Healthy communities

We create active places and healthy people for communities to thrive

At Places Leisure, we are dedicated to tailoring our memberships, courses, and sessions to meet the needs of the local community. It is important to us that members are made to feel welcome and comfortable when visiting our sites, and our friendly and experienced staff are always on hand to help with any questions you may have.

We run the following sessions at Blackwater Leisure Centre:


Sporting Memories

In partnership with charity Sporting Memories, this session promises a welcoming environment, aiming to support those aged 50+ including those living with dementia, depression or facing isolation and loneliness to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Different activities are provided each week ranging from guest speakers to chair based exercise sessions.

  • Wednesdays at 12.00pm - 1.00pm 
  • Free to attend, no booking required

Call us on 01621 851898

Chair Based Exercise

A low impact, low intensity workout aimed at people wanting to improve strength and posture. This call is also great with falls prevention work, and people who may be frailer. The use of exercise bands help strengthen areas of the body following on from illness or operations.

  • Mondays at 11.30am - 12.30pm 

Visit our timetable to book

Blood Donation sessions

Working with the NHS and MDC, we are hosting regular blood donation sessions at Blackwater Leisure Centre.

  • Our next sessions are in February and March 2024

Your blood saves lives. Your blood donation is an amazing gift to people who need it in an emergency or for on-going medical treatment. We need nearly 5,000 people to give blood every day to meet the needs of hospitals and patients.

NHS blood donors: Home - NHS Blood Donation

Call us on 01621 851898