This is a comprehensive list of facilities and clubs where you can play sports or get fit throughout the Rochdale Borough. Alternatively you can find out what activities are available at the different
Link4Life leisure centres.
Many of the facilities listed are run by Link4Life. Link4Life is the trading name for the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. It's an independent company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity. Link4Life's purpose is to plan and manage the delivery of high quality, enjoyable, affordable, accessible cultural provision in Rochdale Borough that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to keep fit, and lead a healthy, creative, active lifestyle of their choice.
View timetables, find prices and book swimming lessons for young
and old at your local public swimming pool.
Find your local public gym to access cardio machines, fitness
classes including Zumba, spinning and yoga.
Book a football pitch for a casual game, or join a local
football club if you want regular, competitive games.
Play indoor bowls or join a crown green bowling club. Find
details of the Rochdale indoor long mat bowling league.
Middleton Arena, Rochdale Leisure Centre, Heywood Sports Village, Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre and more centres across the borough (on Link4Life's website)
Where to go to master the art of Tai Chi, Jiu Jitsu, Judo,
Karate and Taekwondo. Join a boxing club.
Play sports, such as boccia and goalball, designed specifically for people with disabilities
Including rock climbing, sailing, canoeing, roller derby,
skateboarding, windsurfing, powerboating and skiing.
Do track and field at the Kingsway Athletics Arena or go
mountain biking at Hollingworth Lake.
Find out where to play a game of badminton, tennis or squash,
and for the kids there's Mini Tennis.
Practice nets are available at sports halls throughout the
borough, as are cricket clubs for competitive matches.
There's no membership fees to play at Marland public golf
course, but season passes are available for regulars.
Clubs and facilities for both rugby codes are available in
Rochdale. Find out about Tag Rugby for your children.
Find out where you can book a court for a game of basketball,
netball, volleyball and other ball sports.
Facilities are available for table tennis, trampolining,
archery, gymnastics, horse riding and fishing.
The Blue Plaque map will take you on a journey through the town centre to discover its rich cultural history.
Find out what sports you can try out in and around the borough on the BBC Get Inspired website