Four leisure centres in Erewash and Pewit Golf Course are run by Parkwood Leisure Ltd.

Information about swimming times, fitness classes and activities for children can be found on each leisure centre website or Facebook page:


Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston:  - phone 0115 9440400 - Facebook 

Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston - phone 0115 9302033 - Facebook

West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton - phone 0115 9461400 - Facebook

Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre - phone 0115 9490400 - Facebook

Pewit Golf Course - phone 0115 9490400 Facebook page


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 Leisure Facilities For Everyone...

Whatever your goal, motivation, age or ability we have facilities for everyone. For when you want some family time we have swimming, racquet sports, footgolf and outdoor sports. If you want relax we have two sauna and steam suites as well as holistic classes such as yoga, body balance and pilates. If you prefer the social aspects of exercise we have classes, organised 50+ and badminton sessions as well as court hire. 

Our swim academy caters for both adults and children either on a one-to-one or group basis. If learning is your thing we also have trampolining and gymnastics courses for children. 

Many of our activities come with great discounts for leisure card holders which are available to buy at any of our centres, or free with a health club membership

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The Council’s vision for Sport and Leisure is:

“Deliver accessible, exciting and satisfying experiences for local people in Erewash to increase and enjoy their sport and physical activity and improve their health and wellbeing.”

This vision is also shared by partners of the ‘Sport, Health and Physical Activity Alliance’ (SHPAA) who have developed a plan in partnership with the Council that sets out a collective commitment to address the broader challenges and opportunities facing sport, health and physical activity over the next few years.

  The scope of this plan will focus on ‘improving healthy lifestyles, targeting inactive people and increasing low level activity’ of people living in Erewash. The plan is focused on realising opportunity and change at local level. It highlights the existing provision and partnerships in the borough and the important contribution these are making within local communities.

The Council will support this vision by delivering the ‘Sport and Leisure Services Plan’ through two functional areas – Operational and Development Services as follows:

Sports Facilities in Ilkeston

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Rutland Sports Park

Includes an athletics track, health and fitness gym, indoor tennis centre and full size artificial turf pitch.

Pewit Golf Course

A 9 hole golf course in the heart of Ilkeston.

Victoria Park Leisure Centre

Boasts three swimming pools and a multi-purpose room.

Sports Facilities in Sandiacre

Friesland Sports Centre

  • Sports hall

  • Health and fitness gym

  • Squash courts

  • 3G football pitch.

Sports Facilities in Long Eaton

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West Park Leisure Centre

  • Sports hall

  • Swimming pools

  • Health and fitness gym

  • Sauna and steam room

  • Function facilities.

Mobile Activities Unit

Delivering ‘extreme sporting activities’ such as mobile skate park for young people.

Cleaning Services

Primarily providing cleaning services for the council offices.

Development Services

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Sports Development

Supporting the development of sporting activities for all age groups including the development of volunteering opportunities
Physical Activity Development - develop activities for all age ranges to engage with people in active recreation i.e. walking and cycling including the PACE programme   

Health Improvement – supporting reduction in health inequalities through the development and delivery of sporting and  physical activities, whilst also delivering targeted interventions to improve health  i.e. Live Life Better Derbyshire.

Grants scheme - financial support for local individuals, clubs and organisations  Marketing and research - support service for all of the above services to access our customers in the most appropriate way and promote the services we offer. 



Useful information on the programmes, partnerships and strategies which support the Council in achieving its vision for sport, health and physical activity can be found below:



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Useful Information

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Swimwear Policy

For all our swimming sessions, you can wear: swimming trunks or shorts; swimming costume or bikini; leggings; lycra-based tops and bottoms; close fitting cotton t-shirt; rash vest; burkini / hijood; or other Islamic swimwear; knee-length swim shorts; eg board shorts. We recommend that all jewellery is removed for the duration of your swim.

Admission Policy

One adult (over 16) can accompany A maximum of 2 children under the age of 8 at any one time.  An accompanying adult (over 16) must be in the water and responsible for the child/children they accompany at all times. Non-swimmers must stay in permitted areas with their responsible person.

Film and Photography in the Leisure Centres 

If you wish to take photographs or film within any of the borough's four leisure centres you will need to complete a form first. You can download the Film and Photography Permission form and take it to the leisure centre before filming or taking any photographs; or you can complete one at the leisure centre.

Facilities for Hire

We have a range of activities and facilities for hire across the borough. For more information on our Skate Parks, Balanceability courses, Wheeled Sports Roadshow, Multi-Sport and Play Roadshow, and Smoothie Bikes, please download this leaflet.


Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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