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Newsflash: Playworld Now Open
The new play structure is now open and includes a 4 lane astra slide, an interactive light floor, cannon feature and sports zone. Also a larger more comfortable seating area for parents! Summer Playworld is also now open.
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The leisure centre will be open 9.00am - 5.00pm on the Easter and May bank holidays, and Playworld will be open from 9.30am - 5.00pm on these days.
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Becky Cruickshank, Group Exercise co-ordinator at the centre, is thrilled to have a second professional sprung dance floor as a standard feature in both studios. The floor provides resistance or the appropriate friction for the style of classes being performed. The floor provides the spring to help protect the customer’s joints and muscles from injury. Both are available for rental by the public at very reasonable rates.
Customers of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of classes & activities at the centre. This is an excellent opportunity for both adults and children to get an introduction into health & fitness.
The Studio at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre will give it’s customers a much needed increase in availability as numbers attending classes have sawn in the past couple of years, mainly due to the professional level of classes provided, many customers commenting on how friendly, fun and sociable the centre is.
The Studio at Mid Suffolk brings a unique experience to Stowmarket residents who seek fitness and specialty classes.
To find out more about our new facilities, please ring the centre on 01449 674980 or email email@example.com.
60 station fitness gym, fully air conditioned with built in cardio theatre entertainment system and friendly instructors to help keep you motivated. A wide range of memberships are available, along with personal training, a complimentary therapist, a beautician and a hairdressers.
We also have a power plate in the gym.
Fully air conditioned with built in music system and sprung floor for added comfort, the studio offers more than 70 group exercise classes per week, including Body Balance, Body Pump, Body Combat and many more. It is also the base for a number of martial arts clubs (see What's Going On page)
A 25 metre main pool, a shallow learner pool and a splash pool for toddlers. All pools are deck level and fully lifeguarded, with temperatures maintained at a comfortable 30 degrees C. Everyone Active Swimming lessons, run in line with the ASA National Plan, are available for children and adults The pool is also home to Stow Seals Swimming Club. (see What's Going On page)
Purpose built climbing wall with multiple faces for all aspects of climbing, consisting of 330 square meters of wall space, including lead and top roping walls as well as NEW bouldering and traverse walls. Beginners courses and private tuition available.
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A 4 badminton court sized hall with sprung floor for added comfort. Available for badminton, 5 a side football, and a wide range of other sports. The hall is the main location for the Everyone Active Sports School for children, and is also used by a wide variety of sports clubs (See What's Going On page).
3 squash courts in the latest pastel colours, which are available for public use and are also the base for Stowmarket Squash Club. (See What's Going On page). We also have 5 outdoor hard tennis courts, 1 with flood lighting.
A floodlit synthetic 5 a side football pitch which is available for casual use or on a block booking basis.
A large indoor play facility for children aged up to 10 years (parental guidance required). The main structure has 3 levels including slides, soft play, cargo nets and tunnels, and there is a separate area for under 5s. Summer Playworld is a massive seasonal extension to the main facility which operates from late April to early September. This includes many exciting features such as the Big Toppa tent with ball cannons, Go karts, a Double Bouncer bouncy castle as well as the Ball Zone, for practicing football and basketball shots, and trampolines. For under 5s there is the Creative Learning Centre and the Coupe Car Play Area.
More fun for the children and less mess for you! We have a wide selection of party options including Playworld/Summer Playworld, Swimmng Pool, Climbing, Football, Trampolining, Rollerskating or Fun and Games. And for the birthday meal there is a choice between hot food or a cold buffet.
7 indoor bowls rinks available from early September until the end of April. The bowls hall is available for public use (rink 7), with rinks 1-6 used by Mid Suffolk Indoor Bowls Club (see What's Going On page).
For pre-school children with qualified and experienced staff, the creche provies a high standard of care so that you can enjoy using the centre's facilities in the knowledge that your child is safe and happy.
Replenish your energy reserves or quench your thirst in the cafe which overlooks the swimming pools and bowls halls. Cafe Yes offers a full menu and daily specials as well as a range of drinks and snacks.
After your strenuous activity, unwind and relax in Woody's Bar where our friendly staff serve a wide range of beers, spirits and soft drinks.
Tory's Hair Salon is currently open near the main reception at the leisure centre. Offering ladies and gents hair cuts, colouring. Stop by and see all the services we offer. Also available Balmain Hair Extensions. Very affordable prices and friendly atmosphere.
