We aim to make Wiltshire a healthier county, through the creation and development of opportunities to exercise for all.
SHINE (Self-Help, Independence, Nutrition and Exercise) Wiltshire is a healthy lifestyle programme for children aged 7-11 years and their family. It is specifically designed for children who are above their healthy weight range. SHINE is a 10 week programme for children and their family which aims to provide support in making the necessary changes to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Summer term dates
|Town||School||10-week course start date|
|Chippenham||Ivy Lane School||Tuesday 19 April, 4pm-6pm|
|Trowbridge||The Oasis Academy||Wednesday 20 April, 3.45pm-4.45pm|
|Salisbury||St Marks Junior School||Wednesday 20 April, 4pm-6pm|
|Devizes||Southbroom Infants School||Thursday 21 April, 4pm-6pm|
We are working with the Wiltshire FA and local partners to deliver walking football sessions around the county in 2015. We will be running sessions at various locations around the county so check this table for more details.
|Salisbury||Five Rivers Leisure Centre||Mondays, 10am - 11am||
|Chippenham||Stanley Park sports ground (outdoor 3G artificial pitch)||Fridays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm||
Tony Norton:- 07927800917
|Trowbridge||Trowbridge sports centre (indoor sports hall)||Sundays, 11am - 12pm||
Tony Norton:- 07927800917
|Melksham||Christie Miller Sports Centre (indoor)||Every other Tuesday, 7.30pm – 8.30pm||
Marc Bowden - 01225 700228
|Calne||Beversbrook sports ground (hard court surface)||Wednesdays, 3pm - 4pm||
Alex Hamilton:- 07702540767
|Westbury||Leighton Sports Centre (indoor)||Every other Tuesday, 8pm – 9pm||
Keith Brunsden or James Harrison - 01373 824448
Sessions cost £3 and you can use these contact details to find out more about specific dates.
Wiltshire Council offers a variety of walking activities that provide a great way to exercise. Find a suitable and friendly group near you.
Walking Festival 2015
Wiltshire is celebrating walking in September with a number of walks being provided across the county as well as the opportunity to get involved in this year’s The Big Walk. These additional walks will be provided by the Get Wiltshire Walking walk coordinators and volunteer walk leaders and will take place as follows:
|Warminster||Monday 7th September||Tourist Information Centre, central car park, Warminster, BA12 9BT|
|Ludgershall||Tuesday 8 September||St James Street car park, Ludgershall, SP11 9QG|
|Wootton Bassett||Wednesday 9 September||Town Museum, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AU|
|Trowbridge||Thursday 10 September||County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN|
|Devizes||Thursday 10 September||Devizes Leisure Centre, Devizes, SN10 5AB|
|Durrington||Friday 11 September||The Stonehenge Inn, Durrington, SP4 8BN|
All walks will depart at 6pm and to register for any walk please contact email@example.com stating the walk that you’d like to take part in. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and appropriate footwear. All walks will be a maximum of 90 minutes.
Bradford on Avon is holding its own Walking Festival during the weekend 4-6 September where a variety of themed walks will take place each day. For more information and to book on a walk please visit: walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/
Visit our Active Health page for information on the physical activity referral programme.
Working in partnership with Run England, we offer an ever increasing number of running groups across Wiltshire. From beginner to advanced levels there are groups near you that offer a friendly and sociable environment for running.
Working in partnership with British Cycling, we are developing a series of fun, safe community cycle rides. You can find out more on our Sky Rides page.
Last updated: 16 June 2015