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

Serve, Smash, Smile!

inclusive multi sports

We host an inclusive multi-sports session every Saturday at freedomleisure Lydney:
10-11am for 7-13 years & 11am-12pm for 14-19 years, at the cost of £2 per session. These are led by an experienced staff member who tailors the activities to the participants needs. Activities range from parachute games, also ball games such as boccia, tennis, football, golf - including lots of fun. To book onto your first session please get in contact.

Try something new, have fun and see what we have to offer!

Sessions every Saturday - booking required.

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 for juniors & £3.90 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.


contact us for more information or call 07710708870