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!

Donate to ActivLives HERE

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.

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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Volunteer vacancies at ActivGardens

Volunteer vacancies at ActivGardens

ActivLives is looking to recruit keen gardeners who enjoy working alongside others to its core volunteer team. Where you’ll be working : The People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments and the CRESS Pavilion, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8RE. About ActivGardens...

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day 2021 is being held on Wednesday 22nd September and gives us all at ActivLives a great opportunity to celebrate the vital role that physical and social activity plays in all of our lives. ActivLives provide a variety of activity options on a weekly...

Fill gaps in your garden at our charity plant sale

Fill gaps in your garden at our charity plant sale

Come along to Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park, Ipswich IP2 0BS on Thursday 14th October from 10am to 2pm for our end of season plant sale! There'll be the chance to pick up an Autumn bargains for your garden, so make sure to pop by and say hello, the team at the...

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!

ActivSport

The ActivSport programme consists of sports & physical activities targeted at people who do not play regular sport. Our sessions are inclusive & the activities adapted to provide for a wider variety of people.

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.

“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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Sep
28
Tue
2021
Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

What are the benefits of Balance Classes?

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 1st Class – 09.30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 11am-12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Funded by:

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

What are the benefits of Balance Classes?

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivBoccia – National Boccia Day @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday 10am-1pm,
Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP4 1LT

Did you see the Boccia at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo? This event is part of the National Boccia Day celebrations with the theme ‘Boccia is Back!’

The event will take the form of a fun tournament (Round robin followed by knock-out games), and is particularly targeted at participants with an intellectual and/or physical disability (no prior playing experience is required to take part).  Please note that we will only have sufficient staff/volunteers to run the event itself, we will not be able to provide any direct support to individuals or groups. We will be organising pairs/teams on the day, so players don’t need to already be part of a group/team to take part. We won’t be providing refreshments, so please ensure that all of the athletes bring their own drink/snack. The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

The cost will be £4 per player, payable on the day or we can invoice groups/organisations after the event, if you would prefer.

We will be following the current UK Government Covid-19 Guidelines of ‘Hands. Face. Space and Fresh Air’.

What to do next?

Please reserve your place at this event by contacting Mike on 07531 236442 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

Better Balance @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall

Better Balance Sessions

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

Schedule

  • 10.30am – 11.30am
  • The Lunch Club that usually follows won’t currently be happening due to social distancing restrictions.
    We will make an announce when the lunch clubs return.

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Sep 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

What are the benefits of Balance Classes?

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall | England | United Kingdom

What are the benefits of Balance Classes?

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 1st Class – 09.30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 11am-12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

What are the benefits of Balance Classes?

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 2.00-3.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich IP1 6LW

This session is aimed at adults of any age who would like to have a go at the great game of badminton. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take our time when we play! We start each session with a warm up together as a group, just to loosen up and to prepare for the session. Then we have a go at one or two practices (we are all keen to improve a little, if we can), we then play plenty of games, usually doubles but we do sometimes have a game of singles (very energetic!).

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.

We are not a club – but we are a very friendly group who love to play badminton. Beginners, as well as those who haven’t played since their school days, are particularly welcome.

£4.50 per session – please bring your own drink and be changed ready to play as we don’t currently have access to changing facilities.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

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