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Following government advice, all leisure centres will be closed until further notice. This includes all council leisure centres. However, in-line with current Government advice, our parks and open spaces will continue to remain open.

As staying active is vital to everyone’s physical and mental wellbeing, therefore we have partnered with Sport England on their #StayInWorkOut campaign. They have produced a hub of activities to stay active at home and there are some great ideas to help everyone stay active on our activity finder too. Here are some of the activities listed on the hub:

Ways to stay active at home

Want to dance along to Disney? Or are you over 65 and need something more relatable that you can do from your chair? Here are some of the best free video content and other types of activities compiled by Sport England to keep you moving at or close to home.

General fitness

  • POPSUGAR Fitness – Over 500 ad-free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts, including POPSUGAR’s exclusive multi-week challenges. The app ‘Active by POPSUGAR’ is also free to use at this time.
  • Our Parks – Our Parks is known for delivering fitness sessions in parks across London and the UK. On their YouTube channel you can find at-home workouts, delivered by qualified instructors, to do at any time of the day.
  • Sweaty Betty – Workout from home with Sweaty Betty’s online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you’ll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.
  • NHS home workouts – You can also follow these home workout videos from the NHS, which includes a strengthening workout and a 10-minute cardio workout.
  • Fitness Blender – Fitness Blender believes fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere. With hundreds of professionally led workouts, as well as a positive community, you’ll have everything you need to reach your personal fitness goals.

Activities for children

  • Disney dance-along– Partnering with Disney, This Girl Can has captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. Learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines.
  • The Body Coach – Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach, has lots of free workouts for kids that are fun and can be done at home with no equipment. Joe’s also doing live YouTube workouts for kids at 9am Monday to Friday.
  • Change4Life – Change4Life has created some Disney-themed indoor games and activities, including a Toy Story 4-inspired Find Forky game, that are bundles of fun and will get the kids moving.
  • Accessible activities – There are also lots of ways to keep children and young people who are disabled active indoors, including a seated version of a classic obstacle race. Try out these games from Change4Life.

Older Adults

  • 10 Today – A set of fun, 10-minute workouts intended to easily fit into your day that help get you stretching and moving at home. You can find audio or video workouts on the 10 Today website.
  • Move it or Lose it – Founded by exercise instructor Julie Robinson, Move it or Lose it has created a series of fitness videos for older people.
  • NHS sitting exercises – Sitting exercises are great for all ages, but particularly if you’re over 65. Click on the button below to also find strength, balance and flexibility exercises.
  • Strengthen and Stretch – Endorsed by FLexercise, Strengthen and Stretch offers fun and friendly, weekly online exercise sessions for older adults that work the whole body.

If you have a disability or long-term health condition

  • When you’re managing a health condition, being active is about finding what works for you, particularly when the way you feel can change from day to day. So as well as giving any of the activities on this page a go, Sport England have brought together some more specific content below from expert partners to help.​
  • Parasport – Parasport are producing home workout routines especially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates.​
  • MS Society – Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can make it hard to exercise. So the MS Society has worked with personal trainer Dom to create a range of exercises for people with MS. These workouts are designed for different levels of mobility.​
  • NHS Pilates workout – The NHS has produced a Pilates-inspired 30-minute workout suitable for people with several conditions including multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

Ways to get active outdoors

In any given day, you can still go outside for one form of physical activity, such as a walk, a run or a cycle, if you’re well enough and as long as you’re on your own, or with members of your household. Please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing – which means staying more than two metres from others outside of your household – and follow the advice on hand hygiene. It’s important that you stick stringently to the guidance.

If you’re going outside to get fresh air and to get active, you should do so alone or with people you live with, locally, staying close to your home and avoiding places where it may be hard to follow the guidelines.

  • Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active, if you have some space and can follow the government guidelines on social distancing.
  • Couch to 5k is a nine-week programme of podcasts that does exactly what it says on the tin – taking you from the couch to running 5kms.
  • The Active 10 app, from the NHS, is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time. If you’re feeling anxious in these uncertain times you could also consider some of the walking meditations from Headspace.

Everyone Active’s Online Package

  • Just because our centres are closed, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to be active to support both our physical and mental health. ActiveWestminster’s operator Everyone Active are offering you access to their online solution for just £9.99 a month. This consists of three great at-home workout solutions including Les Mills on Demand, worth £45 per month.
  • To register and for more information click here.

