A space for all our community

The YMCA Community & Activity Village is a landmark facility for Newark. A home to a wide range of sports, education, training, hospitality and childcare facilities.

The main building is now open and welcoming guests through to enjoy all of our fantastic new facilities. Facilities include: café, events and conference suite, nursery, strength & conditioning gym, climbing climbing centre and business centre.

The Village is truly an inspirational space for children, young people, families and businesses.

Village Opening Hours


Village Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 7:00am-10pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-5pm
Café Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Food served from 10am until 4pm.



Inside the Community & Activity Village

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Entrance hall
Conference Room
Conference Room
Entrance hall
Climbing Centre
Dance Studio


100,000+ visitors a year

When our doors open, we’ll be welcoming thousands of visitors from Newark and the surrounding communities

43,000+ sqf

Our building is a space for the whole community to belong, contribute and thrive

130+ job opportunities

We’ll be recruiting talented people to help make our vision a reality

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Discover what we’ll bring to the Village

As a charity the vision for our Community & Activity Village is to create a place where everybody feels valued, welcomed and at home.

Later this year many of our facilities will be open to the public. You’ll be inspired to try new sports, take part in dance or exercise classes, be challenged in the gym or join an art class in our studio.

Health, wellbeing, hospitality and entertainment, childcare and a place for organisations to base their business.

Youth development wing; nursery, digital media classroom and multi-use education rooms.

Social responsibility wing; café, conference suite, meeting and function rooms and open-plan offices.

Healthy & Wellbeing wing; strength and conditioning gym, climbing centre, dance studio, changing facilities, health and therapy rooms and an art studio.

Bringing a wealth of opportunities and inspiration to Newark and the surrounding communities.

Getting active at the Village

The wide range of sport at the Village will inspire young people to find their passion.

Professional athletics track, all-weather football pitches and courts are already open, with a climbing centre that will be one of the largest in the East Midlands, strength and conditioning gym,  range of fitness classes, and dance studio, with the cycle facilities and skate park coming soon. 

Sports Facilities

Developing young minds

Our education wing at the Village will feature an art studio and multi-use education rooms.

Bringing opportunities to inspire future careers. 

Education & Training

All your childcare needs

With 92 spaces for babies, toddlers through to pre-school age groups, our Ofsted registered brand new nursery will be a bright, stimulating and welcoming place for your children to thrive.

Together with facilities for after-school age groups and holiday camps the Village will have your childcare needs covered. 

Nursery at Newark

A place to meet friends

Situated on the ground floor, our YMCA café will be a place to meet friends and enjoy the bright welcoming environment.  With an outdoor space to enjoy the weather that will have a children’s play area too.

Have a drink and refreshments whilst waiting for football practice to finish or for a treat after your match.

With super-fast free WiFi you’ll be able to log in here too and work away from your desk.

Created to bring together young people, families and business across Newark and the wider community, our Village offers exciting opportunities for all our visitors.  

Belong: a welcoming place to come for support and motivation. 

Contribute: develop skills, qualifications and vocational training while being introduced to new opportunities. 

Thrive: find inspiration and opportunities to become the best you can be. 

Your Support

By coming together we can make our community better for everyone, regardless of economic background.

YMCA’s wide range of engaging projects are all geared towards uniting families, young people and the larger community through a strong ethos of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

However large or small your contribution, the development of our charity’s innovative frontline services relies largely upon the generous support and engagement of a motivated community committed to positive change. 

Help us make our exciting plans a reality for the people of Newark & Sherwood.