ActivGardens

Discover the wide range of events, courses and opportunities at our community gardens

ActivSport

Discover more about our ActivSport programme and get involved in some of our sessions!

ActivSingers

Did you know singing is great for your mental health, physical fitness and is a great thing to get involved with. Why not join one of our groups today.

ActivHubs

From Better Balance Classes to ActivSteps to our Elderflower Hub and Friday Friends our hubs a great way to make new friends and improve your social life!

Annual Report 2020-2021

Read our Annual Report 2020-2021 online

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!

Plant Sales now open at Chantry Park Walled Garden Nursery

Open every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm for plant sales plus we also have an online order system if you can’t visit the garden in person.

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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Belle Vue Park is looking great!

Belle Vue Park is looking great!

Our Sudbury ActivGardens team have been working hard in the sunshine recently! A few of the volunteers still wanted to come along to help maintain the gardens at Belle Vue Park despite the warm weather, which was great. Reports were that it was 29 degrees by 11:30am,...

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. Sessions are inclusive & activities adapted to provide for a 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!

“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

Click on an event below to find out more details

Aug
17
Wed
2022
Better Balance Leiston @ Leiston Community Centre
Aug 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Better Balance Leiston @ Leiston Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Better Balance Sessions

Balance exercises to improve your everyday activities.

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

  •  10.15am – 11:15am (arrive from 10am)

To book your place please call Clare on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Needham Market @ Needham Bowls Club
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance Needham Market @ Needham Bowls Club | Needham Market | England | United Kingdom

Better Balance Sessions

Balance exercises to improve your everyday activities.

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 (arrive from 10:15am)

 

Better Balance Needham Market Drift Court @ Drift Court
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Better Balance Needham Market Drift Court @ Drift Court | Needham Market | England | United Kingdom

Better Balance Sessions

Balance exercises to improve your everyday activities.

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

  •  1.30pm – 3:00pm (arrive from 1:15pm)

 

Keep on Moving Taster Session – Shotley @ Shotley Village Hall
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keep on Moving Taster Session - Shotley @ Shotley Village Hall | England | United Kingdom

Join us for a free taster session for Keep on Moving Shotley Wednesday 17 August

This is a seated exercise session and it is 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

Session time is 2pm-4pm and includes some time to enjoy a cuppa and a chat so it’s a great social opportunity too!

To find out more and book your space on the taster session please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivSingers – Ipswich @ Stratford Court
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ActivSingers - Ipswich @ Stratford Court | England | United Kingdom

Session take place at Stratford Court, Stratford Road, Ipswich, IP1 6EQ between 6:30pm and 8:30pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Please do not park on the grass within the housing scheme, please either use a space in the car parks or park on Stratford Road.

Feel your spirits lift and find a new confidence in singing! Learn some new songs – Learn harmonies to songs you know Improve your breathing, your circulation AND have some fun! Take some time out to relax and make music with others!

For more information call Julie on 01473 345350

 

Aug
18
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
Booking essential! ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ActivSteps - California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club

ActivSteps – A mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise.

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

  • 10.00am – 11.00am

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Woodbridge 10am-11am @ Quay Church
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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

  • Class 1 – 10:00am-11:00am
  • Class 2 – 11:30am-12:30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

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CHANTRY WALLED GARDEN PLANT SALES

OUR NEW STOCK IS AVAILABLE TO ORDER!

Please browse our online catalogue and get your order in early.

We can also deliver your order direct to your door!