Sport activities and leisure centres
Sport and fitness in Redbridge
England Athletics run coaching courses throughout the year. To view more information on their coaching course visit England Athletics website.
Loxford Park has a beach court which can be hired by members of the public on a casual basis and to clubs or organisations for regular sessions or events. For more information please visit the Vision RCL website.
UK's largest boulder park is located beside the lake at Fairlop Waters. The Boulder Park consists of 9 individual boulders which are constructed of sprayed and carved concrete and vary in heights and shapes to cater for all standards, from novice to expert. They are all designed for solo climbing and are a great place to practice bouldering and traversing skills.
Redbridge hosts a huge range of bowls clubs around the borough, offering tournaments and other events through membership.
- Barley Bowls Club
- Clementswood Bowls Club
- Goodmayes Bowling club
- Hainault Bowls Club
- Ilford and District Indoor Bowls Club
- Seven Kings Bowling Club
- South Woodford Bowling Club
- Woodford Wells Shortmat Bowls
To find your nearest bowls club visit the Bowls England website and put your postcode in.
Cricket pitches are available for hire in many of our parks. To learn more please visit our hire page.
Redbridge Last Man Stands Cricket
Last Man Stands is the new way to play cricket. An exciting and challenging way to keep fit and develop your cricketing skills. Over 30,000 players across the globe already taking part in the fastest game of cricket out there, basically a rule-bending version of Twenty20. So get your mates together and skipper a winning LMS team!
What's different about last man stands cricket?
- each game is completed in about 2 hours, making it perfect to play on a weekday
- it's easy to join as a team or an individual player
- there are teams and leagues to suit all abilities
- only 8 players in a team so it's easy to form a team
- every player gets an online world ranking and career profile
When and where can I play?
The leagues run from late April to August and takes place at:
- Clayhall Park
- Hainault Recreation Ground
How do I sign up?
You can play against other registered teams in organised leagues with umpires and scores and stats on the websites within 24 hours of the match.
If you would like to know more about the current league, want to register your interest for the following season or just have a general enquiry, please email email@example.com or contact the Sport and Health Team.
Redbridge Cycling Centre offers the following courses all through the year:
- strider bike sessions (2 to 5 years)
- learn to ride (6 to 106 years!)
- basic bike maintenance courses
For further information or to book on to any of these sessions call 020 8500 9359.
The Sport & Health Team with their partners provide activities to give disabled people the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, for more information please visit the Vision website.
Get involved in our annual sports events for young people:
- London Youth Games (Virtual Games 2020)
You can join as a Golf Member at Fairlop Waters Country Park for unlimited use of both courses. View information on becoming a member and membership prices.
To book any of the sessions below please call Jimmy Burns PGA Golf Professional on 07534 033801.
Individual Personalised Coaching
Coaching programs aimed at improving players and those new to golf. Free use of golf clubs
|6 x 1 hour Individual Lessons||£150|
|1 hour Individual Coaching||£35|
|1/2 hour Individual Coaching||£25|
|Individual 9 Holes Play Lesson||£45|
It is also possible to arrange Individual 1 hour lessons, individual 15 minute assessments, Junior individual and small group (4) coaching sessions from Tuesday to Saturday. Contact us for details.
Junior golf academy
Sessions are aimed at teaching the fundamentals of golf swing and the playing of the game. Leading to social and competition standard golf. All golf clubs provided free of charge, all participants must purchase a basket of balls.
|After School Club (all levels)||
4.30pm to 5.30pm
From 4 years+
|£7 per session|
|Beginners Session||Saturday||Midday to 1pm||From 4 years+||£7 per session|
|Advanced Session||Saturday||11am to midday||Up to 17 years||£7 per session|
Ladies golf coaching sessions
All session prices include club hire and the opportunity to enter into Academy Tournament Play. Golf ball hire is required for all sessions at a cost of £3.20 for 40 balls (approximately).
