Everybody Active

Our Offer

For You

  • We support individuals to access physical activities across Kirklees, including Walking, Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC), Movement and Dance in Chairs and other physical activities in your community.
  • Services including Community Plus, can refer people into Everybody Active and we can also connect people to other activities taking place across Kirklees.

For Groups

  • We provide tailored support to help new activity groups set up, as well as supporting the growth and sustainability of existing groups in our communities.
Event Participants

What we do

Everybody Active Walking

  • Our Vision – For everyone to have access to a short walk, within easy reach of where they live, helping them become and stay active.
  • Benefits of walking – Combining walking and nature hold many benefits for our mental and physical health and support our wellbeing. Walking is a great form of exercise, can boost your mood and reduce anxiety.
  • A walk near you – Find a walk in your local community in the table below. With lots of different routes and walks planned, there’s something suitable for all abilities.
  • Become a Walk Leader – Join our Walk Leader course and gain the skills and confidence to lead safe, welcoming and enjoyable walks. Learn how to design suitable routes in your area for different abilities and above all, help people connect. Find out what it’s like to be a Walk Leader.
  • Our next training
VenueDate(s)Time(s)
Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road Huddersfield. HD2 1YYTuesday 5th March
Friday 8th March
13:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 13:00
Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DAThursday 7th March 202410:15 - 13:15

Contact Andy on andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk for more information.

 

Outdoors

Everybody Active Walks

Over the past 20+ years, we have trained more than 1000 walk leaders in Kirklees. With new walking routes created and maintained in both rural and urban neighbourhoods, Kirklees is the perfect place to get active

Rural

Please contact the walk lead for the most up to days and times.

 

WalkDayTimeLeader
Sands Recreation Ground - Parent Sanctuary
Huddersfield Road,
Holmfirth
HD9 3TS
Monday (3rd of the Month)10:00 - 11.00Parent Sanctuary
Meltham Library
54 Huddersfield Road,
Meltham.
HD9 4AG
Monday10:00Patrice - 07779 036788
Marsden NT (Nordic)
Station Car Park
Station Road,
Marsden,
Huddersfield.
HD7 6DH
Monday10:30Christine - 07715566816
Cafe Bling - Well being walk
1054 Manchester Road,
Huddersfield
HD7 5QQ
Tuesday (4th)10:30Lesley Littlewood - 07525 664862
Hazel Mackay - 07853668356
Golcar Library - Well being Walk
12-14 Town End,
Golcar,
Huddersfield.
HD7 4QD
Tuesday (1st and 3rd)10:30Lesley Littlewood - 07525 664862
Hazel Mackay - 07853668356
Honley Library
West Avenue,
Honley,
Holmfirth,
HD9 6HF
Tuesday (1st and 3rd of each month)11:00John Battye - 07745608736
Shirley Catania -
07863013509
Central Cafe - Well being walk
11 Yates Lane, Huddersfield
HD3 4NW
Thursday (2nd)10:30Lesley Littlewood - 07525 664862
Hazel Mackay - 07853668356
Springfield Mill, Denby Dale
Norman Road,
Denby Dale
HD8 8TH
Thursday10:30Ingrid Collins - 07748453433
Hazel Parker - 07791261871
Holmfirth Civic Hall
Huddersfield Road,
Holmfirth,
HD9 3AS
Fridays 11.00Carol 01484 661866/John 07956505808

Huddersfield

Please contact the walk lead for the most up to days and times.

 

WalkDayTimeWalk Lead
Norman Park - Walk, Jog, Run
Norman Park,
Norman Road,
Birkby.
HD2 2UE
Monday11:00 - 12:00To book a space
07933 358800
contact@s2r.org.uk
Ravensknowle Park - Parent Sanctuary
401 Wakefield Road,
Huddersfield.
HD5 8DB
Monday13:00Parent Sanctuary Sessions
Greenhead Park - Parent Sanctuary
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
Monday10:00Parent Sanctuary Sessions
Greenhead Park - S2R
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
Wednesday13:00To book a space
07933 358800
contact@s2r.org.uk
Greenhead Park - Wellness Walk
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
Wednesday 12.30andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk
Greenhead Park - MHA
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
ThursdayAfternoonsContact MHA Communities Kirklees on 01484 515420 for more details
Greenhead Park - Macmillan Cancer support
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
Thursday10:30andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk
Greenhead Park - Trinity Church
Trinity Street,
Huddersfield.
HD1 4DT
Thursday11:00andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk
Woodlands Glade Centre
The Green,
Bradley,
Huddersfield
HD2 1QB
Thursday13:30andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk
Linthwaite church
Church Lane,
Linthwaite,
Huddersfield.
HD7 5TA
Thursdays (1st and 3rd )10:30andy.cook@kirklees.gov.uk

North Kirklees

Please contact the walk lead for the most up to days and times.

