.

        • Sessions take place term time at Willowbrook Leisure Centre - OX11 7AF, Mondays 10 - 11.30 am

    • Discounted swimming at Park Club Milton Park. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13.00 - 15.30. Spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised. 1 adult and accompanying children £3.50

    • Discounted membership and sessions at Fitness & Wellbeing Hub

      • Junior Strength Classes - 50% off; only £3 per session - This 45 minute class is specifically designed for 9 to 15 year olds to learn new skills in the gym environment whilst getting strong, and of course having fun in the process. Tuesdays 16:30-17:15

      • Gym memberships - 30% discount on monthly membership - making fees as low as £24.50 per month. Memberships include full access to our SMART gym equipment and group exercise timetable. We can also provide free advice for medical problems in relation to exercise.

      • Personal training - 50% off private sessions - From £10 a session, get the advice and support you need to live a more active lifestyle. Receive a training plan to complete outside of sessions for free.

      • To access the offer please email tshaw@fitnesswellbeinghub.com or phone 01235 612980. www.fitnesswellbeinghub.com

    • Didcot Didcot Park Run - A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Free for everyone, not just with YouMove card. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! The event takes place at Ladygrove park, Bowmont Water, off Avon Way, Didcot, OX11 7AF, every Saturday at 9:00am. Register for free before your first run here. You will be given a barcode to take on the day that can be scanned so you can be tracked and officially timed.

    • Free Buggy Fitness sessions - Starting Monday 9 January, 10 - 11am, Boundary Park, Didcot, OX11 6EF. £2 a session or free with YouMove card. Email emma.freeman@southandvale.gov.uk for more information.

    • Free sports sessions from Sport in Mind - Restarting 23rd Feb. Fun, free and interactive sessions to help improve the mental wellbeing of young people. A great way to help build confidence, support self-esteem and meet new people. Sessions run during term time and are free for everyone.

      • Sport and Games - Thursday 5 - 6pm (10 - 14 years) - Willowbrook Leisure Centre, Didcot

      • To book please email youth@sportinmind.org. Please take your YouMove card along to the session.

Henley:

  • Low cost Dance and Football sessions at Henley YMCA - In partnership with Henley YMCA there are two 6 week blocks of dance and football running from January 2023. You are welcome to join any of the sessions you do not have to come for the six week block.

    • Dance will be ran with Kayleigh (YouMove Activator)

      • Mon 9 January to Feb 13 – Ages 4 – 7 (Reception to Yr2) Free sessions 9 and 16 January remaining four sessions are £3 per sessions for each child. Book your place here.

      • Mon 20 Feb to 27 March- Ages 8 – 12 (Year 3 – 6) Free sessions Feb 20 and 27 remaining sessions are £3 a session for each child. Book your place here.

    • Football will be ran by a FA qualified coach Tom or Phil

      • Wed 11 January to 15 Feb – Ages 4 – 7 (Reception to yr2) Free sessions 11 and 18 January remaining four sessions are £3 per sessions for each child. Book your place here.

      • Wed 22 Feb to 29 March- Ages 8 – 12 (Year 3 – 6) Free sessions Feb 22 and 29 remaining sessions are £3 a session for each child. Book your place here.

  • All sessions start at 5pm. To book please contact Phil on 01491 411849 or email phil@henleyymca.org.uk. Alternatively please email kayleigh.upward@southandvale.gov.uk

  • Free Golf at Henley Adventure Golf weekends until 31st March. Please email info@henleyadventuregolf.co.uk with your YouMove card numbers to use this offer. For opening hours and more information on the course please visit the website.

  • Springbox Gymnastics Club free trial - Our Gymnastics Sessions are open to all abilities from around 2 years right through to teens. Classes take place at the fantastic sports hall in the grounds of Henley college Rotherfield campus off Paradise Rd Henley.

    • For more information on the club please visit their website.

    • Please email springboxgc@gmail.com for more information and to book your free trial. Please quote your YouMove card number.

  • Free sports sessions from Sport in Mind - Fun, free and interactive sessions to help improve the mental wellbeing of young people. A great way to help build confidence, support self-esteem and meet new people. Sessions run during term time

    • Yoga - Monday 4 - 5 pm (11 - 16 years) - Christ Church Centre, Henley

    • To book please email youth@sportinmind.org. Please take your YouMove card along to the session.

  • MagicHoops Basketball Academy (8-14 Years Old) Magic Hoops is one of the biggest basketball academies in Berks, Bucks and West London and now we are adding to our list of venues by coming to Henley!

    • We'll be starting on Friday evenings from 4.30pm. We've got two brilliant coaches who coach our league teams that will help you improve your skill level! Basketball is the fastest growing sport in Europe, so why not join the buzz and get involved!

