Tag archive: children’s centre


The core is the muscles in and your abdomen, back and pelvis. You use your core to accomplish everyday activities. It is vital to strengthen this part of your body as it can affect your balance, posture, and stability. Please re-visit this page as we will be releasing exercises videos here shortly.

Heritage Walks

Discover the history on your doorstep, take a 60-70 minute stroll from Barkingside to Ilford War Memorial via historic sites in Aldborough or discover the history of Wanstead.  Download the Aldborough Walk (PDF 1MB) Download the Wanstead Jubilee Walk (PDF 814 KB) Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January is the internationally designated day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. HMD encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. This year, HMD […]

Street Tag

What is Street Tag? Vision RCL have been working in partnership with Redbridge Council to launch this fun, family friendly smartphone based app that rewards families and individuals for walking, running, and cycling around the borough. Street Tag turns our streets and open spaces into a giant virtual playground and encourages people to get active […]

Claybury Park Bench Sponsorship Scheme

Claybury Park is a regionally important open space and nature reserve, which holds special and personal significance for many people. In recognition of that, Vision RCL is delighted to offer the opportunity to sponsor a bench as a thoughtful way of leaving a lasting legacy on the estate. We offer two styles of bench, selected […]

Home Library Service Volunteers

Do you love working with the public? Do you want to create inclusive and transformative experiences for our more vulnerable customers? We are looking for sociable and caring individuals to help those customers who find it difficult to visit any of our libraries due to old age, disability, illness or have caring responsibilities. Your task […]

Christmas Opening Hours in Leisure Centres, Libraries & Parks

During the Christmas period our leisure centres, libraries and parks will have different opening hours. To find out more information on opening times, visit the pages below and click on your centre or library for individual opening times. Find out more about your sport and leisure centre Find out more about your library (Redbridge Central […]

Fit, Fed and Read Registration Form

Fit, Fed and Read is a holiday activity programme for children who are entitled to Free School Meals. To book on to the programme, please complete the registration form below. The form must be completed by a parent or guardian. In completing this form, you agree to the following: Your child is eligible for free […]

Introducing Vision Fitness on Demand

Keeping active has never been so important, both for our physical and mental wellbeing. With many people confined to their homes, we are delighted to be able to offer an ‘at home’ alternative to exercising with our new Fitness on Demand programme, launched 19 November. Vision Fitness on Demand gives our local community the opportunity and means […]

Getting Started

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Vision is committed to providing equal access to our services and facilities. We have resources available in a number of formats to support all our library users including: Large print books If you have some vision but you struggle to read regular print, large print may be for you. The size of a font is […]

Museum activities from home

While Redbridge Museum is temporarily closed, there are still plenty of activities that you can get involved with. Check out our list of museum related activities below. Redbridge Museum Virtual Tour Take a 360 virtual tour of Redbridge Museum! Produced for Open House London 2020, explore the Museum’s permanent display and learn more about Redbridge’s […]

Vote for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Award 2020

Help us get Redbridge into the top ten by voting for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Awards. This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 2,061 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, including nine Redbridge parks. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the scheme is now […]

Redbridge Music Service part of winning ensemble at 2020 Olivier Awards

Children in Redbridge were celebrating on Sunday with the news that they were part of the winning nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Opera at the 2020 Olivier Awards for the production of Noye’s Fludde at the Theatre Royal Stratford East staged in July 2019.  The production was made up of over 200 young people across […]

Hainault Forest Restoration Project

Hainault Forest is an inspiring landscape on the fringes of London and Essex, and an oasis of habitats. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the forest is a crucial part of the wider borough for wildlife but also a site that’s history is crucial to the birth of the conservation movement, from the 19th […]

Shape the future of Fairlop Waters

Redbridge Council has announced bold and exciting plans to preserve and expand Fairlop Waters, adding 250 acres of green space to the existing park over the coming years. Fairlop Waters is one of the largest country parks in Redbridge, home to expansive green space, a lake, and a wide range of outdoor activities, including the […]

Introducing Vision Venues!

We are introducing Vision Venues, a new way to make effortless bookings with Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. We are a brand-new team here to help you book into our fabulous venues located across Redbridge! Our venues include: Valentines Mansion, Redbridge Town Hall, Sir James Hawkey Hall and many more! You will be delighted to […]

Let’s raise the Green Flag as nine Redbridge Parks receive this prestigious award once again!

