We need your help!

We’re raising money to get an ActivLives minibus which will allow us to transport members to and from hubs.

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.

ActivHubs

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 make new friends in the process!

ActivIpswich

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.

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!

ActivSuffolk

ActivSuffolk provides local Sport and Falls Prevention sessions out in the rural areas of Suffolk, keeping people aged 60 years and over active, connected, happy, independent and reducing social isolation.

ActivSinging

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

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.

Everyday Activ Latest News

Click on a post below to find out more

“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

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteering at The People's Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden | United Kingdom

The People’s Community Garden is an outdoor community resource on a public allotment site, where people of all ages and abilities get together to develop and maintain an inspiring green space. It is a place where you can find your niche and work at your own pace, as part of a friendly and dedicated team. It is a place where you can make friends and learn skills, as well as contribute your ideas, to make it truly a people’s garden.

ActivIpswich Kurling Club – Ipswich County Library @ Ipswich County Library
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
ActivIpswich Kurling Club - Ipswich County Library @ Ipswich County Library | England | United Kingdom

New Age Kurling

  • Same as traditional curling, but without the ice!
  • Improve your strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment
  • And most importantly – have a great time!

Schedule

  • 10.00am – 1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

 

ActivIpswich is a community based sports programme. It is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is funded by the National Lottery as part of Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Don’t worry about your playing standard as we are a project that provides for all levels of ability.

The emphasis is very much upon the social as well as the physical benefits that can be gained from getting involved with regular physical activity.

Many of our participants have either a long term health condition and/or a disability (35-40%). We tend to deliver slightly unusual sports in community venues, so please give us a look even you have never thought of yourself as being particularly ˜sporty“. You might surprise yourself!

Better Balance (Level 2) – Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House

Better 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

  • 10.30am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

New Age Kurling – Lakenheath @ Peace Memorial Hall
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
New Age Kurling - Lakenheath @ Peace Memorial Hall

Schedule

Come join us for a New Age Kurling session at the Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall!

  •  10.30am – 12.30pm (2 hour session)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Kurling and Boccia Group – Salvation Army Priory Centre, Ipswich @ Salvation Army Priory Centre
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kurling and Boccia Group - Salvation Army Priory Centre, Ipswich @ Salvation Army Priory Centre | England | United Kingdom

New Age Kurling & Boccia

  • New Age Kurling is just curling without the ice!
  • Boccia is a Paralympic sport which is for people of all abilities
  • Improve your strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment
  • And most importantly – have a great time!

Schedule

  • 1.30pm – 3.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

 

ActivIpswich is a community based sports programme. It is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is funded by the National Lottery as part of Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Do not worry about your playing standard we are a project that provides for all levels of ability.

The emphasis is very much upon the social as well as the physical benefits that can be gained from getting involved with regular physical activity.

Many of our participants have either a long term health condition and/or a disability (35-40%). We tend to deliver slightly unusual sports in community venues, so please give us a look even you have never thought of yourself as being particularly sporty. You might surprise yourself!

Walking Football (Outdoors) – Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Whitton Sports & Community Centre
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Walking Football (Outdoors) - Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Whitton Sports & Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Walking Football

  • Same rules as normal football, minus the running.
  • Improve your strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment
  • And most importantly – have a great time!

Schedule

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

 

ActivIpswich is a community–based sports programme. It is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is funded by the National Lottery as part of Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Don’t worry about your playing standard – we are a project that provides for all levels of ability.

The emphasis is very much upon the social as well as the physical benefits that can be gained from getting involved with regular physical activity.

Many of our participants have either a long term health condition and/or a disability (35-40%). We tend to deliver slightly unusual sports in community venues, so please give us a look even you have never thought of yourself as being particularly ‘sporty’ – You might surprise yourself!

Dec
16
Sat
2017
New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia – Felixstowe @ Senior Citizens Centre
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia - Felixstowe @ Senior Citizens Centre

New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls & Boccia

Come join us for a New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia session at Senior Citizens Centre in Felixstowe.

  • Make new friends
  • Keep active
  • Have fun

Schedule

  •  1:30pm – 3:30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteering at The People's Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden | United Kingdom

The People’s Community Garden is an outdoor community resource on a public allotment site, where people of all ages and abilities get together to develop and maintain an inspiring green space. It is a place where you can find your niche and work at your own pace, as part of a friendly and dedicated team. It is a place where you can make friends and learn skills, as well as contribute your ideas, to make it truly a people’s garden.

Click on an category below to see a list of all related upcoming activities:

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.