YouMove: what's on in Vale of White Horse
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 Vale of White Horse, including during weekends and school holidays.
Leisure centre offers in Vale of White Horse
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.
Click here to find out more on what is going on at your local centres and how you access your 50% discount https://www.better.org.uk/youmove-ox
Activities in your community
These are the fantastic Vale of White Horse community offers available with your YouMove membership card:
Sports and Activity offers:
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take your YouMove card along to the session.
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, Didcot, Faringdon, Shrivenham and Wantage.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Please contact: Richard Giles, email@example.com, 07482577424, www.lordstaveners.org
Smash Badminton, Abingdon - Smash! Junior Badminton Club is run by volunteers and provides a structured environment for young people of all abilities to play and develop their badminton skills. Free trial sessions and spaces available in Juniors – Age 7 – 11. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
Beale Park - Beale Park is offering YouMove families reduced price tickets any day 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 1 and 16 April.
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.
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 can 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!
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 Vale of White Horse 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 07801 203571.