Nottingham City Council’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village is celebrating a silver anniversary this weekend.

On Saturday 1 October – just over year after the site’s £16m redevelopment – 25 years of sports on the site will be marked with a range of free activities. The public is invited between 11am-5pm to enjoy activities for all the family including fitness classes, Notts Gym Tots sessions, swimming, relaxation in the health suite, synchronised swimming, basketball, cycle track use, table tennis and badminton.

There will be a grand prize draw for all those who attend on the day as well as some fantastic prize giveaways.

Sample sessions will run to showcase some of the activities offered at the centre. These include:
– 1pm – Table Tennis beat the robot
– 11am-11.30am and 11.30am-12pm Synchronised Swimming taster sessions (8 yrs+) (pre booking advised)
– 11am – Boogie Bounce master classes with creator Jenny Belcher (pre booking advised).

Keen football teams can also sign up for free tournaments and football with Astro Kings – There are men’s and ladies 16+ 5 a side competitions – to book your team into the free tournament, register no later than 6pm 30 September at . Kids play for free between 10am – 4pm.

Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “Come and celebrate our fantastic facility with us. We are proud to have been providing this great space to play sport for the past 25 years and I would really urge those who haven’t seen the world class improvements we have made to the site to make the most of this opportunity.”

“Why not come and have a swim in the 50m pool where Paralympic champions Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw train or come and cycle round our brilliant new cycling circuit? We really want the community to come and see the opportunities to play sport here at every level.”

For more information on the open day please visit: or the Harvey Hadden Facebook event page

For further information, please contact Donna Marshall, Communications and Marketing Officer on 0115 8764443 or email: