Making everyday active in Maidstone

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We're currently seeking an Everyday Active Champion for Maidstone. If you'd like to help increase awareness of local opportunities and help encourage more people to become active in Maidstone, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to Yasmin via the link. In the meantime, here are a selection of opportunities to help you and your family get active in and around Maidstone.

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Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent
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Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent is an exciting free art trail that will see over 50 large individually decorated Shaun the Sheep sculptures placed around the parks, town centre and river walks in Maidstone and the surrounding areas.

Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

The free family-friendly walking trail is located in the heart of Maidstone from Saturday 29 June to Friday 30 August 2024.

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Wellbeing Walks – Maidstone
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Easy and short group walks around the borough of Maidstone. The walks are open to all age groups and abilities and are friendly, safe and free.

Wellbeing Walks – Maidstone

We provide easy and short group walks around the borough of Maidstone. The walks are open to all age groups and abilities and are friendly, safe and free. Currently our...

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Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

Shaun the Sheep in the Heart of Kent

The free family-friendly walking trail is located in the heart of Maidstone from Saturday 29 June to Friday 30 August 2024.

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Explore Kent’s Junior Cycle Challenge

Explore Kent’s Junior Cycle Challenge

Our friends at Explore Kent are introducing a new Junior Cycling Challenge for summer 2024!

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Wellbeing Walks – Maidstone

Wellbeing Walks – Maidstone

We provide easy and short group walks around the borough of Maidstone. The walks are open to all age groups and abilities and are friendly, safe and free. Currently our...

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Get Set, Grow!

Get Set, Grow!

Learn about growing food while having active fun outdoors.

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Football to support men’s mental fitness

Football to support men’s mental fitness

MindSTONES is a free football scheme for men aged 18+ who wish to improve their mental and physical fitness in a friendly, open and safe environment.

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Maidstone parkrun and junior parkrun

Maidstone parkrun and junior parkrun

We are now fortunate to have three Park Runs in the Borough! You can run, jog or walk, it is not a race. Enjoy socialising with others and benefit healthwise from the activity.

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Pickleball – YMCA Maidstone

Pickleball – YMCA Maidstone

Easy to pick up and a great way to exercise, pickleball is fast becoming one of the most popular racket sports in the world.

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Maidstone Warriors Basketball Club

Maidstone Warriors Basketball Club

Girls and Women’s basketball programme providing the opportunities to play in a fun, competitive but nurturing environment.

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Kent Sitting Volleyball

Kent Sitting Volleyball

Come join us! All welcome – disabled and able bodied. Fast, fun and open to all! Where: Snowfields Academy, Popesfield Way, Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5GA When: Every Wednesday, 7-8pm Contact:...

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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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Benefits of…walking

Benefits of…walking

The benefits of walking are almost endless, and whether you used to walk regularly, have no experience of walking for exercise, or even if you're living with mobility issues, walking can provide real benefits for your health and welbeing.

Rebecca TunicliffeExplore Kent

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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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Active 10 Walking Routes – Maidstone

Active 10 Walking Routes – Maidstone

Maidstone has the benefit of having the beautiful River Medway right in its town centre, and it is there where this Active 10 walking route leads us.

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Stile free walking trails

Stile free walking trails

Stile free walking trails are suitable for a wide range of users including those in mobility scooters and families with younger children or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with...

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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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parkwalk has arrived!

parkwalk has arrived!

For 18 years parkruns have been taking place all over the world on a Saturday morning, with the idea that you can turn up and run, jog or walk 5km...

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Jo Fraser WiseEvent Director Mote Park parkrun and proud parkwalker

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Family walks in Kent

Family walks in Kent

Our friends at Explore Kent have put together their top walks around the county to enjoy as a family. Give one a try - you might just create a new family favourite activity!

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Kent Country Parks

Kent Country Parks

Discover and explore the natural outdoor space of 9 stunning Kent Country Parks, each with its own unique character.

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This Girl Can Swim

This Girl Can Swim

This Girl Can is a celebration of women who are getting active and doing their thing, no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red...

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Age is no barrier to improving your life

Age is no barrier to improving your life

In 2001, I went to see my doctor, as I was constantly coming down with colds. I was originally told it was ‘normal’. I was also tired all the time,...

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Karen Tucker

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Mental health matters – changing the conversation around getting active

Mental health matters – changing the conversation around getting active

It’s easy to say ‘becoming physically active will help your mental health and wellbeing’. What if just getting out of bed and motivating yourself to do anything is a struggle?...

Caroline DrakeSocial Media Manager

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Medway Towpath walking & cycling route

Medway Towpath walking & cycling route

The Medway Towpath provides a long and peaceful stretch of riverside pathway, which is ideal for walking and cycling. The towpath can be cycled between Aylesford and Barming Bridge, with...

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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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