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Summer holiday family fun added to programme of free and low-cost exercise and wellbeing sessions in Fenland

Free summer holiday family running and outdoor yoga sessions have been added to a packed programme of exercise and wellbeing sessions in Fenland.

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Fenland District Council's Active Fenland is offering the summer holiday activities as part of its programme of free and low-cost sessions, which cater for all ages and abilities.

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Activity sessions for people with specific health needs, reduced mobility and for the wider community are among things on the Active Fenland timetable.

Free tea dances will also continue this month.

Cllr Alex Miscandlon, Fenland District Council portfolio holder for leisure, said: "We encourage everyone to take a look at the Active Fenland timetable and see if there's a session for them.

"Active Fenland is all about providing accessible, low cost and free wellness and activity to the whole community for the benefit of Fenland as a whole."

Fenland District Council's Active Fenland secures grant funding to provide opportunities for people to live more active lives, especially where they might face additional barriers to do so.

The programme is currently delivered with funding support from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) and Cambridgeshire County Council.

Summer holiday family running sessions

Free summer holiday family running sessions are being held in March and Wisbech.

They are:

  • Tuesdays, from July 23 to August 27, 9.30am to 10.30am, at Wisbech Park, meeting outside the new pavilion. For adults with children aged eight and over.
  • Wednesdays, July 31 to August 28, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at West End Park, March. For adults with children aged 12 and over.

Please note, age restrictions are linked to the certifications of instructors taking these classes and younger children are unable to take part. 

Book online at Active Fenland Booking Form or contact Active Fenland on 07874 893316. Please leave a message.

Summer holiday family yoga sessions

Free Summer holiday family yoga sessions are in the beautiful garden at the National Trust's Peckover House, North Brink, Wisbech.

Sessions are Mondays, 10.45am to 11.30am, July 22 to August 19. No need to book. Ideal for accompanied primary aged children.

Marvellous Movers Family Sport Activities

Marvellous Movers Family Sport Activities are taking place at district libraries for families with primary school age children.

Sessions planned so far are, 1.30pm to 4pm:

  • Thursday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 21, at Wisbech library, Ely Place, Wisbech PE13 1EU.
  • Monday, August 12, at Whittlesey library, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BA.

Just turn up. No booking required. Contact your library for further details.

Adults must remain with and responsible for children throughout sessions.

Tea dances

Active Fenland free tea dances, including dance tuition for those who want it, and free light nibbles are coming to Wisbech in July, March town early August and Eastrea on August 16.

They are:

  • Friday, July 26, at Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, PE13 2PE 
  • Friday, August 2, at March Braza Club, Elm Road, PE15 8NZ 
  • Friday, August 16, at Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens, Eastrea, Whittlesey, PE7 2DF.

For each event, beginners dance lesson 1.30pm to 2pm, and main event for all abilities 2pm to 4pm.

Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form or call 07592 774656. Please leave a message.

Further locations and dates are set for tea dances in coming months (details by location below).

How to sign up for Active Fenland sessions

Except where stated, Active Fenland sessions should be booked in advance via the Active Fenland Booking Form. Places are confirmed by email.

If sessions are fully booked, you'll be placed on a waiting list and notified by email if a place becomes available.

Registering in advance for Ramblers Wellbeing Walks is preferred but you can just turn up. Register at Sign up for Ramblers wellbeing walk

Full Active Fenland programme - July 2024:

Chatteris

  • Free Chatteris Wellbeing Walk, Tuesdays, 1.45pm from Chatteris Library, Furrowfields Road, PE16 6DY. Walk of around 45 minutes, variable but usually slower pace. Tea/coffee available afterwards in the library.
  • Free dementia friendly 'Love to Move' class Thursdays, 11am to 12.30pm, at King Edward Community Centre, King Edward Road, Chatteris PE16 6NG. No need to book.
  • Strength and Balance classes for people who have or are losing confidence in their balance or fear falling. Fridays, 11.30am to 12.30pm, £2.50 per session, at Chatteris Leisure Centre, Eastwood, Chatteris, PE16 6FN. Book and pay at the leisure centre.
  • 'Pre-fit' activity sessions for people who have noticed they are limiting their activity or have stopped doing things because they are getting more challenging. Wednesdays, 11.30am to 1pm, £3 per session, at Chatteris Leisure Centre, Eastwood, Chatteris, PE16 6FN. Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Returning in Autumn 2024: Free Chatteris Pocket Park Wellbeing Walk, first Sunday of the month, 10am, from outside The Sportsman, Fairway, PE16 6ST. Walk of 45 - 60 minutes.

