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Easter Half Term holiday activities

We have something for everyone to enjoy this Easter, so come and join us at Active Nottingham for some fun and active sessions.

Please note, that the information shown below was correct at the time of going to print. Always check the live timetables for any alterations before making any journeys.

Clifton Leisure Centre: 

Swimming

Choose from Swim for All with Flume, Swim for Fun or Notts Splash Tots this half term:

Monday 1, 8 AprilTuesday 2, 9 AprilWednesday 3, 10 AprilThursday 4, 11 AprilFriday 5,12 AprilSaturday 6, 13 AprilSunday 7, 14 April
1st April - Closed


09:30 - 10:15
Notts Splash Tots - 8th only
(Leisure pool)
09:30 - 10:15
Notts Splash Tots
(Leisure pool)
09:30 - 10:15
Notts Splash Tots
(Leisure pool)
10:30 - 11:15
14:30 - 15:15
16:15 - 17:00
17:15 - 18:00
18:15 - 19:00
Swim for Fun/All with Flume
(Leisure pool)
16:15 - 17:00
17:15 - 18:00
Swim for All with Flume (Leisure pool)
09:15 - 10:00
10:30 - 11:15
Swim for All with Flume (Leisure pool)
10:30 - 11:15
13:15 - 14:00
Swim for All with Flume (Leisure pool)
10:30 - 11:15
14:30 - 15:15
16:15 - 17:00
17:15 - 18:00
18:15 - 19:00
Swim for Fun/All with Flume - 8th only
(Leisure pool)
10:30 - 11:15
14:30 - 15:15
16:15 - 17:00
17:15 - 18:00
Swim for Fun/All with Flume
(Leisure pool)
10:30 - 11:15
14:30 - 15:15
16:15 - 17:00
17:15 - 18:00
18:15 - 19:00
Swim for Fun/All with Flume
(Leisure pool)
13:30 - 14:15
Swim for Fun
(Main pool)
09:00 - 09:45
Swim for Fun
(Main pool)
13:30 - 14:15
Swim for Fun - 8th only
(Main pool)
13:30 - 14:15
Swim for Fun
(Main pool)
13:30 - 14:15
Swim for Fun
(Main pool)

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.

Little Treasures Soft Play 

Bring your little ones to the under-the-sea adventure at our two-story play frame packed full of challenges. Let them unleash their imagination, build their physical skills, and make lasting memories in this exciting and unique play environment. Suitable for toddlers as well as children, with different designated areas to keep everyone on the hunt for treasure!

Pre-booking is required. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance via the Active Nottingham app or here.

Birthday Parties

Don’t forget to enquire today about our birthday parties at Clifton, we even have an amazing party room to make your child’s birthday extra special. With a range of children’s party packages available, Clifton is the perfect choice for your celebrations.


Djanogly Community Leisure Centre: 

Join friends and family at Djanogly Community Leisure Centre this half term with their Swim for Fun (1m depth), Swim for Ladies and Kids (1m depth) and Swim for All (1m depth).

Monday 1, 8 AprilTuesday 2, 9 AprilWednesday 3, 10 AprilThursday 4, 11 AprilFriday 5, 12 AprilSaturday 6, 13 AprilSundays 7, 14 April
1st April - Closed08:15-09:15
14:45-15:45
16:00-17:00
Swim for All
09:00-10:00
14:30-15:30
Swim for Fun
09:00-10:00
14:30-15:15
17:15-18:00
18:00-18:45
Swim for All
09:45-10:45
14:30-15:30
18:00-18:45
Swim for All
14:15-15:15
Swim for Fun
11:45-12:30
Swim for Ladies and Kids
09:30-10:30
13:30-14:15
Swim for Fun - 8th only
13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun
10:15-11:15
13:30-14:15
Swim for Fun

11:00-12:00
13:30-14:15
Swim for Fun
15:15-16:15
Swim for All
13:00-13:45
Swim for Fun
14:30-15:30
Swim for All - 8th only
15:45-16:45
Swim for Women and Girls
14:00-14:45
Swim for All - 7th only

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.

 


Ken Martin Leisure Centre: 

Swim for Fun:

Pop along to Ken Martin Leisure Centre this Half Term with their Swim for Fun sessions.