Walk in appointments welcome
This facility has an electronic hoist which covers almost the whole of the changing room. There is a height adjustable bench, a height adjustable wash basin and a peninsular toilet. This is particularly suitable for wheelchair users and can be used either by customers using the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre or disabled people who are visiting Stowmarket. It is well located for use as a changing room for the swimming pool.
Customers should bring their own slings to use with the hoist. The slings need to be of a looped fixing type (NOT a plastic clip type made by Arjo).
An automatic door allows easy access to and from poolside for customers using the Changing Places facility.
Two cubicles in the main swimming pool changing room have been adapted to make them more suitable for disabled people, with one of these cubicles having its own shower with seat, its own toilet, as well as a fixed height changing bench. This is particularly suitable for customers with mobility issues who may have a carer with them. The other cubicle has been enlarged and has a fixed height changing bench.
There is an accessible Changing Room next to the gym which has its own shower with seat and its own toilet. There is a large leaf door at the access to the gym changing rooms/gym.
There is an accessible gate at the gym reception. Within the gym we have an Ergo bike which is specifically designed for wheelchair users, so the seat can be removed and a wheelchair locked into place.
There are two hoists to assist disabled customers getting in and out of the pool: a traditional mechanical hoist and a state of the art Pool Pod which is a battery powered hoist.In addition, there is a sloping set of steps with adjacent hand rails in the swimming pool to assist customers with mobility difficulties to get in out of the water.
An accessible toilet is located at main reception. This has been enlarged to provide sufficient space for wheelchair users and has a peninsular toilet.
There is a slope at the main entrance to the building with automatic doors to the main reception, and an accessible gateb alongside the main reception desk.
For further information about our facilities and activities for disabled people please phone 01449 674980.
The Striker 9 awards scheme is the largest football skills training programme for young people.
Our internationally renowned training course helps boys and girls aged 5-16yrs to:
Each letter of Striker represents a football skills, which participants will work through at each level of the award scheme:
S - Shooting
T - Turning
R - Running with the ball
I - In and Out dribbling
K - Keep ups / control
E - 'Ed the ball'
R - Right and Left foot passing.
Striker 9 is a great way to get kids active, develop their skills whilst learning about the importance of teamwork and discipline!
To find out more, please enquire at the centre.
Mid Suffolk Indoor Bowls Club
Ann Hawkins 01728 861722
Stowmarket Squash Club
Mike Pemberton 01449 673820
Stowmarket Swimming Club
Stowmarket Badminton Club
Mary Hughes 01359 240811
50th Anniversary for Badminton Club
Stowmarket Badminton Club has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Click on this link for further information and to see the photos!
Meadlands Social Badminton Club
Robin Kett 01449 721430
BAD Social Badminton Club
Richard Kemp 01449 675750
Mid Suffolk Gymnastics Club
Chris Berry 01449 676124
Stowmarket Fencing Club
Stuart Clough 07886 708392
Scorpion Martial Arts Academy
Mark Trent 07708 644162
Stowmarket Kuk Sool Won Club
Steve Whiting 01473 747783
Stowmarket Judo Club
David Etchells Butler 01449 674781
Stowmarket Aikido Club
Sion Oxford 01449 723206
Ipswich Mountaineering Club
Stowmarket Striders Running Club
Les Basham 01449 612510
Our EXCITING NEW Playworld launches on Saturday 5th April 2014 - you would not want to miss this
The new play area will be suitable for children up to 12 years old and all children must be supervised at all times be someone over the age of 18 years old. Socks must be worn on the play structure at all times.
So make sure you don't miss out on a fantastic family fun day on Saturday 5th April 2014 - something for the whole family to enjoy.
FREE ENTRY* - 09:30 - 18:00
New toddler area includes:
PLUS larger more comfortable seating area for parents.
FREE SWIMMING** for children - 12:00 – 18:00
FREE ROLLERSKATING*** - 17:00 – 19:00
With lots of fun activities including: face painting, arts and crafts, circus skills and much much more...
* Entry on 5th April is FREE for customers who have an Everyone Active card, which can be obtained FREE at the point of entry. Customers who do not have an Everyone Active card will be charged the normal entry fee.
** Swimming: under 8s must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult over 18 years, with a maximum of 2 children per adult.
*** You can bring your own skates or borrow our skates, subject to availability. Customers are advised to ring in advance to book for the rollerskating session.
Play areas are suitable for children up to 10 years. All children must be supervised by an adult over 18 years. Socks must be worn at all times. Last admission: 45 minutes before closing.
New Playworld Structure opens on Sat 29th March one week earlier than the launch day.
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