Leisure news

Cllr Fortune is pictured wearing one of the swimtags

See your swim

Swimmers in Hambleton can now chart their progress in the pool thanks to a new training aid.

Published on Tuesday, 14th November 2017
  • 4 people playing bowls

    Call for ex forces personnel to come and play

    A call has gone out for ex forces personnel over the age of 65 to come and play!

    Published on Friday, 10th November 2017
  • participants at last years ability day

    New multi sports club in Easingwold

    A new multi-sports club for young people and adults with additional needs and disabilities starts in Easingwold next week.

    Published on Friday, 10th November 2017
  • Sowerby sports village - final piece of the jigsaw

    Step forward for Sowerby Sports Village

    A £5 million scheme to create a sports village on the edge of Sowerby is about to take the next step forward.

    Published on Thursday, 9th November 2017
  • Winners of sport awards 2017

    Sporting heroes honoured in Hambleton

    Hambleton’s sporting heroes have been honoured for their commitment to sport.

    Published on Friday, 3rd November 2017
  • Hambleton leisure centre pool

    Leisure Centre pool to open in December

    Northallerton leisure centre users will get a pre-Christmas boost when the new gym and toning suite opens – along with the improved swimming facilities.

    Published on Monday, 30th October 2017
  • Cash helps tackle inactivity

    Cash helps tackle inactivity

    Hambleton District Council has awarded its first grant for 2017/18 under its ‘Small Grant Scheme’.

    Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017
  • participants at last years ability day

    Hambleton ability day - 27 October

    A special event to focus on inclusive sport takes place in Northallerton later this month. (27 October)

    Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017
  • Lessons in Nordic Walking

    Poles at the ready for new course

    Exercisers are in pole position for a brand new class in Northallerton.

    Published on Monday, 2nd October 2017
  • Take That Step Team

    Taking direct steps to improve health in Hambleton

    Hambleton residents wanting to improve their health can now refer themselves onto a district council run scheme for free.

    Published on Monday, 2nd October 2017
  • one man training in the gym

    National Fitness Day - free cards to help you get fit

    Hambleton District Council is proud to be part of next week’s National Fitness Day.

    Published on Tuesday, 19th September 2017
  • Have a go at Nordic Walking

    Have a go at Nordic Walking

    A new initiative that gives you the freedom to exercise anywhere has walked its way into Hambleton!

    Published on Friday, 8th September 2017
  • Hambleton leisure centre pool

    Hambleton swimming pool to close whilst changing village is remodelled

    The £2.5m re-vamp of Northallerton’s leisure centre is well underway.

    Published on Friday, 1st September 2017
  • Birthday party for fitness fanatic

    Birthday party for fitness fanatic

    A special birthday party was held for one of Northallerton’s fittest ladies last month.

    Published on Friday, 18th August 2017
  • various sports clubs

    Time running out to nominate your sporting heros

    Hambleton residents have just three weeks left to nominate the district’s top sporting heroes for an award.

    Published on Tuesday, 15th August 2017
  • child having a swimming lesson with swimming teacher

    Swim away the summer

    Children can take to the water this summer at Hambletons four leisure centres

    Published on Monday, 24th July 2017
  • swim scheme cash

    Massive investment in swimming in Hambleton

    Swimming in Hambleton’s four leisure centres has been given a massive boost – with a £274,525 national lottery grant from Sport England announced this week.

    Published on Tuesday, 11th July 2017
  • Leanne Todd

    New couch to 5k running group

    A new free running class is taking place in Northallerton aimed at complete novices to improvers who want to run further, whilst having fun!

    Published on Tuesday, 4th July 2017
  • Sports awards winners 2016

    Nominate your sporting hero

    Hambleton residents are once again being urged to nominate the district’s top sporting heroes for an award.

    Published on Monday, 3rd July 2017
  • Hambleton Leisure Centre's revamp is underway

    Leisure Centre re-vamp starts

    A £2.5m re-vamp of Northallerton’s leisure centre has begun.

    Published on Thursday, 29th June 2017
  • Northallerton parkrun's hundredth run

    Northallerton parkrun staged its hundredth run

    Almost 150 runners many of who donned their onesies (100sies) helped celebrate Northallerton’s 100th parkrun in style last weekend (24 June)

    Published on Thursday, 29th June 2017
  • Mental health first aider

    Mental health first aiders in Hambleton

    Hambleton District council has shown its continued commitment to ‘Mental Health awareness’ by having a team of qualified Mental Health First Aiders at work.

