ActivGardens Online

During these difficult times, we thought we’d bring our plants and produce to you!
Click below to see our catalogue and order form.

Keep Active at Home

Even when sessions are closed, we still aim to be there for our members!

Whether it’s instructional videos you can follow along to at home or quizzes to keep your mind busy.

Adopt-A-Bee!

Help us to provide integral services in the local community by Adopting-A-Bee for you or a friend at one of our hives at The People’s Community Garden!

We have 400,000 bees up for adoption – help us meet that target!

What is ActivLives? 

ActivLives is a local independent charity working in Ipswich and across Suffolk to keep people active, connected and involved with their local community through accessible sports and exercise, learning new skills and volunteering opportunities.

ActivLives Latest News

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Still zooming…

Still zooming…

Our Activsingers are still Zooming every two weeks, singing together online and also logging on at the weekend for a fortnightly quiz which has been very popular. Its now been over a year since we have all sung together in the same room, however we are hoping to get...

Step By Step Falls Prevention

Step By Step Falls Prevention

We have continued with our Better Balance exercise sessions over Zoom and these run on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning with our instructors Del and Jo.  Although we are all missing meeting at our face to face sessions we are grateful for Zoom as an alternative...

Community run plant nursery re-opens to public

Community run plant nursery re-opens to public

Enjoy a Spring outing to ActivLives plant nursery in Chantry Park, Ipswich, when we open to the public on Tuesday 30th March at 10am.  We have a wide range of perennials, Geranium and other plants on offer – with bedding and a new range of plants coming in soon.  Our...

Our Services & Projects

ActivHubs

ActivHubs was set up to provide a fun and social way for people to keep fit and healthy, improve strength, balance and co-ordination, and while doing all of that, make some new friends in the process!

ActivGardens

ActivGardens are all about growing! Growing plants. Growing fresh healthy food. Growing yourself… your fitness, your health, your skills, your friends, your community. Get active with ActivGardens!

ActivSports

ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council, are motivating and inspiring people 45 years and over to increase their physical activity, eat more healthily and become more involved with the community.

ActivSingers

The Keep On Rockin’ members have achieved a sustainable singing group through weekly member support, fundraising and regular performances of classic songs for everyone to enjoy!

We’ve put together this video to show you what we do, and how we can help you.

Whether it’s improving your balance at one of our hubs, learning about horticulture at one of our gardens, finding your voice in our Keep On Rockin’ singing group, or simply meeting new friends at one of our lunch clubs.

We’re not just a fitness organisation – we’re a community – and we’re here, for you.

Donate

Donate through Give as you Live Donate

ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.

“Meeting new friends and socialising with them and being able to help some of the others with their activities while enjoying this myself.”

“Lovely to do some proper exercise again and I feel so much looser!”

“Thoroughly enjoyable session which was very beneficial.”

Upcoming Activities

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Apr
28
Wed
2021
Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Apr 28 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom
  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Schedule

  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

May
5
Wed
2021
Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 5 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom
  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Schedule

  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

May
12
Wed
2021
Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 12 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom
  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Schedule

  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

May
19
Wed
2021
Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 19 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom
  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Schedule

  • Wedneday 3.45 – 4.45pm and 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Starts 14 April, scheduled end 30 June

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. This session is aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some great volunteers.

The session is delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

 

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