ActiveAbility Solent | Aaron Phipps

In October 2018 we met up with Paralympic Team GB Wheelchair Rugby athlete Aaron Phipps at the Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre to hand over a specialist Quickie Shark hand bike that was donated by our friends at Millbrook Healthcare.Read more

Special Olympics Solent: The Journey to Stirling

Four of our Special Olympics Solent athletes are heading up to the Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games in Stirling this summer. We have been following their journey all year. Read more about the amazing efforts of this awesome team.Read more

Active Nation Announced As Ukactive Award Finalists For Second Year

We are delighted that we've been announced as FINALISTS in four categories for the 2018 ukactive ‘Active Uprising’ Awards.Read more

Local Community Hero - Hannah

Our local hero this month is aptly named, Hannah Saint from Southampton. Read on to find out more.Read more

Local Community Hero - Chris

We are running through 2018 with our Local Community Hero series and are introducing another brilliant Southampton hero, Chris Bartlett. Chris is currently taking part in the Riverside Park Couch to 5k session.Read more

All New: Special Olympics Solent Boccia Club

Special Olympics Solent launched their all-new Boccia club on Tuesday 20th February 2018. The sessions run 13:30-14:30 at The Hub, Eastleigh.Read more

More Activities Available Across Hampshire for Disabled Community

Nationwide charity Active Nation and Winchester City Council have joined forces to expand Southampton’s ActiveAbility programme across Hampshire.Read more

Community Hero - Carol

We are delighted to continue our 2018 Community Hero series with another incredible Southampton hero, Carol. Carol is the coach of ParkLive’s Run 4 Fun sessions.Read more

Big Lawrie is behind the 24hr Spinathon

When living legend Lawrie McMenemy tells you to "Book A Bike" you better do as he says!Read more

Active Nation Launches All New Get Active Programme

Our all new exercise referral programme, Get Active, aims to increase your day-to-day activity levels, helping with individual health issues whilst taking into consideration your personal likes, dislikes and lifestyle.Read more

Community Hero - Matthew

We are so happy to begin our 2018 Community Hero series with an incredible Southampton hero, Matthew.Read more

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ActiveAbility Rocks Around The Christmas Tree

ActiveAbility rocks around the Christmas Tree with their Festive Fun For All Event for disabled adults and teenagers.Read more

Active Nation Launch The Grow Project Community Garden

The Grow Project - Southampton are visiting our Active Communities Team office a couple of times a month to grow our community garden.Read more

BME Swimming Makes a Splash at Bitterne Leisure Centre

For many, the decision to head to the local pool for a swim just involves packing a bag, getting into the car and turning up to the local swimming pool ready for a dip. For others within our local communities, it isn’t so simple.Read more


We’re extremely proud to announce that we overcame tough opposition to win the Healthy Partnerships Award in the 2017 ukactive Flame Awards in June. The awards take place every summer to celebrate organisations and individuals that have demonstrated their commitment to activity-led projects.Read more

Enjoy Free And Fun Activities As Parklives Launches In Southampton!

Southampton residents can now take advantage of hundreds of free and fun activity sessions as ParkLives launches in the city for the first time. ParkLives, a national programme from Coca-Cola Great Britain delivered in partnership with Active Nation, will offer free and fun activity sessions in parks and green spaces across the region.Read more

Special Olympics GB Picks Active Nation To Uncover Sporting Talent In Southampton!

Special Olympics Great Britain has chosen Active Nation to introduce a new programme in the Solent area – expanding their activity in the Southern region.Read more

Local Hero - Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson, from Southampton, has been finding time to volunteer since she was 14.Read more