Free Holiday Sports for 8 to 15 year olds

Last week - every day until Friday

2pm to 4pm  Pulse Soccer Centre in Barrow Park  

Only Girls Allowed  - For all the sessions at Pulse, one pitch will be available for girls only.

2pm to 4pm  Dance Mats at the Park Leisure Centre**

Dalton - daily 

2pm to 4pm at Dowdales - meet at DASH reception at 2pm

Hindpool - Wednesday 26 August and Friday 29 August

11am to 12 noon Hindpool Urban Park

Disability activities

See our Equity page

** Dance mat sessions are for children aged 6 - 15.   All 6 and 7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Indoor 7 a side cricket competition at Furness College

Sunday evenings 4pm to 8pm

Starting Sunday 5 October

Between 7 and 10 weeks, depending on the number of teams.

12 overs a side. No kit needed. Ideal for businesses or workplace teams. Beginners and ex players welcome.
Prize for the winner - box at an England International

Just £100 per team. This includes hall and equipemnt hire and match fee - no additional costs

To enter or for more info, contact Paul Hindmarch on 07894283770 or by email

Also, sponsor needed for this exciting competition. Contact Paul for more info.


Street Soccer with Barrow AFC Community Initiative

Free for 8 to 15 year olds

Tuesdays Pulse Soccer Centre 7pm - 8pm

Wednesdays Ormsgill Kickabout area 6pm - 7pm

Fridays Hindpool Urban Park 6pm - 7pm

No need to book, just turn up and play. For further info ring Marc on 07955693462

Go Sky Ride

Free, guided bike rides in the Lake District.  They follow scenic planned routes from the main tourist areas and are led by British Cycling ride leaders.  They’re all on quiet roads or traffic free, family friendly routes.  We had lots of people from Barrow and the wider Furness area attend the rides last year. 

Visit here for more info.

Get on Track Coastal Railway Walks

Join a group of people enjoying trips out to walks, accessible from Barrow Station by catching the 10.10 am train out of Barrow on the first Thursday of each month.

A full programme of monthly 2 to 3 hour walks will run throughout the year on the first Thursday of each month.  Each walk has been mapped out, using every station between Grange and Millom.  The walks are about 5 miles, taking up to 3 hours and can be over rough ground, occasionally very wet underfoot.  Most walks end in the vicinity of an agreeable place to eat and drink.  New walkers will be made very welcome.  Walks start at 10.30am.

4 September Cark – Cartmel – Holker Hall – Cark
2 October Green Road – Brockwood Hall – Green Road
6 November  Dalton – Abbey – Roose
4 December  Kirkby – Broughton - Foxfield

The first named is the station where the walk begins, the last named where it ends.  The walk start time coincides with the arrival of the 10.10 train from Barrow.  Trains set off from Barrow in both directions within a minute (or two) of 1010am.

Enquiries to Richard Scott by email or ring 01768 800350 (Cumbria CVS office) or 07519 849 564                 

We can promote your activities - just send us details

If you have any sports activities open to the general public, we can promote them in our weekly email, on What's happening, on our calendar and on facebook.  Our weekly email goes out directly to over 1000 people every week and we have over 2000 friends of Facebook.  So if you've got anything on, we can promote it to hundreds of people for free.  Just email us your activity, the date, time, venue, cost and contact details and we'll do the rest.

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Join us and help to develop sport

We welcome new nominations for members of the Sports Council from local clubs all year round.  So if you want to join us, don't wait for our next AGM.  You can nominate a member now.  Click here to open the nomination form!

If you want to know who we are and what we do, have a look here or ring us on 407575.

Kick it Out aims to remove racism in sport and to increase the participation in sport by the black and minority ethnic community.
Report any incidents of discrimination, abuse or harassment to your local Police on 101    







View our calendar of events

Barrow AFC


Conference North

Barrow 4 Chorley 0

v Worcester
Saturday 6 September

v Leamington
Saturday 13 September

Bluebirds Fan Forum

Barrow AFC Commercial


Bluebirds Trust

Barrow Raiders

v North Wales
Sunday 31 August

Raiders Fan Forum

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Charlotte Whitwell
Nan Tait Centre
Abbey Road
Cumbria LA14 1LG
01229 407319