Saturday, December 9, 2023

10 Ways To Find Time For You this September

As the weather cools, the nights draw in and we get back into the routine of work and the school run, why not take time out for you? Here are 10 ways to find time for you in Derby this September.

1. Join the gym

The gym is a great place to find time for yourself, to focus on achieving your own goals and take the time to look after yourself. This September Derby Active is offering you 20 days gym membership for £10 to give you a taste of the ‘me’ time you deserve, with friendly and supportive instructors to help you achieve your goals. Find out more at

2. Have a swim

Why not make an early morning swim part of your daily routine? Take the time out for yourself at Queen’s Leisure Centre with a relaxing dip in the pool or use the time to work on your fitness goals. Derby Active believes in the power of swimming, which is why you can swim as part of your membership with the 20 days for £10 offer. Find out more at

3. Take a class

From Yoga to Boxercise, from Pilates to BodyPump, whether it’s loud pumping music or soothing breathing that helps you relax, Derby Active has a class for you. Learning new ways to exercise and relax gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in your me time. Derby Active’s Time for You offer includes over 100 classes each week, find out more at

4. Stroll in the park

Derby has a plethora of green spaces to explore, from the Hydrangea Garden of Darley Park to the wide open spaces of Chellaston Park. Make the most of sun as the summer turns to autumn and take a stroll in one of over 300 parks across the city. Find out more about your nearest park at

5. Read a new book

Escape into another story this September by picking up a new book at Derby Libraries. Derby Libraries have plenty of books to offer, whether you’re looking for a fantasy story to escape into our looking to delve into the past with a historical book. Become a member of a Derby Library for free, at

6. Start running

Always thought about running but never taken the first step? Now is the perfect time to take up running, with Resolution Run on Sunday 23 September. You’re welcome to walk, jog or run the 5k race to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. Find the joy of running whilst helping others, find out more at

7. Play a round of golf

Allestree Golf Course is the ideal setting for some me time this September, with the picturesque surroundings you can enjoy a chilled game of golf from just £10. Find out more at

8. Feel the thrill of track cycling

Make your me time something different this month by taking up track cycling. If it’s the thrill you’re seeking then track cycling might just be the one for you. Take advantage of our accreditation offer, with four track cycling sessions for just £80. Find out more at

9. Experience the circus at Derby Festé

What better form of escapism than the circus? Enter the world of the spectacular this September as Derby Festé comes to town. Celebrate 250 years of circus with the fantastic, exciting at exhilarating circus ‘Now or Never’ by Circa Tsuica at Bass’ Recreation Ground on Thursday 27 September. Find out more about Derby Festé at

10. Have a spot of Afternoon Tea

Why not have a spot of tea at Darley Park tea rooms, or indulge yourself in a slice of cake (or two!) at Markeaton Park’s The Orangery. Both cafés are within the grounds of beautiful parks and are the perfect spots to have some me time with a cup of tea in hand. Find out more at

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