Events & Activities News

Forthcoming Events

photo from Tee in the Park, July 2008

Updated: 12th August 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.

Wednesdays
to 13 Sep
7.30pm - 8.30pm FREE Couch to 5k Sessions
Thursdays 10.30am - 11.30am FREE Boxercise Sessions
Fridays 10.30am - 11.00am
11.00am - 11.30am
FREE Zumba Sessions
Thu 3 Aug 11.00am - 3.00pm ParkLives Park Days NEW
Thu 10 Aug
Thu 17 Aug
Thu 24 Aug
Thu 31 Aug
Sun 17 Sep to be confirmed ExtravORGANza in the Park
Sun 24 Sep 11.00am - 2.00pm Dog Show & Family Fun Day
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.

ParkLives - FREE Exercise Open to All

Updated: 17th August 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 a must!

Couch to 5k

FREE running sessions

Wednesdays
7.30pm - 8.30pm

Set 1 - Mondays, 9th January to 13th March
Set 2 - Wednesdays, 11th January to 15th March
Set 3 - Wednesdays, 5th April to 7th June
Set 4 - Wednesdays, 12th July to 13th September

St.James' Park

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

ParkLives has organised several sets of a FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running - the current set started on Wednesday 12th July - 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!

Please note that there's a maximum of 25 participants in each session, so you'll need to reserve your space.

To reserve your FREE space on the Couch to 5k sessions starting Wednesday 12th July, 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).


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).


Click here to find out more! [external link]

Park Days

FREE family activity days

Thursday 3rd August

Thursday 10th August

Thursday 17th August

Thursday 24th August

Thursday 31st August

11.00am - 3.00pm

St.James' Park

Look out for the ParkLives flags and gazebo
  • rounders
  • kabaddi
  • boccia
  • football
  • tennis
  • badminton
  • dodgeball
Children must be accompanied at all times

ParkLives has organised a series of Summer Holiday Park Days in many parks in Southampton, including St.James' Park, with FREE activities for all the family.

To reserve your FREE space on one or more of these Park Days, 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).


During 2017, ParkLives also organised, all at St.James' Park:
  • 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
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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