Activities in Kirklees
Have a go at a variety of activities suitable for beginners
About the events
A range of organisations have come together to provide activites and the programme is coordinated by Kirklees Council's Sport and Physical Activity Development Team.
The group sessions are organised by experienced people who will guide beginners, and people returning to an activity after a break, to take things step by step to build up fitness and confidence.
- You will need to wear comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for outdoors, and all weather.
- Some activities have a café break so bring some money, or your own drink and snack.
- If you have any particular health concerns, be sure to contact the organiser of the activity in advanced.
Activities are taking place in parks and green spaces all over Kirklees; so why not get involved and get healthier, meet new friends and maybe learn a new skill.
Batley and Spen
Batley and Spen activities Activity Date and time Place Contact Beginners Football Sundays 2.00 to 3.00pm Heckmondwike grammar schoolKristian - Phone 07539 281961 Bowling Taster sessions, every thursday, 10.00am - 12.00noon and 1.00pm - 3.00pm Spen Victoria Cricket and Bowling club, Spen lane, Gomersal, Ckeckheaton BD19 4PJJohn Dewhirst Phone 07790 419517 Chair based activities Tuesdays 26th 11:30am-12.00noon Trinity Centre, Upper Road, Batley Carr, WF17 7LTStephanie Phone 07530 212003 Junior Football Sundays 2pm Heckmondwike Grammer School, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AHKiristijan Phone 07539 281961 Keep moving with PALS Mondays 1.00-1:45pm Birstall Community CentreErin Phone 07891 089035 Movement and games in chairs Mondays 10.30 to 11.30 Batley Old Peoples Centre, WF17 7NWAmanda Phone 01924 466100 Movement and games in chairs & PingPong Tuesdays 10.00 to 12.00 Batley Cricket ClubYasmin - Phone 07894208752 or 07504623456 Parkrun Every Saturday 9.00am Oakwell hall Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register Pentanque Wednesdays 1pm and Saturdays 10am Firth Park, HeckmondwikeClive Phone 07594 371626 Tai Chi Every Sunday (weather permitting) Scholes Recreation ground, CleckheatonTony Phone 01274 879156 Tai Chi Every Tuesday, 14:15 - 15:15 Jo Cox House, Batley, WF17 5DSDorothy Phone 07963 769061 Walking Tuesday 1.30pm Oakwell Hall, meet in courtyard by the gift shopColin Phone 07719836222. or Amanda 01924 324761 option 4 Walking Wednesdays 10.00am Meet inside Birstall libraryLibrary Phone 01484 414868. or Jim 07879 342333 Walking Fridays 10.30am Meet inside Birstall libraryLibrary Phone 01484 414868 Walking Football Saturdays 10.00 to 11.00 am Street soccor Mount PleasantMark - Phone 07923989994 Yoga/Pilates Wednesday 9.30 to 11.00am Heckmondwike Primary SchoolFozia - Phone 07736472153 Dewsbury and Mirfield activities Activity Date and time Place Contact Dance & Martial Arts Various Manor Croft AcademySuzy - Phone 07880547198 Ladies Football Tuesday 1.20 to 2.20pm Kickoff DewsburyMona - Phone 07445876400 Mens over 50's Cricket Wednesday 6.00 to 7.00pm Kickoff DewsburyYahya - Phone 07753391913 Mums & girls cricket Sunday 1.00 to 2.00pm Kick off DewsburyRizwana - Phone 07921 888954 Over 45's Cricket Tuesday 7.30 - 9.00pm Dewsbury Sports CentreAhmed - Phone 07912860187 or Lukman - 07974062494 Parents & Kids Pay & Play Saturday 2.00 to 4.00pm Kick off DewsburyKick off - Phone 01924 692222 Parkrun 5K saturdays 9.00am Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. Meet near the café Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register Junior Parkrun ages 4-14 Sundays 9.00am Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury. Meet near the café Download your personalised barcode from Parkrun register Rounders Saturday 10.30am for approx 1 hour Thornhill Cricket and Bowling clubRashida - Phone 07974 647062 Tennis Fridays 5.00pm Thornhill Cricket and Bowling clubZsuzsi - Phone 07880 547198 Walking Football (over 40's) Tuesdays 11.00 to 12.00 Dewsbury RamsRob - Phone 01924 692065 Walking Football / Badminton Thursdays 11.00 to 12.00 Kickoff DewsburyFiona - Phone 07740180492 Walking Rugby Wednesdays 12.00 to 1.00pm Dewsbury RamsMorgan - Phone 07711112535 Zumba Thursday 6.15 to 7.15pm KBW Gym Saville TownSalma - Phone 07588710983 Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Denby