The residents of Redbridge are very fortunate to have so many green spaces to enjoy, with a vast total of 50 parks and open spaces across the borough. Vision RCL takes pride in managing all of these sites successfully on behalf of Redbridge Council. Vision RCL is committed to improving the quality of the facilities […]

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Vision RCL has been awarded £547,565 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today. Vision is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed […]

Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2020

Every year Redbridge Schools Library service (SLS) involves  14 secondary schools, 16 primary schools and over 200 students in the Redbridge Children’s Book Award.  Despite the closure of schools due to COVID 19, Redbridge  SLS was determined to keep these young readers and literary critics engaged.  The SLS manager along with Redbridge teachers  has have […]

Libraries Week

Join us for ‘Libraries Week’, between 5 and 10 October for a celebration of our much-loved libraries Libraries Week is all about showcasing how libraries are engaging communities through reading, providing access to and developing diverse collections and enabling digital reading through ebooks, magazine and audiobooks. This Libraries Week, we will be celebrating the significant […]

Register now for the DragonFest Shopping Village!

Due to the global pandemic the annual DragonFest event at Fairlop Waters has been postponed until 2021. However, extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. To raise funds for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal this year DragonFest brings you the crème de la crème online shopping experience from the DragonFest Shopping Village, which hosts near 200 of […]

Owls is re-opening!!

Owls is back and can’t wait to welcome you. We are pleased to announce that Owls Play Centre, Fairlop Waters, will be reopening on Monday 7 September. We have had to make some changes to ensure everyone can play safely but are confident that the fun can continue. We will be running sessions with limited […]

Litter Picking

Litter Picking in Redbridge Parks and Green Spaces We know the majority of Redbridge residents take pride in their local area, and want to see our parks and green spaces kept litter free. However, litter continues to be a problem across the borough. Even with bins being emptied more frequently, some people still think it […]

Down But Not Out! Kenneth More Theatre forced to postpone Grand (Re)-opening

We’re really disappointed to hear the latest government guidance on indoor performances. Unlike many theatres we are in a position where it can be viable reopen. We’ve implemented thorough social distancing throughout the theatre and are confident that our standards are at the highest level beyond many sectors that have already re-opened. The Kenneth More […]

Frequently Asked Questions Returning to Leisure Facilities

Following June 2020 Member survey Do I need to pre-book to use gym or pool All gym and pool sessions are 55 minutes long and must be pre-booked online via website or APP. All non-members must pay in advance for sessions. Will gym and pool have reduced numbers? All gym and pool sessions will have […]

Free Summer Arts Project for 15-19 year olds in Redbridge

FUTURE MAKERS FOR THE GAME CHANGERS.THE RULE BREAKERS.THE FUTURE MAKERS. Bursting with big ideas, but not sure where to start? We’re looking for young creatives bold enough to break the mould, who want to push boundaries, and shape our future. Join us for a FREE two-week innovative on-line programme designed to build your creative skills […]

Parks Business Permits

Training businesses If you would like to use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. To apply for a permit you will need to complete the application form and supply supporting documentation scroll to the end of this page. On receipt […]

Winners announced in our ‘Clean Up Your Park, Take Your Litter Home’ poster competition

Litter has become a big problem for Redbridge parks during the good weather. When the bins are full, visitors to the parks have just been leaving their litter behind. So Redbridge Council and Vision put their heads together and thought it would be a good idea to get the younger generation on board. A competition […]

The Community Leisure UK Award winners have been announced!

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to have finalists in three of the categories for the 2020 awards and a winner in one! Huge congratulations go to Yashmin Harun, a […]

COVID-19 Guidance for Libraries

As the threat of Covid-19 has increased within our community, to keep our customers and staff safe, we will be reducing services in line with the latest government guidelines. From Monday 4 January, Redbridge Central Library will re-open for pre-ordered books only. There will be strictly no browsing, printing or PC use available. Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Friday […]

COVID-19 Guidance for Parks

To find the most up to date information on how Covid-19 has affected all of our Vision services, please visit our impact to our services page. When visiting our parks please follow social distancing guidelines set in place by the Government. You must remain 2 metres away from others at all times, keep dogs on leads at […]

Black Lives Matter

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure stands in solidarity with our Black communities, colleagues and volunteers, customers, artists and audiences in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Our facilities are a safe place where all our communities can come together to learn, create and thrive. We aim to contribute to this movement through inclusion, education and continued learning.  […]

