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Wyre Forest Big Active Weekend

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Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017

Wyre Forest Big Active Weekend is set to get your pulses racing this month! 

This could be your opportunity to try a new sport, take action to be healthier or get outdoors in the fresh air.  Organised by Wyre Forest District Council, Worcestershire County Council and local groups, there are loads of different activities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in.

Whether your preference is walking, cycling, climbing, yoga or dodge ball, this is also a great opportunity to try something new.  Many of the activities are set outdoors in the wonderful Wyre Forest landscape and others are located in leisure facilities and community venues.

And, if photography is your passion, don’t forget the Big Active Weekend photo competition....send us your digital shots of being out and about throughout the weekend for your chance to win a £50 Go Outdoors voucher.

There are BIG physical health and mental wellbeing benefits of taking part in the BIG ACTIVE weekend.  The Chief Medical Officer currently recommends that adults undertake 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

People who have a physically active lifestyle have a 20-35% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and stroke compared to those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Regular physical activity is also associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and colon/breast cancer and with improved mental health.

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Available Activities

Come join in on an early morning session of weights, kettle bells, resistance training and boxing exercise all in the great outdoors! Booking preferable if possible.

Marlpool Park, Willowfield Drive, Kidderminster, DY11 5HA

Sat 7.30am

£3.00 per person

Russ Godfrey 07815 921523

www.sweshpt.co.uk

Wyre Forest parkrun is a weekly 5km event for runners of all standards. The timed run can be done for fun or as part of a training plan. It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active.

Wyre Forest Visitor Centre, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ

Sat 9.00am

FREE. Please register first http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wyreforest/    

Join us on our friendly weekly walk through the park land to Wolverley where we’ll stop for a refreshment break and re-energise ready for our return route.

Meet at Springfield Park car park, Kidderminster, DY10 2PS

Saturday 10am, duration approximately 2-2.5 hours

FREE

Janet 07752261533 or Alan/ Cath 07918130637

www.bff-wyreforest.co.uk  

A really fun class with upbeat music and easy to follow moves! Similar to step aerobics.

Saturday 11.15am, 30 minutes of fun activity

Cost £2.50

Activity can be adapted to suit all fitness levels (with and without the use of the Reebok Step block)

At Simply Limitless, Puxton Lane, Kidderminster, DY11 5DF

Tina Riando 01562 751144

http://www.simply-limitless.org/  

Millennium Field Car Park, Rock, DY14 9SD Choice of routes available, between 2-2.5 hour duration, 3-7 mile distance.

Sat 10.30am, FREE

Anne Little 07871 599863

www.strideandstroll.org.uk

The walk is a gentle 1 to 1.5 hour stroll around the site of an American Wartime Camp to see the remains and discuss the operation of the camp in 1943-1945 and its post war use. It will include the stories of the former residents of the camps, and some excellent scenery.

Meet at Burlish Top Car Park, The Kingsway, Stourport on Severn, DY13 8NA

1.45pm for 2pm start

Free of charge

Dale Evans 07452 959846

Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, Stourport

Sat 2- 3pm

£2 for non club members

Please bring your own bike and helmet to wear.

Tracey Burford traceyburford01@gmail.com or Alan Griffiths ajgriffiths@onetel.com

Less than half price Rock Climbing tasters (ages 7+)

Try something new, exciting and active! Have fun yourself or collect happy exhausted children at the end. See where climbing can take you!

Our 1 hour tasters are the perfect introduction to rock climbing and for the big active weekend they are just £5 a person. That’s less than half price!

Our friendly and qualified instructors guarantee everyone will have fun experiencing the thrill of climbing.

Booking is essential, call us on 0345 363 1177 to secure your space today!

  • 8.30am-9.00am CXWORX Virtual Class- A virtual class that works on the stomach and back muscles. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 8.30am-9.30am Junior Dodge ball- Come and have fun playing Dodge ball! Suitable for ages 8+.
  • 9.30am-10.30am Body Pump Class- A weight based class working the whole body. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 9.30am-10.15am Group Cycling Class- Perfect for beginners to serious athletes. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 9.30am-10.30am Junior Dodge Ball- Come and have fun playing Dodge ball! Suitable for ages 8+.
  • 10.30am-11.15am Group Cycling Class- Perfect for beginners to serious athletes. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 10.45am-11.30am Body Combat Express- A energetic class inspired by martial arts. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 11.30am-12.30pm Yoga – A powerful class that improves strength, balance and flexibility. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 12.30pm-2.30pm The soft play area will be open for children aged 3 months to 8 years. (Adult supervision is required.)
  • 12.30pm- 1.30pm Family Yoga- A Yoga class for children aged 8+ and adults.
  • 1.00pm- 3.00pm Gym Taster Sessions- Come and give the Gym a try. Suitable for ages 11+ (Children under 16 must attend with an adult.)
  • 5.00pm-6.00pm Body Combat Virtual Class- An energetic class inspired by martial arts. Suitable for ages 16+.

