Active Dacorum is run by the Community Partnerships team. The areas we cover are sports and physical activity, wellbeing and arts and culture. We provide opportunities for our residents through events, sessions, activities and much more!.
We regularly engage with Dacorum residents through our social media pages, providing the latest information and news. If you want to keep in the loop with what’s going on in Dacorum, please visit our Facebook page or X account.
You can also find an array of online activities and information on our YouTube channel that you can watch at any time.
Community projects and initiatives
Active Dacorum community projects and initiatives
|Colourful Minds: Art for Wellbeing
||Free taster sessions in May 2023
- 12-week course starts in June
|The course is for adults aged 18 and over who live in Dacorum and aims to support mental wellbeing through creativity. Our next course will take place in-person at South Hill Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
|Wake Up and Dance
|| Join our Zoom online dance community each morning for a 10-minute boogie to some popular tunes from across the decades. Free for all ages.
|Let's Dance - Seated Dance in Supported Housing
||April to October
||Free and fun seated dance sessions with Louise from Dacorum Community Dance, taking place in Supported Housing Schemes in Hemel Hempstead and Tring for the tenants and those in the wider community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|Let's Dance at Home - Seated Dance Online
||Free online seated dance sessions with Louise. The sessions are run on Zoom each Friday morning in term time and are a fun way to improve flexibility and enjoy moving to music from your chair, particularly suitable for the less able and those with limited mobility. Email email@example.com to book.
||Various times throughout the year
||This free weight-loss course for adults is run by Watford Football Club Community Trust. Visit the Shape Up Herts website to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Your Town - We Are Next
||All year round
||This is a national campaign to help educate children about the importance of health, wellbeing and exercise and the role the community plays in all three. Download the free lesson plans for schools, parents and carers to help get the next generation moving.
Sport and physical activity
Dacorum has a range of fantastic sports facilities and venues, whether you’re a beginner or reaching for Olympic standard, we have something for everyone. Find out what’s important to us and our aims over the next few years through our Sports and Physical Activity Strategy (PDF 3MB).
We work closely with Dacorum Sports Network to offer opportunities for you to be more active in your local area. Together we work with community clubs, volunteer groups and public organisations involved in delivering sport locally to ensure a healthy and active community.
Active Dacorum Hub
The Active Dacorum Community Hub is run in partnership with Apex in the Community and is a multi-activity, inclusive venue based in Hemel Hempstead. From art groups to seated exercise, dance classes to yoga, the opportunities for healthy, active fun are endless. The venue is also available to hire at affordable rates for the community.
Boasting eight swimming pools (including a lido), gyms and racket sports courts, our local leisure centres in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted and Jarman Park Athletics Track are run by Everyone Active. These venues provide amazing facilities for you to enjoy and are home to a huge number of sports clubs, from scuba diving to trampolining.
It’s also the main base for Sapphire Gymnastics, where double Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock started his career.
Meanwhile, at the athletics track, you’ll find an eight-lane, 400-metre floodlit track plus a football pitch, clubroom, shower and toilet facilities.
We work in partnership with the Everyone Active Communities team to deliver a range of activities in the community, such as exercise to music and beginner pilates. Book your Everyone Active session online.
Tennis and netball courts
We're delighted to be able to provide newly resurfaced tennis and netball courts to the general public free of charge at Cupid Green Playing Fields. Whatever your ability, we would love you to come and play. Bring your friends and family, too.
The courts are located at Cupid Green Playing Fields, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7BA.
To find out more and book your court, please visit the Active Dacorum Hub website.
If you are a club or organisation wishing to use these courts, then there is a charge for use. For block bookings, please call 01442 800242.
We work in partnership with Little Hay Golf Club, which features an 18-hole course, driving range, pitch and putt, and foot and disc golf courses. It also offers a range of tuition options to suit all levels and abilities.
Arts and culture
Creative Hertfordshire is the online network for the arts and creative community in Hertfordshire. It is a space for creative individuals, businesses and places to share what they do. If you are an artist, producer, creative organisation, creative business or venue, you can create a profile page and showcase your work to others in Hertfordshire and beyond. This is also another great platform to stay up to date with arts and cultural activities across the county.
For more information, please email email@example.com.