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Fitness in the fresh air

Canoeing at Dinton Activity Centre

Leave the gym behind and get moving in the great outdoors. New this year we have SUPfit (stand up paddle board fitness classes), an extended open water swimming course (750m) and our Adult Activities Programme.  


Open Water Swimming

On Wednesday evenings from April to the end of September, plunge into the open water for an invigorating wild swim. Challenge yourself with our 750m swimming course, or take it easy on the 400m circuit with a resting platform halfway along. Fully marked course with water safety on the lake. Changing rooms, hot showers, toilets and refreshments available. Pay as you go for £3.50 per session or take advantage of the two month pass for £27.00. We also have wetsuits available to hire.

SUPfit classes at Dinton Activity Centre

SUPfit Classes

Improve your balance, strength and all-round fitness with our stand up paddleboard fitness classes, new for 2017. Choose the dawn patrol class for an early-morning workout, or wind down after a stressful day with the evening session. Currently, all classes are suitable for beginners. Give it a go on 29 May for just £3.


Twilight Club

Don’t forget twilight club, our regular Wednesday evening drop-in session. From 6pm to 8pm, simply turn up, pay at the desk, then take out any of our hire boats – including kayaks, canoes, pedalos, stand up paddleboards and sailing dinghies - for just £12. Don’t forget food for the barbecue.


We've also carefully selected some outstanding partners to provide a variety of events and regular sessions. These are accessible for all abilities and ages, whether you want to compete or complete a challenge.


 Barnes Fitness - running and multi-sport events


Dinton Pastures Summer Series

7.30pm starts on 11 May 2017, 8 June 2017 and 13 July 2017. 7pm start on 10 August 2017

This series, back for the SIXTH year, organised in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council, has become a firm favourite with runners of all abilities and 2017 marks our sixth summer season. Follow one lap of a lovely off-road, traffic-free route around Dinton Pastures Country Park, near Hurst, Reading, to clock up 5km, or go round twice for 10km. Either way, it’s pancake flat and if you enter more than one race you’ve a great chance of seeing that PB come down month by month.

  • Entry fee starts from £9 per race

Visit the Barnes Fitness website for entry and more information.


Dinton Duathlon

Sunday 11 June at 8.30am.


We know you missed this event last year, so we are back for 2017 with it later in the year, no excuses about it being too cold. The runs take place on a 5.2km off-road lap around Dinton Pastures Country Park, Hurst, Reading, and the 20km cycle on a marshalled one-lap route on gently undulating country roads around Hurst and Twyford. Open to all abilities, come and have some fun, and bring your family and friends.

  • £40 for individual entry 
  • £55 for teams  

Visit the Barnes Fitness website for entry and more information.

321 Fitness Bootcamp


321 Fitness Bootcamp is like your adventurous, adrenaline-junkie friend who thrives on excitement. Not only will you be running, climbing, and crawling, but you’ll also get to splash through mud, tackle many unique and challenging obstacles, test your overall strength, balance, mental tenacity and endurance, and finish with a hot nice breakfast! It’s probably one of the most exciting, invigorating and thrilling ways you can choose to spend your Saturday morning.

  • £10 per session    
  • Booking essential
  • Every Saturday from 9:00-10:30

Visit the 321 Spirit Fit website to book or find out more information.

Book now