All leisure centre activities listed are FREE however we are asking for Donations to KEMP HOSPICE.

Booking is recommended by contacting the centre on 01562 515151.

Special membership offer! 
Join and get the rest of the month free plus next month half price! This is for all inclusive memberships set up on the 20th and 21st May 2017 (T’s & C’s apply)

Wyre Forest, Discovery Centre, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ

Sunday 11.00am, (new walkers to arrive for 10.30am to register)

FREE

Chris Mansell 0300 0674938

Flyer Big Active Parkour May 17Come along and try parkour/free running.

Wyre Parkour is hosting a FREE taster session for beginners as part of the Big Active Weekend

Stourport LQ Arena, Windermere Way, Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 8LA
Sunday 21st May 11am – 12noon

Age 8+

FREE

Booking essential: hello@wyreparkour.com or phone 07779 40 20 40

Flyer Big Active Yoga May 17Come along and take part in yoga in the great outdoors. Great for both the mind and body!

Habberley Valley Nature Reserve, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, DY11 5RH –

Sunday 21st – 1-2pm

FREE

Booking essential – dale.evans@wyreforestdc.gov.uk – 07452 959846

  • 8.15am-9.15am Body Combat Virtual Class- A energetic class inspired by martial arts. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 9.00am-12.00pm The soft play area will be open for children aged 3 months to 8 years. (Adult Supervision is required.)
  • 9.30am-10.30am Zumba Sentao – A fun, energising dance class. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 10.00am-10.45am Group Cycling Class - Perfect for beginners to serious athletes. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 10.30am-11.30am Yoga- A powerful class that improves strength, balance and flexibility. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 11.00am-12.00pm Gym Taster Sessions- Come and give the Gym a try. Suitable for ages 11+ (Children under 16 must attend with an adult.)
  • 11.45am-12.45pm Body Pump Virtual Class - A weight based class working the whole body. Suitable for ages 16+.
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm Gym Taster Sessions- Come and give the Gym a try. Suitable for ages 11+ (Children under 16 must attend with an adult.)
  • 6.15pm- 7.15pm Body Combat Virtual Class- An energetic class inspired by martial arts. Suitable for ages 16+.

All leisure centre activities listed are FREE however we are asking for Donations to KEMP HOSPICE.

Booking is recommended by contacting the centre on 01562 515151.

Special membership offer! 
Join and get the rest of the month free plus next month half price! This is for all inclusive memberships set up on the 20th and 21st May 2017 (T’s & C’s apply)

“Friends of Bishops Wood” invites everyone to join them for a leisurely exploration of the 70 acres of ancient and new woodlands and meadows of Bishops Wood with foraging expert and nutrition coach, Owen Raybould.  Owen will help to identify the new Spring growth plants that can be used as edibles. We will also discover other plants and learn about their uses and other points of interest. The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. Experienced environmental educators will be accompanying the walk with a range of games and stories to engage any younger children who might need additional activities.

Bishop’s Wood, Crossway Green, DY13 9SE

Sunday 21st 1.30- 4.00pm, The walk will start at 1.30 p.m. Drinks and cakes will be available from 3.30 p.m. in the award winning environmental building that is home to this world famous environmental education centre.

Donation for the activity welcome (usual donation for his services is £5 per adult and at your own discretion for children)

Owen Raybould 07525 261683 or owenraybould@hotmail.com

www.friendsofbishopswood.co.uk    Phone 01299 250513   email:   enquiries.bw@field-studies-council.org

Come and enjoy the delights of the farm, learn about the old cherry orchards, the wildflower meadows and the surrounding ancient oak woodlands.

Suitable for all ages, wear boots and bring waterproofs. Sorry no dogs please.

2pm to 4pm with optional picnic from 1pm.Bring your own picnic.

Tea, coffee and cake available to purchase after the walk.

No charge for the walk. Supported by Natural England

Parking available at Uncllys Farm, Tanners Hill, Bewdley, DY12 2LR

Route signed from the Hop Pole

For more information 01299 403691

Come and join Butterfly Conservation and Natural England for a guided walk around the beautiful woodland landscape of the Wyre Forest. Identify butterflies, hear about projects you can get involved in and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Start from Dry Mill Lane car park, Bewdley

Sunday 11am, 2 hour ramble.

FREE

Alice James 01299 400686

 

Photo CompBig Active Weekend Photo Competition

One lucky happy snapper has the chance to win a £50 GO Outdoors voucher by sending in their Big Active Weekend captured moments. It might be of a favourite view, a beautiful blossom or a wildlife encounter, send in your images to media.office@wyreforestdc.gov.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 24 May.

Entries will be judged by Kidderminster Camera Club on Thursday 25 and winner notified by Monday 29 May 2017.

 

 

For more information on the Big Active Weekend contact Rachel Cockayne on 01562 732576 rachel.cockayne@wyreforestdc.gov.uk or Dale Evans 01562 732974 dale.evans@wyreforestdc.gov.uk



Wyre Forest District Council