David Lloyd Leisure

David Lloyd Leisure

December 21, 2011 07:30 ET

David Lloyd Leisure Unveils £800,000 DL Kids Facility in Finchley

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) - David Lloyd Leisure has opened its new DL Kids facility in Finchley, North London, at a cost of more than £800,000.

The purpose-built facility features two activity rooms, an interactive classroom, sports hall, play frame, and a DL Kids Cafebar and lounge.

It offers an extensive range of programmes specifically designed to complement the way children learn in their pre-school and school time. Activities include arts and crafts, role play, hundreds of games and the opportunity to try different sports in a fun and safe environment.

In addition, DL Kids Finchley offers birthday parties, after-school clubs and full school holiday programmes.

Non-members will have access to the facility on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as well as parties and holiday activities.

General manager of David Lloyd Leisure Finchley, Tracy Gale, said: "Families are at the heart of what we do, and this investment will provide a fantastic opportunity for families to get active and have fun together in a safe and modern environment.

"We believe it will bring great benefits for the whole of the local community, not just our members, as non-members will be able to use it as well."

Sarah Hobbs, head of family and programming at David Lloyd Leisure said: "At David Lloyd we know that children who have positive sporting or active experiences at a young age are more likely to continue being active in adulthood.

"The David Lloyd Kids programmes are designed to provide the opportunities for children to get active, focusing on fun and participation and with practical facilities that work for the family as a whole."

David Lloyd Kids Finchley is the third for the group in the UK, forming part of a £2.5million investment in the concept in 2011 alone. It follows the success of DL Kids at Raynes Park, London which opened in January 2010, and Leeds, in April 2011.

The company has also opened a DL Kids facility in Barcelona, Spain, and plans to open further ones at selected David Lloyd Leisure clubs throughout the UK.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 80 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis. Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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