10 of the best sports classes for children in South Lanarkshire

Get your bundles of joy kicking a ball round a field, jumping on a trampoline or take them to a splashy session at the local pool…check out these options

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Ready for Wimbledon maybe?

1. Little Tiger Cubs

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Fun and safe – two words that don’t always go together, but in the Little Tiger Cubs classes they do. This is a fitness training programme for children aged 3-5 years old that aims to develop fitness and well being with a series of martial arts based games and exercises. The orange and black uniform is rather cute too. A free trial lesson is available. Simply call the number of the club you wish to join. Class sizes are small so it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

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2. Pool Fun Sessions

For a splish splash swim take a trip to the South Lanarkshire swimming pool. The 25 metre swimming pool is spacious and safe for kids to dip more than a toe in with a child friendly adjustable floor. The kids can also have fun floating around at the Pool Fun Sessions held at the weekends. Parents can join in and have a laugh playing with the rubber ducks and balls.

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3. Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre

You don’t need to be a member to learn how to ski at this club fitted with not one but four modern floodlit dry slopes. Located at Balleahouton Park, only minutes away from Central Glasgow, you’ll find a range of snow sporting activities for every interest and level. Ski schools and ski themed birthday parties are tremendously popular all the year round. Throughout the summer holidays a series of classes and clubs are put on by a team of qualified instructors. Your child will develop from a complete beginner to an experienced racer. Eddie the Eagle, watch out when you go off piste!

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4. Climbzone

The Climbing Wall, the Skypark, and the Drop are the key areas of interest for youngsters taking their first steps in the vertical world. Suitable for anyone over the age of seven, all abilities are welcome, and group bookings are ideal. For those wanting something a bit different and daring (who doesn’t!), have a go on the Robocoaster. It’s the only robotic arm ride in the UK that can be programmed by the rider themselves. Get strapped in and hold on tight! How wild can you take it?

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5. Gymnastics With Nikki

Gymnastics with Nikki was formed almost ten years ago by former Gymnast and Dancer, Nikki Miller. Available to all children of all ages, shapes and sizes, GWN aims to help children with balance, posture, co-ordination, fitness and attention skills. All your child needs is an eagerness to learn this sport that’s excellently entertaining.

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6. Gymboree

Fantastic fun filled classes that educate and thrill babies and parents. Gymboree is the world’s leading developmental programme for babies and children aged five and under. The venue is filled with bright, colourful equipment, slides, climbing apparatus, tunnels and bridges. A variety of props including parachutes, bubbles, puppets and musical instruments are used to stimulate all of your child’s senses.

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7. Game On!

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture offers a vast range of courses and sessions, from Bouncing Babes and Badminton, to Football and Fun Fitness! Activities are available for most ages from tiny tiddlers (12 weeks) to teens (Secondary/High school age). Try taking a child full of energy to the Active Kids Dance class or have a go at enrolling your youngster in need of some calming down in one of the Yoga courses.

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8. Little Kickers

As the currency of the school yard, there’s little doubt that football has a lot to offer the next generation of fleet-footed playground participants. At Little Kickers the focus is very much on enjoying the classes and encouraging enthusiastic boys & girls (18mths – seven years old) to stand on their own two feet. Watch your child progress from being in Little Kicks (18-27 months) to Mega Kickers (5-7 years).

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9. The Lanarkshire Health & Racquets Club

Is your child interested in tennis? Does he fancy being the next Andy Murray? Then why not bring them along to our junior tennis programme. The Lanarkshire Health & Racquets Club have classes for children of all skill levels aged from three years old upwards and there always looking for new recruits to grab a racquet.

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10. AMF Bowling

Looking for somewhere to take the family for an exciting yet active trip out? At AMF Bowling kids and adults can relax and have fun in the safe and exciting environment of the bowling world. With bumpers and ramps for younger members, plus a range of fun filled activities for older children bowling has never been so fun!

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