We’re excited to share some of the many reasons to become a member of the YMCA Community & Activity Village. This is by no means a complete list, reflecting how plentiful the benefits of membership are and how far the impact of joining can go.

  1. A £15 million, purpose-built venue!the Village is light and spacious, with high-end equipment and a huge array of spaces for different activities.
  2. A huge climbing centre – our world class climbing wall is one of the largest in the East Midlands, with supportive coaches to help climbers make the most of their sessions.
  3. Pro-standard football pitches – our 3G, all-weather pitches will take your game to the next level.
  4. Strength & Conditioning gym – fully equipped and spacious, with supportive coaches to help you reach your goals.
  5. Less screen time! – Youth Villager Membership offers a full programme of after-school and weekend clubs and activities for young people.
  6. Cooking Classes – young people can learn the skills and understanding of how to cook delicious food under the guidance of the YMCA Café team.
  7. Games Room Drop-In – a comfortable, relaxed space for young people with bean bags and a PS5, board games, and table tennis. For gaming, relaxing, and socialising.
  8. Drama Club – a place for young people to develop their acting skills, build confidence, and collaborate with other creatives.
  9. Table Tennis – guided table tennis sessions, including mini competitions as well as fun, less competitive play.
  10. Journalism – weekly sessions for 11-17 year olds, where you can learn journalism skills, including topic research and creating your own content and media.
  11. Cinema Club – youth members! Settle in and enjoy a weekly film with friends – lasts for 2 sessions.
  12. Homework Club – a quiet space for young people to concentrate and produce your best homework, with help on hand from our role-model staff.
  13. Basketball – coached sessions on our multi-use courts, where you can learn basketball skills and play games and mini tournaments.
  14. Arts & Crafts – creativity let loose! There’s plenty of paper, glue, paint, glitter, and pipe cleaners on hand for arts & crafts projects.
  15. Youth Football – coached open football sessions on our 3G pitches where you can learn football skills and build confidence.
  16. Dodgeball – fun, non-competitive dodgeball sessions. Come prepared to have a laugh.
  17. Awaken classes – gentle exercises and mindfulness to support flexibility, core strength, and mental wellbeing.
  18. Pickleball – a fun, easy to learn racket sport for all ages. The fastest growing sport in the US!
  19. Walking football – friendly games for those unable to go full pace to support your health and wellbeing.
  20. Tai Chi- moving, meditation and gentle exercises, designed to reduce stress and create harmony between the mind and body.
  21. Games club – a social session where you can enjoy a variety of board games, card games, and tabletop games.
  22. Health+ – brilliant fitness sessions, purpose-built around any medical conditions or extra support you need
  23. Art Club – young people can develop artistic skills and enjoy themselves, using a variety of mediums such as pencils, charcoal, paint, and clay.
  24. Silver Surfer Drop in – a friendly drop-in club with help on hand for all your IT and mobile phone questions.
  25. Open Track– whether you’re training for a marathon or just looking to develop confidence and fitness, our athletics track is of competition standard, and is a brilliant space to get your running shoes on.
  26. Scholarships – YMCA’s commitment to the local community includes making sure that those who might struggle to pay for membership can access it with our support. Get in touch today.
  27. Support local projects – every membership supports a charity delivering local projects such as Y’s Girls, which pairs vulnerable 9-14 year-old girls at risk of mental health issues with mentors.
  28. Our vision – everyone deserves a fair chance to discover who they are and all they can become. The Village is one of the ways we drive this vision forward.

Ready to take advantage of this fantastic programme? Sign up today!