Monday 1st, 8thTuesday 2nd, 9thWednesday 3rd, 10thThursday 4th, 11thFriday 5th, 12thSaturday 6th, 13thSunday 7th, 14th
1st April - Closed

13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun - 8th only
10:00-11:00
13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun
13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun
10:00-11:00
13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun
10:00-11:00
13:30-14:30
Swim for Fun
13:45-14:30
Swim for Fun
13:00-14:00
14:15-15:15
Swim for Fun

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.


Harvey Hadden Sports Village: 

Pool Parties and Pool Discos

Pool Party: a swimming session for children, young people and families. With toys, floats, inflatables and music.

Pool Disco: the ultimate party for under 14’s! This activity is suitable for ages 8+

Monday 1, 8 AprilTuesday 2, 9 AprilWednesday 3, 10 AprilThursday 4, 11 AprilFriday 5, 12 AprilSaturday 6, 13 AprilSunday 7, 14 April
1st April - Closed
09:45-10:45
Pool Party
09:45-10:45
16:00-17:00
Pool Party
09:45-10:45
16:00-16:45
Pool Party
09:45-10:45
Pool Party
12:45-13:30
13:45-14:30
Swim for All
09:15-10:00
10:15-11:00
Swim for All
13:15 - 14:15
Pool Party - 8th only
11:00-12:00
Pool Disco
11:00-12:00
Pool Disco
11:00-12:00
Pool Disco
11:00-12:00
Pool Disco
16:00-16:45
17:00-17:45
Family Zone Swim
11:15-12:00
12:15-13:00
13:15-14:00
Family Zone Swim
14:30 - 15:30
Pool Disco - 8th only

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.


Southglade Leisure Centre: 

Monday 1, 8 AprilTuesday 2, 9 AprilWednesday 3, 10 AprilThursday 4, 11 AprilFriday 5,12 AprilSaturday 6, 13 AprilSunday 7, 14 April
1st April - Closed10:15-11:00
Swim for Fun
10:15-11:00
13:15-14:00
14:15-15:00
Swim for Fun
13:15-14:00
14:15-15:00
Swim for Fun
13:15-14:00
14:15-15:00
Swim for Fun
14:15-15:00
15:15-16:00
Swim for Fun
11:15-12:00
12:15-13:00
14:15-15:00
15:15-16:00
Swim for Fun
12:15-13:00
Notts Splash Tots - 8th only
12:15-13:00
Notts Splash Tots
12:15-13:00
Notts Splash Tots
12:15-13:00
Notts Splash Tots
12:15-13:00
Notts Splash Tots
13:15-14:00
14:15-15:00
Swim for Fun - 8th only
13:15-14:00
14:15-15:00
Swim for Fun - 2nd Only

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.


Victoria Leisure Centre: 

Monday 1, 8 AprilTuesday 2, 9 AprilWednesday 3, 10 AprilThursday 4, 11 AprilFriday 5, 12 April
1 April - Closed 12:15-13:15
13:45-14:30
Swim for Fun (teaching pool)
09:00-10:00
Swim for Fun (main and teaching pool)
12:15-13:15
Splash Tots (teaching pool)
09:15-10:15
10:45-11:45
Swim for Fun (main pool and teaching pool)
13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45
Swim for Fun - 8th only (main and teaching pool)
12:15-13:15
Splash Tots (teaching pool)
10:30-11:30
Swim for All (main and teaching pool)
12:15-13:15
Splash Tots (teaching pool)
13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45
Swim for Fun (main pool & teaching pool)
13:45-14:30
14:45-15:30
Swim for Fun - Inflatables (main Pool)
13:45-14:30
14:45-15:30
Swim for Fun (teaching pool)

Please be aware the small splash zone at Victoria Leisure Centre is currently unavailable.

Pre-booking is required and bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. The times and information provided were correct when going to print and may change without notice. For up-to-date timings, please click here.

Claire Henson Blog – Stay Safe, Stay Active, Start Small

Claire Henson

“Hello! I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Let me introduce myself, my name is Claire and I am a Mental Health First Aid England Instructor, founder of The Mind Map project and The Anxious Exercise Club and, programme lead for the Tricky to Talk programme at Nottingham Forest Community Trust.