March

  • Cardiac rehab sessions for people with a Phase 3 cardiac rehab team or medical professional referral. Mondays, 1.45pm to 3.30pm, £3 per session, at George Campbell Leisure Centre, City Road, March, PE15 9LT. Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Free dementia friendly 'Love to Move' class Tuesdays, 11am to 12.30pm, at March Braza Club, Elm Road, PE15 8NZ. No need to book.
  • Free March Riverside Wellbeing Walk, Tuesdays, 1.30pm from March Library, City Road, March, PE15 9LT. Around an hour, variable yet usually moderate pace. Tea/coffee available afterwards in the library.
  • Free 'Grandparent and Grandchild Wellbeing Walk', first Friday of the month, sets off at 9.15am from outside March library, City Road, March, PE15 9LT.
  • Free adults 'Wellbeing Dance and Stretch' fun dance and wellness stretching for beginners, Wednesdays, until end of July, at Neale Wade Sports Centre, Wimblington Road, March, PE15 9PX. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • 'Pre-fit' activity sessions for people who have noticed they are limiting their activity or have stopped doing the things because they are getting more challenging. Wednesdays, 2pm to 3.30pm. £3 per session, at George Campbell Leisure Centre, City Road, PE15 9LT. Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Free 'Kickboxing For Wellbeing', Saturdays, until August 3, 9.30am to 11am, at RKA Kickboxing Academy, Unit C4, Enterprise Park, March, PE15 0BD. For people aged 16 plus. Enjoy a free hot drink and chat afterwards too. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Free Couch to 5K, Wednesdays to July 3, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, meeting at March Athletic Club, Elm Road Sports Field, Elm Road, March PE15 0BH. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Free tea dance, Friday, August 2. Beginners dance lesson 1.30pm to 2pm, and main event for all abilities 2pm to 4pm, at March Braza Club, Elm Road, PE15 8NZ. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
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Whittlesey

  • Marvellous Movers Family Sport Activities for families with primary school age children. Monday, August 12, 1.30pm to 4pm, at Whittlesey library, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BA. No booking required.
  • Cardiac rehab sessions for people with a Phase 4 cardiac rehab team or medical professional referral. Thursdays, 1.15pm to 3pm, £3 per session, at Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1UA. Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Free Whittlesey Wellbeing Walk, every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 10am from the Buttercross, Market Street, around an hour at variable but usually slower pace. Tea/coffee available afterwards in the library.
  • Forever Fit - an hour of circulating around different sports such as new age kurling, table tennis and badminton and have an included drink and a chat too. At Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey PE7 1UA. Tuesdays, 12.30pm to 1.30pm, £2 per person. Book and pay at the leisure centre.
  • Strength and Balance classes for people who have or are losing confidence in their balance or fear falling. Fridays, 11.30am to 12.30pm, £2.50 per session, at Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey PE7 1UA. Book and pay at the leisure centre.
  • 'Pre-fit' activity sessions for people who have noticed they are limiting their activity or have stopped doing things because they are getting more challenging. Tuesdays, 10am to 11.30am, £3 per session at Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey PE7 1UA.  Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Find Parkrun events

