*COVID19 UPDATE* What you can and cannot do for exercise with the latest Government restrictions –

You can only leave your house to exercise and not for leisure or recreation. This means going for picnics and social meetings outside is not permitted but going for runs or walks etc is permitted.

To do this you have to be on your own or with people from the same household or support bubble as you. You are able to meet with 1 more person outside of your household if you are on your own with them and if you are both exercising in a public outdoor space. Public outdoor places include:

  • parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • the grounds of a heritage site
  • playgrounds

It is against the law to meet socially with family and friends outside of your household or support bubble.

Dear Active Cheshire customers, partners, providers, suppliers and wider community,

In line with Government advice today we are temporarily closing our office base and working on a remote basis until further notice.

Our professional team are well equipped to work from home and remain committed to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of local people through physical activity and sport.

We will be offering advice and support via social media, telephone and email channels to ensure that local people, customers and providers receive the very best advice and support at this difficult time.

As a contributor to wider societal outcomes, we would like to extend our support to community and system leaders and offer any help we can to maintaining wellbeing within our region and country.

We ask you to bear with us as we, like society, redefine our approaches to everyday life.

In this challenging year we call upon our friends to draw upon Olympic values of courage, determination and friendship.

Anne Boyd
Chief Executive
Active Cheshire

The government’s compiled detailed guidance on reopening outdoor and indoor sports facilities; a framework for the return of team sports; keeping facilities and equipment clean; keeping staff and customers safe; what to do about restaurants, changing rooms and car parks, and more.

Click here to find out more

Active Cheshire’s mission is to embed physical activity into all aspects of everyday life by 2040.

We are a multi-award winning Charity that are passionate about positively changing the lives of people in our region and beyond.

What does Active Cheshire Do?

As the lead body for physical activity and sport in Cheshire and Warrington, it is our job to engage, educate, enable, inspire and influence the local community as well as a wide range of organisations, stakeholders and partners locally, nationally and even globally to change.

In fact, most of what Active Cheshire does is to do with change.  Changing hearts and minds, encouraging behavioural change, changing attitudes and mindsets, changing habits, even changing ourselves as a charity to adapt to the changing needs and challenges in an increasingly inactive society.

We have an inclusive approach, which means our reach is everyone. All age groups, genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and circumstances whether or not they are active or non-active – across the general public and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

The result of our work is to change people’s behaviour and habits towards being active, in order to improve their overall wellbeing and to live healthier, happier, more enriched, longer lives – that as a consequence are more productive and prosperous.  

How do Active Cheshire do this?

First formed in 1989, Active Cheshire now take a whole system approach to work with a diverse range of organisations to have a positive impact in all walks of life; ensuring people can embed activity into all aspects of everyday life – at home, school, in the workplace and everywhere in between.

We work to a Blueprint to tackle physical inactivity that has been inspired by a local MOVEment, co-produced by a dedicated taskforce and cross-sector partners.  The Blueprint document sets out a whole system approach to tackling physical activity and targets 5 key pillars –  Active DesignActive Kids, Active Workplace, Active Minds, and Activators.

Who does Active Cheshire work with?

As an organisation Active Cheshire works across the whole of the market partnering with a diverse range of organisations to have a positive impact in all walks of life; ensuring people can get active at home, school, in the workplace and everywhere in between.

Active Cheshire work with public health, local businesses, local government, education, environment, infrastructure and transport partners to name a few.

We want to make sustainable physical activity accessible to all by changing the way people think and their habits, as well as providing opportunities and helping people realise that any physical activity, not matter how small, is a success.

So, why is Physical Activity so Important?

Regular physical activity is an important part of living well and general wellbeing. People who lead an active lifestyle are less likely to develop serious illnesses and health conditions and more likely to live longer, healthier lives.  Click here to find out more.



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Active Cheshire are changing lives in Cheshire and Warrington.  Your donation can help us to get more people active.

The result is a happier, healthier, more productive community that lives longer.  Help us to fund vital projects across the region, to tackle inactivity and embed physical activity into all aspects of everyday life.