In the Forest of Dean we develop sporting programmes working with Active Gloucestershire, Clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport & The Activity Alliance.

Sport and participation still remains an important part of our culture. Working towards Sport England’s 5 outcomes across FOD, we want to contribute to their national target of getting ‘half a million people more active’ by 2020. We want to also support with local outcomes to become a more active district, provide quality services and deliver value for money.

Within FOD we know that 60.3% of adults are active and 20.2% of the population are doing the recommended levels (150 min) of activity per week. As 62.4% (43,100 people) want to do more sport, we develop programmes with key organisations such as Active Gloucestershire, local clubs, National Governing Bodies and the Activity Alliance. We work with community clubs and want to celebrate local sporting success.

Badminton england endorsed programmes

Enjoy "Essentials" at Cinderford & "No Strings" or " The Racket Pack" at Newent across the FOD. For more information on upcoming programmes and how to get involved at your nearest site contact us and register your interest.

Serve, Smash, Smile!


A coach led, multi-sports session aimed at disabled and non-disabled children & young people.The session runs 10:30-11:30am for ages 7 to 16+ at Freedom Leisure Lydney every Saturday

Work through our Inclusive Activity Passport, which aims to enrich participant experiences and skills. It includes 24 general activities which can be completed during our session or in your own time, family participation is also encouraged. 

The session also provides Partner club discounts and exclusive taster sessions as delivered by Goals Beyond GrassGloucestershire Cricket Board and The Liam Bond Golf Academy.

new participants; your first session free

returning participants; bring a friend & you both go free

Inclusive Swim

A dedicated swim session at freedomleisure Lydney supporting those with a disability, their families and carers in being active. From 1:00-2:00pm every Sunday, accessible changing with adjustable bed, pool hoist, family changing and fun floats all available. 

Prices: £2.10 for juniors & £4 for adults*,1 parent or carer goes FREE. 

*anyone aged over 16

For more information and to register for a leisure card, please contact us.