Group celebratory events

Lockdown is making it difficult for groups of people to celebrate together, but Redbridge Drama Centre and the Kenneth More Theatre have teamed up to provide the perfect solution – an online comedy murder mystery to get you working together alongside friends or family members either locally or from around the globe (subject to timelines). […]

The Death Positive Library

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted us all to think a bit more about death and what it means for us. It’s also given an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. But it’s crucial we don’t feel alone with these thoughts. As a trusted […]

Financial help for the sport and physical activity sector through coronavirus

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The money will help their partners, clubs and community organisations cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. The package, which is a combination of National Lottery and […]

Do More at home

We know that social distancing can be limiting and it is difficult to think up new ways to keep yourselves and your family members busy during this time. We have compiled a list of great activities to keep your body and mind active and entertained while staying at home. Check out our list of activities […]

Daily Dose of Nature

As we undertake social distancing measures to protect ourselves and others, one thing that we can take great comfort from is the natural world around us. Time spent outside is hugely beneficial for both our mental and physical wellbeing, so we’d like to continue encouraging the public to utilise the green spaces around Redbridge in […]

COVID-19 Impact on Services

Vision RCL are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our customers as we assess the constantly evolving situation in the UK at the moment. We are taking the Government’s advice very seriously and have implemented changes across our service to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff during these […]

Music Resources

Resources for our music school students can be found here. If you are participating in one of our concerts, use the resources below to help you practice at home! Redbridge Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall Wednesday 4 March Supported by Arts Council England This year’s concert was filmed by Black Swan Film and Video. […]

Women’s History Month March 2020

Customer notice: The events below are currently cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit the news section of our website for further information. March is the month when we take the time to look back and honour the many achievements of women through history and the vast strides made by women today. We […]

Vision wins three Healthy Catering Commitment awards

Vision’s Sport & Health team was presented with three Healthy Catering Commitments awards at a ceremony on Tuesday 4 February at Redbridge Town Hall. Two of our venues, Owl’s Play Centre and Redbridge Cycling Centre will proudly display this award. We’re also the first organisation in Redbridge to receive the award for an educational and […]

Rare bird spotted in Valentines Park Birdwatch Walk

UPDATE: BBC2 featured our Turtle Dove during their Winterwatch programme on Friday 31 January at 8.30pm. On Saturday 25 January Vision’s Nature Conservation team partnered with the local North East London RSPB group to host a Big Garden Birdwatch Walk at Valentines Park. The event coincided with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch campaign, which is […]

LGBT+ History Month 2021

This year marks the 16th Anniversary of LGBT+ History Month (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans*) in the UK. Redbridge Libraries are planning a series of virtual events in celebration of LGBT+ History Month this February, further details will be announced shortly.

Successful community tree planting during National Tree Week

Vision RCL and Redbridge council partnered with Trees for Cities to plant new young trees across the borough this year, including Goodmayes Park and Orchard Playing Fields (formally Goodmayes Recreation Ground). To mark the beginning of National Tree Week, which ran from 23 November-1 December, Vision’s nature conservation team was joined by partners and volunteers […]

Wanstead Leisure Centre wins award for most improved performer

Wanstead Leisure Centre has scooped the award for Most Improved performer in Sport and Leisure Facility Management at The Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. APSE Performance Networks benchmarks the operational performance of leisure centres on a national basis in ‘like for like’ family groups. The award was based on Wanstead Leisure Centre’s overall […]

Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas period our leisure centres, libraries, parks and other centres will have different opening hours. To avoid disappointment, please make note of our opening times before visiting. To find out more information on opening times, visit the pages below and click on your centre or library for individual opening times. Find out more […]

Sports Clubs

The Sports Club Directory is compiled the Sport & Health Team as a guide to the sports clubs in the Borough. It is a source of information for adults and young people who wish to continue participating in a sport which they have enjoyed, and is helpful to any newcomers to Redbridge who wish to […]

Redbridge Libraries secure funding to expand and continue project around death

Redbridge Libraries will partner with Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries to investigate if people’s attitude to death can change depending on where they live or their cultural backgrounds. The project is part a continuation of the successful Final Party project run by Redbridge Libraries from October 2017. The attitudes of people in Redbridge towards death are […]

Bounce yourself fit!!