    Published on Tuesday, 27th June 2017
  • Walking football

    Walking Football

    Football with a difference is on its way to Northallerton

    Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017
  • Neon nights run in 10K

    Neon nights support charity run in daylight

    Over 50 runners (pictured) from a single community running group took part in Northallerton’s 10k road race last month

    Published on Friday, 9th June 2017
  • 2 men in a gym training

    Mens Health week

    Hambleton leisure centres are participating in next week’s International Men’s Health Week (12 – 18 June).

    Published on Monday, 5th June 2017
  • child having a swimming lesson with swimming teacher

    learn to swim week

    Hambleton’s four Leisure Centres are joining in with a new national campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim.

    Published on Monday, 5th June 2017
  • one man training in the gym

    Shape up for summer - 2017

    Hambleton residents looking to shape up for summer need look no further than their local leisure centre.

    Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017
  • two dancers dancing

    Celebration of Dance - 2017

    Dancers, teachers and would be dancers from across Hambleton are being asked to come together – and dance together!

    Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
  • new signs in place for dementia friendly leisure centre

    Dementia friendly leisure centre

    Bedale Leisure Centre supports Dementia Awareness Week (15 – 21 May) by installing new signage to help people to navigate their way around the centre, particularly those living with dementia.

    Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2017
  • Winners of Hambletons fourth swim gala

    Hambleton swim gala

    Hambleton’s four swimming clubs battled it out last weekend in their fourth swimming gala.

    Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2017
  • up and running - new running club for Mental Health Awareness

    Up and Running for Mental Health Awareness week

    An innovative new initiative in Hambleton started last week during Mental Health Awareness Week (8 -14 May).

    Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2017
  • young mum with pram taking part in Pramfit exercise class

    Free pramfit taster sessions

    Eight free taster sessions are being held in Stokesely for new mums to help them get back into shape after giving birth.

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
  • cyclists

    Gearing up for Tour de West Tanfield

    Villagers in West Tanfield are gearing up for the visit by some of the world’s top cyclists next weekend – when the Tour de Yorkshire passes through.

    Published on Friday, 21st April 2017
  • Success of second Go Tri event

    Success for Go Tri

    ’HaTric’ Hambleton’s new triathlon club held its second successful event last weekend

    Published on Thursday, 13th April 2017
  • Hambleton Leisure Centre's re-vamp has won planning approval

    Leisure Centre re-vamp wins planning approval

    A £2.5m re-vamp of Northallerton’s leisure centre has won planning approval.

    Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017
  • Synchronised swimming in stokesley

    Synchronised swimming in Stokesley

    A new way to keep fit and have fun in the water is taking place in Stokesley.

    Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017
  • Stokesley Leisure Centre external view of building

    Leisure Centre Closed

    Stokesley Leisure Centre is closed until first thing on Saturday morning (April 1) due to emergency repairs.

    Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017
  • Community awards winners 2017

    Community champions honoured in Hambleton

    Over 200 people attended the Forum, last week to celebrate Hambleton’s annual ‘Community Awards’.

    Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017
  • young mum with pram taking part in Pramfit exercise class

    Pramfit taster sessions

    Free taster sessions are being held in Stoksely for new mums to help them get back into shape after giving birth.

    Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017
  • one man training in the gym

    Beat The Clock

    Time is ticking away on a new promotion designed to get more people fit.

    Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017
  • People playing Boccia with Paralympic hero

    Hambleton ability day - February

    A special event to focus on inclusive sport takes place in Northallerton next week.

    Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017
  • Neon Nights - time to talk campaign

    Time to Talk

    Northallerton’s Neon Nights running club held a number of friendly runs last week to show their support for a campaign which aims to improve mental health through running.

    Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017
  • Bedale Tap teacher dances with diversity

    Local tap teacher dances with Diversity

    A dance teacher from Bedale has tapped his way to fame

    Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017
  • Tour de Yorkshire tour maker

    Become a Tour de Yorkshire tour maker

    Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

    Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017
  • Take That Step success - Debbie Bunn

    Taking positive steps to a better lifestyle

    A council run lifestyle referral programme has helped one client to lose more than two stones in weight and drop two dress sizes in just twelve weeks!

    Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017
  • New hoist for Bedale Leisure Centre

    New hoist to improve access at Bedale Leisure Centre

    A new pool hoist, ceiling tracking hoist and height adjustable bed have been installed at Bedale Leisure Centre - giving better access to the swimming pool.

    Published on Thursday, 26th January 2017
  • ladies running

    #runandtalk

    Northallerton’s Neon Nights running club are supporting a week long campaign which aims to improve mental health through running.

    Published on Tuesday, 17th January 2017
  • Re-vamp for Hambleton Leisure Centre to start

    £2.5 re-vamp for leisure centre to start

    The £2.5m makeover for Hambleton’s premier leisure centre is all set to kick off.