I also live with a long-term anxiety condition which I manage day-to-day. Back in 2015, I had a relapse in my long term anxiety condition, which made leaving my home very difficult. Some days, it took all my strength to walk to the car to be able to go to work, and that did not leave me very productive for the rest of the day! I knew that activity and exercise were good for me and that it would ease the symptoms of my mental ill-health. But the anxious voice in my head was a lot louder when telling me that the outside was scary and there was no point in even trying.

Towards the end of 2015, I became more and more unwell, with long-term pain, muscle stiffness and overwhelming fatigue. I was referred to the hospital and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was given guidance on how to manage my condition and one of the overwhelming pieces of advice was to do more activity. I knew I had to listen to the doctors, but I also still had the anxious voice.

So I made a compromise. I walked to the post box and back. It was about 500 yards and I started doing it once a day. Then I walked to the church just next to the postbox and then onto the bench. Every week, I added a small chunk onto my walk and it didn’t feel unmanageable, even the anxious voice quietened down. I began a circuit each evening, I simply did three or four rounds of the circuit.

Claire's postbox

This simple activity allowed me to rebuild my life. It wasn’t instant, there wasn’t a miracle cure. I still live with a long term anxiety condition that I manage each day. But I do experience the benefits of what activity can bring to my life and how it helps me to manage my anxiety.

The reason I am talking about this today is that I am finding myself in a very similar situation as we live in the current lockdown situation. I’ve found exercising very difficult due to fear and anxiety. So I wanted to take some time to talk about getting active whilst living with a mental health condition and whilst living in lockdown.

Today, I went for a small walk.

It took some bargaining with the anxious voice, but I felt able to get up a little earlier and take a few steps outside. It wasn’t about distance or the number of steps I completed, it was about breathing and feeling the sunshine. It was about letting my whole body know that whilst these are extremely frightening times, these few small steps can benefit our mental wellbeing and help us to get through this time.

There is lots of information out there currently about how we can get active in our homes, which is fantastic. But it can also be overwhelming, so I hope this post, and future ones, will let you know you are not alone.”

Jack’s experience with our Visually Impaired Tennis sessions

 

Jack, aged 25, who has been visually impaired from birth, travels to the Nottingham Tennis Centre once a week to play Visually Impaired Tennis and train for Regional and National tournaments around the Country.

“Give it a go, you might be better than you think.”

The Friday evening session that he attends from 6-7pm is open to all ages and abilities, with the youngest player being just ten years old.

You don’t have to be a member to play and you don’t need any expensive equipment either, as the centre provides rackets and an “audible” foam ball, which is attached to a bell to help you find its location.

In many ways, the game is the same as the national game played by the likes of Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, it’s just played on a Junior Orange court with a lower net.

Jack and his fellow players are allowed one to three bounces of the ball, depending on their visual impairment, of which there are five categories: B1 (blind) through to B5 (almost fully sighted). Jack falls under B3, and so gets two bounces of the ball.

 

“It’s great fun and I’d love more people to play as it would give more variety at the tournaments I play in.”

Jack was just four years old when he started playing tennis after his Dad searched for a sport that they could play together. He’s really keen to create a legacy and encourage others to try it out too, at least once.

He’s so keen he even offers to mentor anyone who’s nervous about doing something new – offering to meet them at the Tennis Centre to welcome them and put them at ease.

For the last five years, Jack has regularly travelled to play both singles and doubles matches competitively in tournaments at Loughborough, Birmingham, Newcastle and London. His proudest achievement so far has been his recent reaching of the quarter finals, but he claims it’s not about winning – it’s about taking part and being active.

“There’s always someone better than the person at the top,  they just may not have started playing yet.”

Besides playing tennis and studying for his PHD at Derby University, Jack also loves walking and enjoys playing chess – something he modestly admits to being fairly good at, as he was once within the world’s top 7000 players.

 


Visually Impaired Tennis is just one of our specialist sessions.  Visit our Disability Activities page for other activities you can take part in.

If you live in Nottingham City and have a registered disability you can save up to 50% discount off activities, so join Active Nottingham today!