New trampolining courses start Monday 25 November at Wanstead Leisure Centre. Come and join us to have fun, learn new skills and enjoy a fun way to keep fit. 5.30pm – 6.30pm Juniors 5 – 11yrs6.30pm – 7.30pm Juniors 11 – 15yrs7.30pm – 8.30pm Adults 16yrs+ For more information or to book a space contact […]

Health and Wellbeing at Redbridge Libraries

Health Information Drop-ins Are you interested in accessing reliable, free health information online? Or wondering what newspaper headlines on health really mean? Or looking for books that could help you manage a health condition? Then drop by the Health Information pop-up at your local library! This free service can provide you with an evidence-based ‘information […]

Family, Fit and Fun

Family, Fit and Fun is a fitness programme designed to cater to antenatal and postnatal women and mothers with young children looking to stay active during and after their pregnancy. The programme is made up of a weekly timetable of varied activities that are delivered by qualified instructors. The sessions are open to anyone with […]

Lab Central

Coding from Home STEAM from Home About Lab Central Lab Central is the space to create, learn, collaborate and innovate with new technologies at Redbridge Central Library. People of all ages are invited to: discover and test new technologies, learn programming and 3D modelling skills, experiment with virtual reality, circuits and robots, explore STEAM subjects […]

Hub Central

Suspended services In light of the evolving circumstances surrounding the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, all Hub Central events, workshops and networking is suspended until further notice. We are offering some Business Development webinars, for more information see our Hub Central events page. Work Redbridge & the Business Advisor will be available via email and telephone appointments. […]

This Girl Can

Are you looking for women only sessions in your local area? Come and join us, have fun, be active and celebrate doing your thing no matter how well you do it, how you look or even how red your face gets! Let us be your source of inspiration. Please note some sessions may require advance […]

Sleeping Beauty finds its star-studded cast

Kenneth More Theatre has found its brand new panto cast just in time for Christmas! The theatre, which has recently come under Vision’s management, will continue its tradition of putting shows for the community including the popular Christmas pantomime. This year’s panto is the much loved classic, Sleeping Beauty presented by Anton Benson productions. We […]

Redbridge Outdoor Arts

Customer Notice: Due to Covid-19, we have suspended our programme and all public performances until further notice. Redbridge Outdoor Arts is an exciting programme of cultural events animating public spaces. Through the programming of high quality, innovative UK and international outdoor arts we aim to attract, engage and inspire local people, creating new and diverse […]

Childrens Regular Activities

Looking for regular activities for children taking place in Redbridge? See a list of our regular weekly activities below.You can also view our Sports Club Directory (1.4 MB) for details of all sports clubs in Redbridge. If you would like to find out more about regular events and activities, sign up to our monthly Do More in […]

Venues for Sport

We offer a variety of arrangements across our sport facilities from a court by the hour, to the whole facility for a weekend event. Availability and costs vary and you should contact the site direct to discuss your requirements. Athletics Ashton Playing Fields Cricklefields Athletics Ground Badminton Loxford Leisure Centre Mayfield Leisure Centre Wanstead Leisure […]

Venues for Children’s Parties

We can offer party solutions for children of ages, so whether you just need a venue or you want an inclusive activity package please contact the relevant site direct for availability. Venues with Activities Fairlop High Ropes, challenge your guests with our high ropes courses or dare the adventure tower and wall. Fairlop Outdoor Activity […]

Venues for Meetings

We have a range of venues ready to host your meeting, course or conference. Varying in sizes and facilities, there is something for everyone, so whether you need a small space for interviews, large space for team training with breakout areas or a venue that can offer a physical team building challenge as part of […]

Venues for Performances

We have a range of venues that are available to hire for long runs or one off performances, or just for rehearsal spaces. Please contact the individual venues to discuss your requirements and technical specification. Kenneth More Theatre Vision RCL took over the management of the KMT on 1st September 2019, the 358 seat theatre […]

Venues for Weddings

Whether you want a small intimate event or a large grand occasion, we have a range of venues to meet your requirements and budget. We have licensed venues that can host your ceremony as well as the reception, or venues to welcome you and your guests to celebrate your special day. Valentines Mansion is a […]

Professional Golf Coaching

You can join as a Golf Member at Fairlop Waters Country Park for unlimited use of both courses. View information on becoming a member and membership prices.  To book any of the sessions below please call Jimmy Burns PGA Golf Professional on 07534 033801. Individual Personalised Coaching Coaching programs aimed at improving players and those new to […]

