ActivSport Events

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Become part of our thriving active community in Ipswich

We host a variety of weekly, monthly and extra special one off events in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket. All details of upcoming events will be posted below.

Oct
26
Tue
2021
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre,
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre, | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This is an indoor ‘Short-Mat’ version of the great game of bowls. We are currently playing on three mats in the main sports hall. We are not a club but we are a group of people who really enjoy a friendly game of bowls. This is an informal session that is largely non-competitive. Some players bring their own bowls/woods, but many use those that are provided by us, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. The session is led by one of our experienced Facilitators.

This is a very friendly, easy going session.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available. This session usually runs between October-April inclusive. We play outdoors at another venue in the summer.

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

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Oct 26 @ 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!

Oct
27
Wed
2021
Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Oct 27 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 3.45-6.00pm
Suffolk New College (Goals) Sport Centre,
Ipswich, IP4 1LT

This session is in fact two sessions/groups 3.45-4.45 followed by 5.00-6.00pm

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. These sessions are aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help to loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The sessions are led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some excellent volunteers.

These sessions are delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group..

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information, or you would like to discuss the suitability of this activity for you or your son/daughter, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Oct
28
Thu
2021
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom

ActivBoccia
Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people.

Boccia is a truly inclusive sport, very skilful and very tactical. Played seated, it has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. The game is usually played in two teams, who compete to try to send/throw/kick their balls closer to the target (the jack), than their opponents. It is relatively easy to play, but devilishly tricky to play well!

This session usually consists of a variety of fun warm up activities and skills practices, followed by plenty of games. It is led by one of our experienced Boccia Leaders. Occasionally we play a friendly tournament amongst the group, but no pressure! This facility is fully wheelchair accessible.

No previous boccia or sports experience is required. This session is ideal for anyone with limited physical mobility and/or stability.

£4.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available. Accessible (Disabled) toilet facilities are 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!

ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm
Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre,
5 Brazier’s Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

Walking Football is an adapted version of the game which provides a great way for older independent adults to keep playing a team sport. This session is played outdoors on the all-weather surface. We play rules similar to small-sided football, but without the running. Players are not permitted to run at any time, with or without the ball. We play the game without any ‘intentional’ physical contact, so there is limited potential to ‘tackle’. Despite all of this, the games are certainly not slow! It provides a challenging and fun work out for most of us (Players are covering between 2-2.5 miles in a session!).

Suitable for both female and male participants.

This session is targeted particularly at participants who are 55 years and over, and who do not feel able (for whatever reason), to play regular small-sided football. This age restriction does not apply to female players. The session consists of a group warm up, refereed game and a stretch cool down. It is led by one of our experienced Activity Leaders.

Changing facilities are not currently available for use, so please come changed ready to play. Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the playing area.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are 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!

Oct
30
Sat
2021
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Walton Community Hall, 274 High Street, (opposite the Co-op, the hall entrance is on Falcon Street, next to the Falcon Inn)
Walton, Felixstowe, IP11 9DS

This is a very friendly activity session targeted at older, independent adults. It is held in a very comfortable, accessible venue. The group play the two very inclusive sports of New Age Kurling and Boccia. Kurling can be played either standing or seated, Boccia (a Paralympic sport), is always played whilst sitting down. Both are ‘target sports’ and great fun to play. All of the equipment is provided and the session is led by one of our experienced Activity Facilitators.

We do not currently provide refreshments as part of this session, so please bring your own drink/snack, if required.

This session is suitable for participants who use a wheelchair.

If you would like to know more about this session, please feel free to contact us on 01473 345350 or via the number and/or email below.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and local on-road parking is available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air), will be in place at these sessions.

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!

Nov
1
Mon
2021
Health Walks @ Christchurch Park, Ipswich
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Health Walks @ Christchurch Park, Ipswich | England | United Kingdom

Monday 11.00am-12.00pm
Meet inside the Soane Street gate in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, IP4 2BG (in front of the Mansion)

Why not join us for a group walk in beautiful Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

The ActivLives Health walks take place every other Monday morning (excluding Bank Holidays)

We meet at the Soane Street entrance, in front of the Mansion, by the park benches. Christchurch Park is very close to the centre of town and the main bus routes. This walk is a great way to meet new people, enjoy the beautiful parkland and boost your mental and physical health. Walking is a great way to improve your health and fitness. Please wear suitable shoes. The walk is about an hour in total, at a gentle pace. We usually divide into two groups, one walking at a slightly quicker pace than the other. The park is undulating – as a result this walk does include some uphill sections. We usually stay on the footpaths throughout, including the beautiful arboretum section of the park. This walk is suitable for wheelchair users. The session is led by experienced volunteers walk leaders.

