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Christmas Opening Hours

We have listed our Christmas opening hours for 2018 and New Years 2019

 Monday 17th DecemberNormal
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Saturday 22nd December8:00 - 15:00
Sunday 23rd December8:00 - 15:00
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Friday 28th December

7:00 - 14:00

Saturday 29th December

7:00 - 14:00

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Other News


September 2016


National Fitness Day 

Wednesday 7th September 2016

The countdown has begun. National Fitness Day on Wednesday, September 7th looks like being the busiest one yet. The most active day of the year just became that little bit more lively!

National Fitness Day

To help you decide what to do on the day, there’s an Event Planner on the National Fitness Day website

All events are free so there’s no excuse for not making an appearance. The range of activities is pretty impressive and will be getting added to as the day approaches.

So, just pop your post code in the event finder and see what’s happening near you.

It’s a post code lottery, but you’re guaranteed a win!

December 2015

Christmas Opening Hours

Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre will be operating the following open times over the Christmas period:

Monday 21st December

Centre Closed

Tuesday 22nd December

Centre Closed

Wednesday 23rd December

Centre Closed
Thursday 24th December

Centre Closed

Friday 25th December

Centre Closed

Saturday 26th December

Centre Closed

Sunday 27th December

Centre Closed

Monday 28th December

Centre Closed

Tuesday 29th December

Centre Closed

Wednesday 30th December

Centre Closed

Thursday 31st December

Centre Closed

Friday 1st January 2016

Centre Closed

Saturday 2nd January 2016

Centre Closed

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Centre Closed


October 2015

The Mansfield Community Sports Project gets £185,514 Sport England Boost

A Mansfield sports project set up to get more people active is among over 40 projects to secure a share in £8.2 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England. The Mansfield Community Sports Project will receive £185,514 of National Lottery funding to increase the number people engaged in sports and physical activity across Mansfield over the next three years.

The fund is designed to encourage people to give sport a go and empower local communities to reach out to people, who for one reason or another don’t exercise.

The Mansfield District Leisure Trust plans to use the funding to appoint two full-time Sports Activators/Health Coaches. They will coordinate efforts between sports facilities across Mansfield, including parks owned by Mansfield District Council as well as open and community spaces.

The Sports Activators/Health Coaches will organise informal beginners’ sessions in a range of different sports such as Netball, Football, Tennis, family and disability multisport’s and more, to try and encourage more people to participate in physical activity. The trust is also working with Reach Learning Disability to provide sports sessions and a sports club for adults with learning disabilities.

Announcing the funding, Sport England Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said: “It’s great to be working with innovative projects like The Mansfield Community Sports Project which offer more people the chance to get active in a way that suits them best. Given the overwhelming benefits of being active, it’s important that age, gender, or income never prevents anyone from taking part.”

Mansfield District Leisure Trust Chairman, Brian Taylor, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this Sport England funding. Being active is really important for a healthy mind and body, as well as being lots of fun, thanks to this funding more locals can reap the reward.”

Cllr Andrew Tristram, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council, said: “This is another example of the great work undertaken by MDLT to encourage active lifestyles. The council looks forward to working with our leisure provider to maximise the benefits of the Sport England funding for our community.”

Julia Sandhu, Funding Director at Reach UK said: “Our clients tell us they want to get fitter but many have had very negative experiences of doing sport or using local facilities.  Adults with learning disabilities in Mansfield are at especially high risk of poor health partly due to very low levels of activity.  This project will create new opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to enjoy sport that is genuinely shaped around their needs, interests and talents.”

Many more communities are set to benefit from the hugely popular fund with the latest round of the Inspired Facilities now open. Community and voluntary organisations, councils and schools can bid for a share of £20 million to help  upgrade facilities that can be unattractive, expensive to run and difficult to maintain, and to convert existing non-sporting buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport.

Applying for funding has never been easier. Based on feedback from previous applicants, the Inspired Facilities Fund is now an open programme which means projects can submit applications as soon as they are ready rather than being restricted by a specific deadline. To find out more and bid, visit

August 2015

National Fitness Day - Wednesday 9th September 2015

National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across the UK - come and join us!

Let the water do the workout, come and try our FREE Aqua Fit class and socialise with like minded people. For people of all shapes and sizes come and feel comfortable in a safe environment and exercise in water to give that low impact workout. The class will take place 15:00 - 15:45, or if you like to exercise on dry ground come and try our lunch time circuit class 12:30 - 13:00!

Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards 2014

A total of 11 awards are up for grabs at this year's presentation evening, which will take place on Monday 8 December at John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme, Mansfield, from 7pm to 9pm. For the first time, the Junior sportsperson of
the year award has been split into two age categories due to the large number of high quality entries in previous years. Awards for those aged under 15 and those aged 15 to 17 will enable more young people to have their achievements recognised. We're looking for nominations for achievements between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014 in the following

  • Junior team of the year
  • Junior sportsperson of the year – under 15 years
  • Junior sportsperson of the year – 15 to 17 years
  • Junior sports leader of the year
  • Junior disabled sportsperson of the year
  • Club of the year
  • Disabled sportsperson of the year
  • Sportsperson of the year
  • Coach of the year
  • Team of the year
  • Volunteer of the year (this also includes referees, officials, administrators etc)

All nominees receive a certificate in recognition of their contribution to the great sporting heritage in Mansfield District.

Entry forms are available from sports clubs and leisure centres across the District, or by contacting Sports Facilitator Martin Cook at the District Council on 01623 463 026 or

Alternatively, you can fill in a nomination form online at Nominees must either live or pursue their sport within the Mansfield District. A photograph of the nominee/s should be sent via email to for use at the awards presentation event. The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 November 2014. 

Tickets for the awards ceremony are £5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors and are available by contacting Martin Cook

Change 4 Life - Get Going: Free Gym Open Day

Friday 3rd October 2014 | 13:00 - 18:00

Free gym sessions including inductions

Try our sporting heritage competition to win a 7 day guest pass.

For more details contact 0345 000 0230

September 2014

Calling all 14 - 19 year olds!

Get 3 Months Membership from just £19.95

In support of Sport England’s ‘Sportivate’ programme, Mansfield District Leisure Trust are offering a 3 month membership for 14 – 19 year olds from just £19.95!

This all-inclusive membership includes access to the gym, swimming pool, workout classes and health suite.

To get this fantastic offer, simply sign up by 31st December and pay £19.95 for your first month. If you commit to five fitness sessions within that first month you’ll then receive the following 2 months absolutely FREE!

The membership gives you access to Water Meadows Swimming & Fitness Complex, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre and River Maun Recreation Centre.

Terms & Conditions apply. Offer is available to the first 150 members only - contact us now on 0345 000 0231!

January 2014

Water Meadows Job Vacancy: Leisure Assistant

We are currently recruiting for Leisure Assistants for Water Meadows Leisure Centre.

The Leisure Assistant`s role is to work within the centre ensuring customer safety and high standards of service and customer care at all times.

For more information and to apply for this job, click here.

January 2014

Facilities are 'hotting up' at Oak Tree Leisure Centre

Following joint investment from the Trust and the Council, Oak Tree Leisure Centre now offers a new sauna cabin with additional seating capacity, new relaxation furniture, coloured mood lighting, and soothing background music. These welcome additions will complement the existing large steam room, a powerful 'needle shower', hot/cold shower, lockers and water fountains, providing a complete relaxation space for customers to use before and after their workout class or gym session at the centre.


December 2013

Receptionist Vacancy

We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist at Water Meadows Leisure Centre.

The purpose of your role as a Receptionist is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the reception area and shop and that all procedures for the area are up to date and followed.

For more information and to apply online, click here.

September 2013

Calling all 16 - 19 year olds in Mansfield

No monthly fees! No fixed contract! No fuss! 3 MONTHS MEMBERSHIP for just £19.95! Enjoy full access to all 5 of our Leisure Centres, including the use of Fitness Suites, Swimming Pools, Health Suites & Classes! To take advantage of this amazing offer, attend any of our fantastic facilities for just five fitness sessions in the first month and get 2 months absolutely FREE*

Offer available to the  first 150 members only.  

*Terms and Conditions

  • Must be aged between 16-19 and proof of age required
  • Must complete a separate Sportivate application form for Sport England to receive the free months.
  • Must visit Mansfield District Leisure Trust facilities 5 times in the first month to receive 2 months free. Membership will cease after the first month if 5 visits are not completed. 

It's Competition Time!

We're running two fantastic competitions this April, giving you a chance to win a 3 month health and fitness membership or 2 free terms of swimming lessons!

Simply like us on Facebook, enter your details, and you're in with a chance of winning!

To enter the 'Win a 3 Month Health and Fitness Membership' competition click here

To enter the 'Win 2 Terms of Swimming Lessons' competition click here

Friday 5th April 2013

Mansfield District Leisure Trust

The Mansfield District Leisure Trust, an IPS (Industrial Providence Society) exempt charity was formed  to manage the five leisure centres in the District – Meden Sports Centre, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre, River Maun Recreation Centre and Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex but has wider vision for sport, leisure and community involvement.