A guide for local activity providers

  • ActiveWestminster’s partners imin worked with the team to produce a simple guide to help local activity providers stream sessions/classes.
  • The guide is available here.

The Active Westminster partnership invites the local community to join them for a weekend of FREE activities.

The partnership made up of Everyone Active and Westminster City Council amongst others is hosting a Community Open Weekend on Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April 2019.

Everyone Active, operator of City of Westminster leisure centres are opening their doors for everyone to come along, to get active for free. The Active Westminster Community Open Weekend is open to all ages and abilities. A chance for friends and families to get together, be active and try something new.

A wide range of activities will be taking place in and around all leisure centres and facilities with Westminster:

Saturday 27th April:

Paddington Recreation Ground, W9 1PD
To celebrate the official opening of the BRAND NEW Adventure Playground, the team will be hosting a children’s party with the ‘Be Active Bee’ mascot from 10am to 3pm.
The new Adventure Playground is open to ALL, there is NO age restrictions however all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Face painting will be available throughout the day and all will be able to enjoy a bouncy castle from 1pm to 5pm.
For the whole family there will be multi-sport games from 10am to 3pm and Unity in the Community Football Tournament will be running from 10am to 6pm.
Something for everyone to take part in and try!

Moberly Sports Centre, NW10 3NB
Family Boccia sessions, with Sports for Confidence will be on offer from 2pm to 4pm. Boccia is a Paralympic sport that can be played by anyone, it is a co-ed sport of control and accuracy.
Those looking to breakout in a sweat can take part in 3 Virtual Spin sessions that are happening throughout the day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Queen Mother Sports Centre, SW1V 1EL
10am 12pm & 2pm Virtual Spin Sessions
For those wanting to have splash, at 4pm to 5pm a fun filled flume Wet and Wild session is on offer.1

Porchester Centre, W2 5HS
Chelsea and Westminster swim club will be holding an open swimming session from 12.30pm for anyone wishing to have a splash around.
Open Age will be running gym sessions from 2.30pm to 3.30pm for anyone who wishes to become more confident in the gym.
Those looking to try a new way of keeping active a fun circuit session will be running from 5pm to 6pm.
A Ladies ONLY swim session is on offer from 6pm to 7pm. Providing a comfortable, relaxed environment for ladies to do an activity they love or are new too.

Little Venice Sports Centre, W2 1ND
The gym will be open ALL DAY so get yourself down there to try out all the equipment that is on offer.

Seymour Leisure Centre, W1H 5TJ
From 10am to 4pm there is free access to the Jungle Gym (please ensure under 8’s are supervised).

Marshall Street Leisure Centre, W1F 7EL
FREE Adult Swimming lessons will be provided from 1pm to 3pm, head down if it something you have always wanted to try.
There will also be Ladies ONLY swim session taking place from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Fisherton and Luton Street
As part of our Active Streets a Playstreet will be happening 11am to 2pm.

Sunday 28th April:

Paddington Recreation Ground, W9 1PD
The Junior Parkrun will be continuing without fail this weekend as usual from 9am, it is a 2k run for 4 to 14-year olds.
For those who wish to try cycling instead an Outdoor Spin Class will taking place from 11.30am to 12.30pm get yourselves down to make the most of the outdoor weather.
From 1pm to 5pm this is the time when the whole family can do an activity together no matter how old you are! Multi sports games will be running throughout the afternoon.
For the younger members of the community the bouncy castle will be staying for the Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Moberly Sports Centre, NW10 3NB
For the Under 5’s the softplay area will be open from 10am to 4pm.
The virtual spin sessions are back this time taking place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.
Family swim sessions will be running from 12pm to 3pm, a space where everyone can get confident in the water.
If you are needing a bit of music in your life a ZUMBA class is running from 12.15pm to 1pm where you can break into a semi-coordinated sweat.
Finally, a big bouncy castle will also be available from 2pm to 4pm if your children still haven’t run out of energy.

Porchester Centre, W2 5HS
The Chelsea and Westminster swim club will be holding an open swim session from 12.30pm.
Returning for a 2nd day Open Age are running gym sessions from 2.30pm to 3.30pm providing support for anyone who wants to try going to the gym but doesn’t think it is for them.
From 6pm to 7pm those who fancy trying multiple different exercises, a circuit session will be running.
The ladies only session will also be returning on Sunday from 6pm to 7pm.

