Making everyday active in Gravesham

Hi, I’m Sam and I’m the Everyday Active Champion for Gravesham. I have a real passion for this community and I want to encourage people to become more active. Here are some of the great activities happening in and around the local area. If you would like to talk about getting more active around Gravesham, please reach out to me.

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Benefits of…gardening

Gardening is good for your health for several compelling reasons. Firstly, it provides an excellent form of physical exercise, helping to boost cardiovascular health, improve muscle strength, and enhance flexibility. The act of digging, planting, weeding, and watering engages various muscle groups, promoting overall physical fitness. Moreover, gardening has significant mental health benefits. It serves as a form of mindfulness, allowing you to focus on the present moment and reduce stress. The simple act of being in nature and tending to plants can have a calming effect, lowering anxiety levels and improving mood. Research has shown that spending time in green spaces can decrease symptoms of depression and enhance overall mental well-being.

Benefits of…gardening

Gardening isn’t just about making your house look good (although a little curb appeal certainly never hurts). Research suggests that caring for plants can also do wonders for your wellbeing....

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Get fit for free – outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms offer several benefits such as Increased physical activity, with a variety of equipment to challenge different muscle groups. Its also a chance to get some exposure to natural light and fresh air, which can boost mood and energy levels. There is normally a range of exercises and activities, from strength training to cardio and stretching, to keep workouts interesting and prevent plateaus. There are social benefits, such as meeting new friends and participating in community events, to boost morale and sense of accomplishment. Plus outdoors gyms are cost-effective, with many outdoor gyms being free or low-cost Outdoor gyms provide a unique combination of physical activity, social benefits, and environmental advantages that make them a great option for anyone looking to get moving.

Get fit for free – outdoor gyms

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Community Day – Wednesday 14 August

Community Day – Wednesday 14 August

Join us for our FREE community day at Wombwell Park.

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Meopham Village Fete – 20 July 2024

Meopham Village Fete – 20 July 2024

Meopham Village Fete is taking place on Saturday 20 July 2024 from 2pm to 6pm.

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Free Park Life Events – Summer 2024

Free Park Life Events – Summer 2024

Get in on the action with bouncy castles, laser tag, mini-golf, and sports galore in our lovely local parks - find out more!

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FREE DR Bike – Repair and MOT’s

FREE DR Bike – Repair and MOT’s

With a sprinkle of magic (and some cash from cycling UK), we’re here to rescue your trusty bike from any minor breakdowns and give it a shiny tune-up! Ride on...

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Connect With Nature

Connect With Nature

Join a friendly eight week online group programme to discuss and learn about different nature-based topics.

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Group Sessions with Involve

Group Sessions with Involve

We’re not just here to spill the beans on keeping your body in tip-top shape, we’ve got your mind covered too! Involve has some awesome social shindigs you won’t want...

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Steady, Strong and Able

Steady, Strong and Able

Kent Rivers welcome you to come along and meet some friendly faces whilst improving your balance, strength and mobility!

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Royal River Walkers

Royal River Walkers

Be a part of Age UK Kent Rivers’ FREE walking group, Royal River Walkers!

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Zumba with Kent Rivers

Zumba with Kent Rivers

Join Kent Rivers for a fun and effective dance workout.

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Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Enjoy an hour of yoga with Hazel. Aimed to increase fitness, strength, and flexibility whilst you relax and unwind. Please bring along a yoga mat and an optional blanket. The...

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Visually Impaired Cricket

Visually Impaired Cricket

Kent Cricket run visually impaired indoor training sessions during the winter and outdoor summer fixtures.

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Meopham Leisure Centre Sporting Memories Club

Meopham Leisure Centre Sporting Memories Club

The sporting memories club will meet once a week at Meopham Leisure Centre, where attendees will be able to share their memories of some of the greatest sporting events and...

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The Big Bike Revival

The Big Bike Revival

The Big Bike Revival from Cycling UK aims to make cycling accessible to everyone. There are a number of Big Bike Revival events taking place across Kent in 2023 and everyone is welcome to get involved.  

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Grand Active, Free classes at the Cyclopark

Grand Active, Free classes at the Cyclopark

Get ready to sweat and feel the burn with the coolest fitness gurus in town! Join One You Kent and Grand Active at Cyclopark for free exercise classes starting January...

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Grand Active Free exercise classes

Grand Active Free exercise classes

Listen up, fitness fiends! Starting from Monday 8th January, One You Kent and Grand Active are shaking things up with a bunch of free exercise classes. Ready to pump some...

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Parent and Baby Classes at Cyclopark

Parent and Baby Classes at Cyclopark

Join us for a safe and uplifting workout with our expert instructors, alongside other parents looking to get fitter.  All whilst spending precious time with your little one! These classes...

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Limitless Club at Cyclopark

Limitless Club at Cyclopark

A new disability & paracycling club.

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North Downs Run

North Downs Run

Save the date! Sunday 30th June 2024 Plans are well underway for the 2024 North Downs Run – the 40th running of this iconic event. Entries will open on 1st...

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Phab Club North West Kent

Phab Club North West Kent

Join the North West Kent Phab Club, where everyone belongs and can thrive! These clubs are the ideal spot to kick back, make new pals, and create memories that last...

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Low Impact Health Classes – Meopham Leisure Centre

Low Impact Health Classes – Meopham Leisure Centre

Meopham Leisure Centre is on a mission to create an awesome lineup of low-impact classes designed for our fabulous folks who are 50 years young and above, or have limited...

