Badminton - Beginner

Coached badminton sessions for young people of all abilities aged 7-16.

(£4.85 per session) Places must be booked and paid for each half term.



Badminton - Intermediate / Advanced

Coached badminton sessions for young people of all abilities aged 7-16

(£4.85 per session) Places must be booked and paid for each half term.


bike maintenance

Cycling for Health Bike Maintenance Workshop

  • 2 hour bike maintenance workshop in the morning - a short break with refreshments provided
  • Bike ride
  • Break for lunch - midway or towards the end of the ride
  • Ride back to base

If you are new to cycling for health, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire before attending. This can be found on the Cycling For Health webpage, alternatively please email us at 


cycling for health

Cycling For Health: Weekly Rides

 Improving your health is as easy as riding a bike! We offer a programme of weekly led rides at various locations through out Epping Forest and Lee Valley. Cycling is a great way to get active and improve your health without high costs or high intensity. If you would like to hire a bike, please book and add which bike size is required. If you don't require a bike simply turn up to ride with your own bike and pay at location.

Find more details such as bike sizes and locations here

See list of locations



Dementia Friends Session

What is a Dementia Friend? A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. If you attend a Dementia Friends Information Session it is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. 


Information Sessions Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. 

We are offering eight public information sessions across the district at Local Libraries.


epping forest dc

Funding Workshop

Active Epping Forest will guide you through the step by step process on how to write a successful funding bid for two specific pots;

  • Sport England's Small Grants (up to £10K)
  • Epping Forest District Councils Grant (up to £5K)

We will also provide you the opportunity to discuss individual projects and share valuable information on types of funding available in your area.



Go Wild Team: Spooky Party

Take part in our spooky lunch party where you will make your very own spooky costume before taking part in our spook-tacular lunch party.

All materials, food and drinks will be provided.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking


life walks

Life walks privilege card (12 Months)


life walks

Life walks privilege card (6 Months)



Margate & Turner Contemporary

We arrive in Margate at around 10.30 and we will have the opportunity to wander around the Turner Contemporary Gallery which opened in 2011 and see the current exhibitions

You then have plenty of free time in Margate to walk along the Harbour Arm and beach front if the weather is fine and treat yourself to ice cream or some jellied eel’s maybe! or

Do some shopping in the old town with its cobbled streets and boutiques.

There is lots to see in Margate and if you walk a little further you can visit the Shell Grotto with its 4.6 million shells and 70 feet of winding underground passages discovered in 1835.

As the old song goes “what ever you decide to do beside the seaside you are sure to have a good time beside the sea!”

We return home for home around 4.30pm



Multi Sports

Come and join our experienced coaches for a day of exciting activities. We believe that there is a sport and activity for everyone. At our Multi Sports days, young people can expect to get to try a mixture of traditional and non traditional sports from Tennis to American Football with some wacky games and competitions thrown in for good measure.

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first aid

Paediatric First Aid

This Course has been designed for people who care for/work with children and infants. It is aimed for those who work in schools, creches, nurseries as well as child minders, volunteers, coaches and parents.

The course deals with common children's medical conditions including the following: 

Asthma, Croup, Hyperventilation, Foreign Bodies (in the ear, nose and eye), Febrile Convulsion, Meningitis, Sickle Cell, 

This course also covers: 

Adult, child, infant resuscitation, Choking, Bleeding, Burns, Head Injuries, Accident books and recording, 

The course requires 12 hours attendance; completed over 2 days. 


embroidered poem

Paths Unseen: Capturing a Moment with Poetry

In this adult workshop you will create beautiful and powerful written works of art that will capture your thoughts, feelings and memories using poetry techniques with poet Keely Mills. You will also get a chance to develop written, performance and craft skills. Please bring along your favorite stories about where you live and a valued object.


Paths Illustrator

Paths Unseen: Illustrate a moment

In this adult workshop you will discover the fun of drawing in this session and learn how to draw a face using just numbers to create different emotions, break down barriers of what illustration is and how "happy accidents" can make works of art.


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Pilates with Rosie

The class will run 9:30am-10:15am on the following dates: 

August - 9th, 16th and 30th 

September - 6th, 20th and 27th 

October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Rosie know if you have any medical condition or injury as some exercises may be unsuitable. Do check with your GP if you are worried about beginning any form of exercise for the first time. 



Rural Soundscapes Workshop for Visually Impaired

During the morning you will have fun making the different sounds that would have been heard in homes in the past.

You will play simple musical instruments such as whistles; experiment with horseshoes, bird-scarers and replicas from the Rural Life exhibition as well as sing street-seller songs.

You will also help to make up a special song about rural life in the past.

Light refreshments will be provided. No previous musical knowledge or experience is needed.



Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of  the tell-tale signs of abuse and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. 

Updated to address the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. 

Please note if you're a young volunteer in sport under the age of 16 "Keeping Safe in Sport: Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) is the workshop for you. 


stay well

Stay Well This Winter

Stimulating and interactive health and wellbeing events. Information stands & talks from:

  • Pharmacists
  • Community Nurses
  • Specialist Health Advisors

FREE goodies bag, entertainment and lunch! Booking is required to reserve your place. 


life walks

Take Your Pic Walks

Join Life Walks and Epping Forest District Council’s Museums, Heritage and Culture team – for a series of 4 photography walks. Explore the local landscape with specialist guides and capture the moment. Bring along your camera or smart phone. 

We encourage D/deaf and disabled people to join us. Specialist technical advice and cameras will be available for blind and partially sighted walkers, but smart phones or tablets (e.g. iPad) are ideal. For D/deaf or disabled walkers who require support, your Personal Assistant/Support Worker is also invited to take part.

 The walks range from 1 to 3 miles with a variety of stunning views, wild life and historic places of interest. The walks will last roughly two hours to allow for stopping time.

 The length of the walk will be determined by walkers’ needs, as a group on the day. Guides will share their specialist knowledge of each local area and give tips on using your device to take pictures or record sound.

 This is a pilot initiative so walks are FREE.

Wheelchair Access suitability (abbreviation ‘WA’)

  • Monday 19 June – Walk 1 – all paths WA
  • Monday 3 July – Walk 2 – hard paths but uneven in parts
  • Thursday 7 Sep – Walk 9 – paths all smooth WA, slight slope down at start
  • Monday 25 Sep – Walk 22 – 50% good smooth paths and 50% hard but rough paths through the forest. Car park for this walk is accessed along a rather bumpy potholed road in the forest.

  If any of the following apply please email to advise us:

If the participant is a wheelchair user, considers themselves to have a disability (and if they are happy to provide basic details about this), if they are being accompanied by a support worker or if they will need to reserve a camera or device,  (we only have 3 cameras for loan on each day).



Three Acres and a Cow: A History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story

Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking and our housing crisis via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of Britain. Park talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations.

Refreshments 6pm – 7pm

Performance 7pm-10pm



Yoga with Eve

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. 

The dates are as follows: 

September 11th, 18th and 25th 

October 2nd, 9th 16th not 23rd, 30th 

November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 

December 4th and 11th

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Eve know if you have any medical condition or injury as some exercises may be unsuitable. Do check with your GP if you are worried about beginning any form of exercise for the first time. 

Please note the price increase for 2017/18 classes which now cost £5.60 per session