Lessons available for all ages in Tameside

Gymnastics makes a great spectator sport, but it makes an even better sport to participate in. Here at Active Tameside we have a range of classes – from pre-school to adult – to make sure everyone gets to enjoy the excitement and physical benefits of gymnastics.

Active Tameside provides great gymnastics facilities; most of our sessions take place at Active Ken Ward in Hattersley, but we also have sessions at Active Copley. Our facility at Ken Ward has a fantastic range of equipment, including a large sprung floor, sprung tumble track, foam pit, beams, bars, vaulting stations and a great range of hand equipment.

We offer a varied range of gymnastics lessons for all age groups throughout the week, including mixed, and girls and boys only sessions. You can find out more about each of our sessions below.

Gymnastics at Active Tameside


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Gym Tots 0-4 years

Taking place at our specially designed Active Ken Ward centre, our Gym Tots sessions are perfect for letting your little one explore a new and exciting environment. As your child discovers the equipment we have at the centre, they’ll experience an interactive learning session in a fun and stimulating environment. With you by their side, they’ll develop social and physical skills, improving movement, strength, balance and co-ordination.

Each Gym Tots sessions runs for 60 minutes, in which you can explore the equipment and toys at our facility with your little one. If you have any questions or queries there will be Active Tameside Gymnastics coach on hand to help, although they don’t directly have any involvement in the session.

Sessions are available at: Active Ken Ward, tel: 0161 366 5545.

Tiny Tumblers 2-3 years

These fun sessions are great for parents and children to learn together! Each tiny tumbler session will last for 1 hour and begins with a 30 minute structured sessions delivered by our British Gymnastics qualified coaches. These sessions cover a circuit of activities  that have been adapted to meet that week’s theme.

The second half of these session will consist of free play, much like our Gym Tots sessions where you’ll have free reign of our Gymnastics centre, enjoying our great range of equipment together. Our coaches will still be on hand during the free play session of you to chat to if you have any questions or queries.

Sessions are available at: Active Ken Ward, tel: 0161 366 5545.

Little Tumblers 3-5 years

Our Little Tumblers coaches are British Gymnastics Pre-School qualified and will guide your child through their structured gymnastics session. Encouraging new milestones, in social, physical and gymnastic development, we actively encourage independence and ask you to leave your child in the care of the coaches, but remain within the centre. By taking part in the Little Tumblers sessions your child will work towards British Gymnastics Badge Scheme rewards so you know they’re on the right path.

In these 60-minute sessions your child will enjoy a group warm up before learning skills on the equipment with our British Gymnastics qualified coaches. Parents aren’t actively involved in the sessions but we ask that you wait in the waiting area in case you’re needed (usually for a toilet break).

Sessions are available at: Active Ken Ward, tel: 0161 366 5545.

Juniors 5+ years

British Gymnastics qualified coaches lead groups of up to 10 gymnasts through the sessions learning skills on our great range of equipment. Working through the British Gymnastics Proficiency Badges gymnasts will be rewarded for their time and effort regularly gaining their next level. These sessions are great for children new to gymnastics and those who have come through our sessions previously. Our coaches tailor the sessions to make sure each child is always learning.

We have both Core (for children aged 5-11 years) and Advanced (11+ years) sessions to make sure our gymnasts feel comfortable in their environment but also feel challenged to keep learning.

Sessions are available at: Active Ken Ward, tel: 0161 366 5545 and Active Copley, tel: 0161 303 8118.

Tameside School of Gymnastics

Tameside School of Gymnastics are a private Gymnastics club who use our facilities at Active Ken Ward. Tameside School of Gymnastics specialise in women’s artistic gymnastics and are an invitation-only club.

Working along Tameside School of Gymnastics we hold trials for our gymnasts to try out for the places held for Active Tameside gymnasts. If you’d like to know more about Tameside School of Gymnastics, visit their website here.


You’re never too old to learn (or re-learn) something new. Gymnastics is a great sport for developing strength and flexibility – and you could even learn some impressive skills too! The sessions have a fun and relaxed atmosphere and you’re even given the option work towards some of the British Gymnastics Proficiency awards. So if you’re aged 16+ (please note that those under 18 will need parent/guardian permission) and want a new challenge, come and try gymnastics.

Sessions are available at: Active Ken Ward, tel: 0161 366 5545.

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Please note: gymnastics sessions are only bookable by phone or in centre.

Active Ken Ward: 0161 366 5545 / Active Copley: 0161 303 8118.

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