Fit Fed and Read

Fit, Fed and Read is a holiday activity programme for children who are entitled to Free School Meals. The programme usually runs in the South of the borough every half term, but has moved online (via Zoom) until further notice. Sessions consists of: fun quizzes healthy eating fun recipe ideas activities and dancing storytime arts […]

MAN v FAT Football

MAN v FAT Football is a football league for local men who want to lose weight. All players will encourage and motivate their fellow team members to lose weight and get healthier through their love of playing football. Best of all, the league is decided not just on points won, but pounds lost. We give […]

Active Stars

What is the aim of the service? The aim of Active Stars is to educate families to increase physical activity levels and to learn to live a healthy life. The Sport and Health Team at Vision RCL delivers a whole system approach (physical activity, nutrition and behaviour change) weight management programme for children. Who is […]

Lab Central – Regular Clubs and Groups

Customer Notice: All of our clubs and groups have been suspended until further notice Learn computer basics group, adults Learn basic computer skills for total beginners supported by our  friendly volunteers. They will answer all your questions about using computers and the internet. Venue: Every WednesdayDates and times: 10am-12 middayCost and bookings: Free, book in […]

Hub Central – What’s on

Hub Central is our business, employment and skills hub in Redbridge Central Library which offers access to our free co-working space for members,  exclusive glass meeting room for hire, 1-2-1 business advice and a range of workshops, training and networking events plus library and online resources including books, journals and the COBRA business database. Date and […]

Vote for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Award 2019

Residents now have the chance to vote for their favourite Green Flag flying park in Redbridge as part of the People’s Choice 2019 awards. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the prestigious poll finds the nation’s top 10 parks from almost 2,000 awarded Green Flag Award status by the environment charity. In July, nine Redbridge parks […]

Nature Conservation Volunteering Workdays

VOLUNTEER NOTICE: With the uncertainty around COVID-19 and following the government’s guidance on social distancing https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response, we have taken the decision to pause all Nature Conservation volunteering sessions across the borough until further notice. We understand that this will be a disappointment to some, but ultimately this is the most responsible thing to do for […]

Children’s Events

Looking for events for children taking place in Redbridge? Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our calendar and listing of upcoming events. You can also view our Sports Club Directory (1.4 MB) for details of all sports clubs in Redbridge. Customer Notice: Most of our children’s events have been suspended until further […]

Fabula Festival 2019

About Fabula Festival Redbridge’s annual Fabula Festival is a unique celebration of the arts and libraries and their power to transform lives. It is delivered through a programme of performances, children’s events, author talks, films, writing programmes, workshops and specially commissioned arts projects. It is designed to encourage Redbridge residents to participate in a range […]

IT and Computer Skills Volunteers

Would you like to get experience working with the public? Redbridge Libraries are looking for sociable and IT literate individuals to help our customers to make the most of their IT and online experiences. We are searching for individuals who are excited about the opportunity of growing and learning in a fast changing environment, who […]

Children’s Activities Volunteers

Do you love working with children and young people? We are looking for inspirational individuals to help deliver our popular selection of engaging sessions. Your task will be to assist the staff in creating a welcoming and warm experience for our younger members and help them to fully enjoy and participate in the activity of […]

Kenneth More Theatre joins the Vision family

Following discussions between Redbridge Council, Redbridge Theatre Company and Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure on the future of the Kenneth More Theatre, Vision will take over the Theatre’s operations from 1 September 2019. Vision is already receiving a significant number of enquiries from hirers and volunteers. We will be responding to these from September, but […]

Community Support Volunteers

Freedom Passes for Londoners Support Volunteers Do you enjoy working with the public and would like an important volunteer role assisting people applying online for Freedom Passes? We are looking for kind, IT literate individuals to assist customers who want to apply for their Freedom Pass for travel around London. Volunteers will assist customers to […]

Redbridge raises nine Green Flags to mark the quality of its open spaces

Nine council parks and open spaces in Redbridge have again been confirmed as some of the best in the world after successfully retaining their coveted Green Flag award. The esteemed flags will be flying for another year in Claybury Park, Clayhall Park, Elmhurst Gardens, Goodmayes Park, Hainault Forest, Ilford War Memorial, Seven Kings Park, South […]

At the Library

Law&Rights The Law&Rights website is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain’. The resource is updated daily. This resource is only available from Reference in Redbridge Central Library. Which? Reports This resource gives access to thousands of expert product reviews […]