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Social classes with Age UK – Clarendon Hotel

Social classes with Age UK – Clarendon Hotel

Are you ready to get your groove on and mix things up with some new friends? Age UK is your go-to guru for fun-filled activities that’ll get you up and...

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Gravesend and Northfleet U3A

Gravesend and Northfleet U3A

Are you ready to join the coolest club for the young at heart? Look no further than U3A! This community is the ultimate hangout spot for retirees, keeping your mind...

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Higham Wellbeing and Nordic Walks

Higham Wellbeing and Nordic Walks

Join a walk leader for a gentle walk around Higham or if you feel more energetic, come try our free Nordic Walking group. Join us for a low cost tea...

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Getting active and staying safe

Getting active and staying safe

Are you thinking about getting active or looking for a new activity to add to your daily or weekly routine? How do you make sure a club or activity provider...

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Swap a journey for active travel

Swap a journey for active travel

Kent Connected’s ambition is to improve your journeys in Kent. They are passionate about saving you time and money all the while helping to improve the environment and your health...

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Cycle training

Cycle training

Kent County Council offers cycling courses to give people the skills and confidence to cycle more often for leisure and work.

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Explore Kent

Explore Kent

Explore Kent is part of Kent County Council, working with public, private and voluntary sector partners. They promote walking routes around the county such as the England Coastal Path, the...

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Free Fitness Classes (Gravesend)

Free Fitness Classes (Gravesend)

Whether you’re looking to take the first steps into getting fitter or want to challenge yourself each week, these free exercise classes, delivered in partnership with One You Kent and...

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Gentle Exercise Classes (Gravesend)

Gentle Exercise Classes (Gravesend)

Gentle exercise is designed for older people and people who are physically less able. The sessions are run by a qualified trainer, who makes the classes fun, safe and friendly. The...

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Free Evening Exercise Class (Gravesend)

Free Evening Exercise Class (Gravesend)

These exciting NEW evening classes, delivered in partnership with One You Kent and The Grand, give you the chance to try all kinds of different exercises, as every session will...

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Walking Hockey (Gravesend)

Walking Hockey (Gravesend)

Gravesend Ladies Hockey Club in conjunction with Gravesham Borough Council invites you to join them for Walking Hockey. Stay active, whatever your age, experience or ability and embrace all the...

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Find Your Way (Gravesend)

Find Your Way (Gravesend)

Want to find a different way to explore the nature around you? Then download maprun6 from your app store for free and start to discover your outside space in new...

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Outdoor Gyms (Gravesham)

Outdoor Gyms (Gravesham)

Across Gravesham we have outdoor equipment in a few of our parks that are free to use for everyone. Outdoor gyms are a brilliant way to tone up, get fit...

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Man v Fat Football

Man v Fat Football

Man v Fat Football encourages men who want to lose weight to take part in a sport where they can become healthier both physically and mentally whilst enjoying the beautiful game.

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Shorne Woods Country Park stile free trail

Shorne Woods Country Park stile free trail

This circular stile free walk travels through precious areas of Shorne Woods country park woodland and past important wildlife areas. The Furzy Leas Meadows at the start of the walk...

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Cyclopark

Cyclopark

Cyclopark is a multi-sport open-air centre for all abilities based in Gravesend. As a charity and a not-for-profit organisation, all profits go directly towards improving the facilities for the community...

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Couch to walking 5k

Couch to walking 5k

If you want to get more active in your everyday life, but don’t know where to start, go for a walk! From starting with just 10 steps to working up...

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Explore Kent – stile free trails

Explore Kent – stile free trails

Stile free trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates.

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Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Wellbeing Walks are run by the Ramblers and supports over 600 short, free walks throughout England, all led by friendly, trained walk leaders.

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Walking netball

Walking netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game we all love; it is netball, but at a walking pace. Women the length of the country have started playing Walking...

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Family bike rides in Kent

Family bike rides in Kent

Across the county there are all sorts of brilliant places to go, activities to try and events to enjoy, and getting active as a family is a great way to...

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Get fit for free – parkrun

Get fit for free – parkrun

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a simple running plan for beginners, designed to help you work your way up from nothing, to being able to run 5km in a matter of...

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Couch to Fitness App

Couch to Fitness App

We know a lot of people want to feel fitter and want to find activities they can do from the comfort of their home – Couch to Fitness is a...

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Squad Girls Football (Ebbsfleet Academy)

Squad Girls Football (Ebbsfleet Academy)

Everyone should have fun. At Squad Girls Football, we play as a team. We encourage girls to be positive and try. We coach to give the girls confidence to make...

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Wildcat Football Sessions (Gravesend)

Wildcat Football Sessions (Gravesend)

Are you looking for a fun way for girls 5-11 to get involved with football? Then look no further. Weetabix Wildcats is the place to be. Everyone is super awesome;...

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Discover Sailing

Discover Sailing

Find out how you and your family can get involved with sailing, windsurfing and watersports locally.

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One You Kent

One You Kent

‘Healthy changes start with little changes’ – that’s the message from the Better Health campaign, which is being supported by One You Kent services to help people to lose weight...

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Are you sitting too much?

Are you sitting too much?

Most of us know that being active is good for our health. But more evidence is emerging that even if you exercise regularly, spending a lot of time sitting down...

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