 

WalkDayTimeLeader
Crow Nest Park - Parent Sanctuary
Heckmondwike Road,
Dewsbury Moor,
Dewsbury
Thursday10:00Parent Sanctuary Sessions
Wilton Park - Parent Sanctuary
Bradford Road,
Batley
WF17 8NN
4th Monday of the MonthPlease call to confirmParent Sanctuary Sessions
Mirfield Library - Wellness Walk
Easthorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield,
WF14 8AN
Tuesdays10:30Sasha - 07970096492
Oakwell Hall
Nutter Lane,
Birstall
WF17 9LG
Tuesdays13:30Colin-07719 836222
Dewsbury Library - S2R
Dewsbury Retail Park,
Railway Street
WF12 8EQ
Friday11:15 - 12:30Waheeda - 07933 358800
Batley Bulldogs
Heritage Road,
Batley
WF17 7NZ
Thursday10:00 Jon -07763 933311
Spen -Walkie Talkies
Various Locations
Wednesday10:00Donavon-07592 689851
Linda- 07952830555
Mirfield Library
Easthorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield,
WF14 8AN
Wednesday10:00Jenny - 07507455630
Gomersal Moravian Church
12 Whinmore Gardens,
Gomersal, Cleckheaton
BD19 4HG
Wednesday (First of every month)10:30Victoria - 07818598932
Roberttown Community Centre
Church Road,
Roberttown,
Liversedge,
WF15 7LS
Wednesday13:45 - 14:45Facebook Page
Wilton Park - Wellness Walk
Bradford Road,
Batley.
WF17 8NN
Thursday14:00Kimberley - 07814760362
Jo - 07977981433
Crow Nest Park - S2R
Heckmondwike Road,
Dewsbury Moor,
Dewsbury
Friday (Women Only)09:30 - 10:30To book a space 07855510433
contact@s2r.org.uk
Rectory Park
Church Lane,
Thornhill,
Dewsbury
Friday09:30Karen - 07407706700
Thornhill Cricket and Bowling Club
The Combs,
Thornhill,
Dewsbury
WF12 0QL
Saturday (Every other)13;00Karen - 07407706700
St Pauls Church
Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.
WF14 8AT
Saturday (1st and 3rd)
September to February
09:45Christine - 01924 480261
St Marys Church
Church Lane,
Mirfield,
WF14 9HX
Saturday (1st and 3rd)
March to May
09:45Christine - 01924 480261
St Johns Church
Hopton Hall Lane,
Upper Hopton,
Mirfield,
WF14 8EL
Saturday (1st and 3rd)
June to July
09:45Christine - 01924 480261

Walk Maps in South Kirklees

Working with councillors and groups, we have created a number of walking maps in South Kirklees to highlight how easy it is to find a walk in your community. Click on the area to download for free and get walking!

 

What we do

Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC)

Movement and Games in Chairs Classes

  • MAGIC stands for Movement and Games in Chairs and is aimed at people with long term health conditions and for those with mobility challenges.  MAGIC is ideal for people who are living independently and provides opportunities for people to socialise and have fun!  MAGIC is led by trained volunteers in community centres, libraries, fire stations and churches.
  • The Everybody Active team offers a free 3-hour workshop for volunteers who would like to deliver MAGIC in their local community.  The training gives volunteers lots of ideas of games to include in a MAGIC class as well as basic health and safety awareness.  Once training has been completed the Everybody Active team will provide support for groups to set up their own MAGIC class.
  • To find your nearest MAGIC class please see the timetables below, or if you’d like to book training please use the following link – https://MAGICbatApr24.eventbrite.co.uk.

Movement & Dance in Chairs Classes

  • The Movement & Dance in Chairs class is aimed at people with memory challenges, people with long and short-term health conditions and people who are less mobile. It is ideal for older people and provides opportunities to move and dance together, to socialise and have fun!
  • Movement & Dance in Chairs is delivered by volunteers in care homes, libraries, and organisations both in North and South Kirklees. The team offer free practical 3-hour training session with some theory for volunteers and organisations who would like to deliver in their community. It will provide you with inclusive ideas on how to deliver movement & dance in chairs that focus on moving and dancing more.
  • To attend the classes or the training please contact Salma.Zaman@kirklees.gov.uk
Indoor Activity
Sessions

Movement and Games in Chairs (MAGIC)

MAGIC is perfect for people looking to socialise, increase mobility and have fun.
Sessions are ideal for people who are living independently, are less mobile and have memory challenges.

North Kirklees

DayTimeVenueCost
Monday10:30 - 11:30Al-Hikmah Centre (ladies only)£2
Monday10:30 - 11:30Batley Community Centre£2
Monday13:00 - 14:00St John’s Church, Cleckheaton£2
Tuesday14:00 - 14:45Soothill Community Centre (Ladies only)£1
Tuesday13:15 - 14:15Cleckheaton Library£1 plus 50p for a hot drink
Wednesday11:00 - 12:00Windybank Community CentreFree
Friday10:30 - 12:00Birstall Community Centre£2

South Kirklees

DayTimeVenueCost
Monday14:00 - 15:00Beaumont Park Visitor Centre£2.50
Tuesday14:00 - 15:00Sandy Mount Extra Care HousingFree
Wednesday13:00 - 14:00Huddersfield Fire StationDonation
Wednesday11:30 - 12:15St Paul's Methodist ChurchTBC
Wednesday13:00 - 14:00Kirkheaton Community Centre£3 (Includes drink)
Wednesday14:00 - 15:00Kirkheaton Community Centre£3 (Includes drink)
Friday10:30 - 11:30Slaithwaite Fire Station£1
Everybody Active

We work with key partners across Kirklees, these include:

How we can help

Testimonials

I have stared at four walls for the last 18 months, this is exactly what I needed – exercise with laughter! I have absolutely loved the class.
MAGIC Attendee
How we can help

Testimonials

It is an activity that I enjoy. I enjoy supporting people, I meet new people & I have made friends. When there are enough leaders there, I don’t have to be there every week.
Walk Leader for Everybody Active Walks
Referral form