|Introduction to Golf - For new women golfers offering an informal session for the social and curious player. Follow up with the Thursday morning session.||
|£7 per session|
|Ladies on Par - Put into practice independently all that has been learned during the above coaching sessions at our Ladies Academy, a friendly bunch who willingly take new players on the course and encourage all newcomers to the group. Please obtain your 50p parking ticket from the Clubhouse when paying £10 Green Fee.||Friday||10am||Green Fee £10|
Adult academy programme
|Seniors Beginners Class (55 yrs+)||Tuesday||10am to 11am||£7 per person|
|Senior Beginners Players Group (55 yrs+)||
|£7 per person|
Orienteering is a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. Use the maps to navigate the course at your own pace, maps cost £1 and are available at the following locations:
- Fairlop Waters Country Park from the Bar at Fairlop Waters or from the Outdoor Activity Centre
- Hainault Forest Country Park from the Visitor's Centre, open Monday to Friday
- Ray Park, from the James Leal Centre café
You can play tennis for free in some of our parks. Tennis can be played on a first come, first serve basis except for Clayhall Park and Goodmayes Park which require pre-booking. Tennis courts are available in:
- Barkingside Recreation Ground
- Barley Lane Recreation Ground
- Clayhall Park Clayhall Park pre-booking required
- Elmhurst Gardens
- Goodmayes Park Goodmayes Park pre-booking required
- Loxford Park
- Ray Park
- Seven Kings Park
- South Park
- Valentines Park
Ladies looking to try something new? We have a whole range of activities for you to try. No matter how well you do, it is keeping active that counts.
For a full list of activities view our This Girl Can Timetable.
Our Sport and Health team is working in partnership with Walking for Health to provide weekly walks in various parks across the borough. Our accredited scheme welcomes everyone to join the walks, regardless of current fitness levels, and they’re a great way of making new friends! All walks are free and are led by trained and committed walk leaders who are also fully qualified first aiders.
View our Walking for Health page on the Vision RCL website for more information.
If you would like to become a walk leader contact Michelle Wood for opportunities in volunteering. Full training will be provided.
Walk Redbridge: exploring the borough on foot
The Walk Redbridge brochure is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to start leisure walking. It gives bus routes to the walks' starting points and grades each walk depending on the type of terrain.
Visit the Vision RCL website to download a copy of Walke Redbridge guide or phone 020 8708 3044 to be sent a free copy.
Discover the history on your doorstep, take a 60-70 minute stroll from Barkingside to Ilford War Memorial via historic sites in Aldborough or discover the history of Wanstead. Find out more on the Vision RCL website.
Thousands of people have rediscovered the joys of playing football again thanks to a slowed-down version of the game.
Walking football aims to inspire people back into exercise as it’s played at a more leisurely pace and is kinder to the knees. It is also perfect for people who are recovering from a long term injury and want to continue to enjoy playing football.
The rules are much the same as its speedier cousin, however there are some differences. The squads are smaller (between 5 and 7-a-side), free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there is no offside, the ball must be kept below head height and, of course, anything so much as a jog is prohibited.
The session runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 3pm at Lucozade Powerleague Fairlop, Forest Road, Ilford IG6 3HJ. £2 per session.
Sessions are run by an FA coach and are open to all abilities.
To book call 020 8708 0955.
Looking for a club to join? Find out more about sports clubs in Redbridge on the Vision RCL website.
Unlimited use of Gyms, pools and studio classes at *Fullwell Cross, *Mayfield, South Woodford and Wanstead, £47 per month direct debit or £515 paid upfront for 12 months.
As above but includes the Spa at Fullwell Cross or racquet sports at Wanstead, £57.95 per month direct debit. All memberships prices are for life.
*Swimming pools only at Fullwell Cross and Mayfield Leisure Centre
Other sporting venues
- Ashton Playing Fields
- Cricklefields Athletics Ground
- Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre
- Fairlop High Ropes
- Fairlop Waters