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Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre

Located in Verulamium Park, the Westminster Lodge sports facility was rebuilt in 2012. It includes a 25m x 10 lane main pool with 50% moveable floor, 17mx10m training pool with 100% moveable floor, confidence water area for children, 4 court sports hall, 200 station fitness gym and youth gym, 2 x exercise / multi purpose studios, group cycling studio, climbing wall, crèche, spa, children’s soft play area and café.

Located inside Westminster Lodge is the Verulamium Spa - a health and beauty facility offering a variety of treatments.

The surrounding park has hard tennis courts, outdoor pitches, athletics track, a 9 hole golf course and an outdoor Splash Park (open May to September from 10am-6pm for under-12's). Contact Harpers Fitness for more information on these facilities. Email [email protected] or call 01727 868 227.

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Archery for Kids and Adults

Archery for Kids and Adults
Archery UK ranges are fun for individuals and family groups both experienced and new to the sport.

The range was set up by the owner based on what he felt was missing within the UK when it came to the sport of archery. A place where families, kids and adults can all go, learn the sport and have a great day all at the same time. If you are new to the sport, and unsure what something means, please do call us - don't worry, we were all there once!

With archery, there are two types of courses – ‘TARGET archery’ and ‘FIELD archery’.

Target Archery is usually held in an open field where you stand in one spot and shoot at targets placed at various distances. This is where you would practice to improve your technique and aim.

Field Archery, on the other hand, is a course normally set out over rough terrain, where you walk along a track and shoot at various different targets, all at different distances – our targets consist of 3D animal shaped targets, giving you that sense of realism and adventure.

All our ranges are supervised at all time with one of our safety officers controlling the shoots. In addition, all our instructors are experienced qualified GB archery instructors.

We provide you with all bows, arrows and safety equipment (OR FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN), all we ask from you is that you wear the appropriate clothing and footwear. It's suggested you bring your wellies for the field course.

Please visit our website for prices...

"I'm hungry" - Archery UK  has a great chef who can serve up a delicious BBQ for group bookings… please note that this does need to be booked in advance.

"I need a wee" - Standard toilets provided.
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Ballet Body Sport and Fitness Exercise Classes

Ballet Body Sport and Fitness Exercise Classes

Ballet Body classes are a one hour total body workout. The focus of the fitness classes is on low impact toning exercises and stretches through mat and resistance work. You will achieve the toned powerful body shape and beautiful posture of a dancer. There is no dancing involved, just ballet inspired exercises and stretches to lengthen your body with very little impact.

Ballet Body fitness classes target and use muscles that are not used in other fitness programmes or sports. The body shape, posture and movement that result from this workout are as unique as the workout itself. Ballet Body’s aim is to encourage women to feel good about themselves and their lives, to achieve strength and grace in movement and show them that strong bodies can also be feminine. The fitness classes will not only make you stronger but improve the way you stand, the way you move and the way you carry yourself each day.

Venues: Trestle Arts Base, St Albans and Guide Headquarters, Harpenden.

See website for exercise class timetable

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Bricket Wood Sports Centre

Bricket Wood Sports Centre

Located in the grounds of the HSBC Training College, the centre has a swimming pool, sauna, sports hall (eight courts), fitness centre, full size outdoor grass football pitch and three outdoor tennis/netball/five-a-side courts. Activities include gymnastics, trampolining, badminton, a variety of fitness classes and a ‘skate and swim’ night. There are classes for learner swimmers, ladies, mums and the over 50's.

Bricket Wood Sports Centre closed on 28 Feb 2010

On 3 Mar 09, members of St Albans City and District Council decided to 'cease the council's operation' of Bricket Wood Sports Centre on 28 Feb 2010 for the following reasons: 

  • usage levels for Bricket Wood Sports Centre have been declining since the opening of Watford Leisure Centre (Woodside), accessible to existing users of Bricket Wood Sports Centre; 95% of whom currently come by car
  • data provided by the Sport England National Benchmarking Service (NBS) indicates that Bricket Wood Sports Centre is performing very poorly in both financial and usage terms
  • 50 per cent of existing users of Bricket Wood Sports Centre are non-residents of St Albans District
  • the closure of Bricket Wood Sports Centre is required to fund the re-development of Westminster Lodge
  • significant capital investment is required over the next five years to maintain Bricket Wood Sports Centre in its current condition

To mitigate the impact of the closure, council members decided:

  • to explore the feasibility of residents of the Bricket Wood, How Wood and Park Street areas accessing Watford Leisure Centre (Woodside) at discounted Watford Borough residents' rates from 28 Feb 2010 until the new facilities at Cotlandswick Open Space and/or Westminster Lodge become operational
  • to assist the clubs that currently use Bricket Wood Sports Centre in finding alternative provision.

Cllr Sheila Burton, portfolio holder for sport and healthy living said: "In deciding where they go for their sport and physical activity, people do not recognise established local authority boundaries, rather they look for easy access and good quality. The usage of Bricket Wood Sports Centre has dramatically dropped since the new Woodside Centre at Watford opened. This decision gives us a year's grace to assist existing users to find alternative provision. The Culture and Community Development department will be contacting clubs and working with them to find alternative facilities around the district, like Redbourn Recreation Centre which currently has spare capacity."

Cllr Burton can be contacted at The Old School, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans AL3 6KB AL4 0NR, tel: 01727 863 598, email: [email protected]

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