Fitness activities in our parks
There are many regular outdoor exercise and fitness classes taking place in our parks, open spaces and beaches, all of which are licensed.
Apply for a licence
You’ll need a licence to hold an outdoor exercise class on any of our parks, open spaces or beaches.
Before a licence is granted, you’ll need to provide evidence of:
- public liability insurance to a minimum of £5m
- risk assessment
- instructor certificates
- DBS certificate if working with under 18s
- first aid qualification.
The licence fee is £100 per weekly session for a 12-month period. So, if you’re planning to hold 1 class a week, the cost would be £100 for the year. For 2 classes a week it would be £200, and so on.
If you'd like to run a fitness activity at one or more of our parks and open spaces, complete an application form, email email@example.com or call 01202 123 888.
Apply for an events licence
If you'd like to run a one-off fitness event, you’ll need an events licence. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to apply.
Current licensed operators
Anyone running an outdoor fitness session on one of our open spaces without our permission may not be suitably insured or qualified to do so.
If a member of the public is injured by the actions of an unlicensed trainer, and that trainer does not have public liability insurance, it’s very unlikely they’ll be able to pay any compensation due because of negligence.