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Forest Leisure Lydney
Church Road
GL15 5DZ

Tel: 01594 842383 

Email: whitecross.leisurecentre

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Contact Information

Forest of Dean District Council
Council Offices
High Street
GL16 8HG

Tel: 01594 810000

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Children Exercising togetherRegular physical activity in children is so important and Forest Leisure Lydney offers a great range of activities for children at extremely reasonable prices.  Some sessions are led by our staff, whilst the clubs and groups using the centre’s facilities provide other activities for
young people.

Stay Safe! 

ALL staff employed by the Forest of Dean District Council have been subject to an enhanced criminal records bureau (CRB) check. Our staff have been trained in child protection issues and we have a written child protection policy and a nominated child protection officer.

Most sports clubs in the Forest of Dean take their responsibilities seriously and follow the national governing body guidelines to make sure that they are ‘child friendly’ clubs.

If your child is joining any sports club ask the following questions:

  • Do the coaches hold National Governing Body qualifications?
  • Does the club have a nominated child protection officer and a written child protection policy?
  • Are the club coaches and volunteers CRB checked?
  • Does the club have a qualified first aider? 

 Finally, always arrange to collect your child from inside the leisure centre, don’t ask them to wait outside.

Activities on Offer

Swimming Lessons 
run as pre-bookable block courses during term time.  All ages and abilities are catered for from pre-school through to the more advanced swimmer.  Swimming Crash Courses are also provided during most school holidays and are always popular, so early booking is advised!

Football Coaching is one of our most popular coaching activities.  Our excellent coaching team provides first class tuition to children from 5 years of age. The courses take place on Friday evenings. 

Lydney Swimming Club offers competitive swimming opportunities for children and the club trains several times a week at Forest Leisure Lydney.  For training times please see the club board in the Leisure Centre Reception area or download the public term time swimming timetable from the Forest Leisure Lydney swimming page on this web site.

Playscheme Activities are available during most school holidays.  Semi-structured play sessions, swimming and instructor led activities are all provided.