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Going to the gym isn't for everyone, that's why Get Active is offering sessions in local community venues to make being active as easy and accessible as possible for local residents. All classes are suitable for beginners.

Zumba Aerobics

These fun and friendly classes aim to help you become active for life. Blending Zumba® and Aerobics together, these classes are for you if you want to improve your fitness, lose weight or tone your body.

  • Mondays, 7.15pm-8pm

    Healthy Living Centre Dartford, 
St Edmunds Road, Dartford

    Price: £1.50
  • Tuesdays, 7.15pm-8pm

    Swanscombe and Greenhithe Town Council Community Hall, 
The Grove, Swanscombe
Price £1.50
  • Thursdays, 7.15pm-8pm
Healthy Living Centre Dartford, 
St Edmunds Road, Dartford

    Price: £1.50

Supple Strength

This relaxing but challenging class blends Yoga, Pilates, strength and flexibility training to improve co-ordination, balance and overall flexibility.

  • Mondays, 6pm-6.45pm

    Healthy Living Centre Dartford, 
St Edmunds Road, Dartford
Price: £1.50

Why Weight Follow-on Class

This fun and friendly class aims to help you continue the exercise after the Why Weight classes have finished.

  • Thursdays, 6.15pm-7pm
Swanscombe Heritage Community Hall, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe DA10 0LP
Price: £1.50

Kent Adult Education, Dartford

Do you want to find a new interest, meet new, like-minded people and keep fit at the same time? With one of Dartford Adult Education's health, sport and leisure classes you can.

Learn to relax and de-stress with Tai Chi, increase your flexibility with Yoga or have fun with Zumba® and Line Dancing to improve your fitness.

Dartford Adult Education Centre offers a wide range of opportunities to be more active with the well-known course format as well as new schemes such as taster sessions, Pay As You Go classes and our exclusive Club60 online membership scheme for people aged 60 and over – offering benefits such as
discounts off future purchases. For more information and to join go to

For more details about the wide range of activities available you can pop into the centre in Summerhill Road, visit

Running Groups

If you want to start running but are unsure of starting on your own why not join a local running group? Visit to find your local club or group.


Dartford Borough Council has teamed up with parkrun to bring a new weekly running event to Central Park.

parkrun events take place in parks around the world and, in Dartford, take place every week in the beautiful surroundings of Central Park.

Dartford's parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. The 5km timed run is free to take part in and open to runners of all ages and abilities, from beginners to Olympians! Children aged 4-11 must run with a responsible adult.

Runners wishing to take part will need to register in advance at and download a barcode so their run can be timed.

For more information about the Dartford parkrun and to sign up visit and find the event on Facebook at

junior parkrun

Dartford's junior parkrun, for children aged 4-14, takes place every Sunday morning. 

Meet outside the Cafe in the Park at 8.30am for a 9am start. Children can run the 2km on their own or accompanied by an adult. 

To be timed for your run, don't forget your barcode! Register at

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