Community

Creating Opportunities for Communities to Enjoy Life & Have Fun!

Your Leisure is so much more than a facility operator….. We deliver a range of services in the community which contribute towards achieving our charitable objectives. Our experienced and qualified Community Team members are proud to be working with partners to provide targeted interventions that make a real difference within communities.

Julie Foster

Head of Assets, Safety, Outdoor & Community

Ageless Thanet


Feelgood Factory


GOGA Thanet


Other Community Projects

The Secret Jungle: Funded by the Big Lottery

The Secret Jungle is a place to grow and develop. A space which values play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all children and young people within their communities. The underlying ethos of the garden is one of promoting inclusion where non-disabled children, siblings, peers and their families as well as the wider community are encouraged to join with disabled children in play where this does not detract from the experience of the disabled child.

We work to improve the physical cognitive, social and psychological benefits that the Jungle can support, generating enormous pleasure through the senses: – seeing, smelling, feeling, hearing to building coordination, strength, stamina and physical activity. We provide an environment where all members of the community can benefit from using the space.

“An important notice to all of the friends and users of The Secret Jungle. Funding from the Big Lottery ended in 2017 and it is with regret that Your Leisure, operators of the Secret Jungle, is unable to continue subsidising this community facility. We will therefore cease to operate the Secret Jungle from Sunday 2 September 2018.

We have been working hard with Thanet District Council to identify a viable future for the Secret Jungle, including alternative operators. This work leaves Your Leisure and Thanet District Council, confident that an alternative operator will be found in the near future, which will allow the continued enjoyment of the Secret Jungle by the local community. Further announcements will follow once this situation has been clarified.

We would like to thank not only the Your Leisure colleagues that have worked on the Secret Jungle, but also the wonderful volunteers, and of course all the fantastic users who have benefited from using it and offered lots of support themselves.”


 Bikeability – schools provision: Funded by Youth Sports Trust

The programme provides an invaluable service in ensuring that children successfully complete their cycling proficiency. The fully qualified staff complete the training on site and then take the children out to put in to practise what they have learnt. Every child that completes the course receives the relevant Certificate/badges for their level.

Contact Becci Gough on 01304 245369 or email becci.gough@yourleisure.uk.com


After School Club – Dover

The team provides children with the opportunity to be supported after school hours as part of the extended schools programme. The children attending the club are provided with a snack as well as the opportunity to play and have fun.

Contact Andrea Trenchard on 01304 201145 or email community@yourleisure.uk.com 


Coaching in Schools – Dover and Deal

We currently support two local school in the delivery of their PE classes, these are run in partnership with the schools to ensure that we are following any academic programme that they are working towards. The sessions are offered as a multi sports provision within the school environment and using our leisure facilities.

Contact Becci Gough on 01304 245369 or email becci.gough@yourleisure.uk.com