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Aireville Park facilities prepare to reopen from 29th March

Outdoor fitness classes and Pitch and Foot games are getting ready to begin again in Skipton's Aireville Park from next week.

Craven District Council also says the Revive Café will reopen for takeaway food and drink from 29th March. The toilets at Craven Leisure will also be open to the public from Monday.

Craven Leisure is planning to deliver a number of outdoor exercise classes in Aireville Park and the MUGA, weather dependent. These will initially be bodyweight classes, with no equipment required. Bookings will become live three days in advance, and can be booked online at

Government advice currently is that from March 29, up to 30 people including an instructor can take part in organised group exercise outdoors.

The Pitch & Foot course will also be open from 10am to 3pm every day.

It is hoped that Craven Leisure’s gym and swimming pools will be able to open from 12th April, and swimming lessons will be able to restart, but this is dependent on Government guidance. Indoor group exercise classes will not be able to restart until 17th May at the earliest, according to the Government’s roadmap.

Anthony Slater, Craven Leisure manager, said: “We’re working hard behind the scenes to reopen as soon as it is possible and safe for us to do so.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming customers back to the Revive Café from March 29 for takeaway services – we know it’s a popular destination for many families who come to enjoy Aireville Park.

“Measures have been put in place to ensure we are offering a safe environment for customers and we would urge everyone to maintain social distancing, handwashing and wear face coverings when entering the building.

“We really want to be able to open up fully as soon as we can so please, follow the rules now and there’s more chance we will be able to welcome you back to swim and use the gym very soon.”

Meanwhile at The Leisure Centre in Keighley - the gym has been extended and will be ready to use when lockdown restrictions are eased.

The work has created a larger free-weights area which means the equipment within the fitness suite can be more spaced out. A second fitness suite has also been created and this will cater for specific groups including : women only, 60+ groups, rehabilitation, GP referrals and personal training.

Classes will take place in one of the activity rooms as soon as the government regulations allow.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said:  "This will be a great improvement for the current and new users of Leisure Centre Keighley and will make a huge difference to users providing a new improved fitness and leisure facility on their doorstep. We want our residents to remain fit and healthy for as long as possible and providing great facilities is one way we can help to achieve this."


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