Wisbech

  • Marvellous Movers Family Sport Activities for families with primary school age children. Thursday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 21, 1.30pm to 4pm, at Wisbech library, Ely Place, Wisbech PE13 1EU. No booking required.
  • Free summer holiday family yoga sessions, Mondays, 10.45am to 11.30am, July 22 to August 19, at Peckover House, Wisbech. No need to book. Ideal for accompanied primary aged children.
  • Free summer holiday family running sessions for adults with children aged eight and over are every Tuesday, from July 23 to August 27, 9.30am to 10.30am, at Wisbech Park, Lynn Road, meeting outside the new pavilion. Book online at Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Free Wisbech Mindful Wellbeing Walk, Fridays, 10am from Wisbech Park Bandstand, around an hour at a variable but usually moderate pace.
  • Strength and Balance classes for people who have or are losing confidence in their balance or fear falling, Tuesdays, 12.15pm to 1.15pm, at Wisbech Oasis Centre, St Michaels Avenue, PE13 3NR. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • 'Pre-fit' activity sessions for people who have noticed they are limiting their activity or have stopped doing the things because they are getting more challenging. Wednesdays, 2pm to 3.30pm, £3 per session, at Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech, PE13 1RL. Book and pay at leisure centre.
  • Gentle yoga, Tuesdays, 2.15pm to 3.15pm, £30 for 12 weeks or £15 for six, at Wisbech Oasis Centre, St Michaels Avenue, PE13 3NR. Limited spaces left. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Turn-up and play badminton for people aged 16 plus, £2, at Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech, PE13 1RL:
    • Social Ladies', Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm
    • Beginners, Mondays, 6pm to 7pm
    • Intermediate, Mondays, 7pm to 8pm
  • Turn-up and play walking football, Fridays, 7pm to 8pm, £2, at Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech.
  • Forever Fit - a chance to enjoy a variety of activities in one session in a social group and have an included drink and a chat too. Activities might include things like new age kurling, table tennis, badminton and mini golf. Tuesdays, 11.30am to 12.30pm, £2, at Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech, PE13 1RL.
  • Free 'couch to 5k', 9.30am to 10.30am, Tuesdays, to July 9, meeting near the pavilion at Wisbech Park, Lynn Road, Wisbech PE13 3AB. Enjoy an optional drink afterwards in the new pavilion café, at your own cost. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Free tea dance, Friday, July 26. Beginners dance lesson 1.30pm to 2pm, and main event for all abilities 2pm to 4pm, at Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, PE13 2PE. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form
  • Find Parkrun events

Active Fenland in wider Fenland and at home

Doddington

At Doddington Court, Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0WD (book and pay online via our Active Fenland webpage or at Doddington Court):

  • Strength and Balance classes for people who have or are losing confidence in their balance or fear falling, Wednesdays, 11.15pm to 12.15pm, £30 for 12 weeks. Currently fully booked but a waiting list is being operated. Add your details to the waiting list via the Active Fenland Booking Form
  •  'Pre-fit' activity sessions for people who have noticed they are limiting their activity or have stopped doing things because they are getting more challenging. Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 2pm, £36 for 12 weeks.

Eastrea

Free tea dance, Friday, August 16. Beginners dance lesson 1.30pm to 2pm, and main event for all abilities 2pm to 4pm, at Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens, Eastrea, Whittlesey, PE7 2DF. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form

Wimblington

  • Free adult tennis, Thursdays, 12pm to 1pm, at Parkfield Sports Club, Chapel Lane, Wimblington, PE15 0QX. Visit the Active Fenland Booking Form or call 07874 893316.
  • Free children's tennis sessions, Thursdays, for ages six to 11, 4pm to 5pm, at Parkfield Sports Club, Chapel Lane, Wimblington, PE15 0QX. Fully booked, but join waiting list Active Fenland Booking Form or call 07874 893316.

Fenland

  • Fenland Leisure Centres managed for Fenland District Council by Freedom Leisure provide packed events programmes in Chatteris, March, Whittlesey and Wisbech. Visit: Freedom Leisure

Free 'at home' sessions and fun Fenland treasure hunts

Find the Active Fenland timetable, 'active at home' booklets, family treasure hunt sheets, YouTube virtual sessions and more at: Active Fenland

Timetable

View the Active Fenland Active Fenland Timetable at Active Fenland


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July 2024

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