Keep your kids entertained with THRIVE, the new activity programme from Horizon Leisure

Do you want your children to be more active? Would you like them to improve their wellbeing? Would you be interested in having your kids try new activities and meet new friends? Do you want them to THRIVE? Here, the time at Horizon Leisure share details of an exciting new programme for kids.

Horizon Leisure’s new dedicated programme, THRIVE, launching on April 1 could be the answer.

THRIVE has been designed to support young people aged 0-15 with their physical and emotional development through a diverse range of activities and clubs, helping to unlock their full potential.

We understand that not all young people enjoy competitive sport, and our THRIVE programmes at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres allow young people to connect with their wellbeing in a more relaxed, informal environment. All our activities help to build friendships, enhance communication skills and boost confidence.

THRIVE clubs and activities include:

Junior Gym - our junior workout sessions are specially designed for young people aged 10 to 15 years old. We believe in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age, and our supervised sessions provide a safe and enjoyable environment for young fitness enthusiasts. Sessions run Monday to Friday 4pm-6pm and Saturday and Sunday between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. A gym induction must be completed before attending. 

The Hangout Youth Club - for 12-15-year-olds, providing opportunities to participate in various activities, including arts and crafts, computer use, pool tables, board games and team games. On the last Friday of every month, a local group or organisation bring exciting activities to us!

Born To Move (BTM) - powered by leading group exercise provider, Les Mills, BTM classes, for 5-7 years olds, 8-11 year olds and 12-15 year olds, have been developed to nurture a life-long love of physical activity and help children experience the joy and vitality of movements inspired by yoga, martial arts and dance.

Non-contact Boxing Club (coming soon) - THRIVE Boxing Club uses the Boxing Awards programme to teach various aspects of the sport, including stance, guard, torso movement, footwork, straight punches and self-defence. Techniques are learnt through partner work, shadow boxing, skipping and drills.

Dodgeball - a fun team sport that promotes cooperation and teamwork among children, helping build friendships, enhancing communication skills and boosting confidence.

Boccia Club - a popular sport in the Paralympics, often played by those who use a wheelchair, Boccia requires precision and sharp tactics to roll the ball closer to the target than your opponent. However, when the target can be moved or blocked, things get interesting.

Tri Golf Club - designed for primary school children and played using light plastic clubs and rubber balls, it’s a perfect high-energy game to help children take their first golf shots safely under adult supervision.

FUNdamental Movement Skills - FUNs introduces 5-7 year olds to skills like running, jumping and throwing in a fun, supportive environment where everyone can learn and improve.

Family Circuits Class - a fun, engaging exercise class for all abilities, that’s perfect for children aged eight and above and their parents or carers. The class is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness, overall strength and motor skills. It's a great opportunity for families to work out together and get fit as a team!

Study Club - bring your homework in, grab a quiet space to sit, relax and begin. Stationery equipment is available and staff are on hand to offer support.

Knit and Sit - for 5-7 and 8-11-year-olds.  Knitting is an excellent way to stimulate creativity, improve concentration, relax and even enhance math skills. For 12-15 year olds who like to customise their own stuff, our weekly club is perfect for exploring a whole new world of handmade crafts. Design and create your own products with the assistance of a skilled crafts teacher.

Cheerleading Club (coming soon) - open to students aged eight and above. Cheerleading is all about having fun while learning the basic skills, including dance, tumbling, stunting, pyramids and jumps.

Bricks Club - provides a combination of education and entertainment through a hands-on approach to playful learning.  A series of structured thematic sessions run over several weeks, using technology to support games, creativity and fun.

Board Games Club - regular tabletop games sessions held at The Hangout. Whether you’re a fan of classic games like Snakes and Ladders or enjoy playing cards, there’s something to entertain everyone.

8-Ball Pool Club - whether you’re a complete beginner, want to work on your cue ball control or just play for fun against a friend, this is the club for you, with two tables and all equipment supplied!

Scooter Club - a fun and interactive way for kids to learn safe scooter riding. We have games and activities to teach proper techniques and tricks whilst socialising with others. Safety equipment and scooters are provided, but kids can bring helmets and pads.

Family Yoga - in a busy world family yoga provides a wonderful place to spend healthy, happy, quality time together. No mobile phones, iPads, TV or other duties…just you and your children. Children, parents and even grandparents get to enjoy practising yoga together and strengthen their bonds.

We have a range of membership offers including individual young person’s and family memberships.  You can find out more here


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