    • Use the following link to book in for a free trial: https://henley-basketball.magichoops.co.uk/

    • Email admin@magichoops.co.uk Phone: 07375 363 535. Please take your YouMove cards along to the session.

  • Henley on Thames Park Run - 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 40 Acre Path, Tilebarn Close, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1US, every Saturday at 9:00am. Register for free before your first run here. You will be given a barcode to take on the day that can be scanned so you can be tracked and officially timed.

Thame and Chinnor

  • Thame Racquets Club – 20% discount for YouMove members. This discount is available on memberships, classes, junior ball skills, squash and racketball ball sessions.

    • Sessions can be booked online or on the day at the centre if there is space available. Please leave time to register at the centre on your first visit.

    • Email info@racquets-fitness-centre.com for more information or visit the website.

  • A1 Martial Arts - A1 Martial Arts offer classes in Brazilian Jui Jittsu, Karate, MMA and Little Dragons (4 - 6 years) sessions in Thame and Chinnor.

    • YouMove card holders can get a free trial class and 20% off the monthly fees.

    • To register for trial class please email Chris at info@a1martialarts.co.uk or call 07527213291 please give them your YouMove card number and take your cards along to the first sessions

    • Visit their website for more information.

  • Romy Louisa Dance Academy - RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern, Jazz, Body conditioning, Commercial and Acro classes in Thame and Chinnor area.

    • Free trial class, classes are paid termly at £6 a session

    • Email - PRINCIPAL@ROMYLOUISADANCEACADEMY.CO.UK

    • Please take YouMove cards along to first session.

  • Free Inclusive Youth Football - This is open to everyone not just YouMove members.
    Thame United FC is running inclusive football sessions for all, regardless of learning or physical difficulty.

    • Open to boys and girls age 5 - 15 years old.

    • Sessions take place Monday 5 - 6 pm

    • Session location is Thame United FC 3G pitch, Meadow view park, OX9 3RN

    • To register or to find out more information contact Craig at thamefootballdevelopment@gmail.com or 07535003306

Wallingford

  • Springbox Gymnastics Club free trial - Our Gymnastics Sessions are open to all abilities from around 2 years right through to teens. Classes take place at the fantastic sports hall at Wallingford School.

    • For more information on the club please visit their website.

    • Please email springboxgc@gmail.com for more information and to book your free trial. Please quote your YouMove card number.

Multiple locations or outside South Oxfordshire:

  • Matt Fiddes Martial Arts & MF Dance – They run classes around the region and you'll receive a 10% discount on monthly training fees with your YouMove card. Classes available in Abingdon, Benson, Didcot, Goring, Wallingford and Wheatley.

    • You can try a class for free to make sure it's right for you, simply book yourself in via www.mattfiddes.com and bring your YouMove card to the session with you.

    • We teach both Martial Arts and Dance Classes with a focus on developing key life skills. People are welcome to train on their own but there are also opportunities for parents and children to train together.

  • Discounted sessions at Cleal's Wheels - Cleal's Wheels offer weekly stay and play sessions in Didcot and Oxford for children aged 0-5. Every session is packed full of fun and engaging equipment for your baby and toddler to enjoy. With bouncy castles, ride-ons, baby toys and more your child will be able to let off some steam at a reduced price. There are 2 discount options available:

    • 40% off each session on a pay as you go basis - £3 for 1-5 year olds and 60p for under 1's. Take your YouMove cards along to the session to receive the discount on the day. This offer can be booked online please email nathan@clealswheels.co.uk including your YouMove number for the discount code.

    • Membership discount for 5 or 10 sessions - 5 Sessions for £10 or 10 sessions for £20 Email nathan@clealswheels.co.uk quoting your YouMove number to claim this offer.

    • Sessions take place term time at:

      • Willowbrook Leisure Centre - OX11 7AF, Mondays 10 - 11.30 am

      • Littlemore Community Centre - OX4 4NL, Tuesdays 13:00 - 14:30 pm

  • FREE Disability Cricket - This is open to everybody not just YouMove members, several sessions of FREE Disability Cricket across the county ages 8 - 25 at the following venues and times:

    • MONDAYS: 4PM - 5PM - Abingdon & Witney College Sports Hall, Wooton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG

    • TUESDAYS: 5PM - 6PM - Park Sports Centre, Holton, Wheatley OX33 1QZ

    • FRIDAYS: 5PM - 6PM - Bicester Leisure Centre, Queen's Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NR

    • Please contact: Richard Giles, rgiles@oxoncb.com, 07482577424, www.lordstaveners.org

Training Courses -

Free Ignite Online Training - NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition (*Fully funded for Adults 19+ in Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Surrey). Click here for more information

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 South Oxfordshire 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 07717 225679.