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Activities and events on offer

We run a wide range of activities and events for adults and juniors. We will advertise future events and activities here, and also on our Facebook pages:

Adult Weight Management Programme

A healthy lifestyle is a balance of healthy eating, lifestyle choices and physical activity. As part of this Tier 2 weight management programme, we are offering physical activity challenges with a supportive lifestyle education programme over 12 weeks. Choose from:

  • Couch to 5k
  • Nordic walking
  • football
  • gym-based programme

You can choose the challenge activity that suits you best and then receive specific weight management intervention and support throughout.

Each week consists of:

1. A lifestyle session, where we'll look at different areas where you can make small changes to reduce calorie intake or increase activity. You will:

  • learn different techniques to support changes, and set, from the information covered that week
  • benefit from sessions that initially focus around food choices to reduce your calorie intake, before looking at physical activity, drinks and alcohol, and eating out
  • set small, achievable goals each week, which are reviewed and amended accordingly to maintain behaviours

2. Taking part in the physical activity session.

3. A monitoring section, where we'll talk about your progress.

For more information, or if you would like to sign up please contact the healthy spaces team.

Arboretum Park Run

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Walsall Arboretum, The Broadway, Walsall. See the course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free. You must register before your first run. Only ever register with park run once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace.

Couch to 5K

What is Couch to 5K?

Couch to 5K courses are designed to help challenge you to get you off the couch and become a regular runner. *Please note these sessions follow the NHS Couch to 5k plan (we have extended our programme to 12 weeks), therefore, we recommend people to attend the full 12 weeks. 

All sessions are fun, friendly and delivered by our team of Jog Walsall Leaders (*they are the ones wearing the bright orange tops). Jog Walsall leaders are either England Athletics LIRF - Leadership in Running Fitness qualified or are Jog Walsall Support Leaders and have been trained through our Walsall Council Volunteer programme.   

Jog Walsall has links with local running clubs within Walsall and can support joggers to make the transition into clubs. Many joggers have enjoyed attending local runs and races together and Jog Walsall also regularly arranges for our joggers to attend the local park run at Walsall Arboretum. 

When is it?

We have a range of sessions either during the day or the evening.  

Where is it?

Sessions take place at Bloxwich, and Oak Park Active Living Centres, Pelsall Common, Walsall Arboretum, Palfrey park and Willenhall Memorial park. 

What does it cost to join?

Nothing - it's free!  

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We have runners who haven't run for 30 years start and complete the programme and are now running 5km regularly to benefit their physical and mental wellbeing.  

Where can I get more details?

Please follow our local group for further information on our runs and how to sign up.

Fishing

There are sites available throughout the borough for anglers, all with a £5 day ticket:

For contact information of sites managed through a local club, please contact the Healthy Spaces team on 01922 650465 or send an email so that we can provide contact details for local clubs.

Angling is not allowed at the following sites:

  • Clayhanger Lagoon, Clayhanger recreation ground, Brownhills
  • Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve, (small pools) off Bull Lane, Moxley
  • Park Lime Pits, off Park Road, Rushall, Walsall (small pool)
  • Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge (Swan and Swag pools)

Conditions of use for angling

  • Fishing can only take place from the banks of the pool with a rod and line
  • No night fishing is allowed
  • Do not take away or allow anyone to take away any fish caught from the pool
  • Do not use keep nets (except in official competitions)
  • All litter, damaged fishing tackle, broken lines, unused bait, etc must be taken away with you when you leave
  • Do not light any fires
  • The use of lead weights is not allowed
  • Do not interfere with local wildlife
  • Show consideration to other users of the pool and local residents

Orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

The following parks and green spaces have orienteering courses mapped within them. 

Barr Beacon

Rough Wood Chase

Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve

SummerFit

This new activity will be starting at George Rose Park on Thursdays from 5:30pm for an hour. It is a free exercise session which will be using the park for fitness, meeting near the park lodge off Wolverhampton Road. Please bring a drink and wear suitable shoes for outdoor exercise.
For more information please email us at this link. 

