A free, public space to read or borrow books, study, use computers with access to the internet, or take part in events and activities.
Register for a free library membership card. Select WALTHAM FOREST.
Do you find using a computer difficult? Go to a free drop-in IT session. Read more information about IT Support.
A great way for you to get out and walk, meet new people and explore green spaces in Waltham Forest.
Phone: 020 8496 3695
FREE cycle lessons (with Cycle Confident and Enjoy Waltham Forest) for anyone who lives, works or studies in Waltham Forest. Training for individuals, families or groups.
Phone: 020 3031 6730
FREE cycling club open to all, regardless of age, experience or disability. All equipment will be provided, including relaxed tricycles (3 wheels), wheelchair bikes, handcycles, side-by-side bikes and many more. There are clubs on Saturdays (alternate weeks) at Higham Hill Park and Leyton Jubilee Park.
Phone: 020 8980 7998 (option 1)
Fully led bike rides (sometimes bikes available to borrow) for women. This empowers women through enabling them to use a cheap, quick and safe mode of transport while improving both their mental and physical health.
Book rides here. Booking is essential.
Group football activities for adults and young people with mental health issues. Get fit and make new friends.
Phone: 07538 101450
Peabody Free Fitness Classes
Get active with free sports and wellbeing sessions. Open to all 16+. Meet up with your friend and neighbours, and meet new friends. No experience or equipment necessary. Free 45 minute sessions.
Fab and Fit Fitness – Monday 12.30-1.45pm, Better Gym Walthamstow Stadium, E4 8SJ
Yoga – Tuesday 10-10.45am – Paradox Community Centre, E4 8YD
Tai Chi -Wednesday 1.45-2.30pm – Paradox Community Centre, E4 8YD
Zumba – Thursday 6-6.45pm – Paradox Community Centre, E4 8YD
Feel Good Dance – Friday 5.30-6.15pm – Paradox Community Centre, E4 8YD
For more information and to join the sessions:
Free 2-week cooking courses at home. Learn how to cook cheap, healthy, delicious meals and save money. All meals cost less than £1 per portion. Courses are on WhatsApp, phone or email.
Ingredients are delivered free to each student, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
Contact Ria Williams (Waltham Forest)
Saturday morning workshops for refugees/asylum seekers at Gnome House – using storytelling, drama and poetry to build friendships, have fun, practise English, share food and make connections with the local community. Plus, we offer growing sessions at Higham Hill Common Allotments and the opportunity to be involved in public events.
Keep fit at home – exercises for adults
Do these exercises at home – no equipment necessary.
Join the Movement (Sport England)
Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.
Fat-burning, high and low intensity work outs on video. Also see Our Parks Facebook.
Do you have a health condition and want some support to become more physically active?
The Healthwise programme offers exercise to keep you fit and healthy, whether you’re living with a health condition or looking for support and guidance.
Speak to your GP about a referral.