The Action Van offers sports coaching, supervised sports and activity sessions and equipment hire to groups. This is a mobile service that can visits groups in their own venues or other community settings.

The Action Van is managed by the Sports Development Unit at Dorset Council. The service employs sports coaches, leaders and fitness instructors to run, progressive and fun active sessions.  A charge is made for the service that includes two members of staff to run the session. Groups are also able to hire some equipment if they wish to run sessions themselves.

Make a booking

Email or call us to check availability before making a booking. 

Costs vary per booking due to activity type, location and duration of session and include the provision of staff, set up, pack away and travel. We will provide a cost once you have contacted us with your booking requirements.

We may need to visit your venue or discuss the booking in more detail if your group is new to the Action Van.

Once we've agreed the date, time and activity provisionally, you should complete the booking form. 

Hirers may be advised to book extra staff in the interest of health and safety of participants or Action Van staff (eg. safe supervision of activities, to cover breaks during longer sessions or to assist with manual handling).

VAT will be added to all inflatable sessions and equipment hire.

Sport activities and equipment

You can hire equipment or book a supervised sports session for the following activities: 

  • adapted sports
  • archery/arrows
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • boccia
  • bouncy inflatable
  • circus skills
  • cricket
  • fitness
  • football
  • goalball
  • hockey
  • lacrosse
  • leadership
  • mini athletics
  • multi skills
  • netball
  • new age kurling
  • pre-school play
  • rounders
  • rugby
  • scooters
  • short mat bowls
  • skateboarding
  • soft play
  • table tennis
  • tag rugby
  • tennis  
  • trampoline
  • tri-golf
  • volleyball


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