Active Outdoors

There are a variety of ways that you can enjoy being active outdoors in Barnet and this page will help you explore all the options available to you.

Walking in Barnet

Discover the numerous health and wellbeing benefits of walking - an easy and accessible form of physical activity. 

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Cycling in Barnet

Plan a cycle route, find cycle training and Dr Bike sessions and more.


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Junior Girls Football

Were you inspired by our Lionesses' and thinking about starting to play football regularly? Great news! Burnt Oak Leisure Centre runs girls' football sessions so whether you want to be the next Beth Mead or Fran Kirby, we are here to support your goals.

Join our weekly football sessions with a qualified coach focusing on technique, skill and footwork. Sessions will be suitable for girls aged 8 - 12 who want to participate in weekly sessions and learn how to play football.

Day and Time: Wednesdays, 18:00 - 19:00

Price: £1.50 per session (£1 for Better members)

Booking is available on the 'Better App' or online. For more information, please contact


Walking Tennis

Walking tennis is a fun variation on tennis that anyone can enjoy – including older players and people with limited mobility. It’s still tennis, but with a few simple modifications: you can’t run or jump; you use slightly different balls, and you can let the ball bounce twice for extra time. 

Walking Tennis is for anyone who wants to play tennis, but at their own pace. Like other increasingly popular walking sports, such as walking football and walking rugby, it can be purely social. Or it can be pretty competitive and a great way for people to keep playing the sport they love for longer. 

Who is this suitable for:

  • For older people, walking tennis is a perfect game to take up to keep their bodies and minds active, while also enjoying the social side of being part of a tennis community. 
  • People who used to play tennis but have had to stop, perhaps due to injury or age-related mobility issues or regular tennis players who are recovering from an injury.
  • Absolute beginners. For those who have never played tennis before, the easier pace can help to build racket skills. Many players even find their fitness and skills improve so much they move into playing full tennis.
  • People who are looking to get more active - it’s a fun and relatively gentle way in to exercise.
  • Anyone who wants to play an interesting, challenging sport at their own pace.

When: Every Thursday (Start date: 29th June 2023)

Time: 13:00 to 14.00

Sessions are free for the first month (29th June, 6th July, 13th July, 20th July 27th July, 3rd August 2023) There after it’s:

  • £4 for non-members
  • £2 for those on pay and play memberships
  • Free for those on pre-paid memberships

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Outdoor sports facilities

Explore the boroughs many outdoor sports facilities to help you get fit and active including tennis courts, outdoor gyms, table tennis tables and more.

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Book a Sports Pitch

Book at sports pitch for you and your team.

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Find your nearest open space

Barnet is blessed with an abundance of parks and open spaces. Find your nearest park or open space to enjoy.

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Get Active

Use the Get Active activity finder to locate activities for all ages and abilities that are offered within local sports clubs, leisure centres and community-based settings in Barnet (and beyond).

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