Activities for children & young people

South Staffordshire Council's leisure centres provide a range of activities available for children and young people to take part in during school holidays. 

Aspire Activity Camps

Children's Active Camps will be on offer at Codsall and Wombourne Leisure Centres throughout the summer holidays.

  • Sports-based camps
  • For 5-14 year olds
  • Half day and full day sessions
  • Early bird and sibling discounts available
  • Discounts for emergency service workers
  • Loyalty scheme allowing you to earn points

For full details, to access the parents guide and to book, click here

The Space Scheme

This summer, the leisure centres are providing discounted access into swimming, the gym and 3G pitch hire for young people aged 8-17 years old.  Discounts are available thanks to funding from the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner. 

  • Discounts available from Monday, July 29th - Friday, August 30th
  • Available for 8-17 year olds living in South Staffordshire
  • Swim for £1
  • Gym for £1
  • 3G pitch hire for £10

Find out more here


Wolves Soccer School are holding sessions on Tuesday evenings at Wombourne Leisure Centre; Thursday evenings at Penkridge Leisure Centre; and Friday evenings at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre. For more information email  or to make a booking, click here

Leisure Centre Dates
Penkridge  July 22nd - 26th 
Penkridge  August 5th - 7th
Penkridge  August 19th - 21st
Penkridge  September 2nd
Penkridge  October 31st & November 1st
Leisure Centre Dates
Cheslyn Hay July 29th - August 2nd
Cheslyn Hay August 15th - 16th 
Cheslyn Hay August 27th-30th
Cheslyn Hay October 28th - 30th 
Cheslyn Hay January 2nd - 3rd, 2025

Training Courses 

The South Staffordshire Training Academy operates various courses throughout the year which are delivered at the council’s leisure centres. Courses provided include National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses, Swimming teacher award and certificate courses and aquatic helper courses. For full details click here

You can also earn UCAS points for completing the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. 

The leisure centres are also regularly recruiting and available jobs can be found here


The leisure centres all provide additional public and fun time swimming sessions during the school holidays.  For the summer school holiday swimming times, click on the links below:

Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Swimming

Codsall Leisure Centre Swimming

Penkridge Leisure Centre Swimming

Wombourne Leisure Centre Swimming 


Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are also available as part of the South Staffordshire Swimming Academy. Find out more here

Active Youth Scheme

Discounted gym access for young people

Young people aged 13-16 years can enjoy discounted and supervised gym access as part of the Active Youth scheme. (This scheme is available all year round including term-time). Advanced booking is required. 

  • Young people can attend the gyms unaccompanied, during any of the dedicated ‘Active Youth’ times – these sessions are all supervised by a qualified gym instructor
  • Young people will be required to undergo a free gym induction during their first ‘Active Youth’ session – this must be booked in advance
  • A parent/guardian will be required to sign a declaration giving permission for their child to participate
  • Young people can attend the gyms at any time when accompanied by a participating parent/guardian

Active Youth Gym times

Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Wednesdays 7.15-8.15pm
Codsall Leisure Centre Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 3.15-4.15pm
Penkridge Leisure Centre Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.45-4.45pm
Wombourne Leisure Centre Tuesdays 3-4pm and 4-5pm
Wombourne Leisure Centre Wednesdays and Fridays 4-5pm

Visit the website to view the gym timetables:

Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre gym 

Codsall Leisure Centre gym 

Penkridge Leisure Centre gym 

Wombourne Leisure Centre gym 


The leisure centre are all host to a variety of clubs which operate at the leisure centres on a weekly basis. For details, click on the links below:

Cheslyn Hay clubs

Codsall clubs

Penkridge clubs

Wombourne clubs


Discounted Fitness Memberships for Students and Apprentices

Young people aged 16 years+ and who are in full time education or training through an apprenticeship are eligible to join the leisure centres with a discounted membership package. For full details, click here


Save 10% with the Leisure Advantage Card

The leisure centres now offer an advantage card for children and adults which give users 10% off individual activities. Find out more here. 

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