Kidsgrove Pool Re-opens with a Splash


The swimming pool at Kidsgrove Sports Centre is ready to re-open to the public this weekend following the completion of essential repair works.  And to tempt residents of all ages back into the centre the borough council is putting on some great free offers for both Saturday and Sunday.

Cllr Elsie Bates, portfolio holder with responsibility for culture and leisure at the borough council, said, “It is unfortunate that the pool has been closed to the public for so long but finally we are now in a position to welcome people back with the promise of some free fun.

“We hope that lots of people take us up on our re-opening offers and get back into some healthy habits. Swimming is one of the best ways of keeping fit as well as having great fun.

“For those who prefer not to dip their toes in we have a range of indoor and outdoor activities to suit all tastes and ages. We are inviting everyone along to try some free activities and to enjoy themselves.” 

The bumper weekend of activities starts on Saturday, 17 November.  Between 10am and 2pm, in the Sports Hall, there are trampoline and climbing wall taster sessions for all ages. Specifically for five to 11-year-olds there is a free ”Orbit” session between 12.30-4pm. This is a varied activity session which includes sports, games, face-painting, arts and craft.

Also available between 10am and 2pm, in the large swimming pool, there are free family swim sessions and a free  fun session for all ages from 2-4pm.

The small pool is open from 10am and 4pm and is also free.

The Studio is hosting free taster sessions in spinning (1-1.40pm), circuits (2-2.40pm) and boxercise (3-3.40pm).

Outdoor activities take place on the synthetic pitches with two football development coaching drop-in sessions between 10-11am and 11am and noon.

Sunday, 18 November, sees free taster sessions in the sports hall for trampoline (10-11.30am), Taekwondo (12noon-2pm) and badminton “no strings” (2-4pm).

The small pool is free to all for a second day,from 10am to 4pm, and the large pool has family swimming from 10am-2pm,  a fun session from 12noon-2pm and a sub-aqua taster session from 2-4pm.

In the Studio on Sunday there are taster sessions for circuits (12noon-12.45pm), boxercise (1-1.45pm) and spinning (2-2.45pm and 3-3.45pm).

For more information contact Kidsgrove Sports Centre on 01782 786162.

The Centre is owned by Staffordshire County Council and run by Newcastle Borough Council. Repairs to the roof amounted to around  £200,000 and were funded by the County Council.

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Newcastle Borough Councillor and Kidsgrove Town Councillor for the Butt Lane Ward. Please visit my blog www.cllrkylerobinson.com Twitter @kyle_robinson22

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