We Can Do It!

This summer discover new activities, parks and outdoor spaces in your local area.

We Can Do It Through the 'we can do it!' campaign we want to encourage everyone to get out and about in the local area to enjoy a wide range of activities and things to do.

This could range from visiting one of our lovely parks and playgrounds, taking part in something from our arts and events diary or having fun with all the family trying to find historical sites in our Aldershot Heritage trails 

It doesn't matter if you are young or old, on your own, part of a couple, a family, or a group of friends - just dare to be different and try something new. Take a look at the activities on this page and take the plunge!

Calendar of this summer's activities and events

ActivityLocationDate / Time / FrequencyAdditional Information

Archery - Bisley Bowmen - a day in the woods learning about archery 

National Rifle Centre, Bisley

All year 

Days out available to individuals and families from just £40. 
www.bisleybowmen.co.uk

Basketball

Basketball summer camp with ex Harlem Globetrotter stars!  Join ex-pros Carl and Al for some fun basketball summer camp sessions.

Heath End School Farnham

Oakmoor School Bordon

1pm-7pm. 9,10,11 August

1pm-7pm. 16,17,18 August

Please call to match dates with locations as yet to be finalised

Suitable for 7-17 year olds. £40 per day of £100 for 3 days. Final locations and dates to be matched so please contact Beverley for more up to date info and to book your sessions 07761 808726  bwindebank@hotmail.com

Facebook page being set up so please invite yourself to TBA Farnham Facebook to keep up to date

Conservation

Country Park Ranger for the day - volunteer to join the Southwood Country Park Ranger for the day for various outdoor practical tasks that includes invasive/non invasive species removal, litter picking, bridge building, bench installing, path cutting and tree felling.

Southwood Country Park

 

3rd Tuesday and 4th Sunday of every month

Contact the Ranger Jenny Sibley - jenny.sibley@hants.gov.uk 

 

Conservation Volunteer - Join in for a variety of tasks aimed at maintaining the reserve. Tools and equipment provided and suitable for ages 18+.

 

Rowhill Nature Reserve

1st and 3rd Sunday each month 10am - 4pm

Contact Jackie De La Haye on 07729 666118. jackie.de-la-haye@ntlworld.com

Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer Ranger for a day - come and undertake various outdoor practical tasks that includes invasive/non invasive species removal, litter picking, bridge building, bench installing, path cutting and tree felling. This is open to all ages although under 18's must complete the parental consent form.

Wellesley Woodlands

Every Monday 10am - 2.30pm from 12 July

To join, sign up for mailing list, and you will be sent an Eventbrite link the Wednesday before at 4pm. Follow the link to book your place on a task. Contact Bobbie Withers 075919447857 bobbie.withers@hants.gov.uk  https://en-gb.facebook.com/blackwater.valley

Cycling

Cycling confidence sessions if you want to improve your cycling or get more confidence at riding, join these hourly sessions each Thursday. They start with some skills before setting out on easy cycle friendly routes at a gentle pace.

 

Napier Gardens, Farnborough

Thursdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Contact Joolz for updated information on current courses

For more details or to book these free sessions contact Joolz riderushmoor@gmail.com

Social cycle rides - join the Ride Rushmoor group for regular social group rides in and around the local area.

Various locations

Various days and times

For more details contact Joolz  riderushmoor@gmail.com https://m.facebook.com/groups/1809925269174198/

Exercise Classes

Boot camp -  two courses designed for those of you who may wish to get a little fitter. You don't need to be fit, just up for it. Bring a friend to have fun with.

 

Moor Road Recreation Ground

Wednesday morning and evenings starting in September

To book this course, contact Elaine on 07770 743574 or email e.mccrudden@ntlworld.com

Skip-Fit

Airship Hangar FarnboroughThursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm

A weekly session with some skipping and exercises, just £5 per session -  www.trainwithelaine.co.uk call Elaine to book on 07770 743574  e.mcrudden@ntlworld.com 

RockFit with SoniaFarnborough Rugby ClubTuesday and Thursday 7 to 8pmFitness class to Rock/heavy metal music. £5 per session. Suitable for ages 16+ www.Facebook.com/rockfitwithsonia/  rockfitwithsonia@gmail.com  tel 07548 251707
Outdoor Gym classesManor Park gym

Saturdays at 11am to 12pm

17 July, 14 August, 11 September 

Come and learn how to get the best of the 'Big Rig' outdoor gym at the park with a qualified instructor for free. Ages 11+. Just turn up for sessions or for further info contact Tom on 07803 923148 or email admin@freshairfitness.co.uk 

Boxing /  exercise classes - "Well better together" -  for ages nine to 45 years

 Alderwood Leisure Centre

Thursday evenings

Eight week course, join in anytime

£5 per session
Contact Andy Young - aldershotabc@gmail.com

Time to Get Moving - join Rushmoor Healthy Living for a wide range of classes that include chair pilates, mixed ability pilates, move it or lose it, seated dance, health circuits, cardiac rehab

