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If you’re looking for things to do with kids, York Leisure Centre at the York Stadium Leisure Complex at Monks Cross has a great range of activities guaranteed to turn up the fun. From junior gym, swimming, racquet sports and clip ‘n climb, the whole family will enjoy the great range of fun and affordable activities.

Clip 'N Climb

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Clip ‘n Climb provides a number of colorful and adventurous climbing walls designed to be multi-generational, appealing to both children and adult climbers. These exciting state-of-the-art climbing wall systems create fun experiences in a safe, supervised environment, from ages 4 and up. Bring the kids, bring the parents, bring your trainers and bring it on.

Extreme Climb sessions include a quick induction so you’re ready to scale the heights. And each 7.5m climbing panel has auto belay (think of it as an automatic safety rope) to take up the slack as you climb then lower you gently and securely to the floor.

Open every day over the summer holidays. To book or search availability please download the BETTER UK APP or click here.


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York Leisure Centre has three swimming pools.

The Learner Pool is an ideal pool to learn and gain water confidence with a max depth of 0.9m. Access to the Learner Pool also gives access to the Toddlers Pool Splash Pad is shallow water paddling pool with interactive water play area with a slide for children under 8 years old. Perfect for water babies and water confidence building.

The 6 lane 25m Main Pool is programmed for:

  • Swim for Fitness (lane swimming)
  • Swim for All (2 lanes, with the rest of the pool open to general swimming),

Lockers take £1 coins, or shopping trolley tokens. You may need two lockers, depending on your bag sizes.

Open every day over the summer holidays. To book or search availability please download the BETTER UK APP or click here.

Badminton and Table Tennis

Playing racquet sports is a great way to get active, have fun and stay healthy, whatever your age or level of ability. So boost your mental, physical and social health by taking up this fast-paced racquet sport. For casual court hire please download the Better UK APP, or register to book via this link.

Junior gym sessions

Junior gym is a dedicated session where teens and older children aged between 11-15 can access the gym and get active. All sessions have a member of staff present, so if you are unfamiliar with any equipment, you can always ask them for safety advice. All juniors, however, are required to book a junior gym induction prior to attending the session.

Please click for more information, email yorkstadium@GLL.ORG, or message us on our social media channels: @YorkLeisureCentre

Promotional blog written by York Leisure Centre

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