Take a look inside the new soft play, dance and gymnastics hub for children now open in Wakefield
A brand-new dedicated gymnastics, dance and soft play hub is now open for children to visit on Calder Vale Road.
Utopia Active is Wakefield’s first purpose-built gymnastics and dance facility for children, launched by ex-Yorkshire gymnast Kirstie Limbert and husband Luke.
The new and fast-growing Yorkshire health and leisure business has earned quick success thanks to a progressive ethos, allowing gymnastics and dance to be accessible to youngsters no matter what their ability or age.
Part of the British Gymnastics Association, the 12,500sqft Wakefield gym will be the second Utopia Active to open in Yorkshire following a hugely successful premier opening of the business in Huddersfield three years ago.
Utopia Active can cater for up to 2000 members from walking age all the way up to 18 years old thanks to a team of 15 expert coaches plus 15 young leaders and support staff.
The purpose-built facility has state-of-the-art Olympic-standard equipment including full sized beams, professional sets of bars and a huge foam pit.
Utopia Active Wakefield will also offer a wide range of dance, cheerleading and parkour classes from June 14 onwards, plus baby-development classes, pre-school, and toddler gym to help Wakefield children stay active in a fun and educational environment.
A soft play area where adults can stay while little ones play has also been built at the gym.
Community will be at the heart of Utopia Active with a dedicated café opening, as a place for parents and members to meet and enjoy.
Holiday camps run throughout every school holiday at Utopia Active and are starting this week from 8am-3.30pm or 5pm with breakfast club included.
A mixture of gymnastics, dance, games arts and crafts are being enjoyed from £25 a day for members or £30 a day for none members.
And if that wasn't enough, children’s parties are available to book now too from w/c 21st June onwards. For one-and-a-half hours from £15 per child for a fully staffed gymnastics or dance party, private use of the facilities, music, games and food.
Kirstie Limbert, said: “We believe that gymnastics is the best foundation sport that a child can do. In the past, gymnastics has been extremely selective and competitive, but we want every child to be able to access the sport no matter their age or ability.
“Gymnastics offers such an amazing foundation for girls and boys to build balance, co-ordination, strength and ability. It is also a fantastic way to build children’s confidence, courage, and important practical skills such as time management.
“Our incredible team of coaches are dedicated to inspiring children to build self-belief that they can carry with them outside of the gym into school and beyond into their future lives as adults.
“There’s nothing else in Wakefield like our purpose-built venue and we have found that there is a huge demand for our offering in the area.
“We cannot wait to welcome budding young Wakefield gymnasts to Utopia. Coaching doesn’t feel like a job to us, it’s our passion.”
To register for your child’s free session, visit WWW.UTOPIAACTIVE.CO.UK, or follow @utopiaactive on Facebook and Instagram for more information