Move more, feel great!

Throughout 2018 we will be encouraging Hertfordshire residents to get active. The Year of Physical Activity 2018 aims to showcase the range of activities that take place each week for people to socialise and join others to be active.  Hertfordshire is also blessed with beautiful countryside and many parks to explore.

The campaign, known informally as Herts YOPA 18, follows a format of themed months such as young people, older adults, walking, cycling, parks, families and women and girls.     A friendly mascot, YOPA, is making his way around Hertfordshire to many local events, encouraging children and adults alike to get involved.

The image below shows the monthly themes:










The ‘Never Too Late to be Active’ campaign is running from 23rd April – end of July 2018.  Click on the image below to find out more and register for your free activity voucher:


We have lots of activities taking place over the summer months.  Have a look below to get an idea of what’s coming up.

May – Walking month
Lots of free led walks take place every week across Herts.   Find out more: and follow @HertsYOPA18

June – Cycling month
A range of activities from led rides and cycle training to closed road cycle racing and family fun events taking place across Herts.  Follow @HertsYOPA18

June – This Girl Can in Herts week
18th – 24th June
Lots of free or low cost activities for women and girls to take part in throughout the week. Visit:  Follow @HertsYOPA18   @sportinherts

July – Parks month
Free activities and events taking place in parks across Herts.   Visit  to find a park near you.   Follow @HertsYOPA18

August – Families month
Have fun in the parks this summer.  Activities such as family nerf wars, yoga, buggycise.  Follow @HertsYOPA18


All activities are being promoted on social media.   Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out about events and activities taking place near you.

Twitter:   @HertsYOPA18
Facebook:   @HertsYOPA18
Instagram:  @hertsyopa18

if you are a sports club or organisation that runs sport or physical activity sessions and wants to promote your events and activities, please get in touch with us.

John O’Callaghan, Director at Herts Sports Partnership said:

‘We are pleased to be one of the leading organisations in what will hopefully be a momentous year for sport and physical activity in Hertfordshire. We continually strive to get more people, more active, more often, and are thankful to our partners’ on-going support in doing so.’

Visit the official Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity website
View the latest Herts Year of Physical Activity newsletter

Jane Parker