Health & Beauty

Active autumn!

The darker nights might be drawing in and the days are getting a lighter colder, yet that shouldn’t be a reason to give up on getting out and keep fitting.

We’ve put together some fantastic sports and activities in our area to keep distracted from the changing weather…


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Tough 10 challenge

Run around the beautiful Ashton Court Estate and raise money for charity in the process! There are no obstacles, just a chance to enjoy 10k of forest tracks and grassy inclines, leading to fantastic views of Bristol.

Our friends at Anytime Fitness in Bradley Stoke are supporting this great event on October 21. Why not sign up today?


Bristol & West is one of the biggest hockey clubs in the city and even better its headquarters are on our doorstep in Winterbourne.

The club runs six men’s teams, a ladies team and has a flourishing junior section, with their youngest player just six-years-old!

From under 10’s all the way up to vets, they have a team for everyone and all abilities are welcome. Why not try it out?

Martial Arts

Bristol Martial Arts Clubs is a collective of clubs, based around Bristol, with one right on our doorstep in Patchway.

Krav Maga North Bristol welcomes beginners of all ages and abilities. It’s professional instruction all the way – you won’t get hurt or pushed past your limits. Equally experienced martial arts enthusiasts can expect hard sessions, sweat and exertion!

Visit the website and book your free trial session today.


North Bristol Running Group runs all year round and has a great community feel. Based in Bradley Stoke, it has more than 1,000 members of differing ages and abilities who support each other to train. There’s plenty of updates and information via the group’s Facebook page.


Bristol North is a friendly, competitive swimming club, with a Learn-to-Swim programme for beginners and a facility to train members up to at least South West Regional standard. They aim to provide something for all ages want, whether that be twice a week to keep fit, or every day to achieve success in competition.

Based at Filton Leisure Centre, the club also swims at a number of other pools including Horfield, Badminton School and Winterbourne Academy.

A full programme of galas is arranged to suit all levels of ability and everyone is encouraged to take part.

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If a leisurely swim is more your thing, there are some great spa hotels in Bradley Stoke with fantastic pools, including Aztec Hotel and Spa and Doubletree by Hilton, Bristol North.

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