Thornes Park Stadium will remain closed until at least June 2020 as work takes place to start the substantial clean-up and initial repairs to the damage caused by the fire on 26 February.

We are hoping to partially reopen the stadium, including part of the main sports hall, at the end of May to help minimise the disruption caused to the clubs and groups that use this facility.

All GYMNASTIC sessions are cancelled. For refunds please call 01924 302385

Aspire members can use all other Aspire facilities including; Sun Lane, Normanton, Featherstone, Pontefract, Minsthorpe

Any Aspire members that only use the facilities at Thornes Park, will be able to freeze or cancel their membership by Calling 01924 307820 or by email 

British Gymnastics Proficiency Awards Scheme

The British Gymnastics proficiency award scheme has been designed to provide a nationwide personal incentive for all gymnasts.

All schemes are progressive in structure and are easy to administer. All coaches are fully qualified to British Gymnastics standards and work set guidelines to enable them help all participants reach their potential, whilst having fun at the same time!

Lessons are based on the concept of completing a number of moves from each level before progressing to the next.  Each level has a badge and certificate with the specific level design on it.

On completion of each level the participant is able to purchase the badge and certificate, level 8 to 1, from reception.

Gymnastics sessions

We have entered into a partnership with Wakefield Gymnastic Club to get children into gymnastics.

Gymnastics sessions are provided by fully qualified coaches and are available at Thornes Park Stadium (in partnership with Wakefield Gymnastics Club)

You can register for our waiting list.

New Pre-School Gymnastic class for children aged 3-4 year olds 

Monday 16:00-16:45
Wednesday 16:00-16:45 
Class to start Monday 4th November and Wednesday 6th November 
£35 for 7 weeks 
Please contact Thornes Park Stadium on 01924 302385 / 

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Baby Gymnastics

Thursdays 10.45am - 11.30am

Gym Joey Age: 18 months to 4 years old

A fun-based child and adult gymnastics session. Learn the basics using the apparatus and musical routines. Your child will work through 6 of the stage 1 certificates and badges. Gym Joey is a great introduction into the world of gymnastics.


Mondays9.45am - 10.30am10.45am - 11.30am​1pm - 1.45pm​2pm - 2.45pm
Tuesdays9.45am - 10.30am10.45am - 11.30am​1.30pm - 2.15pm
Wednesdays9.45am - 10.30am10.45am - 11.30am2pm - 2.45pm​​
Fridays9.45am - 10.30am10.45am - 11.30am​1pm - 1.45pm​2pm - 2.45pm

Gym Joeys is £5 per session and payable as a block booking of ten sessions (£50).

Pre-School Gymnastics 3-4 year olds

Monday4pm - 4.45pm
Wednesday4pm - 4.45pm

Pre BAGA Age: 4-5 years olds

Using the skills and confidence learnt in Gym Joey, Pre-BAGA introduces more advanced moves. Children work with the coaches with the aim of achieving 4 of the stage 2 certificates and badges. The session is based on independent gymnastic work on apparatus and floor.


Monday4.15pm - 5pm5pm - 5.45om
Tuesday4pm - 4.45pm4.15pm - 5pm5pm - 5.45pm
Wednesday4.15pm - 5pm5pm - 5.45pm
Friday4pm - 4.45pm

Pre-BAGA is £5 a session and payable as a block booking of ten sessions (£50).

BAGA Age: 5 years and onwards

This is a more progressive, individual gymnastics session. The sessions will follow the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award Scheme, from level 8 through to level 1. The levels are based on gymnastic skills & movement, which are designed to get more challenging.


Monday4pm - 5pm5pm - 6pm6pm - 7pm​
Tuesday4pm - 5pm4.45pm - 5.45pm​
Wednesday5pm - 6pm6pm - 7pm
Fri4pm - 5pm5pm - 6pm6pm - 7pm
Sat9am - 10am10am - 11am11am - 12pm

BAGA is £5 a session and payable as a block booking of ten sessions (£50).

Wakefield Junior Gym Club Sessions BAGA

This session is a natural progression through the BAGA Gymnastics Scheme, which introduces more advanced gymnastics from levels 3 to 1. Fully qualified gymnastics coaching staff are always on hand to provide advice, support and demonstrations throughout the session.


Monday5pm - 6pm6pm - 7pm
Tuesday4.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday5pm - 6pm6pm - 7pm
Friday4pm - 5pm5pm - 7pm
Saturday9am - 11pm11pm - 1pm

Parkour and Freestyle

Thursday 7pm - 9pm 13 years plus Saturday 2pm - 3.30 8-13 years 3.30pm - 5pm 13 years Sunday 10am - 11.30am 8-13 years 11.30am - 1pn 13 years plus

Freestyle is the name adopted by British Gymnastics to describe a dynamic new, exciting and rapidly growing activity which incorporates aspects of other popular 'street' activities such as: Parkour, Free Running, Urban Gymnastics. Suitable sports clothing should be worn and all activities are performed in bare feet.

Wakefield Disability Sports Directory

This download details the disability sport and physical activity opportunities in the district and accessibility at our sports facilities.

Jesters Sports Acro is a Featherstone based Acrobatic Gymnastic club at Featherstone Sports Complex

More information

Contact us

01924 302385