A dedicated children’s area with world-class facilities specially designed for growing bodies: from junior sports hall to family swimming pool, from separate family changing rooms to our bespoke Little Rigs, these are facilities adults will be envious of.
LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
Enjoy specially-created classes designed to challenge young bodies and capture imaginations. Working with child-at-heart expert instructors, your child will learn to burn energy on the rig, stay flexible with yoga, improve balance in dance, and work together and compete in team sports.
LITTLE ATHLETES, BIG APPETITES
Nothing builds up an appetite like fun physical play. You can expect your kids to finish their high-energy classes happy but hungry, and our healthy snack bar is just the thing to replenish nutrients, satisfy rumbly tummies and instil healthy eating habits.
Enjoy specially-created classes designed to challenge young bodies and capture imaginations.
What could be better at getting your kids into exercise than a rig that’s just for them? Working with our coaches, your child will explore the full potential of the Little Rig. This is a high-energy class where children are encouraged to use the space and equipment through friendly competition and teamwork. They will jump, climb, twist, pull, grasp, lunge and run, building agility, stamina, body awareness, strength and coordination. Expect them to use the monkey bars, cargo net, TRX, rings and floor to their maximum potential.
A high-energy class where kids work in pairs as they explore a fun-filled circuit. Tagging in and out and encouraging each other, they will use a mix of boxes, climbing ropes, stability discs, agility ladders, hurdles, slam balls, body weight moves and much more. They bring the energy. We bring the fun.
Working in two squads, children swap between running and circuit stations, learning to switch between high skill and high-energy movements. Friendly competition keeps kids motivated, builds camaraderie and encourages communication skills, making this a great introduction or complement to team sports. They will take part in a range of movements and interval activities designed to use the whole body, using cones, hurdles, slam balls and more.
Help your mini-yogis build flexibility, focus and calm with a yoga class that’s designed for younger bodies and minds. Through a series of fun, active and passive movements and poses, they’ll build a practice of their very own that will bring physical and mental benefits both on and off the mat including better concentration, body awareness and emotional resilience.
Try everything with this ever-changing sports programme that’s designed to keep kids inspired. Your child will have a go at mini-tennis, basketball and lots more, developing a huge range of physical skills. They’ll run, jump, catch, throw, twist, turn, and never get bored. Focusing on teamwork skills, confidence, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination and listening skills, this programme has been developed in line with the national curriculum. But it never feels anything but fun, exciting and playful.
Dance isn’t just fun, it’s also great for posture, balance, coordination, concentration and even maths and counting skills. In this stimulating class your child will learn the fundamentals of contemporary and street dance, building a foundation for a lifetime of dancing. They’ll develop their self-expression, creativity and confidence and learn to enjoy moving their body. And best of all? It’s so fun they won’t even realise they’re learning.
Free family swimming
The learn to swim programme is a key part of our offering at Little Space. In order to run these lessons, the training pool will be closed to free family swimming at the following times:
Monday – Thursday: 4pm to 5.30pm Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 2pm Outside of these times, the training pool is open 9am – 6.30pm (Mon – Fri) and 8am – 7.40pm (Sat – Sun) for free family swimming with accompanying lifeguard.
Members must book a slot for Family Swim Sessions via the App for weekend sessions Sat – Sun after 2pm & Bank Holidays & throughout the holidays.
Teach them the fundamentals of swimming and lay the foundations for a lifelong love of the water, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Our swim school for 3 months – 11 years follows the structure and approach of the Swim England Learn to Swim programme.
Please see our Swim Terms and Conditions.
From early years to advanced, our Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) registered ballet school is designed to build a solid foundation in dance, in a fun, enjoyable, creative environment. Led by an ex-professional ballerina and West End performer, this programme will build confidence, focus, posture, flexibility and critical thinking. Expect a fun yet structured introduction to the joys of dance.
Help them develop invaluable skills that stay with them forever. From increased respect and self-discipline to improved confidence, fitness and team skills, martial arts such as kickboxing can shape a child’s character and help them take life in their stride.
Channel their boundless energy and build their confidence with our gymnastics programme. With a focus on fun, flexibility, balance and strength through movement, music, learning and laughter this class will nurture ongoing skill development and boost self-esteem. Your child will discover things they never thought they could do whilst making friends and having fun in a structured environment.
Cafe & Lounge
Kick back together before or after your workout in a dedicated social space for families. Nourishing handmade snacks and made-to-order fruit smoothies are available for refuelling big and little bodies in our Natural Fitness Food cafe.
Our Ofsted registered crèche is open Monday – Friday 9:30am – 13:30pm, Saturday 9am – 13pm and Sunday 9am-1pm for kids aged 3 months to 5 years, run in partnership with My Ohana, the UK’s leading childcare company. Book your child into this paid-for service for up to 2 hours per day, leaving you free to enjoy our adult club facilities.