Britannica Library

Britannica Library – Adult  Encyclopedia Britannica is advanced level, constantly updated reference content from reliable trusted sources for older students and adults. It works on any device: PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Students are able to conduct research, complete homework assignments, work on specific projects and store research in their own My Britannica Account. This […]


Victorian Literature – Oxford Bibliographies The Victorian period is often regarded as a high point in literary history. It encompassed the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837-1901 and produced a large number of prominent authors such as Charles Dickens, the Brontë Sisters & Oscar Wilde. The Victorian Literature resource provides a reliable, up to date and authoritative […]

News Archives

The British Newspaper Archive The British Newspaper Archive offers national, regional and local newspapers from the 19th (and some 18th) century British newspapers. This resource is only available from the Redbridge Heritage Centre. The Times Digital Archives The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more that 200 years of The Times, one […]


What is PressReader? PressReader offers you unlimited access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines in an easy-to-use app available on every smartphone and tablet. PressReader may also be accessed using your browser on any laptop or desktop computer. There should always be something to cater to your needs, with content available in 63 languages, from […]

Holiday Activities

We have a range of activities this summer for children of all ages to get active, try a new sport, face a new challenge or learn a new skill. Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre Come and enjoy an action packed water sport week this summer. Experience sailing, canoeing, kayaking and much more!! 8.45am-5pm daily £170 for […]

Vision’s volunteer wins ‘unsung hero volunteer of the year’ award by England Hockey

Vision works with volunteers regularly across all of our services, helping to create opportunities and shape communities for the future. We value our volunteers and all of their hard work in giving back to the community. In an event on Thursday 6 June, coinciding with Volunteers Week, all of our volunteers were invited to an […]

VR Playground comes to #TechIlford

Saturday 15 June 11am-4.30pm VR Playground is the latest ride experiment by SPACE artist and the world’s first Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory. Scoot through the metropolis inside a mono-wheel; leap tall structures in a single bound; and undulate upwards to escape the deep abyss – don a virtual reality headset, jump […]

Vision’s partner The Orchard Project become BBC Food and Farming Award finalists

Vision’s Nature Conservation Ranger Team have been supported by partner The Orchard Project to help enrichen the community, work with local residents and volunteers to plant and maintain orchards in Claybury Park and other Redbridge parks. We are excited to share that The Orchard Project recently landed a place as one of three finalists in […]

Water Sport Programme

Pay as you go prices available or choose an inclusive* yearly membership option. For more information call Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre on 020 8500 1468 or email foacadmin@visionrcl.org.uk Day Time Session Monday 4.30pm – 6.30pm Junior Sailing & Stand Up Paddleboard Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm Junior RYA Onboard Sailing Tuesday 7pm – 9pm Coached Racing […]

Grounds Maintenance

For commercial and large residential projects we are able to offer a long list of specialist services typically including but not limited to: Hedge maintenance Grass cutting Weed spraying Planting and pruning Leaf clearance Shrub bed maintenance Flowers bed creation Construction of footpaths and paving Fencing, gates and bollards Play area inspection We are committed […]

London National Park City*

In July we ran activities to mark the historic moment in making London the world’s first National Park City. What is the National Park City Festival? The festival was London’s largest free celebration of the outdoors, aimed at people of all ages. With lots of fun activities from culture and health and fitness to wildlife, […]

Ken Aston Square’s full summer programme announced

In March 2019 it was announced that Vision’s outdoor arts programme in Ken Aston Square had partnered with England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals, Without Walls. The outdoor arts programme will run once a month from Saturday 8 June to Saturday 21 September in Ken Aston Square, Barkingside High Street. All shows will be […]

Threatened species and ancient woodland set to thrive at Hainault Forest thanks to National Lottery

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded £4.2 million to Redbridge Council to restore the forest to its former natural and wild state and help threatened species thrive, including eleven species of bat. Among them, the rare Barbastelle bat which was spotted there in 2017, the first time it had been seen in London for […]

Weddings at Valentines Mansion

Set alongside beautiful and picturesque walled gardens, the long water and ponds, grade II* listed Valentines Mansion boasts exquisite period rooms and features, including the magnificent grand staircase with its stunning stained glass windows and gorgeous fireplaces. Located on the borders of both London and Essex, Valentines Mansion is ideally situated to provide a stunning […]

Redbridge Libraries project ‘The Final Party’ wins Edge Award

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to win an award for their innovative project, The Final Party, in the Social category at this year’s Edge Awards. The Edge Awards highlight and reward good practice in innovative library and information projects. The Social category recognises work involving communities or target groups, engagement and making a difference. […]


