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 activities will be discounted by up to 50%.

Activities on offer in GLL Leisure Centres include swimming, badminton, squash and tennis (where centres have courts).

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

Activities in your community

These are some of the fantastic South Oxfordshire community offers available so far with your YouMove membership card:

  • 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 1 child swim £3.50.
  • 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
  • Didcot 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 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.
  • 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.

October half term activities:

  • Multi-sport sessions - Come along and try different activities including cricket, football, tag games, dodgeball. We will also have small games including snakes and ladders and Molkky.
    • Monday 24 October, Wheatley Playing Fields (North), OX33 1XP. 10 - 12 noon
    • Tuesday 25 October, Watlington Recreation Ground, OX49 5BZ. 10 - 12 noon
  • Xplorer - 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.
    • Monday 24 October, Wheatley Playing Fields (North), OX33 1XP. 10 - 12 noon
    • Tuesday 25 October, Watlington Recreation Ground, OX49 5BZ. 10 - 12 noon
    • Wednesday 26 October, Berinsfield Recreation Ground, OX10 7NX. 10 - 12 noon

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!

Beale Park

Beale Park is offering South Oxfordshire YouMove families reduced price tickets during term time. 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 21 and 31 October or 21 December and 3 January.
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.

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.