 

A range of locations and online Zoom classes

Various

Find out more about our classes for older adults www.rhl.org.uk/downloads/timetable_classes.pdf or contact us on 01252 957430  classes@rhl.org.uk 

Events

Super Summer SaturdaysAldershot Town centreEvery Saturday from 24 July to 28 AugustSix spectacular Saturdays of fun and free adventures are coming to Aldershot town centre this summer. Encounter giant slugs, cook up a feast for trolls, visit a magical bee colony, become a vegetable nanny... and even try sheep hurling!  More details here: www.rushmoor.gov.uk/summersaturdays
Aerobics Open DayAldershot Garrison Sports CentreMonday 6 September, 9am to 9pm

Free classes for all
To book or for more information call 01252 347724, email agscreception@aspiredefence.co.uk or visit www.aldershotgarrison.co.uk

Football

Ash Community Football Club - free youth football summer training for ages six to 16 

Walsh Junior School, Ash

Tuesday 6:30pm - 7.15 pm - current Years 1 and 2,
Tuesday 7pm - 8pm - current Years 4, 7 and 8
Wednesday 7pm - 8pm - current Years 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10

Starts 6 July for eight weeks

To book your free place contact Angela Phipps - ashcommunityfc@gmail.com

Core Football summer training soccer camps for children aged 5-12

Farnborough

Summer holidays

Further information on costs and dates can be found here www.corefootballcoaching.co.uk/book-soccercamps

Running

Couch to 5k running course for adults - Blackwater Bounders

Blackwater and Hawley Memorial Hall

Monday 6pm

Starts 7 June for 10 weeks

£5 per session. Contact Chris Szabo-Hemmings on 07540 055072 www.groups.runtogether.co.uk/blackwaterbounders

Junior parkrun

 

Queens Avenue Polo Fields

9am every Sunday

This event is for children aged between 4-10 yrs. It's free to register and run www.parkrun.org.uk/queensparade-juniors

Adult parkrunQueens Avenue Polo Fields9am every Saturday

For adults and children 14+. Its free to register and run!

www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/

Walk to Run -  A gentle intro to walk/jogging. First we teach you how to walk properly, then we introduce a bit of jogging. No one is left behind, no one feels they are holding anyone back. 

Farnborough Airship Hangar - evenings

Frimley Lodge Park - mornings

7pm - 7:45pm, Monday and Wednesday

Monday, Friday and Sunday mornings every week

Cost £5 per session. Contact Anne-Marie on 07834 252657 or email  any1canrun@gmail.com

Running for fitness

Airship Hangar Farnborough

 

Saturday morning 10.30am - 11:30am every weekA weekly session running with other like minded people. You don't need to be fast just jog along with the group - £5 per session -  www.trainwithelaine.co.uk call Elaine to book on 07770 743574  e.mcrudden@ntlworld.com 

Wellesley Runners - beginners running group - focused on getting people moving offering Couch to 5k programmes as well as 5-10k training plans

Alexander Observatory, Queens Avenue.

Thursday at 6.50pm every week

For more info  www.groups.runtogether.co.uk/wellesleyrunners

Tennis

Tennis

Manor Park

Every Sunday 10am -11am starting 18 July

Free tennis and coaching every Sunday. Suitable for ages 12+. Equipment is provided if you don't have a racket. More information on Tennis for Free website    www.tennisforfree.com 

Tennis Summer Camp

Ash Manor Tennis Academy

27 - 29 July,  3 - 5  August, 10 - 12 August; 17-19 August

All days 1pm-3pm

Learn new skills and play some fun social tennis at our summer camps. Suitable for ages 5-14years. Cost £13.50 daily 1-3pm. To book, please contact Keiran Macarty 07871 098825  email: office@ashmanortennis.co.uk

Walking

Nordic Walking through Wellesley Woodlands

Aldershot

Mondays 6pm - 7pm

Fridays 10am - 11am and  1pm - 2pm

Starts September

Join Julia in this wonderful setting for a walk using nordic poles. First class just £2, then £6 thereafter and includes pole hire. Contact Julia on 077952 95728 or email nordicwalkwithjulija@gmail.com

Parks and Open Spaces

In addition, we have and incredible number of parks, open spaces, our memorial and landmark hunt, Wellesley Woodlands, lakes, and the Basingstoke Canal, all of which are available for you to use. Many of our parks also have free facilities such as ball courts, skate parks, outdoor gyms and the recently built 'pump track' at Moor Road Recreation Ground. We have a variety of off-road family friendly Cycle routes that allow you to get around the area safely and enjoy these open spaces. 

If you do not have a bike, but would like to try out the fantastic local cycle routes, you can hire a bike from Frimley Bike Hub

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