Adults Days Price Venues Bookings Monday 8.00pm to 9.00pm £2 per session Loxford Youth Centre Contact active.redbridge@visionrcl.org.uk or 020 8708 0950 Monday, Wednesday and Friday6.30pm to 8.30pm £30 One-off joining fee Gator AbcUnit GX, 11-17 Fowler Road, Hainault IGU 3UJ Contact Keith Markham 020 8500 5420 or 07802 936432Visit the Gator ABC website Tuesday and Thursday6.30pm […]

Support Vision RCL

Vision RCL is a charitable trust; registration number is 1122720. Our objectives are: To improve the health and wellbeing of local residents by providing physical, cultural and learning experiences. To build stronger and more sustainable communities. To improve the skills of our communities through participation and learning. To focus our resources on delivering our purpose […]

Events in Parks

Our parks and outdoor spaces are available to hire for large or small events. You just need a clear event purpose, clear plan and safety measures. All events must be approved by the Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Events Team. Each event is unique and we need a clear outline of the event before we […]


Tree and memorial bench sponsorship scheme Our services offer the opportunity for people to sponsor a tree or bench which could be to celebrate a special occasion, a new birth, or a memorial to a loved one.  This scheme allows individuals to donate a tree which can be placed within the boundaries of many of our […]

Our Parks Responsibilities

Adoptee Responsibilities The adopted area should be kept in a suitable condition. Horticultural features should be maintained to standards agreed with Vision RCL and the area should be kept free from weeds, litter and horticultural waste. If replacing existing plants, the choice of replacement must be agreed in advance with Vision RCL. Adoptees must not […]

Our Parks

Vision RCL encourages residents to take more opportunities to get fit and active in parks and open spaces, giving them the chance to enjoy their local area and embrace what the borough has to offer. Our Parks scheme aims to commit to the actions needed to bring and build stronger and more sustainable communities together, […]

Our Parks Guidance

Do Begin with a review of safety procedures. Wear proper clothing and protective gloves when picking up litter. Stay within your designated project boundaries. Be aware of your surroundings. Drink water often and take breaks on a regular basis. Report damaged signs or dangerous conditions to parks.enquiries@visionrcl.org.uk or call 020 8708 3141 Have a first […]


You can play tennis for free in some of our parks. Tennis can be played on a first come, first serve basis except for Clayhall Park, Goodmayes park and Valentines Park which requires pre-booking*. Tennis courts are available in: Barkingside Recreation Ground Barley Lane Recreation Ground Clayhall Park* Elmhurst Gardens Goodmayes Park* Loxford Park Ray […]

Group Cycling

Schools We offer comprehensive coaching packages for schools and groups with British Cycling coaches. These sessions are only £75.00 per hour for up to 15 riders and includes bikes, helmets and use of the tracks. Sessions can be ‘one off’ or a series of progressive coaching sessions over a number of weeks. We can deliver […]

The Spa

Customer Notice: Please note that the Spa is closed until further notice, due to COVID-19. For more updates to services visit our Covid-19 impact on services page. The Spa at Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre, has been designed solely with your health and relaxation in mind. When the pressures of every day life seem to be […]

Cycle Vision Holiday Courses

Customer Update: All courses are currently suspended until further notice. All sessions are 3 hours in length, apart from Balance Bikes which is 2 hours, and cost £12.50 per person. Bike hire is available for an additional £5 Parental consent forms are required to be completed at the start of all sessions. Ages stated are […]


Swimming Adult (peak / off-peak) £4.60 / £3.30 Concession (peak / off-peak) £3.00 / £2.40 Leisure Pass £2.30 Off-Peak Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Gym per hour Joining Fee £10.00 Adult £6.90 Adult (Ashton Playing Fields) £5.80 Junior Gym £2.80 Leisure Pass £3.20 Fitness Classes Studio Class £8.00 Circuit Training £9.00 Yoga / Pilates […]

Car Parking & Park Rules

Car Parking Where car parking charges apply at our parks and opens spaces you can now use the RingGo payment system. There are no cash payments taken at parking meters and instead customers will need to use RingGo to pay. How to pay for parking You can pay using RingGo by iPhone, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows […]

Ken Aston Square partners with network of outdoor arts festivals

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure’s outdoor arts programme in Ken Aston Square is a new partner with England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals, Without Walls. The organisation works with festivals and artists and brings fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. To find out more visit Without Walls Website. […]