The Trust exists to provide quality, value for money leisure, sporting and recreational facilities for the local community of Mansfield.

This is underpinned by five key strategic aims:

• Encourage more people to be more active, more often including those in underrepresented groups
• Provide a balanced programme of activities reflecting the needs of our different service users
• Enhance the existing leisure facilities when opportunities arise
• Engage in partnership working to provide opportunities for young people to take part in sporting activities aimed at contributing to the development of a positive lifestyle
• Provide opportunities for all adults to maintain active and healthy lifestyles through participation in sports related activity in the Trust’s facilities.

Meet the Board

Mr Brian Taylor – Trust Chairman

Over 40 years in financial, operational and general management and Director of several companies in various industries. He is also Chairman of The South Northamptonshire and Mansfield District Leisure Trusts. He has a passion for sport generally and seeing it develop in the community as well as general community development.


Mrs Kay Adlington

Kay has been involved in swimming as a mum of 3 daughters who all used local facilities from beginner to Olympic level. Her interest lay in the development of the community of Mansfield, having lived locally for 25 years.

Mr Geoff Waller

Previously employed by MDC as Director of Leisure and Community Services and member of the Council’s Strategic Management Team. Past Board Member for Sport Nottinghamshire and Chair of the Mansfield CVS. Currently working for and representing the SportsAid Trust in the East Midlands.

Mrs Anna Barrett

Lived in the Mansfield area for 25 years. After a successful career as a nurse working in the NHS. She is an experienced senior manager and has served as a Trustee on the committee of the Queen's Nursing Institute which is a National Nursing Charity.

Mrs Shirley Clarke

A highly skilled professional, with extensive knowledge of Local Government. She has significant experience in strategy development and service improvement.

Mr Colin Huffen

A former international swimmer and part of the Nova Centurion program. Once retired moved to work in further education and since combined the passion for swimming by working for the ASA. He sits on various industry leading boards deciding the future of training in the leisure sector and has been a lifelong resident of Ashfield and latterly Mansfield.

Mr Ian Waller

Sport Operations Manager for Leeds City Council with the responsibility for the delivery and development of sport and active lifestyles in both a leisure centre and community context. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and  is passionate about both the industry in which he works and sport and health in its widest context.

Mr Colin Clayton

Colin moved to Mansfield in 1975 and has lived there ever since. He was nominated as a Councillor to Mansfield District Council in May 2011 and represents Kingswalk ward. He sits on Select Commission 3 and is the Vice Chairman of both the Audit and Licensing Committees and was elected by the Council to the position on MDLT Board.

The Story So Far and Future Plans

The Trust has been operating the five facilities for almost a year now, during which four key capital investment projects totalling over £500k have been completed across two of the sites.

The Trust has exciting plans ahead, all of which will contribute to the overarching ambition and commitment to the community and district.

Rebecca Adlington Announces Retirement

The double Olympic Champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has officially announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 23.

Dave Norcliffe, Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre facility manager; and Linda Bennett, one of our swimming teachers who initially taught Rebecca to swim have been interviewed by Sky News who will be playing the interviews throughout the day.

All of the staff at the Swimming Centre would like to wish Rebecca all the best for the future.

22nd April 2012

Change of telephone numbers

The telephone numbers for Mansfield District Council’s leisure centres are set to change as part of the transfer of the management of the facilities to Mansfield District Leisure Trust via the appointed management agent, Serco Leisure.

The existing numbers will run at the same time as the new numbers, and the existing numbers will be gradually phased out before being turned off altogether on Tuesday 1 May.

The new numbers are:

  • Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre – 0345 0000 230
  • Oak Tree Leisure Centre – 0345 0000 231
  • Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex – 0345 0000 232
  • River Maun Recreation Centre – 0345 0000 233
  • Meden Sports Centre – 0345 001 0002

Calls to these numbers will be charged at the standard landline rate. If you have an inclusive call package for calling landline numbers on your mobile or landline telephone there should be no extra charge for you to call these numbers.

The new numbers are being provided ahead of transfer of the management of the facilities to Mansfield District Leisure Trust and services are expected to be handed over on 1 May.

The District Council will still retain ownership of the buildings and will be responsible for major structural liabilities. It will also be accountable for ensuring that the service is delivered to the required quality standards.

22nd April 2012

Change of service delivery

On 1st May 2012, service delivery for this facility will transfer to Mansfield District Leisure Trust, via the appointed managing agent, Serco Leisure.

