Beckfoot Oakbank Recreation Centre

The Recreation Centre offers the facilities of Oakbank School for use by the public and the wider community outside of the school day, ranging from indoor and outdoor sports facilities to classrooms and other specialist teaching areas.

Whether you are an individual looking for ways to keep you or your family fit and healthy, a sports club trying to find suitable training and playing facilities or if you run classes or sessions and are looking for a venue, we are sure you will be able to find something to meet your needs here at Oakbank Recreation Centre.

Please feel free to get in touch with us about any aspect of the Recreation Centre. If you need advice on the availability of facilities, need to make or cancel a booking or have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Centre is currently open every weekday evening from 5pm and Saturdays 9am-4.30pm. Andrew Sharples, the Recreation Centre Manager will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

T: 01535 210111 ext 16883 (an answerphone facility is available)


M: 0790 301 6393

The Recreation Centre runs a programme of activities during all school holiday periods (except Christmas).

The activities are aimed at Primary School children with sessions available for children aged 4 and upwards.

We have very good links with Sport-S-Cool, who are popular among local schools for their after school clubs and who deliver a range of activities including football, dodgeball and dance. Sport-S-Cool provide week long, full day sessions from 10am to 3pm during each school holiday.

We offer a range of activities from sport and leisure to dance and fitness and some increasingly popular Art & Craft sessions.



Sportshall: Large Sports hall with Granwood flooring.

Badminton; 4 courts

Basketball; 1 large court or 3 smaller courts

5 a side football

3 Cricket nets are also available.

The Sports hall can also be hired for other uses, i.e. children’s parties or one off events

Gymnasium: Traditional gymnasium with sprung wooden floor. Ideal for gymnastics, aerobics, circuit training, Zumba, Bokwa & Dance

Assembly Hall: Main school hall with stage, space for 2 badminton courts. This is also suitable for fitness/dance classes, concerts, rehearsals & performances and large meetings or events.

Dance studio: Studio with sprung wooden floor, mirrored wall and integral sound system.

Fitness Suite: Well-equipped Fitness Suite with a full range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment.

Astroturf Pitch: Large sand dressed floodlit  Astroturf pitch with markings and equipment for football and hockey. Pitch can be hired in thirds or as a whole pitch.

Grass Pitches: 2 full size football pitches with further junior pitch and separate pitch available for mini soccer, rugby or simply for training.

Classrooms: A wide range of classrooms are available for hire, ranging from standard classrooms for training sessions or meetings, through to specialised  Technology, Art, and IT rooms. Contact us for more

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