Get out and about this winter

The cost-of-living is affecting everyone at the moment, but there are lots of low-cost things you can do this winter to both keep warm and have fun in your spare time in Chesterfield.

We have put together a list of activities for you to enjoy at venues around the borough:

Over 50? We have lots of discounts available for you to enjoy at our sports centres

Visit Queen’s Park Sports Centre on a Wednesday to get active and enjoy one of the below activities at a discounted price.

  • Badminton from 8.15am to 10.30am – priced at £3.65p
  • Squash tuition from 9am to 10.30am – priced at £3.65p
  • Bowls from 10.45am to 12.45pm priced at £3.65p
  • Aerobics from 11am to 12pm priced at £5.70p

All of the over 50 activities also include a free swim with any of the activities noted above.

Health Spa, Healthy Living Centre 

Enjoy two hours unlimited use of the facilities at our relaxing health spa. Unwind after a workout, have some time alone or with friends at the Healthy Living Centre health spa.

Enjoy two hours use of the:

  • aromatherapy room
  • monsoon shower
  • ice fountain
  • relaxation area
  • and hammam heated beds

Advance booking is advised.  This activity is free for active fitness members or £5.50 per person for non-members. More information.


Try out our 10.5 metre climbing wall at the Healthy Living Centre.

The climbing wall is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Our climbing wall has 17 lines, over 70 individual routes, all top-roped and equipped with quick draws for lead climbing, four auto-belays, all on a variety of slabs, walls and overhangs. 

  • £5.90 per person (or 10 sessions for the price of 8)
  • FREE for active fitness members
  • Taster session £5.50

A climbing induction is needed which is £22 or free with your Leisure membership. A taster session can also be provided. Please contact the Healthy Living Centre to find out more. 

Dementia film screening

Dementia Friendly screenings are for customers with dementia and their family and friends. Customers are entitled to bring one carer, family member or friend for free.

Date: Mon 30 January 2023

Film: Hello Dolly

Venue: The Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield

Please arrive at 1pm, the film will begin at 1.30pm. 

Price: £4.50 (includes tea and cake)

Find out more.

Visit a warm space

Chesterfield Borough Council, along with the Chesterfield Health and Wellbeing Partnership and a range of local statutory and voluntary partner organisations, want to support our communities in keeping warm and in good health over the colder months.

If you or someone you know is vulnerable or facing fuel poverty, you can now visit a range of ‘warm spaces’ around Chesterfield where you can meet other people, in a free, warm and welcoming environment.

Many of the venues are offering refreshments, as well as a few other activities (depending on the venue) that you could join in with if you wanted too as well.

Each of the spaces are completely free to attend and everyone is welcome to drop in.

We have developed a google map that includes all of the key information you need to know about where the warm spaces are in our area.

All you have to do is click on the venues listed on the left of your screen and then you can find where they are exactly on the map (a small circle will appear on the screen around the venue), as well as confirming the address of the space and what is being offered.

Each venue is open at different times and on different days so please ensure you either check the map or contact the venue directly before visiting.

Access the warm spaces Google map.


First published on 21 November 2022 Last updated on 21 November 2022