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North East Derbyshire District Council
2013 Mill Lane
S42 6NG
Telephone 01246 231111

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Tiny Tumblers & Little Flyers

Tiny Tumblers, (preschool gymnastics) Little Flyers (preschool trampoline) and Mini Movers are specially developed pre-school movement and learning programmes designed to improve your child's co-ordination and balance. The course will introduce toddlers to the basic skills required in gymnastics such as tumbling, balancing and bouncing. The sessions are designed to be fun for the children whilst at the same time developing their co-ordination and alertness. An award scheme is incorporated to encourage progression through the 10-week duration of the course. The courses are suitable for children aged from 18-months up to five years. Please note that parent participation is a major aspect of the course. All courses are delivered by qualified British Gymnastics (BG) instructors.

Session Times

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - Monday's 9.30am-10.15am (under 3s) ; 10.15am-11am (3 to 5 years); 11.00am-11.45am (mixed age group) and Friday's 12.45-1.30pm (under 3s); 1.30-2.15pm (mixed age group); 2.15-3.00pm (3 to 5 years)
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre - Wednesday's 9.30-10.15am (under 3s); 10.30-11.15am (3 to 5 years) and  11.30am-12.15pm (mixed age group)

If your child(ren) are not ready to start Tiny Tumblers at present but would like to be notified of places which become available in the future please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you about future courses.


Our gymnastic courses are held at Dronfield Sports Centre and Sharley Park Leisure Centre, covering four main gymnastics disciplines: Floor, Vault, Beam and Bar. All courses are delivered by qualified British Gymnastics instructors. Awards are taken by children who are old enough and who have reached the appropriate standard. 

If you wish to enrol your child(ren) then please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you when a place becomes available.

Dronfield Sports Centre Session Times

Monday with Lauren Castley Tuesday with Lauren Castley Friday with Lauren Castley Saturday with Lauren Castley
4.00-4.45pm - Beginners 4.00-4.45pm - Beginners 4.00-4.45pm - Beginners 9-9.45am - Beginners
4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers 4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers 4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers 9.45-10.30am - Improvers
5.30-6.30pm - Advanced 5.30-6.30pm - Advanced  5.30-6.30pm - Advanced 10.30-11.30am - Advanced


Sharley Park Leisure Centre Session Times

Tuesdays with Colin Edwards

Wednesday with Colin Edwards

Saturday with Colin Edwards

4.15-5pm - Beginners

4-4.45pm - Beginners

9-9.45am - Beginners

5-5.45pm - Improvers / Advanced

4.45-5.30pm - Beginners

9.45-10.30am - Improvers

5.45-6.30pm - beginners / Improvers


10.30-11.15am - Improvers / Advanced


Our trampoline lessons are coached by British Gymnastic Trampoline coaches. Courses are available for young people aged 6 to 16. They include progressive and fun weekly sessions focusing on improving skills and working towards National Awards.

Session Times

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - Every Saturday from 12noon-1pm (6 - 8 Year); 1-2pm (9+years) and 2-3pm (9+years).
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre holds 45 minute mixed ability sessions every Thursday at 4pm, 4.45pm and 5.30pm.

See photographs of our sessions here, and if you wish to enrol your child(ren) you can complete our online enrolment forms for Gymnastics here and Trampolining here. Alternatively please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you when a place becomes available.

Our Health Referral Scheme aims to increase exercise and activity in everyday life for people who want to improve their health. It is especially for those people who currently do either no or very little physical activity but who are motivated to do more. Being active each day makes us feel good, boost our confidence and improves the health & wellbeing of everyone in North East Derbyshire.

To participate on the scheme, you must be aged over 16 and make an appointment with your GP who will decide with you whether you can be referred to the scheme. You may see other health professionals such as practice nurses, weight management advisors, stop smoking advisors, community mental health staff, hospital staff, physiotherapist – and they can also refer you.

Once you have been referred, we will contact you by phone or letter to arrange your first 1:1 appointment to talk about your referral and plan an exercise programme that is best suited for you and your personal needs and interests with realistic goals agreed. Activities can include: gym, Zumba, swimming (Swimfit), pilates, Forever Active, aquacise, chair based exercise, group exercises, walking for health, low impact circuit training and cardiac rehabilitation. 

The scheme will last for a 12-week period and a development record will be issued to you so you can record your activity sessions. You will also be given an activity leaflet which will provide all the essential information about where you can attend group sessions, supervised classes and any of the individual activities on offer. 

Our Health Referral scheme currently offers two sessions per week free of charge for the first 12-weeks. Any additional sessions are charged at a significantly discounted rate to support all, including vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

The free or discounted sessions are: Chair Based Exercise; Low Impact Circuit Training; Dicky Tickers; Feel The Beat; Cardio Club;  Gym; Swimming and  Walking for Health.

People who are in receipt of Council Housing Benefit/Council Tax Benefit will pay £2.20per session. People not in receipt of any benefits will be charged £3.00 for the same sessions.

Participating venues and suitable exercise sessions include:

  • Dronfield Sports Centre
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre
  • Eckington Swimming Pool
  • Killamarsh Sports Centre
  • Village Games
  • Generation Games

For more information please telephone 01246 217208.

We offer a range of swimming lessons for all ages, so you are never too young or old to learn! Swimming is an essential life skill and an excellent form of low impact exercise with many health benefits, and is ideal for improving social skills and for individuals looking to lose weight, tone muscle or just gain fitness.

Children's Lessons - Junior Swimstars and Otter Scheme:

Otter Pups - These classes are specially aimed at children aged from 10 months to three years of age, accompanied in the water by a parent or carer. Babies are introduced to the water in a safe, calm environment to help them build confidence while having fun. Once they reach the age of three they can move on to our 'Otters' lessons for pre-school children. Lessons last for 30 minutes.

Otters - For 3 - 4 year olds. Water confidence lessons. Lessons last for 30 minutes.

Swim Stars - For school age children aged from four and a half years onwards. Our comprehensive programme of lessons for school age children is based on the International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP). Lessons last for 30 minutes.

You can login to our online portal to view the progress of your child. You must first register to do this by clicking here.

Adult Lessons

We have dedicated classes specially designed for adults wanting to learn to swim or improve their swimming skills. Lessons vary from 30-60 minutes.

 To join any of our swimming lesson courses see our information leaflet here and please complete our enrolment form or telephone 01246 217136.

Our full list of terms and conditions can be found here. Please also see our full list of closure dates here.

Our fitness suites provide the latest equipment and state of the art technology. They include resistance units and cardio-vascular cycles, steppers, treadmills, cross-trainers and rowers which allow you to enjoy your workout at any level. Our resistance units are specially designed to allow easy access for people with disabilities.

All customers who wish to use the fitness suite need to have had an induction to run through the safety aspects of the equipment and how to train safely. You can book your induction at the leisure facility receptions. Illustration of how new fitness suite at Dronfield Sports Centre will look

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - A £385k investment in helth and fitness at Dronfield will see the new fitness suite open at 7am on Monday 30 January 2017. More stations will be provided (increasing from 58 to 75) and it will offer a better experience for the user. Our new studio/multi-use area provides more health and fitness classes such as aerobics, dance and interactive classes.
  • Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre - A £1.3 million refurbishment of the centre has seen the number of stations in the gym increase from 30 to 50 and provide a better experiecne for the user. Our new studio/multi-use area provides more health and fitness classes such as aerobics, dance and interactive classes.
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre - The fitness suite includes a full range of resistance and cardiovascular equipment which allows you to benefit from and enjoy your workout. Our resistance units are designed to allow easy access for people with disabilities.

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