Physical activity

On this page you can find out about Children, Young People and Early Years Activities.

Daily Mile in Early Years Settings

In partnership with London Marathon Events, Newham’s Sports & Leisure Team and Early Start Group want to inspire children in Newham to be active and are encouraging early years settings to sign up to take part in The Daily Mile. The Daily Mile is a simple initiative – children can run, jog or toddle at their own pace for 15 minutes, 3-5 times a week. The Daily Mile takes place outdoors and any route can be used, around your setting’s outdoor space, a local park or other safe space for children to move. You can also encourage families to take part at home too!

How to Get Started:
Find out more in the ‘Starting The Daily Mile in your Early Years Setting’ document (PDF).

  • By signing up today you’ll be part of our pilot group and have the opportunity to shape the development of The Daily Mile for early years settings across the UK.
  • Sign up here today: https://thedailymile.co.uk/school-signup/ 

For more information contact: https://www.earlystartgroup.com/contact-us/  

Gloves Up

Youth Boxing sessions with MBox.
Day: Tuesday
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Age: 14-19 years
Cost: Free
Venue: MBox, 438 Cranmer Road, Forest Gate E7 0JN
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Table Tennis

Day: Tuesday
Time: 3-4:30pm
Age: 14-19 years
Cost: Free
Venue: Little Ilford Youth Centre, 1A Rectory Road, Manor Park E12 6ET
For more information, please contact [email protected] 

Baseball/Softball

Weekly Baseball/Softball sessions for young people.
Day: Sunday
Time: 1-2pm
Age: 14-19 years
Cost: Free
Venue: Keir Hardie Recreation Ground, Tarling Road E16 1LQ
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Newham Ability Camp

The Newham Ability Camp is a multi-sports club run by Paul Archer and specialised coaches, which aims to give children and young adults with disabilities their first steps into sports! Sports include Cricket, Table Tennis, athletics, volleyball, basketball. Badminton, Frisbee, Archery, Fitness, Fencing, Softball and much more!

Mondays, 5-6pm at Newham Leisure Centre.

Wednesdays, 5-6pm at NewVic College

Saturdays, 10-11am at Newham Leisure Centre

Cost: Membership Fee is £10 per term or £30 per year per participant.  This gives access to all 3 sessions per week (the first session is free).

For more information, please contact Paul Archer – [email protected] / 07811 671082

Dance Dosti

Free Dance Classes for People with Sight Loss in partnership with Newham Ability Camp.  Learn Bollywood, Contemporary, and other styles in our fun, inclusive sessions for all ages and abilities.

Dance Dosti is delivered by inclusive dance company Step Change Studios in partnership with Metro Blind Sport and supported by Vision Foundation.

Day: Wednesdays (starting 26th January)

Time: 5-6pm

Age: 11+

Venue: Newham Sixth Form College, Prince Regent Lane, E13 8SG.

Book through: https://forms.gle/wjn3DrgE5jb5EmJ26 or call: 07462 895461

Get Active in Newham Booklet

Over the past year we have all had to spend more time indoors than we normally would, for many of us this has meant finding it harder to stay active.

However, it’s never too late to start! Check out the great activities and exercises that we have pulled together for the whole family to make it easy for you to keep active at home, in the park or wherever suits you.

We have something for everyone!

Get active in Newham Booklet (PDF)

Ping! Table Tennis

Join ActiveNewham over February Half term for free Table Tennis sessions across Newham. Open to all.

Details below:

Monday 14 February – New Beckton Park, 12-1:30pm & Royal Victoria Gardens, 2:30-4pm
Tuesday 15 February – Central Park, 12-1:30pm & Brampton Park, 2:30-4pm
Wednesday 16 February – Stratford Park, 12-1:30pm & Abbey Lane, 2:30-4pm
Thursday 17 February – Priory Park, 12-1:30pm & Valetta Grove, 1-2:30pm
Friday 18 February – Star Lane Park, 12-1:30pm & Hermit Road, 2:30-4pm
Saturday 19 February – Brampton Park, 12:30-2pm & Central Park, 2:30-4pm
Sunday 20 February – Chandos Road, 12:30-2pm & Stratford Park, 2:30-4pm

To book, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/activenewham-30651492968

For more information, please contact activeNewham at [email protected] / 07741 293506.