Gravesham Community Leisure Limited was formed in January 2000 as a non-profit organisation to provide leisure services through Cascades and Cygnet leisure centres on behalf of Gravesham Borough Council.
Cascades Leisure Centre
Cascades Leisure Centre at Thong Lane, Gravesend offers fun for all the family. The major attraction is the leisure pool with its waves, fountains, wild water channel, waterfall and two exhilarating water slides. The sports hall has facilities for badminton, netball, five-a-side football, gymnastics, table tennis, basketball and volleyball. The hall is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open again in April 2010.The centre also offers three squash courts and a martial arts room.
The fully refurbished Fitness gym at Cascades is part of a 2.5 million pound investment scheme. Built over two floors, it boasts 144 stations of state-of-the-art equipment.
Reflections Health Suite comprises two Saunas, Steam Room, two Spas, two Sunbeds and Joni's Beauty Salon.
The Jason Suite incorporates a licensed bar, a cafeteria and a range of rooms available for private hire, meetings, seminars, wedding receptions and children's parties.
The surrounding 55 acres of land caters for soccer, golf driving range and par three course operated by Gravesend Golf Centre. There is also a five-a-side football and tennis centre operated by Legends, cycling and skateboard area, children's play area, miniature railway and picnic area.
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LG
01474 33 74 71 or 01474 33 74 72
Legends Football and Tennis centre 01474 33 33 46 - www.legendltd.co.uk
Gravesend Golf Centre 01474 33 50 02 - www.gravesendgolfcentre.com
Cygnet Leisure Centre
Located at Old Perry Street in Northfleet, Cygnet Leisure Centre offers a fully refurbished Fitness gym. Over two floors, it boasts 72 stations of state-of-the-art equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers, steppers and arm bikes. There are separate areas for fixed weight and free weight resistance training and equipment is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
The Health Suite is a very pleasant environment in which to relax, meet friends and enjoy the steam room, sauna or spa bath.
The sports hall hosts badminton, gymnastics, five-a-side football, indoor hockey, basketball and volleyball and there are four squash courts and a boxing room. The large hall is equipped with a specialist lighting system and portable staging and is available for hire for a variety of functions.
The conventional pool, with diving and learning areas, provides for the more serious swimmer, as well as for those wishing to enjoy water fun or learn to swim.
The lounge bar and café provide the visitor with a wide range of refreshments and follow the nautical theme of the centre, which is named after the borough's adopted naval vessel, HMS Cygnet. The ship was a regular and welcome visitor to Gravesend but it has now been de-commissioned.
Cygnet Leisure Centre, Old Perry Street, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8BU
01474 33 74 84 or 01474 33 74 85
For more information or to find out what is on at Cascades and Cygnet leisure centres please visit the Gravesham Community Leisure Limited website link www.gcll.co.uk