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POSTPONED - FREE community thank you events in Herefordshire!

09 September 2022

Family swimming

Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Community Thank You event on Sunday 11 September at Hereford Leisure Centre has been cancelled.  A new date will be circulated in due course.

Talk Community, in partnership with HALO Leisure, are delighted to announce free Community Thank You Events which will be taking place across Herefordshire, from June through to September.

We wanted to say a really big thank you to all communities across the county, for coming together and pulling through a really difficult time during the past couple of years. To show our appreciation, we are offering everyone the opportunity to get out and active, and access services to help support their health and wellbeing.

The events will be offering free fitness activities such as swimming, tennis, gym access, group exercise classes and badminton. There's fun for all ages and you'll also have access to a few extras to keep the kids entertained (and the big ones).

Come along and meet local community services and groups to find out more about supporting your health and wellbeing, or just to find out what's going on in your local area!

There's no booking required, all you need to do is attend. What’s on offer is different at each centre and will be on a first come first served basis.

The events will be held at HALO sites across market towns in the county.

Dates and schedule of events

Please note, activities on offer will vary at each site. Activity timetables will be added and updated in the drop downs below.

Hereford Leisure Centre, 11th September 2022 10am-3pm

JumpInGym Soft Play - open all day

Gym - open all day to ages 13+

Tae Kwon Do - Free taster sessions and information between 10.30 - 12.30pm for adult and children, no booking required.

Hereford Kickboxing - Free taster sessions and information  from 1pm - 2pm for children and adults, no booking required. Please bring your own gloves along if you have them.

Toning Suite - An instructor will be around from 10am - 2pm to offer advice and demonstrations, no booking required.

Badminton and squash courts will be available on a first come first served basis.

Community groups to chat to and find out opportunities are available in your local area and across the county. Stands will include:

  • Hope Support Service (Ross on Wye)
  • Yeleni
  • Ross Cancer support Group
  • Healthwatch
  • FirstLight Trust
  • Talk Community
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Hereford & Worcester Fire Service
  • Community Policing
  • Wye Valley: Lung Team
  • Wye Valley: Occupational Therapist
  • Wye Valley: Physiotherapist
  • Wye Valley: Dietitians
  • Wye Valley: Gynaecology (ovarian awareness)
  • Living With & Beyond Cancer Team
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • CanRehab                  

Group exercise sessions - it is recommended to book these sessions through the Halo app or by calling 01432 842075, however it is not required.

  • Family Zumba 10.15 : children must be 12+
  • Family Attack 11.15 : children must be 14+
  • Family Hooping 12.15 : children must be 10+

Gymnastics - taster sessions for ages 4+ years. Please book onto a session by calling 01432 842075

Trampolining - Dynamix will be running taster sessions bookings can be made directly with them on the Hereford Dynamix website.

Golf - own clubs will be required.

Face painting and balloon modelling

Address: Halo Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Rd, Hereford HR4 9UD

General information about the site is available on the Halo website.