    Published on Tuesday, 10th January 2017
  • 4 people playing bowls

    Winning friendships formed

    Forty three participants took part last month in a special event to celebrate an initiative that helps to tackle the problem of isolation across rural areas where populations are sparse and people ca

    Published on Thursday, 22nd December 2016
  • ladies running

    New beginners running club in Northallerton

    Due to the success of Neon Newbies in Northalleton a second free running group starts in the new year.

    Published on Thursday, 22nd December 2016
  • Sowerby sports village - final piece of the jigsaw

    Final piece of jigsaw for Sowerby Sports Village

    The final piece of the jigsaw for a £4million sports village on the edge of Thirsk has slotted into place – the last chunk of land for the development has been handed over to the District Council.

    Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016
  • Olympic square opening

    Olympic Square opens

    The achievements of Hambleton’s medal winning athletes have been marked.

    Published on Friday, 2nd December 2016
  • Eyupstandup

    Ey Up Stand Up meets Bloomin Words

    Spoken word, music and comedy events are coming to Thirsk and Northallerton next month.

    Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016
  • Big day for boccia club

    Big day for Hambleton Boccia club

    Hambleton Boccia club competed in its first major competition last month in Sheffield.

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
  • Bonfire swim gala

    Bonfire swim gala

    There was more than fireworks flying as Hambleton’s four swimming clubs battled it out in their third swimming gala.

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016
  • Community Awards logo

    Nominations open for community awards for 2017

    The search is on to find and honour Hambleton’s community champions.

    Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016
  • Rebound therapy helps success of ability day

    New rebound therapy helps success of Hambleton ability day

    Thirty five participants supported by their parents and carers attended a fun packed event in Northallerton last week.

    Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016
  • Sports awards winners 2016

    Hambleton's sporting heroes honoured at awards

    Hambleton’s sporting heroes were rewarded last week for their commitment to sport.

    Published on Monday, 7th November 2016
  • Hambletons first triathlon event

    New triathlon club's first event

    Hambleton’s new triathlon club named ‘HaTric’ ran their first event earlier this month.

    Published on Thursday, 27th October 2016
  • two ladies running

    Northallerton - Painting the town neon

    Northallerton’s new free running group in is proving to be a shining success !

    Published on Thursday, 27th October 2016
  • two ladies running

    Couch to 5K running club

    A new free running class has started in Easingwold aimed at new runners who want to run further, whilst having fun!

    Published on Thursday, 20th October 2016
  • Hambleton ability day - trying out the gym

    Hambleton ability day - 27 October

    A special event to focus on inclusive sport takes place in Northallerton later this month.

    Published on Thursday, 20th October 2016
  • young mum with pram taking part in Pramfit exercise class

    Pramfit

    The first district council led ‘Pramfit’ session place took place last week in Stokesley.

    Published on Wednesday, 12th October 2016
  • Knayton running club

    Run for fun in Knayton

    A new free running group started last weekend in Knayton as part of Hambleton’s ‘Running Hub’ programme.

    Published on Tuesday, 4th October 2016
  • October promotion 2016 big weekend

    Big weekend of offers - 2016

    Hambleton District Council’s four leisure centres are holding their annual ‘Big Weekend’ next month with some big offers for one weekend only

    Published on Thursday, 22nd September 2016
  • James Hodgson who cycles to work

    Cycle to Work Day - 2016

    Hambleton cyclists took to the roads and lanes in great numbers to support national ‘Cycle to Work Day’ last week.

    Published on Thursday, 22nd September 2016
  • Town square

    Athletic achievements marked in Hambleton

    The achievements of Hambleton’s medal winning athletes are to be marked.

    Published on Monday, 12th September 2016
  • Cycle to work

    Cycle to work day

    Hambleton cyclists are being urged to support next week’s national ‘Cycle to Work Day’.

    Published on Friday, 9th September 2016
  • Perfect10

    #Perfect10 loyalty reward

    All of the district council run leisure centres in Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk and Sowerby launched their #Perfect10 loyalty reward scheme this week.

    Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016
  • various sports clubs

    Next club night for sports and groups

    Following on from the success of Hambleton’s first Club Night a second night has been organised.

    Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016
  • £2.5m re-vamp for leisure centre

    Sports village gets green light from councillors

    Councillors have given the green light to an ambitious new sports village for north Northallerton.

    Published on Tuesday, 6th September 2016
  • various sports clubs

    Time is running out to nominate your own gold medallists

    Time is running out for Hambleton residents to nominate the district’s top sporting heroes for an award.

