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On 19 March 2020, the government directed that all leisure centres be closed until further notice. Ryedale District Council has three leisure centres which are operated on our behalf by Everyone Active. These are:

  • Ryedale Swim and Fitness Centre on Mill Lane, Pickering
  • Derwent Swim and Fitness Centre, Norton
  • Ryedale Sports Centre, Lady Lumleys School, Pickering

We are working with Everyone Active to try to find alternative work for their permanent staff within the Council, to protect those jobs until the centres can reopen.


Our leisure facilities are operated on our behalf by Everyone Active. The Council does not directly provide sports coaching, however, a number of clubs and leisure facilities within the area offer coaching courses and activities.

For further information, please submit an enquiry form

Lots of ideas and information are available from BBC Sport - get inspired.


Derwent swim and fitness centre
Church Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9HP
Tel: 08450 230 307
Email: Derwent swim and fitness centre

A 25 metre pool offering a variety of swim sessions, swimming club and swimming lessons, fitness suite and sauna. For timetable visit Derwent Pool Timetable.

Ryedale swim and fitness centre
Mill Lane, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DJ
Tel: 08450 230 306
Email: Ryedale swim and fitness centre

A 25 metre pool offering a variety of swim sessions, swimming club and swimming lessons and flume. For timetable visit Ryedale Pool Timetable.

Ryedale Sports Centre
Swainsea Lane, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8NF
Tel: 08450 230 304
Email: Ryedale sports centre

This facility includes an outdoor artificial pitch, outdoor tennis courts and a large sports hall suitable for a variety of sports including badminton, indoor football and roller hockey. There is also a smaller hall and community areas.

All the facilities above can be booked for a variety of children's parties.


For all enquiries, bookings and prices please contact the facility.

Malton Community Sports Centre

Malton Community Sports Centre opened in February 2011 with a proportion of the funding provided by Ryedale District Council. Usage is shared between Malton School and the general public. To find out more please use the contact details below.

Tel: 01653 605365
Email Malton Community Sports Centre.

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool
Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, YO62 7TA

Details for the 2019 season (PDF, 2 pages, 1.2Mb)

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool is operated by the Helmsley Recreation Charity Registered No 523358. It is heated open air facility open from the middle of June until early September each year. For further details email or telephone 01439 408010.


Kirkbymoorside Skate Park
Contact: Mr R Gunton
55 West End, Kirkbymoorside, York
Tel: 01751 433070

Norton Skatepark
Contact: Malton Town Council
Tel: 01653 228699

Thornton-le-Dale Skatepark
Contact: Mrs Mary Manthorpe
14 Castle Garth, Thornton le Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire


Riverside Play Area in Norton

The Council owns and maintains a playground at Riverside View in Norton.

There are other playgrounds in Ryedale run by parish councils and other local organisations. Please contact your Parish Clerk for more information.

Contact details for town or parish councils are available here.


There is a range of information for families, details of activities at your local children's centre, childcare in your area and a directory of services to support parents plus much more on North Yorkshire County Council website and at Ryedale's Children and family hubs.

To talk to someone about what might be useful for you in your area contact Ryedale4Youth or call 01653 694122.


Ryedale District Council teamed up with iFootpath to develop a collection of walks from our five market towns and the glorious countryside around. Whether you're an adventurous walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, there's a walk to suit you. You may be surprised at how much there is to discover on your doorstep!

To view and download the list of walks, visit the iFootpath website.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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