Mon – Fri 9am – 6.40pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 7:40pm
Learn to swim sessions
Mon – Thurs 4pm – 5.30pm
Sat – Sun 9am – 2pm
cafe + lounge
Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 8pm
Things to expect
Members will be required to book for Family Swim sessions. On bank holidays & school holidays sessions are bookable the whole day and on weekends from 2pm-7:40pm during term time. We ask that you please drop off and collect your children promptly from each activity in order for us to ensure a smooth running of Little Space.
Please view out Parent Policy here.
Little Space FAQ
DOES MY ADULT MEMBERSHIP NEED TO BE ACTIVATED TO USE LITTLE SPACE, INCLUDING DROPPING TO SWIMMING LESSONS AND PAID COURSES? Yes, a full paying adult attached to the child’s membership will need to be in place in order for your child to use Little Space.
IS THE CRÉCHE OPEN? Our crèche is now open Monday – Friday 9:30am-1:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday 9am-1pm with 4 x 1 hour booking slots, available to book 48 hours in advance, chargeable at £11 per hour. Payments and bookings can only be made via the app. Please be aware there is a non-refundable cancellation window 12 hours prior to your booking.
HOW DO YOU BOOK INTO LITTLE SPACE? Please book your classes as before on the Third Space App. To use the Little Space pool for family use, members need to book a slot via the App. On bank holidays & school holidays sessions are bookable the whole day and on weekends from 2pm-8pm during term time. Our pool is exclusively used for swimming lessons at various times throughout the week so please refer to the opening times for family swimming. If you were previously booked onto courses, a member of the team will be in touch. For new course bookings, please contact our Family Activities Manager who will be happy to help on Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE THE SWIM TEACHERS QUALIFIED AND WHAT GOVERNING BODY DO WE FOLLOW? All our swim teachers are DBS checked and are level 2 qualified with years of experience teaching all ages and abilities. We follow Swim England’s Learn to Swim Awards Programme.
HOW DO I BOOK? Please contact our Swim Manager to ensure your child gets booked into the correct stage. Email: email@example.com
HOW DOES THE PAYMENT WORK ON DIRECT DEBIT? Our swim school direct debit is calculated based on 42 classes over an 11-month period running from 1st Jan – 31st Dec. No direct debit will be taken in August but your swim school membership will run continuously until you request to cancel – giving one full and final calendar month notice running from the 1st. Cancellation is required in writing, email the Swim Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
DO WE NEED TO COMMIT TO THE FULL YEAR? No, we only ask for a 3-month commitment. Should you cancel at any time during the fixed rate period – sessions run from your requested start date will be charged at the full swim class rate. This may result in a balance payable or refund due, depending on the amount debited to date. Your final notice direct debit will be adjusted accordingly.
HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE TO CANCEL SWIM LESSONS? Please give one full calendar month notice running for 1st of the month so we can adjust your final direct debit accordingly.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE LESSONS ARE SAFE? We are following and staying up to date with Swim England’s Guidelines. This document is available here.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO LESSONS? Please bring your child ready for their lesson in their swimmers and goggles. If your child is in the main pool we’ll give them their own Little Space swim cap; please bring this with you to each lesson. We provide all the equipment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO ADULT AND BABY LESSONS? A parent/guardian needs to accompany the child in these swim lessons so please be ready to get in the water. Children under 3yrs should wear a double nappy system for their swim class and during family swim – a disposable or reusable swim nappy, with a snug-fitting neoprene nappy on top with close- fitting leg and waist ribs.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T ATTEND A CLASS? We will try and re-arrange your swim lesson if it’s due to medical reasons. We don’t make-up or refund if you’re away.
CAN I FREEZE MY SWIM SUBSCRIPTION? You unfortunately can’t freeze your Swim Subscription. If you freeze your membership your child will be removed from the swim programme and will need to re-enrol when you return. Remember we break for holidays 2 weeks over Easter, 2 weeks over Christmas and 6 weeks over the summer. No Direct Debit is taken in August.
CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS WATCH THE LESSONS? We encourage parents/guardians to drop off and pick up to minimise noise on poolside and distractions. If your child is new to swim lessons we are happy for you to watch the first couple lessons. No spectators in the main pool please but you can view the lessons from the adult lounge.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY CHILD’S PROGRESSION? You can track your child’s progression in your personal Homeportal. Please register via thirdspace.courseprogress.co.uk You’ll need your child’s Coursepro Membership which you’ll find in your swim confirmation email.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY LESSON? If you need to change day and time you can request this with the Swim Manager email@example.com. If your child is ready to move up you’ll receive a ‘congratulations’ email. You’ll then be able to go onto your Homeportal (thirdspace.courseprogress.co.uk) to pick your new class.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE AND DEPTH OF THE LEARNER POOL? The Learner Pool is ranges between 30-32 degrees and 0.8m deep.
ARE YOU ALLOWED TO TAKE PHOTO’S WHILE SWIM LESSONS ARE TAKING PLACE? No, for child protection reasons photos and filming are not to be taken while swim lessons are taking place.