Events & Activities News

Forthcoming Events

photo from Tee in the Park, July 2008

Updated: 3rd January 2018

These are the events currently planned at or around St.James' Park over the next few months - follow the links to find out more about each event.

All events are held at St.James' Park unless otherwise stated.

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.30pm St.James' Runners
Wednesdays
10 Jan to 14 Mar
7.30pm - 8.30pm Couch to 5k
Thursdays 10.30am - 11.30am Boxercise Sessions
Fridays 10.30am - 11.00am
11.00am - 11.30am
Zumba Sessions
Sat 14 Jul 10.00am - 4.00pm Feel Good Festival
Visit our Past Events page to find out what's already happened in and around St.James' Park.

Don't forget to also check our:

For more information on forthcoming events, see our Calendar page or contact us via events@fosjp.org.uk.

Feel Good Festival - Saturday 14th July 2018

Updated: 23rd December 2017

Feel Good Festival

A celebration of life

Saturday 14th July 2018

10.00am - 4.00pm

St.James' Park

FREE event - everybody welcome!

FoSJP is proud to present the Feel Good Festival, which will take place in the whole of St.James' Park on Saturday 14th July.

Our main aim is to celebrate life, and to create a space where like‑minded people can meet each other and try out new activities. We're keen to promote health awareness and to engage the audience in an active lifestyle and healthy eating.

We'd like to offer something for all ages, so we've invited charities, the NHS, the NCT, local businesses, sports/fun groups, food stalls, and amazing performers to a fun‑packed festival in your local park.

Why not come along and watch the dance and music performances, speak to the health professionals, bounce on the bouncy castle, get your face painted, eat and learn about good healthy food, and leave us feeling rejuvenated and inspired for a more active life!

We are inviting special guests and will keep you up to date on this...!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you want to be involved - either via our Facebook account or email us at events@fosjp.org.uk.

ParkLives - FREE Exercise Open to All

Updated: 3rd January 2018

ParkLives logo ParkLives is a Healthy Living initiative which encourages people to get out into their local green spaces in any way possible. Sessions happen all around Southampton in the city parks, and all are completely FREE, with activities ranging from Tai Chi to Tennis to Climbing.

See below to find out about sessions organised at St.James' Park - they're all FREE to join, but booking is usually needed!


Couch to 5k

FREE running sessions for beginners

Wednesdays
7.30pm - 8.30pm

10th January to 14th March

St.James' Park

(meet at the Church Street entrance near the ParkLife Café)

ParkLives has organised another FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running - which started on Wednesday 10th January - in St.James' Park.

Each session is run by a qualified coach and is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running - even if you're completely new to running, the session leader will help you achieve your running goals. Each session will include a warm‑up and a warm‑down, and be filled with breaks, games, coaching, and smaller challenges - you won't be expected to run for a full hour!

To reserve your FREE space on the Couch to 5k course, click here to visit the ParkLives website, click on Sign Up, and sign up either via Facebook or with your email address.


St.James' Runners

FREE running sessions for over-18s

Every Monday
7.30pm - 8.30pm

St.James' Park

(meet at the Church Street entrance near the ParkLife Café)

The St.James' Runners meet weekly on Monday evenings for a social jog with the aim of improving fitness and technique. The group is designed for those with a small amount of running experience (i.e. have completed a Couch to 5k but still consider themselves to be beginners). A coach is present at each session to help you along.

To reserve your FREE space in the St.James' Runners group, click here to visit the ParkLives website, click on Sign Up, sign up either via Facebook or with your email address, and reserve your chosen dates.


Boxercise

FREE exercise sessions

Every Thursday

10.30am - 11.30am

St.James' Park

Following on from the popular taster session that was run in February, ParkLives is now running weekly Boxercise sessions at the Park. Boxercise combines exercise and boxing using gloves and pads, with a fully trained instructor - the course caters for all fitness levels, and is FREE to attend, but booking is essential.

To reserve your FREE space on these Boxercise sessions, click here to visit the ParkLives website, click on Sign Up, sign up either via Facebook or with your email address, and reserve your space on your chosen date(s) and time(s).


Zumba

FREE exercise sessions

Every Friday

10.30am - 11.00am & 11.00am - 11.30am

St.James' Park

Zumba is a fantastic way to meet new people, get active, and have a laugh, and ParkLives Zumba is a great way to get out into the fresh air and enjoy your surroundings! You don't need any previous experience (or coordination) and everyone is welcome!

There are two FREE half‑hour sessions every Friday - you're welcome to sign up for as many sessions as you like.

To reserve your FREE space on these Zumba sessions, click here to visit the ParkLives website, click on Sign Up, sign up either via Facebook or with your email address, and reserve your space on your chosen date(s) and time(s).


During 2017, ParkLives also organised, all at St.James' Park:
  • FREE Couch to 5k running sessions from January to September
  • a FREE Boxercise taster session on Thursday 9th February
  • a FREE Boot Camp fun workout session on Thursday 16th February
  • FREE weekly Zumba taster sessions on Fridays 7th, 14th, 21st April
  • a FREE Tai Chi taster session on World Tai Chi Day, Saturday 29th April
  • FREE Summer Holiday Park Days on every Thursday in August, with activities for all the family
  • FREE Ultimate Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp sessions on Tuesdays in October
  • FREE Try Tennis coaching sessions on Thursdays in October
Everyone is welcome to join in with ParkLives – there really is no catch!

Other Regular Activities

Updated: 4th April 2017

As well as one‑off events, FoSJP also helps organise regular activities at St.James' Park:

allplay logo Did you know that St.James' Park is now on the national tennis map?
Click on the Lawn Tennis Association's allplay logo to keep up to date with tennis events at St.James' Park - you can register as a local player and arrange "play dates" with like‑minded tennis enthusiasts!

If you'd like to try your hand at tennis on the courts at St.James' Park but don't have any equipment, FoSJP has a stock of tennis rackets and balls that you're welcome to borrow from the staff at the ParkLife Café during opening hours.

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