The Active Ageing Programme supports activities throughout the City aimed at helping you stay active, whatever your age.

If you would like to discuss the most suitable options for you, please contact:

Our friendly Active Lifestyles team on 01224 047923 or email [email protected] 

Whatever your interest or ability, we have a variety of options. Click on activities below for more information.

Aqua Classes & Swimming

Through Aquatics Aberdeen we offer Active Ageing swim sessions, classes and swimming lessons.

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Through Aquatics Aberdeen we offer Active Ageing swim sessions, classes and swimming lessons.

Active Ageing Swimming

These open swim sessions are offered at quiet times in the pool - and provide opportunity to swim at your own pace.

Day  Venue Time


Northfield Swimming Pool  1330 - 1530
Monday Bucksburn Swimming Pool 1430 - 1515
Tueday Bucksburn Swimming Pool 1400 - 1515
Tuesday Tullos Swimming Pool  1500 - 1600
Wednesday Northfield Swimming Pool  1345 - 1600
Wednesday Bridge of Don Swimming Pool 1500 - 1630
Wednesday Tullos Swimming Pool  1500 - 1545
Thursday Bucksburn Swimming Pool 1415 - 1515
Friday Northfield Swimming Pool  1115 - 1300
Friday Tullos Swimming Pool  1400 - 1545


Aqua Aerobics

Day Venue Time
Tuesday Bucksburn Swimming Pool 1330 - 1400


Aqua Zumba

Day Venue Time
Wednesday Tullos Swimming Pool  1500 - 1545


Learn to Swim

These Learn to Swim sessions are for older adults who are beginners or those looking for some support with water confidence.

Day  Venue


Tuesday Tullos Swimming Pool 1500 - 1545


For more information on our Learn to Swim programme please contact Aquatics Aberdeen on 0845 601 3611 Option 1, to book or for more information.

Stable & Able Classes

Stable & Able is a Strength & Balance class using a combination of seated and standing exercises, weights and resistance bands to support and improve balance, strength & posture.

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It is suitable for older adults who have been through 12 weeks NHS falls rehab, or for anyone who wants to improve functional strength & balance.

These classes have a maximum capacity, if you would like to join one, please contact our friendly Active Lifestyles Team on 01224 047923 in the first instance.


Day Venue Time 

Beacon Sports Centre

1200 - 1300
Tuesday Kincorth Sports Centre 1030 - 1130
Wednesday Alex Collie Sports Centre 1315 - 1415
Friday  Westburn Outdoor Centre 1100 - 1200
Friday  Peterculter Sports Centre 1300 - 1400
Friday  Peterculter Sports Centre 1400 - 1500
Friday  Westburn Outdoor Centre 1330 - 1430

Exercise & Dance Classes

The Active Ageing Programme offers a variety of Exercise Classes and Dance sessions.

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 Exercise Classes 

Day  Venue Class Time
Monday  Beach Leisure Centre  Movers & Shapers (M/H)  1030 - 1130 
Monday Beach Leisure Centre  Wellbeing Circuit (L/H)  1130 - 1230 
Monday Westburn Outdoor Centre  Steady Steps (L)  1400 - 1500
Tuesday Beacon Sports Centre  Gentle Exercise (L)  1100 - 1200
Tuesday Torry Sports Centre  Easy Movers (L)  1100 - 1200
Tuesday Get active @ Jesmond  Fun Fitness (M)  1100 - 1200
Tuesday Alex Collie Sports Centre  Zumba Gold (L/M)  1330 - 1414
Wednesday Alex Collie Sports Centre  Senior Circuits (M)  0945 - 1045 
Wednesday Kincorth Sports Centre  Retro Rhythms (M)  1115 - 1200
Wednesday Beacon Sports Centre  Retro Rhythms (M)  1400 - 1445
Wednesday Alex Collie Sports Centre Steady Steps (L)  1430 - 1530
Thursday Alex Collie Sports Centre  Zumba Gold (L/M)  0930 - 1015
Thursday Torry Sports Centre  Easy Movers (L)  1130 - 1230
Thursday Beach Leisure Centre  Pilates (L/M) 1300 - 1400

