The OpenActive Activity List is a standardised list of physical activities widely practiced in the UK. Its intent is to improve the accuracy and findability of physical activities by provinding standardised labels and identifiers for all the activities it contains. It is collaboratively maintained by the community of the UK's activity providers, and aims as far as possible to be reliable, comprehensive, and complete.

Contributing to the Activity List

If you would like to propose activities to be added to the list - or if you believe you have spotted an error in or necessary improvement to the list - please use the links below as appropriate. Your proposal will then be reviewed by the Activity List Committee and incorporated where possible.

Developer Access

A JSON-LD definition of the OpenActive Activity List controlled vocabulary is available for live integration into applications.

This controlled vocabulary SHOULD be retrieved frequently using an HTTP GET and cached within an application, to ensure that the most up-to-date version is displayed to the user, while also protecting against network failure when accessing the underlying resource. To access this controlled vocabulary the application MUST GET the URL "https://openactive.io/activity-list/activity-list.jsonld" (note there is no www in the URL) which does not require a specific Accept header, and is cached via CDN. The controlled vocabulary is also available via a GET of the URL "https://openactive.io/activity-list" using an Accept header of application/ld+json, for completeness, however this shorter URL MUST NOT be used in production.

For more information, see the developer site.