Oxford Family Sports Day on Sunday! Admission free!

Have a great afternoon out at Bury Knowle Park this Sunday afternoon at the City Council’s free Oxford Family Sports Day between 1pm and 5pm.If you fancy getting active, the confirmed sports and activity taster sessions on offer include football, tennis, volleyball, trampolining, jitsu, boxing and many, many more. Traditional family fun activities like rounders, egg and spoon races and tug of war will also be taking place.   

  • 1pm Zumba workshop
  • 1.40pm – Capoeira performance and workshop
  • 2.20pm – Street Dance workshop
  • 3pm – Tai Chi performance & workshop
  • 3.40pm – Samba workshop
  • 4.20pm Belly Dance performance and workshop 

If taking part isn’t quite for you, come along to enjoy the dance demonstrations, have a wander around the various stalls and find out more about some of the sporting opportunities available in Oxford.  There is something for everyone. For more details visit this website

Oxford Family Sports Day 2012 Bury Knowle Park

Family sports in Bury Knowle Park

Following the success of the 2011 Oxford Family Sports Day, the City Council will be hosting the event again this year with kind support from Headington Action and Headington Community Association.

Join in the fun this year at the Oxford Family Sports Day.

Date: Sunday 12th August 2012
Time: 1 – 5pm
Venue: Bury Knowle Park, Headington

Just like last years event, there will be a number of free sports taster sessions and activities for you to enjoy, along with exciting stalls for you to take a look around.  

Whilst having fun at the various activity stations, this is also an excellent opportunity for you to find out more information about sporting opportunities and clubs in the city, so that you can take up a sporting habit for life.

For more information on the Oxford Family Sports Day or if you want to get involved please contact sportdevelopment@oxford.gov.uk or call 01865 252702.
If you have any books you would like to donate to the book stall being run by New Headington Residents’ Association at this event, please contact Ruth and she will give you more details

Walk a Marathon in Bury Knowle Park!

Join in with one of our Oxford Health Walk groups this spring and challenge yourself to walk a certain distance before the end of the Olympics!

Choose 10km, Half Marathon or a Full Marathon!

Our walk leaders will tell you how far you have covered on each walk and record cards will be provided to every walker.

Prizes to be won for every category!

Never thought you could  complete a Marathon –  you can with us!Walks leave promptly so please arrive on time and wear suitable footwear.

Bury Knowle Park

Fridays, 10am

Meet outside library.

  • Walks will not go ahead if there is heavy rain, ice or snow.
For more information please contact Vicki, GO Active Coordinator on
01865 252720 or vgalvin@oxford.gov.uk


Walk a Marathon Challenge!

 Walk a Marathon Challenge with Oxford Health Walks

Celebrate 2012 by walking a marathon before the end of the Olympics!  The challenge starts in March, but you can join in at any time.
Walks available are:
Hinksey Park, Wednesdays, 10am
Bury Knowle Park, Fridays, 10am

Prizes to be won for each category!


Zumba Class 

Mondays, 12.10 – 12.50pm

Oxford Town Hall

£3 pay as you go

Want more information on these and other activities? Click on the GO ACTIVE! website

Bird box bonanza in Bury Knowle Park!

Pupils from St Andrew’s School made 24 bird boxes for Bury Knowle Park at a weekend workshop on Saturday 4 February under guidance from the Friends of Bury Knowle Park and the RSPB. The boxes were funded by Headington Action.

It was an exciting day today for the children as the City Council’s Tree Officer put the boxes up in trees in Bury Knowle Park as part of the British Trust for Ornithology’s National Nestbox week

Ever thought of adopting a tree?

Why adopt a tree?

Trees actively improve and enhance our lives and now you have the opportunity to help the Council look after a tree.

Your adopted tree can:

  • help tackle climate change and reduce CO2 levels
  • improve the quality of your local community
  • absorb air pollutants
  • attract birds and wildlife to the area
  • help reduce flooding
  • be purchased as a gift or in remembrance
  • become a project for whole family or group

For more information, click here

New Nordic Walking Weight Loss Course comes to Headington

A new Nordic Walking Weight Loss Course is coming to Oxford. GO Active have teamed up with Bury Knowle Health Centre to launch the Nordic Walking Weight Loss Guru. The four week course is designed to help you lose weight for life, not just for Christmas!  By combining the physical activity of Nordic Walking with nutritional advice (from celebrity Nutritionist Pete Cohen) and ongoing support, the programme helps participants lead more healthy and active lifestyles. Nordic Walking has become hugely popular in Oxfordshire and with the list of benefits it is easy to see why. By utilising both the upper and lower body with walking poles Nordic Walking works and tones the whole body and burns 46 per cent more calories than ordinary walking alone. The activity is easy on the hips and knees and therefore suitable for all ages and abilities. It is also a safe and social outdoor activity to enjoy with friends and family all year round. The course starts on Friday 20 January and runs until 10 February. There is also a programme of regular Nordic Walks across the county for people to enjoy. For more information visit the GO Active website, or contact Vicki on vgalvin@oxford.gov.uk or 01865 252720.

Date for official opening of Bury Knowle Park play area

The formal opening ceremony for the play area is going to be on Friday 23rd September from 3.30- 4pm.  This was delayed until the children were back at school so that they can be involved, and there are a couple of extra items about to be added!

Jamie Murray and the Groundwork Team are to be congratulated on their imaginative planning, and have made the grant money stretch as far as possible!