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Nominate your young person of the year

Submissions are now closed for you to nominate inspiring young people in the community around Leicester and Leicestershire, for the Lord-Lieutenant’s Award. The award scheme is open to all 13 to 19 year olds.

This year’s nomination categories include, Young Braveheart, Young Volunteer, Young Sportsperson and Young Artist.

You can find more details on the Leicestershire County Council website link below:

Wear it Red

February is National Heart month so join by taking part in a walk near you.

We are encouraging adults, children and grandparents to come and join one of our organised walks taking place on Saturday 23 February 2019. These walks will start from four different leisure centres in Leicester. All walks will leave at 1.30pm prompt, therefore we suggest you arrive at your chosen leisure centre by no later than 1.15pm:

  • Aylestone (2.2 miles)
  • Braunstone (2.1 miles)
  • Cossington (1.4 miles)
  • Spence Street Sport Centre (1.7 miles).

A prize will be given to the first two people from each leisure centre who reach the Town Hall first. The walks finish in the city centre, Town Hall Square with refreshments for all participants. 

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information send us an email or call 0116 299 5584 and select option 5 (GP Referral).

Win a year of swimming lessons

Active Leicester is giving away a year’s worth of swimming lessons to one lucky youngster. There’s runner up prizes too. To win one of the prizes of a year’s worth of swimming lessons, a month of swimming lessons, and five family swim passes, you must enrol your child on to the Swim Leicester swimming lesson programme, between 1 December 2018 and 28 February 2019, at one of our seven leisure centres across Leicester.

Find out more on our Swim Leicester webpage.

1000 Tweaks to Feeling Great

1000 Tweaks to Feeling Great aims to motivate people in Leicester to make small manageable changes to their lifestyles that will make it easier for children to live more healthily. We're calling on everyone to get involved in this campaign and pledge to make a small tweak to their lifestyle – young people, parents and grandparents, local businesses, communities, organisations, healthcare professionals, schools and teachers. Find out more about 1000 Tweaks to Feeling Great.

Find and book an activity

You can search for leisure and sports activities or book classes and courts on Find and book an activity section.

If you have the Active Leicester Card, then don’t forget you can book classes and courts on our online booking system


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Sports Strategy 2018

Sports Strategy 2018

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Investment and improvements

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has recently re-opened significant investment and improvements. The swimming pool area, toilets, changing rooms and main reception have all been refurbished. We received £75,000 towards these improvements from Sport England as a part of the Swim Pilot project. Cossington Street has a large six lane, 33 metre swimming pool, a small fitness suite and a three-court sports hall.