Queen Mother Sports Centre, SW1V 1EL
10am 12pm & 2pm Virtual Spin Sessions
Family Badminton sessions will be on offer from 12pm to 2pm.
The big friendly fun filled flume Wet and Wild sessions are back for a second day from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Little Venice Sports Centre, W2 1ND
The gym will be OPEN again for a second day, ALL DAY!

Marshall Street Leisure Centre, W1F 7EL
The gym will be OPEN to everyone especially families from 10am to 4pm, get yourselves there if you’ve always wondered whether the gym is for YOU!
Ladies only swim sessions are back for a 2nd day they will be from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Seymour Leisure Centre W1H 5TJ
There will be 3 one-hour Climbing Wall sessions running throughout the day at 10am, 11.15am and 12.30pm, unfortunately there are ONLY 4 spaces per hour so get yourselves to reception to book!
FREE swimming is on offer ALL DAY if you fancy a different form of activity.

Fisherton and Luton Street
As part of our Active Streets, the Playstreet will be returning for a second day at the same time of 11am to 2pm.

“The ActiveWestminster Community Open Weekend is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to get together and try out a new sport or activity. We have some fantastic facilities right across the borough and hope to see lots of faces both old and new come through our doors,”

Everyone Active Contract Manager Andy Davison.

For more information about Everyone Active and the facilities across Westminster please visit

Wilberforce Primary School Pitch Consultation – Share your thoughts!

Earlier this year, the council proposed to develop a new astroturf pitch at Wilberforce Primary School, following discussions with the local community. The pitch will offer the local community a new outdoor space to be and stay active, and play games including football. We chose the site at Wilberforce Primary School to address the need for an outdoor space in the local area.

We are currently seeking your opinions on our proposal. Please visit our Open Forum page to take part.


Key Consultation Events 

Community Fun Day

23rd March, 10:00am-4:00pm

Wilberforce Primary School, Beethoven Street, W10 4LB

Join us for a community football match, refreshments and a
a free-to-enter raffle with some fantastic prizes! There will also be an opportunity to see our proposals for the new pitch, have your questions answered and to share your feedback.

The day will be hosted in partnership with QPG Hub and Everyone Active.


Drop-in sessions

We have scheduled three face-to-face drop-in sessions where you can come and share your thoughts with us:

  • Monday 25th March – 4:30pm-6:30pm. Beethoven Centre, Room 10c, Third Avenue, W10 4JL
  • Tuesday 2nd April – 3:30pm-6:00pm. Wilberforce Primary School, Beethoven Street, W10 4LB
  • Saturday 6th April – 3:00pm-5:00pm. Queen’s Park Community and Sports Hub, 254 Kilburn Lane, Queen’s Park, W10 4BA

Junior Park Run Update

Happy New Year! Unfortunately we have been informed that Junior Park Run will not launch this Sunday. This is mainly due to changes in personnel at Park Run which meant we are unable to hold a pre-launch training event in good time.

We have received all equipment and volunteers are in place. The new launch date for Junior Park Run is Sunday 27th January 2019 at 9am.

Proposal for new outdoor games pitch in Queen’s Park

Westminster City Council are considering a planning proposal to add a new community use sports pitch to Wilberforce Primary School.Developing this pitch at Wilberforce Primary School will create a new locals pace for activity, to help tackle the rising levels of obesity and inactivity which we have identified as a concern in this part of Queen’s Park. We expect the pitch to be a place for people of all ages to participate in sport and games. It will increase the number of community facilities available in Queen’s Park, and will also provide more opportunities for our residents and community members to be physically active and social.

The council has developed this proposal in accordance with Sport England’s Design Guidelines, to provide a much-needed outdoor facility for this area. The pitch will be exclusively for the use of Wilberforce pupils and staff during school opening hours, but the proposal recommends that the pitch should be available for local community groups, clubs, and organisations in Queen’s Park to use outside of school hours. Use of the pitch during these hours would be scheduled via an online booking system to avoid disappointment and unscheduled usage on the day, and the proposed timings for community use will be between 5pm-9pm on weekdays, and 10am-6pm at weekends.

The local community will have the opportunity to review and comment on this proposal during the formal planning process, via the council’s planning portal.

Paddington Rec junior parkrun – weekly free 2k timed run for juniors

It is only for juniors – if you’re not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events?

What is Paddington Rec junior parkrun?

It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

When is it?

It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Paddington Recreation Ground, Randolph Avenue, London, W9 1PD. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We’re friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café – please come and join us!