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0-5 year-olds

We are aiming to work across the whole borough of Charnwood to create physical activity opportunities for families and children aged up to five years.

Please check the activities below which are specifically targeting the youngest residents of Charnwood. Children under six can also try our Bike Rides and Community Cycling Club

For further information, or any ideas on what you would like to see in your area for the under six’s, please contact us on 01509 634 673.


Mini Mover sessions

Mini Mover sessions are fun, physical activity aimed at 0-4 year olds, which include songs and movement. Each activity is designed to get parents moving and playing along with their children, whilst developing the child’s fine and gross motor skills, eye tracking and spatial awareness.

The following sessions are available for you to attend every week, 10am - 11am until week commencing July 10, 2017 when they will finish for the Summer hoidays.

  • Monday: Loughborough Baptist Church Hall, LE11 1TG
  • Tuesday: St Botolphs Church Hall, Shepshed, LE12 9RJ
  • Thursday: Soar Valley Leisure Centre, Mountsorrel, LE12 7FG
  • Friday: Elizabeth Park Sports Hall, Thurmaston, LE4 8FN

The prices for each session are £1.50 for one child, £2.50 for two children and £3.50 for three or more children.


Mighty Mover sessions

Mighty mover sessions are fun, structured physical activity aimed at 3 - 4 year olds in preparation for the children starting school. The sessions will incorporate activities and games, giving the children the opportunity to learn the basic fundamental skills, such as co-ordination, throwing, hitting balls and catching to help prepare the children for a lifetime of physical activity.

The following sessions are available for you to attend every week, 1.30pm to 2.30 pm until week commencing July 10, 2017 when they will finish for the Summer holidays.

  • Monday:Elizabeth Park Sports Hall, Thurmaston, LE4 8FN
  • Tuesday: Rosebery St Peter's Community Centre, Loughborough, LE11 5EQ

The prices for each session are £2 for one child and 50p for any extra child. 


Rugby Cubs

The Fusion Rugby Cubs programme runs at Soar Valley Leisure Centre. This exciting programme has been created with the aim to encourage all children to be more physically active.

Children take part in structured classes each week with our qualified coaches, working their way through our very own badge scheme. Through these sessions your child will learn key life skills including independence, agility and self-discipline.

  • Wednesday
    • 3 - 4 years. 10am - 10:40am   
  • Sunday
    • 5 - 7 years. 10am - 10:40am    

Membership to Rugby Cubs includes badges for the children and your child will also receive free swimming at the leisure centre. It runs for 50 weeks of the year. For more information, please contact Soar Valley Leisure Centre on 0116 237 5267.


Kids Run Free

We hold free running events for children aged zero-16 on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. All abilities are welcome and families are invited to come along for support or join in with their children. Each run takes place at Southfields Park, Loughborough, LE11 2TX from 08:45am.

Don't forget to register your child before attending your first event in order to receive your membership card. You'll receive your race card at the first event and be able to start collecting stamps to trade in for free gifts.

For more information or to register your child on a run please contact:

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