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 all of our sessions are closed due to COVID-19, we still aim to be there for our members!

Whether it’s instructional videos you can follow along to at home or weekly 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!

Everyday Activ Latest News

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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 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

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

Click on an event below to find out more details

Oct
2
Fri
2020
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am
ActivSheds @ 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
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 Susannah on 01473 345350 or susannah@activlives.org.uk.
Oct
6
Tue
2020
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Better Balance (Level 2) – Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Better Balance (Level 2) - Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall

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

  • Returning Tuesday 8th September 2020
  • 9.30am – 10.30am & 11.00am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

OTAGO – Walton Community Hall @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
OTAGO - Walton Community Hall @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Falls Prevention – Strength and Balance Classes

The otago exercise programme is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls.

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

  •  9.30am –  10.30am
  • 11.00am –  12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance (Level 2) – Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall

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

  • Returning Tuesday 8th September 2020
  • 9.30am – 10.30am & 11.00am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

OTAGO – Walton Community Hall @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OTAGO - Walton Community Hall @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Falls Prevention – Strength and Balance Classes

The otago exercise programme is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls.

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

  •  9.30am –  10.30am
  • 11.00am –  12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Oct
8
Thu
2020
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Grow Your Community – Belle Vue Park, Sudbury @ Belle Vue Park
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Grow Your Community - Belle Vue Park, Sudbury @ Belle Vue Park | England | United Kingdom

COME AND VOLUNTEER!

Every Thursday 10am – 12.30pm at Belle Vue Park And in other green spaces by arrangement

• Get out and about a bit more
• Get more active and feel fitter
• Meet new people
• Contribute to your community
• Learn new skills and share ideas
• Improve your environment
• Suggest an area you would like to plant up

Please contact Bev Baker on 07523 399586 or email beverly@activlives.org.uk, alternatively call the ActivLives office on 01473 345350

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Download our Up-to-date Activities Programme

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