Serco Leisure has over 20 years experience in the operation of leisure centres and now manage 68 facilities on behalf of 23 Local Authorities, Community Leisure Trusts, Universities and the MOD including:

·        10 facilities in Manchester on behalf of Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust,
          Wythenshawe Forum Trust, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester
·        11 facilities in Bolton on behalf of Bolton Community Leisure Ltd
·        6 facilities in West Lancashire on behalf of West Lancashire District Council
·        6 facilities in South Ribble on behalf of South Ribble Community Leisure Trust
·        1 facility in Maidtone on behalf of Maidstone Borough Council

The mission statement for Serco Leisure is:

“To provide active and healthy lifestyles for all, in a safe, warm, clean, friendly, fun environment”

What changes will there be to services?
Positive changes and improvements to look forward to are:

·         Facility developments at Water Meadows

-      Redevelop the existing reception area to improve the meet and greet/access control and
       the shop facilities
-      Add to the existing family experience by providing toddler water play features
-      Develop the fitness offering to include an additional ‘Performance Training Zone’

·         The fitness equipment at both Water Meadows swimming and fitness complex and Oak Tree leisure centre will be replaced with new, using the Life Fitness journey concept, providing equipment for beginners through to advance training options.
The existing equipment will be used to enhance the offering at the smaller sites.

·         Utilising technology to help drive further service improvements. It is the Trust’s intention to replace the current IT system to combine an easy to use front of house system with the latest online booking functionality and web based information service.

·         All computer and telephone systems will be replaced for 1st May 2012.  Training and front of house support will be provided to assist staff in the transition period.  There may be a short delay at reception, but we will be ensuring that this is kept to a minimum.

·         We will be reducing the carbon footprint of the leisure services.  At the start of the contract we will utilise thermal imaging technology to identify areas where we can reduce the carbon emissions by improving insulation and training staff in energy reduction and environmental awareness.

·         We will review the service with consideration to the proximity of each of the Mansfield District facilities.  The Trust will ensure that centres work collectively to provide a network of interlinked facilities for the benefit of the local community i.e. centres will offer complementary programmes working to the strengths of each facility.

·         We will be working in partnership with Mansfield District Council.  The contract will be operated on a partnership basis with Mansfield District Council jointly reviewing progress against preset targets and continual service improvements during the life of the contract.

17th April 2012

Leisure Centre transfer agreed

Mansfield District Council has today (Tuesday 17 April) confirmed Serco Leisure will manage its leisure centres as Managing Agent to the Mansfield District Leisure Trust, following a comprehensive and highly competitive procurement process.

The Council currently operates five leisure centres – Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Complex, Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Meden Sports Centre, River Maun Recreation Centre and Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre.

The 10 year contract to manage Mansfield District’s five leisure centres, which has been agreed today, will begin on the 1 May 2012. The new partnership contract will include further investment in the service to introduce new innovations and programmes in order to maximise the appeal of the leisure centres for both existing and potential users.

Cllr Philip Shields, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at Mansfield District Council said: “The decision to look at alternative options for how our leisure centres are operated has not been taken lightly. We have carried out a comprehensive procurement process to ensure the selected provider can enhance our leisure facilities and provide the best value for money for the Council, the service and council tax payers.

“We look forward to working with the Mansfield District Leisure Trust to provide our residents, and those visiting from outside the District, with a quality experience when visiting our leisure centres.”

Serco Leisure is part of the ‘Serco’ Group, a FTSE 100 company with over 20 years experience in providing a comprehensive and high-quality range of health, leisure, fitness, well-being and community-focused services. Serco Leisure currently manages 68 facilities on behalf of 23 clients across the UK with a track record for improving leisure centres through investment in areas such as building infrastructure, new technologies, new marketing tools and environmental efficiencies.

"We're absolutely delighted to have been selected with the Trust as the Council's partner," says Keith Thomas, Managing Director of Serco Leisure. “Our mission in Mansfield is a simple one – provide active and healthy lifestyles for all, in a safe, warm, clean, friendly, fun environment for the local Mansfield community, at an affordable cost. To achieve this and on behalf of the Trust, we will introduce a programme of continuous innovation and improvement to enhance the value of both the facilities and the programmes.”

The partnership agreement will mean that the leisure centres will be managed by Mansfield District Leisure Trust and Serco Leisure will act as the Managing Agent. The Council will still retain ownership of the buildings and be responsible for major structural liabilities. It will also be accountable for ensuring that the service is delivered to the required standard.

The decisions to award the contract to for the management of the leisure centres to Mansfield District Leisure Trust was made by the Head of Regeneration, Leisure and Marketing, Michael Robinson.


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