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Reopening: New Parks Leisure Centre and Leicester Leys Climbing Centre

New Parks Leisure Centre will reopen 21 September (limited opening hours). Leicester Leys Climbing facility will reopen 4 October. Get more details.

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Fitness on parks

A range of organised fitness programmes are available in Leicester parks.

Aylestone Recreation Ground

Event Date and Time Venue
Aylestone junior park run Every Sunday - 9am Aylestone Recreation Ground, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 7ND

Aylestone junior park run is a free timed 2km run for children aged 4 - 14. Children need to be registered and print off a barcode which they will need to bring with them on the day. Further details can be found on the Park run website.

Knighton Park

Event Date and Time Venue
Kids Run Free First Saturday of every month - 9am Knighton Park, Palmerston Way, Leicester, LE2 3RR
Marathon Kids Free (download app to get involved) First Saturday of every month - 9am Knighton Park, Palmerston Way, Leicester, LE2 3RR

Register your child/children on the Kids Run Free website. Print-off a barcode for each child and bring it along to every event.


Victoria Park

Event Date and Time Venue
Park Run Every Saturday - 9am Victoria Park, Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU

It is a 5km run. This is a three lap clock-wise course starting and finishing in the centre of Victoria Park, close to the main shared footpath and cycle path. For further information please view the Victoria park run website.

To request for further park run enquiries please contact our festival and events team.

Or if you wish to deliver your own fitness sessions, you can hire our parks and open spaces for outdoor fitness at a rate of £18.20/hr. Please contact our Sport on Parks office for further details and qualifying criteria at