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Let the Games begin!

With all the exciting sports taking place at the Olympics and Paralympics , why not get involved in sport now? Join in the fun by yourself, or with friends and family, and try some new activities.


Olympic Sport: Football

Venue: King's Gardens, Southport. When: Saturdays 4pm-6pm. Suitable for all.

Olympic Sport: Come along to find out!

Venue: King's Gardens, Southport. When: Wednesdays 1pm-3pm. Suitable for all.

Olympic Sport: Badminton

Venue: Bootle Leisure Centre. When: Wednesdays 8pm -9pm. Suitable for adults.

Olympic Sport: Football

Venue: Netherton Activity Centre. When: Sundays 10am – 11am. Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years.

Venue: Dunes Splash World. When: Saturday 12pm – 1pm. Suitable for girls age 8 -11.

Olympic Sport: Rowing

Venue: Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.


Fridays 5.30-7.30pm. Aimed at beginners.

Fridays 7-8.30pm. Aimed at adult intermediate.

Saturdays 9.30–11am. Aimed at Juniors.

Other Olympic Sports

Want to ge involved in another Olympic Sport? Try a taster session at Be Active or email what sport you would like to take part in to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, smart phones, or even standard maps. Participants navigate to a specific location and then attempt to find the hidden geocache. This fun activity is free and gets you out and about; visit the geocaching website for more details.


Be Active  

If you struggle for activities to keep the children busy during the holidays, Be Active offers fun sessions in sports, swimming and camps. Full details on the Move It Sefton website.


Summer Fun

We have free summer adventure packs to give away. These fun packs contain competitions, stickers, games and more. Order your free copy, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Check out the fun generator, for activities and suggestions of fun things to do. Visit Change4life website for more details.

Keep visiting this page to find out more about summer activities!


Games4Life has been created in partnership with Sefton Council and NHS Sefton













Bootle Games at Litherland Sports Park

On 13th June 2012, from 9am - 3pm, Litherland Sports Park will proudly host the Bootle Games; bringing the magic of the 2012 Games to our community. Bootle-based children's charity Ykids! is running the Bootle Games - a mini London 2012 for 12 local primary schools years 4, 5 and 6.  YKidsEach team of children will compete in 10 different sports on this fun-filled, action-packed day!

Families will enjoy opening and closing ceremonies, a market place, local sports clubs and demonstrations, plus you'll even have the pleasure of meeting Cricket legend and very special guest, Dickie Bird!

Come out and watch Bootle primary schools compete for gold!


Active Sefton working with Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

You may have seen the Change 4 Life national campaign on the television, in the newspapers and perhaps through mail through your door. It's a national campaign that is running right across the country to help us all learn about fun and interesting ways we can all lead a healthy, fun and active lifestyle and make a Change 4 Life.

Here at Active Sefton we want to help you make a Change 4 Life and have joined up to be a local supporter to help you with lots of different exciting and most of all, easy ways in which you can make your Change 4 Life.


Change 4 Life - top tips

Change 4 Life - 60 Active Minutes

Change 4 Life - Swimming Games


Sport Relief 2012 Comes to Sefton!

As part of Sport Relief 2012, The Active Sefton Litherland Mile was held on Sunday, 25th March at Litherland Sports Park. Where you there? Feel free to view our photo gallery from the day's events and tag yourself. sport-relief-2012

We had a fantastic day and raised much-needed funds for Sport Relief. Why not read about the event in The Crosby Herald.  



Log It or Lose It

Active Sefton has teamed up with Merseyside Police this year to make sure you don't lose out to thieves - so make sure you log it or lose it!  Don’t lose out to thieves this year, register your bike, mobile, iPod, TV or any other gadgets on  Immobilise is the world’s largest FREE register of possession ownership details and helps to reduce crime and returning recovered personal property to its rightful owners. This online checking service is used by all UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. Immobilise_postcards_copy

Read more: Log It or Lose It


London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Sefton! Check out the official route here, in this great animation.


Two keen Active Workforce Members recently summited Island Peak in the Himalayas for charity.



Cricketing Fun in Sefton

Getting cricket crazy, kids in Sefton are keeping Active with a number of specialist junior cricket sessions running the popular Active Kidz programme.cricket_boy

Taking place at Bootle Cricket Club and Litherland Sports Park, the after school sessions have proven popular with record numbers of young people attending over the summer months and set to continue as the programme launches for the new term in September.

Read more: Cricketing Fun in Sefton


It’s all splashing great fun

Making a splash lakeside style, youngsters from Merefield School enjoyed a summer break with a difference, thanks to funding from the Aiming High for Disabled Children project.

Arranged through the Sefton Positive Futures team, Merefield School were able to utilise the funding to run a three-week summer holiday programme for their pupils with the most profound and complex disabilities.

Pupils accessed a range of water sports activities including power boating and dinghies.



Read more: It’s all splashing great fun


Jumpers for Goalposts

As the football season starts to kick off, Sefton’s Ability Counts football team have already begun the league as Champions.logo-positive-futures


Crowned champions for 2011, the disabled footballers achieved their winning title after competing the in Merseyside based disabled football league. With strong competition from Everton and Liverpool Football clubs, the team took embraced their opportunity to lead the way and show the other teams how it’s done.

Read more: Jumpers for Goalposts


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