Leisure and sport update - coronavirus

Southwark has started a phased return for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation. Outdoor sport facilities, including football pitches, park-based tennis courts and fishing facilities re-opened from 29 March 2021 with restrictions. We'll work to make other activities available safely, in line with government guidelines.
Following the government guidelines regarding the re-opening of leisure centres, we've been working with Everyone Active, which manages the council’s leisure centres, to ensure this can be done safely. We're pleased to confirm that all of our leisure centres re-opened on 12 April 2021. Group fitness, children’s soft play and sauna/steam rooms will be re-introduced as a second phase from 17 May 2021. It's still important that everyone follows guidance about social distancing, in order to enjoy these spaces sensibly and safely. Find more information on plans to re-open your local leisure centre 

Sport and physical activity news

June 2021

Family fun fitness classes!

Due to our successful virtual fitness programme, from Tuesday 22 June 2021 we’ll be offering a collection of free family fun fitness sessions based in Southwark green spaces and delivered by local coaches and organisations.

The sessions currently are family yoga and family Zumba (with more classes to be added), and are aimed at families with young children.

The following weekly 45 minute classes will run from 22 June to 3 October 2021.

Family Yoga - Tuesdays

  • Brunswick Park, Camberwell (meet by the café), 10am to 10.45am
  • Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5 7QH (opposite The Park Life café), 11.30am to 12.15pm
  • Southwark Park, Hawkstone Road, SE16 2PE (meet behind Rotherhithe Children and Family Centre, 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Family Zumba  - Fridays

  • Southwark Park, Hawkstone Road, London SE16 2PE (meet behind Rotherhithe Children and Family Centre), 10.45am to 11.30am

Enjoy some active family time, grooving and improving your movement and fitness! We hope this will inspire families to be more active every day, in their own way.

All places must be pre-booked - book your class here

Participant information

  • all places including children must be pre-booked (this is a family session so children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • all adults must fill in the online PARQ form emailed before the session
  • please ensure you bring your own water bottle, towel/mat

Email us if you have anything to discuss prior to attending any classes.

Page last updated: 13 July 2021

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