Activities for Adults

There are a range of activities for adults across the district, including:

  • subsidised sports and activity sessions held at a selection of local leisure centres
  • free outdoor gym equipment located in Stratford-upon-Avon (Recreation Ground and Orrian Close), Shipston and Bidford
  • free Ramblers Walking for Health walks in towns throughout the district - find out more on our walks pages
  • sports and physical activity clubs - find local clubs on our online directory
  • Walk, Jog, Run free drop-in session at Stratford-upon-Avon School athletics track, Wednesdays from 17:30 to 19:00. The track is booked by Stratford-on-Avon District Council but this is an unsupervised session. No registration is required
  • National Cycle Network routes 5, 41 and 48 pass through Stratford-on-Avon District
  • Find out more about our Green Spaces

Get Active: Drop-in Activity Sessions for Over 45s

Stratford Leisure Centre

  • Tuesday: 11:00 - 13:00, £1.60 per session
  • Friday: 11:00 - 13:00, £1.60 per session

Come and play sport just for fun or challenge others to a game! These sessions are suitable for all levels and abilities - no experience is necessary and equipment is provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you like.

Activities include table tennis and badminton, with many other sports available.

Discover more about other activities on offer by visiting the Stratford Leisure Centre website.

Southam Leisure Centre

  • Wednesday: 11:30 - 12:30, £1.60 per session

This session offers bowls to individuals of all abilities.

Discover more about other activities on offer by visiting the Southam Leisure Centre website.

Prices are correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change without notice - please contact the relevant centre for details. For more information, please contact the Active Communities Manager at Everyone Active on 01789 268826.

Everyone Active also offer a Young at Heart Programme of activities at Stratford, Shipston and Southam Leisure Centres.

Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

The NHS recommends that an adult (19-64 years) should complete:

150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week - it is suggested this could be completed in 30 minute intervals, five times a week. Moderate intensity exercise could include activities such as brisk walking or cycling. Strength exercises that work all the major muscle groups (legs, back, shoulders etc.) should be completed on at least two days a week.


75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity such as running or playing tennis and strength exercises on at least two days a week.

One minute of vigorous intensity exercise has the same health benefits as two minutes of moderate intensity exercise.

Please visit NHS Live Well for further information about physical activity guidelines.

Last updated on 26/09/2019

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