Sport and Leisure in Welling

Although Welling doesn’t currently have a leisure centre or indoor gym, there are plenty of sports and leisure activities that people can participate in.

Outdoor Gyms

East Wickham Open Space

There are exercise stations at various points around East Wickham Open Space by the main path

Danson Park

There are exercise stations at various points around the park


Rose and Crown Welling FC

We are a men’s open age Sunday League team, formed in 2019 and compete in the league and cups all around SE London/Kent. We are a traditional pub team whereby after matches we head to our pub!
Always looking for new members to be part of the club.

Football - kids

Little Crocs Football Coaching

Hello and welcome to Little Crocs.
We are a local family run toddler football school and have sessions throughout the week in various locations including Welling.
Our sessions are available for children aged 18 months to 4 years.

Martial Arts

Gendai Combat Ju Jitsu

Gendai Combat Ju Jitsu and fitness coming to the Welling Dojo at the Salvation Army from Tuesday 7th Sept,
Juniors 7pm
Adults 8pm
New students welcome.


Let's go cycling

Many of our cyclists are from all parts of London including Bexley and South London with all kinds of backgrounds and riding a range of different bikes, the main focus is cycling and having fun.

We organise many social cycle rides, normally on weekends and sometimes in the summer evenings. We often have themed rides, where we visit places of interest, buildings etc, and learn about particular history of an area or have a ride with nice views/scenery and interesting. A food/Coffee/pub stop is common on our rides.
Always ensure that your bike is safe and fit for purpose before attending, Our rides are low risk rides that are tried and tested and all our rides are led by trained and competent leaders.  The rides are aimed to be fun and enjoyable social rides reaching back on time and not leaving anyone behind. Why not come along and join the fun! ” All Welcome”
The rides start from Danson park and other areas of Bexley and sometimes from the Cuttysark. – please feel free to contact me via the “Lets ride” messenger on this site or email at: if you have any questions or queries regarding our rides. Why not join our friendly “Let’s Go” Facebook group for everything cycling and more! Hope to see you on a ride soon – Harry Clark


Age UK Bexley Community Walks

Soulfull strolling and walking for wellness with Age UK Bexley

If you want to banish those lock down blues, build some strength and meet new people why not join one of our walking groups.

So give us a call or register and interest by following the link below.

Running / Jogging

Bexley Park Run

Bexley parkrun is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. It is held every Saturday at 9:00am.

The event takes place at Danson Park, Bexley. See Course page for more details. It’s free to join in but please register with parkrun before you first come along. 

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We’re friendly!

Please join us for a post run coffee at the Danson Stables every week. They open from 10am and provide a good range of food/drink. Indoor and outdoor seating available – weather dependant!


Group Fitness and HIIT Classes

MOVE2THEBEAT GROUP FITNESS runs daily fun and inclusive group exercise classes both online and in person within the local community of Bexleyheath, Plumstead and Welling.

Welling classes take place on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at St Mary’s Church in Marina Drive.  Classes currently available are Step to the beat, glow fitness and Zumba fitness.

((BOUNCE)) is a full body HIIT workout performed on mini trampolines. Our FUN, FRIENDLY and FIERCE classes are for all abilities and run by Nic & Char – come & join us at Bexley Grammar!
Monday 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 7pm
Saturday 8.30am (Child friendly) 
Ritmo means rhythm – release yours in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Salsa classes for all levels.  Join us if you just enjoy dancing, wish to learn from scratch or improve your dance skill.  No need to book.  Classes take place at Welling United Football Club in Park View Road, Welling DA16 1SY.
Monday 7.30pm Argentine Tango
Monday 8:30pm Salsa class
Social dancing till 11pm.  Bonus classes – Bachata, Rueda and Argentine Tango.
Curve-Fit is run by two fitpros whose primary objective is to help everyone love and embrace their own individualities.  We aim to take the focus away from the number whether it be age, weight or dress size and to encourage a “healthy at every size” mentality.
We promise to provide a supportive, all inclusive, ego-free environment in all of our classes and ultimately hope that you will leave the class with a smile.  All of our programmes are designed to release stress, be fun filled and most importantly (in our opinion) to promote body confidence.
So whether you want to dance your way around the globe in Zumba, fight your way through 45 minutes of combat or strengthen and tone in our Ree balance classes then we’ve got the class for you.  Classes take place at Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling DA16 2PE.
Wednesday 7:00pm Zumba
Wednesday 8:00pm Ree Balance