South Norfolk: Leisure centres take next step

Young girl going down a small slide in a soft play centre

South Norfolk Council’s Leisure Centres have restarted indoor classes, organised sport and soft play today (17 May).

The easing of lockdown restrictions has also meant that Framingham Earl Sports Centre can reopen and resume its programme of popular classes.

This is the latest phase of a staggered reopening of the council’s facilities at Long Stratton, Diss and Wymondham Leisure Centre, Framingham Earl Sports Centre and Kett’s Park.

Leisure Operations Manager Daniel Infanti said:

“I know a lot of our members have been missing our classes, so it’s been fantastic to finally get them up and running again, our classes are filling up fast - which is brilliant.”

Members and visitors can now once again enjoy over 100 classes that run across all the centres, from pilates and yoga, to Body Pump and HIIT, and can book via the council’s website

Lucy Peacock from Long Stratton said: “I’ve missed working out with other people and I find the instructors at Long Stratton so motivating. I can’t wait to get back to my regular classes.”

Bananas Soft Play at Long Stratton is also welcoming children back. Youngsters aged between 0 to 11 can once again enjoy the three storey jungle play frame with rope bridges, crawl tubes, rollers, dangly snakes and a twin lane wavy slide. Customers are advised to book a slot via the council’s website.

Mum of two Deborah Leigh said: “My children are so excited that Bananas Soft Play is reopening, it’s such a clean and lovely play area for them to burn off some energy, while I have a coffee and a chat with friends. We’ve all really missed it.”

The cafes at Long Stratton and Wymondham Leisure Centre are also now open, serving light lunches, speciality teas and coffees, sweet treats and more.

The council is offering a special membership price of £25 per month for May and June to all new members who sign up by 15 May. Membership gives you access to all five centres and includes gym, swim, centre classes and access to Your Home Workout. Meaning you can workout at the gym or at home. From July the price is £33 per month.

For more information, visit the South Norfolk Council website.  

Published: 16 May 2021