Leisure centre open day encourages residents to try something new

Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre's open day
Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre's open day

Circus skills, karate, walking football, short mat bowls, baby ballet and kickboxing were all on offer at Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre's open day.

The centre held its open day on Saturday, October 28, to showcase some of its activities, and more than 300 new visitors took part.

There were plenty of activities to try at the centre

There were plenty of activities to try at the centre

There was also soft play available for young children to enjoy and a Halloween roller disco in the evening.

Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council.

The event was attended by Councillor Dee Simson, Brighton and Hove’s Deputy Mayor, who came along to support the open day, meet residents and support the charity cake bake which also took place for the local Stroke Association.

Councillor Alan Robins, chair of the tourism, development and culture committee, said: “These events are an ideal way to try out the range of activities on offer at our leisure centres and it’s great to see that more than 300 people came along to the open day at Moulsecoomb, which has a great community atmosphere.”

Joby Johnson, Freedom Leisure centre manager, says: “We are over the moon with the success of the event. The aim was to encourage locals to be active and it certainly achieved that! The centre was buzzing and everyone seemed to really enjoy trying out new activities.

“Moulsecoomb Community Centre is as its name suggests, all about the community. The suburb of Moulsecoomb is slightly remote from the centre of Brighton city centre and as a result the community can be a little removed, making them less involved with an active lifestyle – Freedom Leisure along with the council are committed to supporting local residents to be more active and it is for this reason that we are so delighted so many people attended the open day!”

For more information about Moulsecoomb Community Centre’s facilities and membership options, call 01273 622266 or visit: {http://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk|www.freedom-leisure.co.uk