YouMove: what's on in West 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 West Oxfordshire, including during weekends and school holidays.
Leisure centre offers in West 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 West 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/west-oxfordshire
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 some of the fantastic West Oxfordshire community offers available so far with your YouMove membership card:
West Oxon Boxing Club – First taster session free, all equipment included. 'Pay as you go' Classes reduced from £7.00 to £5.00 per person (Minimum age 11) - https://www.westoxonboxing.co.uk
Witney Rugby Football Club, Witney - Free Membership with your YouMove card allows access to training, games and post match food, ranging from juniors to seniors group memberships. Find the relevant start dates for training and sessions and contact the club via phone or email. https://witneyrfc.rfu.club/
The Coffee Shed, The Leys, Witney – 50% off Tennis Court Hire and 50% off Mini Golf Games.
Parkrun Witney - Location: West Witney Sports Club Time: 9:00am, Distance: 5km, Every Saturday.
Free to enter, ages starting from 4 years and no maximum limit. No formal restrictions on accessibility but the course is almost entirely off road and a twisty section through woods. Check the weather beforehand as it can get quite muddy.
Sign up here prior to enter: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/witney (You will be given a barcode to take on the day that can be scanned so you can be tracked and officially timed) No YouMove Card needed, open to everybody
Junior Parkrun Witney - Location: Woodgreen School, Time: 9:00am, Distance: 2km, Every Sunday
Age range for the junior parkrun is 4-14 years, all abilities welcome. Register beforehand on the website so you can be officially registered, tracked and timed on the day (You will be given a barcode that can be scanned on the day) - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/woodgreen-juniors/
No YouMove card needed, open to everybody
Parkrun Chipping Norton School - Location: Chipping Norton School, Time: 9:00am, Distance: 2km, Every Saturday
Free to enter, ages starting from 4 years to no maximum limit. No specific formal restrictions, the course is mainly on grass but contains a sharp turn onto a track that can contain potholes.
Register beforehand on the website so you can be officially registered, tracked and timed on the day (You will be given a barcode that can be scanned on the day) - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippingnortonschool/
No YouMove card needed, open to everybody
(TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED) Blenheim Palace - (Offer Exclusive to West Oxfordshire YouMove Members) We have free Family, Adult and Child Passes for entry to Blenheim Palace, Park and Gardens exclusive for all YouMove Members, these can also be converted into Annual Passes upon arrival. If you are a YouMove member and you would like a pass please contact your activator either by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get these sent out for you. You can also get FREE ENTRY into the Soldier's Of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock with your Blenheim Pass.
West Oxfordshire Walks - Here is a link so you can access some amazing free walks around West Oxfordshire. Walks vary from short to long and a great idea to explore somewhere new, stretch your legs and take a picnic. - - https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning/countryside/walks-and-rides/west-oxfordshire-walks
Tae Kwon Doe - Free for the first month for all new starters, local sessions taking place on Mondays from 5:30pm in Carterton and Wednesdays from 5:00pm in Chipping Norton. Please visit the website for more details https://combinedselfdefence.com
Treasure Trails - Treasure Trails is an activity that creates fun trails all over the UK that include treasure hunts, spy mysteries and detective mysteries. They are all done local so there is always one close to where you live but also the option to explore other areas, tasks can take between 2-3 hours and done in your own time, complete the challenges and you can be entered into a prize draw. We have an exclusive offer with Treasure Trails offering 40% off each unique trail at a cost of £5.99 for the whole family, this offer is only for trails in Oxfordshire so anywhere else would be full price. To take advantage of this offer send an email to email@example.com and you will be sent a one off discount code to use online. Please visit https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk to book your experience and find more information.
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 HUB Abingdon & Witney College Sports Hall, Wooton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG - TUESDAYS: 5PM - 6PM - OXFORD HUB Park Sports Centre, Holton, Wheatley OX33 1QZ - WEDNESDAYS: 4.30PM - 5.30PM - WITNEY HUB The ICE Centre, Langdale Hall, Market Square, Witney OX28 6AB - FRIDAYS: 5PM - 6PM - BICESTER & BANBURY HUB Bicester Leisure Centre, Queen's Avenue, Bicester, OX26 2NR Please contact: Richard Giles, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07482577424, www.lordstaveners.org
Trampolining and Soft Play - We currently have an offer for a FREE session of Trampolining or Soft Play at Carterton Leisure Centres Trampoline Park. This offer is currently available to any YouMove member in West that has signed up to their local leisure centre to access our 50% off 'Concessionary Membership'. To get access to a free session they will need to do the following: 1. Send the names and ages of anyone taking part or any spectators 2. The email address that is used for your GLL account when you signed up, we just need the primary email address not every participant. 3. The activity you wish to take part in, either Trampolining or Soft Play. This will be sent off to GLL where they will credit your account and notify you when this has gone through via email. Please send all the above information to your local YouMove Activator at email@example.com
Adventure Plus After School Club - You can now get 50% off (Was £5.00 now £2.50) to Adventure Plus' Term Time Adventure Club every Tuesday evening, first session is always FREE. This is for ages 8-12 years and times are 16:45-18:00 or 18:15-19:30 at 'Windmill Farm Conference Centre, OX18 2SN. Here is a link to see what great activities they will do - https://www.adventureplus.org.uk/what-we-do/term-time-adventures/advenuture-club/. You can either sign up through the link here: https://events.adventureplus.org.uk/aplus-adventure-club-weekly-sessions or you can turn up on the day with your YouMove Membership Card, if you wish to book online you will need a discount code which we can give you on request just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventure Plus Holidays - We can also offer you discounts with YouMove for Adventure Plus' Holiday's and Weekends away, you will be able to access the trips on offer for £75. To get the discount please register your interest with myself and I will send you the details and the discount code for the holiday you wish to access.
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. 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 lifeskills. People are welcome to train on their own but there are also opportunities for parents and children to train together.
Charlbury Bowls Club - (Available for Non and YouMove members) We would like to make you aware of the Junior Academy - ages 7 upwards at Charlbury Bowls Club. There two Junior only sessions which are Tuesdays after school until 4.45pm, arrive anytime after 3.00pm. This is most suited to primary school children. Or the second session is Saturdays at 10.00am until 11.45am (an hour later for outdoors). We also run a summer school on each Wednesday of the summer school holidays from 11.00am to 4.00pm. The first year of bowling, year ending each April, is just £5 and second year is £15. That is for the full year, no additional charges, and includes attendance at our weekly sessions plus summer camp plus use of our outdoor green throughout the summer when available (needs supervision). This latter is great for families. Our junior sessions are fun with lots of games involving the skills of bowling. We have international recognition for our work with young people, featuring in a two-page article in Bowls International, the world-wide magazine for the sport and highest selling bowls magazine. If interested please contact Club Treasurer and Coach Shaun Morley on 01993 868134 or email at email@example.com. (The first 6 sessions are also completely FREE to attend)
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!
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 West 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 01993 861561.