Active Nation Lincoln have a range of activities for children of all ages over their two sites, Yarborough Leisure Centre and Active Nation Birchwood.

Yarborough Leisure Centre offers a range of birthday parties, from jungle gym to pool inflatable or even mermaid parties!  Structured Basketball and Badminton classes are available for children aged 7 years and over, and for all abilities giving them the chance to learn new skills and make new friends.

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Yarborough Leisure Centre’s latest offering for kids, Balanceability, teaches early cycling skills to preschoolers.   Starting with balance bikes, children learn safety skills, steering, balance and gliding. The class isn’t all on two wheels – running and jumping games build up strength and stamina, too.   The programme helps children to progress to a pedal bike without stabilisers.   Balanceability is part of a timetable of classes for toddlers including soft play and Sports Zone.


The most popular activity at Yarborough Leisure Centre is swimming.  With over 1000 people regularly learning to swim at the Swim School we pride ourselves in delivering consistent, quality tuition to all those who attend from babies to adults.

We believe swimming is an essential life skill so our L2 qualified instructors follow the Swim England Teaching Plan allowing children to progress through the stages at their own pace.  Parents monitor their child’s progress on the JLTS Home Portal, which can be accessed online.   Any student attending the Swim School can also enjoy unlimited casual swimming!

As they develop, there are a number of aquatic opportunities available for children to explore, including Competitive Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Diving and Rookie Lifeguard.  The opportunity to learn to swim like a Mermaid or Shark is also an exciting option!



Active Nation Birchwood has recently undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment creating a completely new range of activities for children. Our Climbing area consists of 17 adventurous walls, which our qualified instructors will guide you through over a jam packed hour session. Sessions are available weekdays from 4pm and all weekend.  Booking is essential via telephone or in centre.  Friday night we transform our walls for a special 2-hour disco climb and play with music, flashing lights and a free slushie for every climber.

Birchwood Soft Play

Our Soft Play area offers a wide range of different play equipment; we have designated baby and toddler areas for younger children to play safely.  Our main play area will keep them active with slides, climbing tunnels, zipwire, obstacles and mirror mazes.  Active Nation Birchwood also offer a wide range parties from toddler, soft play, climbing and exclusive use of our area.  All parties include a hot or cold buffet cooked fresh in our Costa coffee café, a party room for private use and a party host to create a fun experience for your party.

Immersive Studio

As well as children’s activities, we also have a range of membership options to keep you active. Membership includes full access to our venues in Lincoln including Gym, Fitness Classes, Swimming, Sauna, Steam, Immersive, Toning, Fitness Coaching, Nutritional support and more! Claim your free 7-day guest pass at one of our sites today.

For more information, please contact the team on (01522) 304400 for Yarborough or (01522) 304450 for Birchwood.


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