Activities for all ages.

A course at the Arena Leisure Centre is a great way for your child to learn a new sport, develop their skills, have fun and meet new friends. Courses take place during term time only and include an achievement certificate at the end of the course. Please note that children under 8 years of age bust be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Beginners-       Tuesday’s 4.15pm-5.00pm

Intermediate-  Monday 4.30pm-5.30pm

                        Tuesday 5.00pm-6.00pm

                        Wednesday 4.45pm – 5.45pm

                        Thursday 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Advanced-      Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm

                        Wednesday 5.45pm-6.45pm

                        Thursday 7.15pm-8.15pm

Working towards British Gymnastics Trampolining Proficiency Awards. All Trampolining classes are split according to ability. Each class has at least one instructor and one bed.



We are now in partnership with 66 coaching they will be running our football courses at the Arena starting this April. They all have extensive experience working with local primary schools with highly qualified and experienced Lead Educational Tutors and Coaches will provide lessons of the highest quality, whilst showing children that sports lessons are interesting and fun, this also gives pupils sense of achievement which they will want to surpass with each lesson.


Day: Tuesday


Time: 5.30-6.30


Age ranges: split in to 3 groups 4-5, 5-6, 6-7





Monday’s 4.00pm-4.45pm Beginners

                4.45pm-5.45pm Intermediate


Teaching your children the ABCs of sport.

That’s agility, balance and coordination, in case you’re wondering! These skills are essential to all physical activities. So whatever activities your children take up later in life, from dance to rugby, they’ll be fitter, faster, stronger and more coordinated than non-gymnasts.

That’s because gymnastics involves lots of activities children love, from bouncing on trampolines to turning cartwheels, performing somersaults and finding other fun ways of moving. With lots of team activities, it’s also a great way to build new friendships. But of course, while they’re having fun, your children are also learning how to move with skill and confidence.

If your children have any specific physical requirements, our fully qualified and accredited coaches can also adapt the activities to suit them.


Awards schemes and badges

Rewards are a great way to motivate and recognise effort. So there are lots of proficiency awards at every level in gymnastics. Each time your child earns one, there’s an option to buy a badge to wear with pride or a certificate to hang on their bedroom wall.


Recording Achievement

Reflecting our commitment to improve the delivery of our gymnastics and trampolining classes, we have invested in the latest technology to record the performance of children during their lessons. You may have already seen this if your children take part in our swimming lessons.

Through an internet based Home Portal parents/guardians will be able to access information about a child’s gymnastics and trampolining classes including:

  • Your child’s performance against the key competencies outlined in the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award      Scheme (updated every 6-10 weeks).
  • A rating from the teacher on how they are doing against this competency E.g. Needs practice /      Fair / Good
  • Notification of when your child is ready to move up a level and the ability to choose from the available times for your child to move into  
For further details on a Dryside Sports Course please click here or telephone 01276 417111.

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