WALX - Health/Nordic walks

WALX

WALX are sociable walks lasting approximately 1 hour led by a qualified instructor. They are suitable for all ages and abilities and equipment for the session is provided free. WALX sessions are an enhancement of ordinary walking. WALX sessions use poles resulting in 2 major benefits. The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs. The poles help propel the walker along, meaning the walker works harder, yet the support provided by the poles makes it feel easier. All you will need is to wear sensible footwear and suitable outdoor clothing. 

Cost

All WALX are free to attend.

How to book

You can find out more about how to book in to one of our walks by visiting the group page

There are a range of different WALX you can engage with:

Nordic WALX

Nordic Walking uses poles in order to add two major benefits to walking.

  • The use of poles means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs
  • The poles help to propel the walker along – this means you work harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier!

Wellbeing WALX

Gentle WALX that incorporate balance work, flexibility and strength exercises and maybe a bit of Tai Chi or relaxation too. Great for those who are getting back into exercise, have a health condition or simply want to move well and be fit for life!

Our wellbeing instructors are qualified to deliver WALX for all levels, so it’s never too late to take that first step.

Community WALX

Whether you have been referred by your GP, are part of a specific project or simply want to enjoy whole-body pole walking in your local park with local leaders our community WALX will help you to get you active outdoors.

Using the amazing WALX Activator/Urban poles, you will be enjoying total body walking in no time and will be able to progress to join other WALX locally and right across the UK too.

Walk On

Please contact us before attending a walk for the first time as some of the walks have yet to restart.

Walsall Walk On is a weekly programme of free health walks held in parks and countryside spaces across the borough. Every walk is led by a trained walk leader alongside a qualified back marker. This means that the walks can be tailored to suit everyone’s speed and ability, whilst walking as a group.

Cost

All walks with Walsall Walk On are free of charge.

How to book

To join any of the walks, simply turn up at the start location fifteen minutes before the walk start time. The walk leader will ask you to complete a health questionnaire and register. The health questionnaire will then highlight any medical conditions that may occur during the walk that the leader needs to be aware of. You will then need to notify the leader of any medical changes that may have occurred each time you attend the walk.

If you haven’t exercised for a while or have a medical condition and are unsure about starting something new, please seek advice from your GP prior to starting. Please make sure that you wear appropriate footwear and dress according to the weather when walking. It may be advisable to bring a drink with you, water is ideal, if you think you may need it.

For more information, download our walk timetable

What sessions are available?

The weekly programme provides a range of walks varying in length and terrain with distances from approximately one mile up to about six miles. Most walks follow a circular route with the same start and finish locations.

Juniors

We offer a wide range of activities for children to enjoy.

Junior Rangers

Aimed at 5-8 year olds and 9-13 year olds.

Children learn about nature, wildlife and habitats through exploring and playing games. Activities include building shelters, identifying wildlife, basic fire lighting and knots. 

Sessions are monthly and cost £2.50 per child.

The parents of 5-8 year olds must go with them on the sessions. All session leaders have first aid qualifications and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked. 

For further information or to book a session please contact us by email.

Fun 4 Life

A 12-week challenge for 8-16 year olds and their parents or carers, which combines physical activities and healthy lifestyle advice. 

Sessions are free.

All instructors have first aid qualifications, they are DBS checked and have at least a level 2 qualification in coaching or sports delivery. 

Participants should dress for physical activity and bring a bottle of water. 

For further information or to book a session, please contact us by email

Junior Park Run

Aimed at children of all abilities aged between 4 and 14.

It's free to join but you'll need to register first.

This fun event takes place at King George V Memorial Park every Sunday at 9.00am. Find out more on the parkrun website.

Find out what's on

We promote all programmes through social media. Follow us for reminders: