Knowing why you want to start leading a healthier lifestyle is the first step to achieving your goals.

Our reason for doing what we do, is to provide our communities with quality facilities, services and opportunities to lead a healthier, active lifestyle.

We all start somewhere – so find your reason and join the Abbeycroft community!

Read some of the stories from our members about their reasons to get active and stay active.

“My reason for using Abbeycroft Leisure is to train for triathlons…Especially as I’ve got an Iron Man coming up!

Gym and Group Exercise User
Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury

“I  use the gym to stay fit and healthy, so that I can live a longer life!”

Gym User
Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury

“We came here so that the children could have some fun on the flumes and in the leisure pool!”

Swimming and Kids Activities User
Bury Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds

“To improve my joint and muscles, and I won’t be in so much pain with my arthritis I’m hoping.”

Active Living User
Newmarket Leisure Centre

“I work out because I’m 85 years of age, and fitness is paramount to my daily existence. If you’ve got a chance to go to the gym, you go; for your benefit!”

Gym User
Newmarket Leisure Centre


We Are Abbeycroft – we make a difference

When choosing Abbeycroft, not only are you investing in your own health, but you’re helping to support your local community too.

This really makes a difference!

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we reinvest our profits back into the business to help provide quality facilities and opportunities for the whole community to lead healthier, active lives.

We’re here to serve everyone, whatever your age, gender or physical capability. Whether you are looking to be more active, make friends, enjoy fun, family time or community programmes, our aim is to support you to improve or maintain your overall health and wellbeing.

As well as managing 13 excellent leisure facilities on behalf of West Suffolk and Babergh District Council, we work tirelessly with our health partners to deliver a range of programmes and initiatives to inspire healthier, active lifestyles for the community, such as:-

  • Fit and Fed
  • Exercise on Referral
  • Family Park Cooking
  • Active Mums
  • Just Play (SEND) sessions
  • Move More Outdoors
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