    Published on Tuesday, 6th September 2016
  • Laurence Whiteley - Hambleton paralympian

    Hambleton Paralympian cheered on by council

    Hambleton Paralympian, Laurence Whiteley, takes to the water on Friday (Sept 9) – and the district is being urged to get behind him!

    Published on Monday, 5th September 2016
  • National Fitness Day

    Leisure centres get active for national fitness day 2016

    Hambleton District Council is proud to be part of National Fitness Day later this Week.

    Published on Monday, 5th September 2016
  • child swimming in a gala

    I am Team GB - free swimming in Hambleton

    Hambleton District Council is proud to be part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day this Saturday – 27 August.

    Published on Wednesday, 24th August 2016
  • Quest award for Hambleton Leisure Centre

    National seal of approval for Hambleton Leisure Centre

    Hambleton Leisure Centre has been rated ‘excellent’ by the national quality award scheme for leisure centres - Quest.

    Published on Tuesday, 16th August 2016
  • Leanne Todd

    Proof anyone can run

    Mum of two, Leanne Todd, is proof that anyone can run!

    Published on Tuesday, 9th August 2016
  • various sports clubs

    Nominate your own gold medallist

    Hambleton is looking for its own gold medallists!

    Published on Thursday, 4th August 2016
  • park run celebrates first birthday

    Parkrun celebrates first birthday

    Over 100 people including three dogs turned up to celebrate Northallerton Parkrun’s first birthday last weekend (Saturday 30 July).

    Published on Thursday, 4th August 2016
  • Cllr Robson checks out the new system

    Smiley faces rank services

    Customers are helping Hambleton Leisure Centres improve their services.

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
  • Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre revamp

    Improved facilities at Thirsk and Sowerby officially opened

    Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre celebrated the official opening of its new and improved facilities yesterday.

    Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016
  • £2.5m re-vamp for leisure centre

    £2.5m re-vamp for leisure centre

    A £2.5 million re-vamp of Hambleton’s premier leisure centre has been given the green light.

    Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016
  • Cash to help improve sports club facilities

    Cash to improve sports clubs facilities

    Bedale Athletic and Sports Association (BASA) is celebrating after receiving £78,000 from Hambleton District Council to improve its facilities.

    Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016
  • Multi Use Games Area

    Cut price sports pitches

    Leisure centres across Hambleton are giving local residents the chance of hiring sports pitches at less than half price.

    Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016
  • Tour de Yorkshire exhibition

    Tour de Yorkshire exhibition

    The legacy of the Tour de Yorkshire is living on in Hambleton!

    Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016
  • Fit street lottery

    Summer fit-street lottery

    Hambleton district postcodes are being entered into a ‘fit-street’ lottery this summer!

    Published on Monday, 11th July 2016
  • child swimming in a gala

    New triathlon club on the cards for Hambleton

    Hambleton is a step closer to having its first triathlon club in the district.

    Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016
  • various sports clubs

    'Club Matters' workshop for sports groups

    A special ‘Club Matters’ workshop for anyone involved with a community sports club is taking place next month.

    Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016
  • Hambleton ability day - trying out the gym

    Hambleton ability day celebrates Learning Disability Week

    Thirty five participants supported by their parents and carers attended a special event in Northallerton last week to celebrate Learning Disability Week (20 -26 June)

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016
  • two playingin kwik cricket

    Hambleton ability day

    A special event to focus on disability sport takes place in Northallerton next week – ahead of this year’s Learning Disability Week (20 -26 June).

    Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2016
  • Blockfit logo

    Latest fitness trend coming to Stokesley

    The latest fitness craze starts this week in Stokesley. (28 May)

    Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2016
  • two ladies running

    Any one can run in .... Easingwold

    A new free running class is starting in Easingwold later this month as part of Hambleton’s ‘Running Hub’ programme.

    Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016
  • Winning team for Tour De Yorkshire gym challenge

    Tour de Yorkshire challenge winners

    Eighteen teams tested their cycling skills in Hambletons latest gym challenge – to cycle the 198km of Stage 3 of the recent Tour de Yorkshire.

    Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016
  • child swimming in a gala

    Primary schools swim gala

    Hambleton’s four swimming clubs battled it out last weekend (7 May) in their second swimming gala.

    Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016
  • adult swimmer

    Swim for dementia

    Hambleton residents are being asked to do their bit for Dementia Awareness Week next week (16 May) and take to the water!

    Published on Thursday, 12th May 2016
  • one man training in the gym

    Shape up for summer

    Hambleton residents looking to shape up for summer need look no further than their local leisure centre.

    Published on Thursday, 12th May 2016
  • two dancers dancing

    Celebration of Dance

    Dancers, teachers and would be dancers from across Hambleton are being asked to come together – and dance together!

    Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016
  • various sports clubs

    Sporting stars of the future

    Sports stars of the future have once again received a boost from the district council.

    Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016
  • Tour de Yorkshire logo

    Tour de Yorkshire - gym cycling challenge

    Hambleton’s gym members are being given the chance to test their cycling skills as the Tour de Yorkshire approaches the district.

    Published on Monday, 11th April 2016
  • two playingin kwik cricket

    New multi sports club in Bedale

    A new course of sports sessions, which aim to encourage disabled people to become more physically active is coming to Bedale later this month.

    Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016
  • one man training in the gym

    Beat the clock

    Hambleton’s annual ‘Beat the Clock’ fitness campaign begins on 14 March.

    Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2016
  • Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre

    Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre spruced up for spring

    Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre is undergoing some essential improvements over the next month.

    Published on Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
  • ladies running

    Anyone can run... in Stokesley

    A new free running class is starting in Stokesley next month as part of Hambleton’s ‘Running Hub’ programme.

    Published on Monday, 22nd February 2016
  • various sports clubs

    Help for sports clubs - delivering a marketing strategy

    Local Sports Clubs are being invited to attend a special course next week to help them deliver a successful marketing strategy.

    Published on Tuesday, 16th February 2016
  • new year new you poster

    New year new year

    Hambleton residents looking to shape up and get fit this year need look no further than their local leisure centre.

    Published on Wednesday, 6th January 2016
  • discount card

    New discount card to help you get fit in the new year

    Anyone looking to get fit in the new year can have a helping hand with the districts council’s new leisure discount card.

    Published on Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
  • Community Awards logo

    Nominations still needed for Community Awards

    The search has been extended to find and honour Hambleton’s community champions.

    Published on Thursday, 17th December 2015
  • cyclists

    Hambleton to play host to Tour De Yorkshire

    Hambleton is set to welcome thousands of cyclists into the district next year when it plays host to the Tour de Yorkshire.

    Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015
  • Paralympian Stephen Miller with his medals

    Special visitor for new boccia club

    A new Boccia Club originally funded by North Yorkshire Sports Sportivate which aims to get inactive young people active in sport had a special visitor last month.

    Published on Thursday, 3rd December 2015
  • little girl and man with weights sitting on the pool side

    Good feedback for leisure centres

    Customers at Hambleton’s four leisure centres are once again more than satisfied with the service they receive.

    Published on Thursday, 3rd December 2015
  • runners at the start of the parkrun

    Innovative workshop for run leaders

    A special workshop for newly qualified run leaders took place earlier this week.

    Published on Wednesday, 25th November 2015
  • advert for the new leisure website

    Cyber Monday launches new website

    Hambleton District Council’s Leisure Centres have a new and improved website.

    Published on Wednesday, 25th November 2015
  • Community Awards logo

    Nominations open for community awards

    The search is on to find and honour Hambleton’s community champions.

    Published on Tuesday, 24th November 2015
  • Sports Awards 2015 Logo

    Hambleton's sporting heroes honoured at awards

    Seven individuals and five teams were honoured last night at Hambleton’s annual sports awards.

    Published on Thursday, 5th November 2015
  • 4 people playing bowls

    Winning friendships formed

    Five local communities came together last week to celebrate the first birthday of an initiative that helps to tackle the problem of isolation across rural areas.

    Published on Thursday, 5th November 2015
  • three people running

    Leadership in running course

    Local runners who want to share their passion for running are being urged to sign up to a special course being held in Northallerton next month.

    Published on Tuesday, 6th October 2015
  • Grandma Lynne with her grandaughter

    Bouncing and walking for charity

    Hambleton’s young ‘trampoliners’ will be bouncing for charity next week.(10 October)

    Published on Thursday, 1st October 2015
  • Big weekend logo

    Big weekend of offers

    Hambleton District Council’s four leisure centres are holding their annual ‘Big Weekend’ next month with some big offers for one weekend only.

    Published on Tuesday, 29th September 2015
  • 2 men in a gym training

    Reunited in training

    Two school friends separated by 7,500 miles – but both playing football abroad – were reunited in Hambleton this summer.

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
  • Sports awards trophy

    Time running out to nominate your sporting hero

    Time is running out for Hambleton residents to nominate the district’s top sporting heroes for an award.

    Published on Thursday, 17th September 2015
  • Cllr Dickins with Scott Lincoln

    Sportsman honoured

    The talents of one of Great Britain’s champion sportsmen was celebrated in Northallerton this week. (15 September 2015)

    Published on Thursday, 17th September 2015

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