Events & Activities News

Forthcoming Events

photo from Tee in the Park, July 2008

Updated: 31st October 2017

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.

Thursdays 10.30am - 11.30am Boxercise Sessions
Fridays 10.30am - 11.00am
11.00am - 11.30am
Zumba Sessions
Sat 16 Dec 10.00am - 2.00pm Festive Table Top Sale NEW
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

Festive Table Top Sale - Saturday 16th December

Updated: 5th November 2017

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Festive Table Top Sale

Saturday 16th December
10.00am - 2.00pm

St.James' Park

in front of the ParkLife Café

FREE entry for visitors

Click on image for full size poster with more details

FoSJP is hosting yet another Table Top Sale in December...but not just any Table Top Sale - a special Festive Table Top Sale! Think mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas music, and a very special visitor with a big white beard... There'll be stalls run by FoSJP, such as Tombola, Lucky Dip, and Facepainting, and an organ playing festive music. You can book a stall or just bring your friends and family along on the day to enjoy the Christmas spirit!

Stall fees (all payments collected on the day) are:

Please note:

Please book your stall by clicking on this link, or email us if you have any questions.

ParkLives - FREE Exercise Open to All

Updated: 31st October 2017

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!


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).


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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