Get active in Redbridge


Redbridge is home to three swimming pools, with a fourth on the way in Wanstead.

Our pools provide public sessions for adults, families, and competent young swimmers 12 years and over.

  • Fullwell Cross - One 25 metre swimming pool and a children’s pool
  • Loxford - One 25 metre swimming pool (Booking not available via the app)
  • Mayfield - One 25 metre swimming pool

Find out more on the Vision website

Swim for £1

Between Monday 24 July and Friday 25 August all children 15 years and under can swim for £1 at any of our swimming pools in Redbridge (Fullwell Cross, Mayfield, Loxford).

Children under the age of eight can also swim for £1 as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

  • Under 4’s: 1-1 adult to child
  • 5-7 years old: 2 children to 1 adult
  • Under 16’s non swimmers need a competent adult supervising
  • Accompany adults will be charged £4 off peak/£5.50 peak. Peak times are weekends
  • Over 60’s free swimming available 2pm to 5pm weekdays

Find out more about Swim for £1 on the Vision website

Tennis in Redbridge parks

Redbridge is set to modernise tennis courts at 10 parks across the borough as part of improving Parks and other health and well-being facilities thanks to significant investment from the government, the Lawn Tennis Association and commitments from the London Borough of Redbridge and Vision RCL.

Find out more about Tennis in Redbridge Parks.

Outdoor gyms

Why not give one of our outdoor gyms in various Redbridge parks a try?

There isn’t a better way to exercise these days than an outdoor gym, breathing the fresh air into your lungs whilst toning those muscles at your local park and best of all it’s free!

We have outdoor gyms in the following parks:

  • Barkingside Recreation Ground
  • Claybury Woods
  • Clayhall Park
  • Goodmayes Park
  • Hainault Recreation Groun
  • Loxford Park
  • Ray Lodge Park
  • Seven Kings Park
  • South Park
  • Valentines Park

Check out the locations of all outdoor gyms

Athletics, hockey, football and more

Interested in athletics? Why not visit our newly refurbished Ashton Playing Field where you’ll find an eight lane track, competition specification hammer, two long jump/triple jump pits and javelin and shot put areas, as well as high jump and pole vault facilities.

There’s a 2G AstroTurf perfect for football, hockey, three full sized and one junior grass football pitches for hire at Ashton Playing Fields and more.

Find out more about Ashton Playing Field on the Vision website
Find out more about Sports Pitches in Redbridge.

Redbridge gyms 

In our busy, stressful lives, we all need to take time out to look after ourselves, learn to love our bodies, and reap the benefits of exercise which can be far reaching. Exercising makes you feel more positive, increases your sense of well being and gives you the energy needed for living a full and happy life.

Become a Vision member and use all of the following gyms:

  • Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre
  • Mayfield Leisure Centre
  • South Woodford Library & Gym
  • Wanstead Leisure Centre
  • Woodford Green Library & Gym

We also have a small gym at Ashton Playing Fields membership from just £25 per month

Find out more about Redbridge gyms on the Vision website

Summer activities for children

We appreciate that every child is unique, and their interests and abilities can vary. Redbridge Council is funding a Mega Mix of activities, ranging from sports, to dance and drama, learning new music skills or digital workshops available for a subsided rate through the summer

There are also adapted sessions available for children who would benefit from additional support, including arts & crafts, cycling, water sports, boccia and kurling. 

Find out more about Mega Mix on the Vision website
Find out more about Children's events on the Vision website


Cycling is a great way to improve your health and fitness.

At Redbridge Cycling Centre cyclists of all abilities can rent bikes and try out the purpose built road, BMX and off road tracks.

The Centre has qualified British Cycling coaches on site and offers school holiday courses, coaching for schools, individuals and groups of all abilities.

Find out more about the Redbridge Cycling Centre

Find out more about cycling in Redbridge