Active For Life 2024

Centre Activities | Community Venue Sessions | Be Active Together | FREE 7 Day Fitness Pass

Between Monday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 26th, a week of FREE activities specifically aimed at older adults is taking place at both Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre, plus other community venues.

Now in its twelfth year, the event is hosted with the goal of empowering older people to enjoy exercise and find new ways to stay active.

All sessions taking place throughout the week have been adapted and designed to suit the demographic, with activities available for a range of different abilities and interests. Both members and non-members are welcome to the event free of charge.

We are also offering FREE seven-day fitness passes to be redeemed at either of our centres!

What’s taking place across the centres?

  • A range of group exercise classes including Tai Chi, virtual Body Balance & forever fit.
  • A variety of walking sports such as netball and tennis.
  • Health checks at North Solihull Sports Centre by the fitness team.
  • Gym sessions between 10:00-14:00 all week at both centres.
  • Swimming available at both centres (must be booked in advance at reception).
  • Racquet sport sessions including badminton, table tennis and pickleball.
  • Gym introductions to help you gain more confidence on specific pieces of equipment – including cardio, resistance, free weights and functional kit.

All sessions must be booked in advance via the website, app or in person at reception.

Community Venue Sessions

For those who may not be based near the centres, a variety of community-based activities are being held across Solihull too.

  • Babbs Mill Parkrun is on Saturday 27th at 09:00. It is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you! Attendees need to register in advance and ensure you take your barcode with you on the day.
  • Striders & Strollers will host many walks throughout the week. Learn more here.
  • Walking sessions will also be available at Beechcroft Multi Sports Club and Solihull Football Centre. View the available sessions and call 0121 7961330 to book.
  • Come and try cycling at Pavilions Club 21st May and Tudor Grange 22nd May. Contact Naresh on 07515 606662 or via email [email protected].
  • Ruach Karate – Friday 18.00 & Sunday 17.00 at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Forever Active – Monday 10.00-11.00 & Wednesday 11.30-12.30 at St Phillips church, Dorridge. Contact 07738830848 for more information.
  • Move it or Lose It – A brand new gentle exercise class for women. Starting Thursday 23rd May, 10-11am at St Margarets Church Hall, St Margarets Road, Olton, B92 7JS. To book, contact Manisha on 07999388657 or e-mail [email protected].
  • Tai Chi – Wednesday 09:30 at Arden Church Hall. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Envolve Wellness – Tuesday 13.30 at 1st Scouts Hut, Mill Pool Wood. Contact [email protected] for more information about Envolve Wellness and their sessions.
  • Gradual Movability – Tuesday 15.00 at Ravenshaw Court & Thursday 13:00 at Renewal Family Centre. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Smiths Wood Community Gym – Free gym access between 12 and 2 Monday to Saturday. Contact 0121 779 2986 for any questions. Smiths Wood Community School, Burton Way, Birmingham B36 0SZ.

Be Active Together

Lanchester ParkPlay

ParkPlay is a one hour session of fun and games for everyone starting at 10:00am every Saturday. Join us to #MeetMovePlay, just look for the ParkPlay flag!

Where we play: Lanchester Park, 202-204 Lanchester Way, Birmingham, B36 9JZ

Street Tag

Street Tag brings families and communities together by turning your neighbourhood into a virtual playground. Points are gained by exploring your local community and collecting virtual tags, individually or as a team with other members of your community for rewards.

Claim your free 7-day fitness pass

Get active for free! Along with all the exciting activities on offer, we’re giving away FREE seven-day fitness passes to both Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre. Click below to redeem your pass at your preferred centre.