Kids

What is Active Life?

Our Active Life membership provides a wide range of fun and engaging programmes and drop in sessions. These are all created to encourage an Active lifestyle for children of all ages.

The membership gives weekly access to one programme at either GL1 or Oxstalls and options include swimming lessons, tennis lessons, martial arts and gymnastics, all from just £23.50 per month with the opportunity to add additional programmes.

In addition to our programmes, the membership provides a wide range of drop in sessions. This includes Toddler World, Fun Factory, multi sports club, public swimming, off peak racket sports and fitness classes.

There really is something for everyone!

Why choose Active Life?

Being active is part of a life long journey here at Aspire and we aim to provide every child with the opportunity to have fun, learn life skills and develop through a diverse range of programmes and activities.

Our dedicated team of qualified sports coaches and instructors are passionate about ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to improve and develop in their chosen activity. Our programmes are delivered at both GL1 and Oxstalls and are created to cater for all ages and abilities. All of our sessions are inclusive to the whole community.

Our Active Life membership is not only excellent value for money, we also offer try before you buy sessions on a variety of new and exciting sports which aims to keep children engaged in physical activity.

Contact us today to book your child in for a FREE try before you buy session.

Find out more about the Active Life Junior membership here.

LITTLE ONES - 4 MONTHS - 4 YEARS

GL1 Swim School offers swimming lessons for children from 4 months old. Our swim school provides the perfect introduction to the water with the aim of developing your little ones confidence through fun and play.

  Day  Time Venue
Aqua Fish - Turtles Daily Various GL1

 

Supported by Olympians Chris Boardman and Laura Trott, Balanceability combines unique balance bikes with brakes and no pedals for children aged 2½ - 5 years. Call 01452 396 666 to reserve a place (minimum number attending required to run program).

 Day

Time

Venue

Tuesday

09.30 - 10.00

Oxstalls

Wednesday

10.00 - 10.30

GL1

 

A football based fundamental movement class for pre-school children. Using smaller balls on a smaller pitch, children will improve their skills in a fun environment.

Day

Time

Thursday

9.30 - 10.00

 

Oxstalls offers Tennis Tots to children from the age of 3 - 4 years old. A fun introduction to tennis with parents welcome to join in. Children are taught different ways of moving, ball skills and hitting over the net. All equipment provided.

Day Time Venue
Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 16.00 - 16.30 Oxstalls 

Pyjama Drama delivers drama and play classes. Play is an essential part of childhood. It develops skills that stay with us for life, and here at Pyjama Drama we're experts in play!

Our classes develop communication and language skills, concentration, social and motor skills (and more!), all whilst igniting the imagination. Children are led through magical adventures which allow them to learn about the world in which they live, develop essential life skills, make friends and have fun.

Wednesday
  Time Venue
Dewdrops 6 - 18 months 10.00 - 10.30 Oxstalls 
Raindrops 18 months - 2 ½ years 10.40 - 11.10 Oxstalls
Rainbows 2 ½ - 5 years 11.15 - 11.45 Oxstalls

 

Indoor rugby sessions for children aged 2-6 years

  • The sessions are lively, full of learning experiences but above all GREAT FUN!!!
  • Sessions combine core rugby and movement skills along with developing your child's physical literacy.
  • Parents are positively encouraged to engage in the technical side of their child's skill development.
Day Age Time Venue
Tuesday 2 - 4 years 13.45 - 14.30 Oxstalls
Tuesday 4 - 6 years 15.45 - 16.30 Oxstalls
Wednesday 4 - 6 years  16.15 - 17.00  Oxstalls

Kids 5 - 12 years

Our swim school follows the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) learn to swim pathway. Our lessons for 5 - 12 year olds are delivered 50 weeks of the year by our fully qualified team. We cater for beginners through to pre competition.

Day  Time Venue
Daily Various GL1

Gymnastics assists in the progressive development of core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and co-ordination and incorporates compulsory pulse raising activities. There are 10 types of activity and 8 levels of attainment. Children will progress through a selection of 80 activities.

Day Age Time Venue
 Monday 9 - 12 years 18.00 - 19.00  GL1
 Thursday 5 - 8 years 16.00 - 17.00 GL1
 Thursday 9 - 12 years 17.00 - 18.00 GL1

Kwik Cricket aims to provide children of all levels of ability and experience with an opportunity to regularly participate in a fun, introduction to cricket and to encourage fair play by all.

Day Age Time Venue
Monday 5 - 12 years 16.00 - 17.00 GL1

An introductory class to martial arts, inclusive to all children from age 6 to 12. Taught by world renowned female instructor Sinead Byrne. Class covers all the fundamentals in a fun, friendly and well structured manner. With the joy of progression to more advanced classes later. The sky’s the limit!

