This activity finder is brought to you by Merton Council, with support from Cappagh.
It’s part of Merton’s wider programme to help residents live active lives in the borough through creating more low and no cost activities.
The benefits of getting active aren’t just physical. Moving more can boost your mood, and have social benefits too if you attend a class or join a club.
Starting something new can be daunting, but there is something to suit everybody and every ability here in Merton.
Research from Sport England shows that active children are happier, more resilient, and far more trusting of others, and Merton is committed to helping the next generation establish the foundations for an active life.
There are lots of fun and affordable ways for children and young people get active or play a sport, from expert coaching to clubs and teams.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, especially as you get older.
While busy lives, ongoing health conditions or changes to your body can sometimes feel like barrier, there are lots of ways to stay active throughout life.
From walking clubs, swimming to adapted versions of your favourite sports, find what works for you.
London is a beautiful city with lots to see and do. By getting active, you can explore the city in a new way, discovering new parks, neighbourhoods, and landmarks that you might not have seen before.
including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and improving strength and flexibility.
with exercise helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
with opportunities to meet new people and form friendships through sports teams, fitness classes, and running clubs.
discovering new parks, neighbourhoods, and landmarks.