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.


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.

Everyday Activ Latest News

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Our Services & Projects

Everyday Activ Hubs

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

Everyday Activ Gardens

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!

Everyday Activ Ipswich

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.

Everyday Activ Singing

The Keep On Rockin’ members have achieved a sustainable singing group through weekly member support, fundraising and regular performances.

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 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.”

Upcoming Activities

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CRESS Christmas Market 2020 @ CRESS Pavilion
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Christmas is not cancelled at ActivGardens! We are bringing our wonderful array of produce, crafts and gifts to you – but this year at the community garden so we can keep safe in the open air.

The event will be held on Friday 4th December, from 10am to 1pm at our lovely site on Maidenhall Allotments.

Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, we will need to limit numbers of people on site, and manage the site safely, so please be patient if you have to wait for admission at the garden gate (on the laneway between Halifax and Wherstead roads). Alternatively, please get in touch to book a slot – especially if you are coming in a bubble/ group (of no more than six people please).

Come along to pick up some freshly harvested winter produce or lovely own-grown plants. Make up a hamper of delicious garden-made jams, chutneys and pickles. Choose a wooden gift from ActivSheds. There will be Christmas wreaths, crafts and much more to browse – all made by our volunteers and learners.

We will also be serving seasonal refreshments so you can enjoy a socially distanced chat with your friends and get to know other people in the community.

  • Please park at the CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE or on surrounding roads.
  • For information and bookings, please get in touch with Susannah on 07530 407302 or call ActivLives on 01473 345350.

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Download our Up-to-date Activities Programme

We have put together a list of all our activities and events for your convenience. Download it to your computer, or print it out by pressing the button below.