Day Age Time Venue
Monday 5 - 8 years 16.00 - 17.00 GL1
Monday 5 - 12 years 17.00 - 18.00 Gl1

 

A mini version of golf designed specifically for young children at infant, primary and junior school. Developing skills for life such as cooperation, honesty and respect

Day Age Time Venue
Tuesday 5 - 12 years 16.00 - 17.00 GL1

 

The badminton programme enables children to develop, progress and celebrate their success. The programme covers five key skills:

  •   Grips
  •   Movement
  •   Forehand and Backhand Serving
  •   Underarm
  •   Overhead
Day Age Time Venue
Tuesday 5 - 12 years 16.00 - 17.00 GL1

 

High 5 is the massively popular entry game of netball. It’s a great way for kids to get active, enjoy themselves and make new friends. It’s designed specifically for children, aged 5-12, and uses fun and variety to get them into the game, polish skills and aid fitness.

Day Age Time Venue
Wednesday  5 - 10 years 16.45 - 17.30 GL1
Wednesday 11 years and over 17.30 - 18.30 Gl1

 

Day Age Time Venue
Wednesday 5 - 10 years 16.45 - 17.30 GL1
Wednesday 11 years and over 17.30 - 18.30  

 

Sportshall Athletics is an indoor form of track and field for children between the ages of 5 and 12. This exciting format provides many children with their first competitive athletic experiences.

Day Time Venue
Thursday 16.00 - 17.00 GL1
 

Oxstalls, endorsed through the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), delivers a comprehensive mini and junior tennis programme from the age of 5. Players will work on technical & tactical aspects as well as fair play, fun and competition. All equipment provided.

Session Day Time Venue
Mini Red Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur 16.30 - 17.30 Oxstalls 
Mini Orange Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri Various Oxstalls
Mini Green Mon, Wed, Fri Various Oxstalls
RAW 5 - RAW 1 Sun - Fri Various Oxstalls

Teens - 11 - 17 years

Our swim school follows the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) learn to swim pathway. Our lessons for teens are delivered 50 weeks of the year by our fully qualified team. We cater for beginners through to pre competition.

Day  Time Venue
Daily Various GL1

The badminton programme enables children to develop, progress and celebrate their success. The programme covers five key skills:

  •   Grips
  •   Movement
  •   Forehand and Backhand Serving
  •   Underarm
  •   Overhead
Day Age Time Venue
Tuesday 13 - 17 years 17.00 - 18.00 GL1

 

All age ranges and levels of ability are catered for with traditional netball

Day Age Time Venue
Wednesday 13 - 17 years  17.00 - 18.00 GL1

 

Day Age Time Venue
Wednesday 13 - 17 years 17.30 - 18.30  GL1

 

Oxstalls, endorsed through the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), delivers a comprehensive mini and junior tennis programme from the age of 5. Players will work on technical & tactical aspects as well as fair play, fun and competition. All equipment provided.

Session Day Time Venue
RAW 5 - RAW 1 Sun - Fri Various Oxstalls

Active Life Junior Enquiry Form

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We want the whole family to enjoy swimming – that’s why two of our four pools have the fun factor for the kids.

Our shallow learner swimming pool where most of our children’s swimming lessons take place. When lessons are not happening, it is also available for public use.

This is where the fun really happens. The fun pool with slide, bubbles seat and water jets for the under 11s.

What’s more, get your kids confident in the water by taking one of our swimming lessons with a qualified instructor. 

At GL1 we take being able to swim really seriously. With our Swim School, we offer swimming lessons 7 days a week, 50 out of 52 weeks a year – meaning that even with your busy lives, there will be a day and time that works with you and your family.

The programme that we offer is the ASA National teaching plan – this is a multi skill and multi aquatic programme which aims to create confident, happy and able swimmers.

 

It’s doesn’t stop there – if swimming becomes a passion, there are opportunities to continue in other advanced aquatic sports such as competitive swimming, snorkelling, waterpolo, diving, synchronised swimming, rookie lifeguarding and more.

There are three age categories for children learning to swim:

  • Aqua Fish – for 4 months to 12 months
  • Aqua Sharks – for 12 months to 24 months
  • Aqua Whales – for 24 months to 36 months

Children attending these lessons will receive badges and certificates as they work their way through the levels.

Whether you’re a Swim School parent or you are part of Swim School yourself, click here to track your weekly progress using our Home Portal

Get your children ready for your holidays by learning to snorkel at one of our Junior snorkelling lessons! These take place during the school holidays and one of the key elements of the course is fun!