Dale/ Kirkburton activities Activity Date and time Place Time Contact Slaithwaite back to walking Colne Valley Leisure Centre (Entrance) 1st Tuesday in the months of April, May and June 9:30am (lasts 30/40 minutes)Colin - Phone 01484 841389 Slaithwaite Health Walk Colne Valley Leisure Centre (Entrance) Every Tuesday 10:30am(lasts 1/1Â½ hours)Colin - Phone 01484 841389 Marsden Health Walk Meet at entrance to the library at Marsden Mechanics 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month 11am(lasts 1 hours)Colin - Phone 01484 841389 Marsden Health Walk Meet at the National Trust Office at The Old Goods Yard 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month 10:45am (lasts 1Â½ hours)Graham - Phone 01484 841668 Meltham Monday Health Walk Meet in Carlisle Street Car Park Every Monday 10am (lasts 1 and a half hoursPatrice - Phone 01484 851498 or 0777903788 Meltham Tuesday Walk Meet in Carlisle Street Car Park Every Tuesday 13:30pm (lasts 1 hour)Ann - Phone 07779936026 Holmfirth Back to Walking Holmfirth Civic Hall (entrance) Every Friday in April and June 10:00am (lasts 30/40 minutes)John - Phone 07956505808 or Carol 01484 661866 Holmfirth Health Walk Holmfirth Civic Hall (entrance) Every Friday Meet at 10:45 for 11:00am start (lasts 1 to 1 and a half hours)John - Phone 07956505808 or Carol 01484 661866 Holmfirth Nordic Taster sessions (we supply the poles) Meet in Sands Car Park next to Holmfirth pool Every Tuesday (we supply the poles) 9:30am (lasts 30minutes)Christine - Please call in advance to arrange - Phone 07715566816 Honley Health Walk Meet outside Honley Library Every Tuesday Meet at 9:30am (lasts 1 hour)Peter - Phone 01484 321506 Scissett Health Walk Scissett Baths (entrance) Every Monday 2pm (lasts 1 hour)Bruce - Phone 01484 604367 or 07488564822 Denby Dale Health Walk Springfield Mill Shopping Centre (entrance) Every Thursday 10:30am (lasts 1 and a half hours)Ingrid - Phone 07748453433 Feeling Good Cricket Holmfirth Community Sports Centre HD9 7SE Thursdays 6:30-7:30PMSimon Ibbotson - Phone 07980 313517 Valley Beats Drumming The Postcard Inn 134 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS Wednesdays 10:00-11:30amKatie - Phone 07736 049089 rhythmstick Scissett Striders Scissett Baths Entrance Mondays 7:00pm Flow Therapy Dance Slaithwaite Civic Hall Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pmDebbie - Phone 07769501032Information for community groups
The District Committees have provided funding for the Sport and Physical Activity Development Team to coordinate local organisations to support them in delivering activities aimed at people who are not currently active, or would be interested in beginners and introductory sessions.
We are looking for groups or individuals who are interested in encouraging people to become more active, have a warm and welcoming approach and want to promote long term participation. We are keen to support new leaders who would like to be trained up to deliver or support these sessions. Funding could also include venue hire, coaching costs and beginners equipment if required.
We would like a range of organisations to come together under the banner of Try It Like It, Do it to provide or promote existing activities and programmes aimed at getting people more physically active.
This project could benefit your organisation if your organisation:-
- puts on sessions suitable for beginners/ inactive participants which we can help you to promote
- would like to start up a new session targeting beginners/ inactive participants
- has anyone interested in becoming an activity leader to run a new session
If you are interested in getting involved please complete the Application form and attend one of the following information meetings:
All meetings are 6.00pm-7.30pm
- Tuesday 13th February- Holmfirth High School, Heys Rd, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth HD9 7SE
- Wednesday 14th February â€“The Civic, New Street, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AB
- Thursday 15th February â€“ Shelley College, Huddersfield Rd, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8NL
Tell us if you have organised an event or activity:
- Sport and physical activity development team
- Phone 01484 221000
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org