Summer of Sport

Runners on Takeley Hill covered in buttercups

We have a new series of sporting activities for the summer season, so we can share our love and knowledge of this special place with you.

Run Forest Run

Join us for a gentle guided run of about 5km on various routes around the forest, starting and finishing at the Shell House cafe.  On Tuesdays, at 10:15, from 19 June through to 21 August.

Beginners Running Group

Fitness Instructor and PT Gemma Walmsley will take you on a gentle run/jog around the forest. This group is aimed at those who want to start running, but need a little advice and motivation to get going. Each session includes warm-up, cool-down...

Fri 20 and 27 Jul, 09:30.  Meet at the entrance car.  Cost £5.00, pay on the day (plus car park fee, for non-members).

Forest Fitness

Join Fitness Instructor Gemma Walmsley for an invigorating open air fitness class suitable for all abilities. Classes are different every week, but each one will give you an all-over workout including cardio, strength, core and mobility elements. Suitable for beginners.

Wed 18 and 25 Jul, 09:30 - 10:30.  Meet at the entrance car.  Cost £10.00, pay on the day (plus car park fee, for non-members).

Georgian Games

During the summer holidays, we will have Georgian games for you and your family to enjoy. We will have family croquet, children's croquet and quoits.

Daily, 23 Jul - 31 Aug, 10:00 - 16:00

Meet on the lawn area opposite the visitor hub in the lake area.

The activities are free but a car park fee applies to non-members.

Family Multi-sports

Join us for Monday Multi-sports.  We'll have a selection of sports games on offer for you and your children. From classic sports day running, jumping and throwing activities to balancing, agility and obstacle courses.

We'll have stickers for completing activities.

These are free events, donations are welcome.

Meet on the lawn area opposite the visitor hub in the lake area.

Mon 23 Jul to Mon 20 Aug, 10:00 - 15:00

For further details of all activities, please see the "Whats On" section of the website.