There is no charge for this walk.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these walks. We always welcome new walkers – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call Julie on 07810 801316 or email julie@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Nov
2
Tue
2021
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre,
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre, | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This is an indoor ‘Short-Mat’ version of the great game of bowls. We are currently playing on three mats in the main sports hall. We are not a club but we are a group of people who really enjoy a friendly game of bowls. This is an informal session that is largely non-competitive. Some players bring their own bowls/woods, but many use those that are provided by us, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. The session is led by one of our experienced Facilitators.

This is a very friendly, easy going session.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available. This session usually runs between October-April inclusive. We play outdoors at another venue in the summer.

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

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Nov 2 @ 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!

Nov
3
Wed
2021
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 1.15pm-2.15pm
Landseer Road Methodist Church,
382 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LR.

Yoga is a form of exercise which is non-competitive, it is designed to develop a feeling of total well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, come and give it a go! This session is for men & women and is aimed particularly at people new to yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat. These classes can be completed sitting in a chair. Led by a fully qualified instructor (British Wheel of Yoga)
Spaces are limited, so please book to reserve your place.

£6.00 per session.

Pre-booking is required for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations). Please bring your own mat.

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!

Nov
4
Thu
2021
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom

ActivBoccia
Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people.

Boccia is a truly inclusive sport, very skilful and very tactical. Played seated, it has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. The game is usually played in two teams, who compete to try to send/throw/kick their balls closer to the target (the jack), than their opponents. It is relatively easy to play, but devilishly tricky to play well!

This session usually consists of a variety of fun warm up activities and skills practices, followed by plenty of games. It is led by one of our experienced Boccia Leaders. Occasionally we play a friendly tournament amongst the group, but no pressure! This facility is fully wheelchair accessible.

No previous boccia or sports experience is required. This session is ideal for anyone with limited physical mobility and/or stability.

£4.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available. Accessible (Disabled) toilet facilities are 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!

ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm
Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre,
5 Brazier’s Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

Walking Football is an adapted version of the game which provides a great way for older independent adults to keep playing a team sport. This session is played outdoors on the all-weather surface. We play rules similar to small-sided football, but without the running. Players are not permitted to run at any time, with or without the ball. We play the game without any ‘intentional’ physical contact, so there is limited potential to ‘tackle’. Despite all of this, the games are certainly not slow! It provides a challenging and fun work out for most of us (Players are covering between 2-2.5 miles in a session!).

Suitable for both female and male participants.

This session is targeted particularly at participants who are 55 years and over, and who do not feel able (for whatever reason), to play regular small-sided football. This age restriction does not apply to female players. The session consists of a group warm up, refereed game and a stretch cool down. It is led by one of our experienced Activity Leaders.

Changing facilities are not currently available for use, so please come changed ready to play. Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the playing area.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are 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!

Nov
6
Sat
2021
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Walton Community Hall, 274 High Street, (opposite the Co-op, the hall entrance is on Falcon Street, next to the Falcon Inn)
Walton, Felixstowe, IP11 9DS

This is a very friendly activity session targeted at older, independent adults. It is held in a very comfortable, accessible venue. The group play the two very inclusive sports of New Age Kurling and Boccia. Kurling can be played either standing or seated, Boccia (a Paralympic sport), is always played whilst sitting down. Both are ‘target sports’ and great fun to play. All of the equipment is provided and the session is led by one of our experienced Activity Facilitators.

We do not currently provide refreshments as part of this session, so please bring your own drink/snack, if required.

This session is suitable for participants who use a wheelchair.

If you would like to know more about this session, please feel free to contact us on 01473 345350 or via the number and/or email below.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and local on-road parking is available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air), will be in place at these sessions.

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!

Nov
9
Tue
2021
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre,
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre, | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This is an indoor ‘Short-Mat’ version of the great game of bowls. We are currently playing on three mats in the main sports hall. We are not a club but we are a group of people who really enjoy a friendly game of bowls. This is an informal session that is largely non-competitive. Some players bring their own bowls/woods, but many use those that are provided by us, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. The session is led by one of our experienced Facilitators.

This is a very friendly, easy going session.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available. This session usually runs between October-April inclusive. We play outdoors at another venue in the summer.

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

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Nov 9 @ 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!

Nov
10
Wed
2021
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church
Nov 10 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 1.15pm-2.15pm
Landseer Road Methodist Church,
382 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LR.

Yoga is a form of exercise which is non-competitive, it is designed to develop a feeling of total well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, come and give it a go! This session is for men & women and is aimed particularly at people new to yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat. These classes can be completed sitting in a chair. Led by a fully qualified instructor (British Wheel of Yoga)
Spaces are limited, so please book to reserve your place.

£6.00 per session.

Pre-booking is required for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations). Please bring your own mat.

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!