12th June - 7th July 2017
It’s time to step into summer. Time to finally make those lifestyle changes which help you feel fitter and healthier!
Active Essex has teamed up with Heart FM for our summer campaign which aims to get you off the sofa and doing something active every day.
It really can be anything. Go for a walk, do a bit of gardening or try out a new sport; you can even invite your friends and family to join in.
From cricket in Colchester to hockey in Harlow and all the parks, gardens, pools, pitches and clubs in between, our county has lots to offer.
Get started by choosing to do one of our 20 steps into summer or find out what activities are available in your local area with our brand-new activity finder.
Some fantastic prizes with Heart FM which could make getting active even more fun!
The prizes include £1,000 worth of bikes from Cycle UK, vouchers from Decathlon, exciting learning opportunities with the Football Associations, family tickets to Hadleigh Park and more!
For even more inspiration, check out our films that reveal how Heart Breakfast presenter Su and a local family are taking steps to get fitter and feel better as Summer approaches.
Active Essex. Changing 1 million lives to get Essex active.
20 steps into summer
- Join a Parkrun
- Go on a bug hunt
- Go for a bike ride
- Go on a nature trail
- Go on a bat walk
- Build a den
- Visit the Beach
- Go fruit picking
- Go to your local park
- Make an obstacle course
- Climb a hill
- Try Parkour
- Dance every day for a week
- Swim at your local pool
- Fly a kite
- Try paddle boarding or kayaking
- Play Frisbee
- Create a treasure hunt with your family
- Try out a local sports club
- Make and chase bubbles
Complete the form below to be in for a chance of winning one of our great prizes listed below:
|Family Package worth up to £1,000 (Gents, Ladies and Kids bikes of their choice up to this value)||CycleUK|
|£200 Vouchers to spend on anything on the website, sports equipment etc.||Decathlon|
|6 Month Family Membership to any Fusion Lifestyle centre admitting 2 x adults
2 x children under 16, Swim lessons for 2 children , Gym access, 2 hours court booking a week
All classes, Pool access.
|Active Dad . A fully funded place on a FA Level 1 in Coaching Football worth £175 or a fully funded place on a FA Referee Course worth £135||Essex County Football Association|
|Mums – A fully funded place on a FA Level 1 in Coaching Football worth £175 or a fully funded place on a FA Referee Course worth £135||Essex County Football Association|
|The Family – 4 x tickets to attend The FA Community Shield on Sunday 6th August valuing over £100||Essex County Football Association|
|Kids Get Fit – A free community coaching session for your school or club delivered by our community coach.||Essex County Football Association|
|5 x family days including free car parking, food voucher and activities like archery, kayaking and bike hire worth up to £100 each. (Events will alter depending on the day picked).||Hadleigh Park|