There are seven levels to complete the course and get a certificate, not to forget being able to call themselves a Dolphin Snorkeller!

To find out more, simply call us on 01452 396666.

We understand that group sessions aren't for everybody. That's why we also offer 1-1 and 2-1 sessions for our members.

Our swim teacher/coach will be able to tailor make each session to suit your individual needs.

To find out more, simply call us on 01452 396666.

Swimming lessons are now part of the Active Life Membership – meaning that for the same price but often for less, you will also benefit from a fantastic range of free activities and discounts.

Memberships start from as little as £22.50 per month, depending on the age and ability of your child.

Have the kids got boundless energy and you don’t know what to do to tire them out?

At Oxstalls, our new Fun Factory Soft Play Area is a great place to bring the kids. We're open 7 days a week for kids 8 years and under. Our wide range of equipment is great fun with space for the kids to climb, jump, slide and explore. while you sit back and relax with a drink or snack from the cafe - all in the same area! 

Visit us at Oxstalls main reception reception to access the Fun Factory.


Parties

Our Fun Factory Soft Play Area is available for private hire from 16.30 every day. 

Soft Play Area Opening Times

Mon-Fri 09.00 - 18.00
Sat-Sun 10.00 - 16.00

 

Prices

  Active Life member Non-member
Adults: Free Free
Under 1s: Free Free
1–4 years Included £4.20
5–8 years Included £5.20

Fun Factory entry is included in the Active Life membership.

 

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Does one of your kids have a birthday coming up but the thought of hosting a party is too much and you don’t know where to start?


Let us sort it all out for you and we’ll even tidy everything up at the end.

  • Each of our exclusive parties runs for 1 hour.
  • Followed by optional food and drink in your own party room.
  • We'll even provide the invitations so all you need to do is bring the cake!
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Parties for 5 and under at GL1

Fantastic party for children aged 5 and under.

  • Bouncy castle
  • Disco Dome
  • Soft play equipment 
  • Trikes and scooters
  • Ball games
  • And so much more
Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

Please contract reception on 01452 396 666 for more details.

Parties for 8 and under at Oxstalls

Come and join the fun with our soft play parties. Interactive mixture of slides, balls, chutes, ladders and lots more.

Our party co-ordinator will ensure your little ones have the ultimate birthday experience.

Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional  £4 per child

Parties for 5 and above at GL1/Oxstalls

For 8 years and under. Enjoy fun for all for a whole hour, with large play floats, play balls and toys.

(Please note that the pool depth is 0.9m).

Prices
1 - 15 children £180
16 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

 

This package gives you one hour’s exclusive use of the Twyver pool with large play floats, balls and toys.

(Both non swimmers and more competent swimmers can be accommodated)

Prices
1 - 15 children £180
16 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

 

The party will begin with an introduction; outlining our health and safety rules to keep the children safe. Then the real fun can begin!


Starting with fun floor based gymnastic activities, spending time on each piece of apparatus in small groups

Finally, the party will end with some gymnastic based relay games.

Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

 

Every party kicks off with fun packed football based games, finishing with a mini tournament and penalty shootout competition.

Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

 

Our multi sport party is focused on fast paced and fun games that keep children engaged throughout. Action packed multi-sports adventure!

  • Fun-filled and inclusive team games
  • Positive and engaging fun
  • Sports hall athletics equipment used for obstacle course
Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

Calling all budding tennis superstars! We have just the party for you. We’ll put you and your friends through your paces with lots of tennis challenges.

We can guarantee you will have lots of fun with the various games that we have planned for you!

Calling all budding tennis superstars! We have just the party for you. We’ll put you and your friends through your paces with lots of tennis challenges.

We can guarantee you will have lots of fun with the various games that we have planned for you!

Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
21 - 30 children £200
Food optional £4 per child

 

A disco party on roller skates, what more do you need. Let’s get our skates on!


As well as a disco and entertainment, there are team games with cones and obstacles to skate round

Roller skate party includes skate hire but you are also welcome to bring your own skates too.

Prices
1 - 10 children £120
11 - 20 children £170
Food optional £4 per child

 

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Each week we have a number of fun sessions for children under the age of 5 years. With a bouncy castle, soft play shapes, trikes, balls and toys there’s no chance that they’ll get bored.

These are held in the Sports Hall at GL1. Now with a new baby corner.


Price

Under 1s £1.50
5 years and under £4.50
Active Life Juniors FREE 

Toddler World Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 10.00 - 13.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.00
Sunday: CLOSED

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