Class Level of Impact - Key - L = Low , M = Medium , H - High

Dance Classes 

Day  Venue Class




Westburn Outdoor Centre Ballroom Dancing 1300 - 1400


Beach Leisure Centre Line Dancing  1015 - 1100
Friday  Alex Collie Sports Centre Fit To Dance 1400 - 1500


Classes vary in style and intensity, please see the descriptions below for more information: 

Easy Movers - a session including seated and standing elements, suitable for a wide range of abilities

Fit to Dance - a fun relaxed ballroom-based exercise class for older adults of all abilities

Fun Fitness - a relaxed class with aerobic and strength elements, suitable for a wide range of abilities

Gentle Exercise - a gentle session working on aerobic and strength exercises

Health Stretch - a low impact class focusing on gentle stretching and flexibility exercises

Line Dancing - a choreographed Line Dance session - suitable for those with some or no experience

Movers & Shapers - a medium/high impact class with elements of aerobics and circuits.

Pilates - a floor based class focusing on flexibility, balance and co-ordination

Retro Rhythms - an upbeat exercise class to music from the 50's, 60's & 70's.

Senior Circuits - a circuits session suitable for a wide range of abilities

Wellbeing Circuits - a medium impact circuits based class suitable for all abilities

Zumba Gold - Latin American rhythm based aerobic class


For more information on any sessions please call our friendly Active Lifestyles team on 07730 603530.

Health Walks

Our programme is designed to help people become more active through a series of short, social, local walks.

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Health Walks are a national programme run by Paths for All and are designed to assist people to become more active through walking. Walking is a low impact activity which is accessible to everyone without the need for any special equipment or to go to a gym. Walking is a very social activity and our walks are delivered at a pace which allows and encourages talking.

To check out the full range of Health Walks available -click here.


The Active Ageing Programme includes a number of Sports sessions suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

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Walking Football

A fantastic version of the beautiful game.  Delivered by Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust coaches, Walking Football is a great way to continue or start to play.

Day Venue Time 
Thursday Torry Sports Centre

1000 - 1100

Walking Netball 

Day Venue Time 
Thursday Get active @ Jesmond

1200 - 1300


A coached Tennis session for beginners or those with some experience.


Day Venue Time
Friday Westburn Tennis Centre

1330 - 1500




A great fun hybrid sport - a cross between Short Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis. This is not a coached session, but regular players will be happy to help introduce you to the game.

Day  Venue Time
Tuesday Kincorth Sports Centre 1230 - 1400
Wednesday  Alex Collie Sports Centre 1230 - 1345


Day  Venue Time 
Wednesday Westburn Outdoor Centre - (Summer bowling season only)   1400 - 1500
Wednesday Get active @ Jesmond 0930 - 1130
Friday Get active @ Jesmond 0930 -1130 


Table Tennis

Coached Table Tennis sessions for beginners or those with some experience.

Day Venue Time
Monday Peterculter Sports Complex 1100 - 1230
Monday Get active @ Jesmond 1400 - 1530
Wednesday Westburn Outdoor Centre 1000 - 1200
Thursday Get active @ Jesmond 1400 - 1530
Friday Kincorth Sports Centre  1000 - 1130
Friday Westburn Tennis Centre

1000 - 1130

Friday Beacon Sports Centre 1345 - 1515

Golden Games

The Golden Games is Aberdeen's annual Free Festival of Activity for people aged 65+

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The 8th Golden Games will take place in from Wednesday 6th - Friday 15th June 2018. We can't wait to welcome this years participants for what is set to be the biggest event yet! 

Become a Member

Our Get active memberships now cover all age groups, requirements abilities with our new Active Lifestyles 65 + membership option.

Be part of the Active Lifestyles 65+ community with access to a wide range of appropriate classes and activities, designed by experts, for your individual needs - all for just £15 per month! 

To talk to the team or to join, please visit your nearest Sport Aberdeen venue

- or visit our Active Lifestyles Membership page for further information.


Our Active Ageing sessions are led or supported by our friendly, trained volunteers who want to share their love of being active with others.

For more information about the programme or to find out about our flexible, varied and rewarding volunteer opportunities please contact our friendly Active Lifestyles team:

T: 01224 047923
E: [email protected]

For futher information on all volunteering opportunities with Sport Aberdeen - visit our Volunteering page.