Join us for a collaboration between Redbridge Drama Centre and Redbridge Music Service. Based on the Dickens novel, join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the streets of London searching for a home and a family. With live music brought to you by Redbridge Music Service and featuring all the classic songs such as Food Glorious Food, Consider […]

Music in Schools

Redbridge Music Service provides a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition in schools throughout the borough. Schools throughout Redbridge have the choice as to which of these services they purchase. In addition to instrumental and vocal tuition, schools may also purchase: School ensemble coaching Indian Music African Music South American Music Recitals in Schools […]

Music for Early Years

Mini Musicians This specialist early years music class is tailored for young children aged between birth and 4 years of age. These exciting and engaging classes use songs, rhymes, poems, movement and dancing along with playing a range of age appropriate percussion instruments such as drums, shakers, chime bars and rhythm sticks. Movement activities are enhanced […]

Instrument Hire

Instrument hire is available to our pupils. In some cases there may be a waiting period while the instrument is prepared for collection, in which case the pupils may begin some ‘pre instrumental training’. The Music Service will inform the pupil when the instrument is ready for collection from the Instrument Centre at the John […]

Music School

There are three main groups of activities. Open Access Music Groups These activities are available to pupils on a first come first served basis and there is no prerequisite to read music. Mini Musicians Music Kindergarten Young Music Makers More Music Makers Recorder Club World Music Club Singing Club Redbridge Music School Clubs Guitar Club […]

Associate Companies

Redbridge Drama Centre supports the development of professional companies. As an Associate Company they are able to develop and rehearse work here and run workshops for our theatre schools and other young people. Theatre Ad Infinitum Our first Associate Company is the award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum who share many of our own ideals and have produced […]

Redbridge Museum

Customer Notice: Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre is closed until further notice. Following the advice from the government and Public Health England surrounding COVID-19, Redbridge Museum & Heritage Centre will be closed to the public from 19 March. The local history enquiry service, events and activities are suspended until further notice. Follow us on Facebook, […]

School Support

Primary, Secondary and Special Schools Redbridge Drama Centre has been educating the children of Redbridge and the surrounding boroughs for many years now. We make learning fun! The popularity of our school visits is due to the care and delivery of our units, and the diverse range of the subjects taught. Our history classes cover […]

Artist Development

Redbridge Creates supports the development of professional artists and companies in Redbridge. You will see we have a number of artists working here including writers, dancers and actors who all have links to the borough. If you are keen to develop something new come and talk to us! Our latest Apprentice company are We Sleeping Trees who […]

The Underground Cafe

The Underground Cafe is open throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. We’re also open 45 minutes before a performance and during intervals. We serve hot and cold drinks and a range of snacks. The Underground Cafe is perfect for meetings, a catch up and coffee with friends or a pre show drink! There are […]

Getting Here

Tube The nearest underground station is South Woodford which is on the Central Line. It is a 15 minute walk from the station. Exit the station from the Eastbound platform then walk up George Lane past the roundabout until you reach the T junction and traffic lights. Turn right and walk along Wodford Green High […]


When booking, please let the Box Office know of any special requirements you or anyone in your party may have. If you need help or assistance when you arrive or at any point during your visit, speak to a member of staff of Front Of House team who will be happy to help. If you […]

How to Book

Call us Box office – 020 8708 8803 In person The box office is open: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday-Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday Online You can book online up to 30 minutes prior to a performance – no booking fee! Reservations We can reserve tickets up to 7 days before a performance without payment. If […]


Redbridge hosts a range of bowls clubs around the borough, offering tournaments and other events through membership. Club Location Contact Details Barley Bowls Club Barley Lane Recreation Ground 01268 540 078 or martin.chissm@hotmail.com Clementswood Bowls Club South Park 020 8924 8964 or lesley.pegrum@ntlworld.com Goodmayes Bowls Club Goodmayes Park 020 8597 6538 or raybowler@live.co.uk Hainault Bowls […]

Beach Sports

Loxford Park has beach volleyball and football courts which can be hired by members of the public on a casual basis and to clubs or organisations for regular sessions or events. Prices £13 per court (per hour) £40 for the whole beach area (per hour) £10 for the pavilion (per hour) plus court booking £200 […]


Adults Day Session Time Venue Contact Monday  East London runners 6.45pm Ashton Playing Fields email info@eastlondonrunners.org.uk Tuesday and Thursday Track and field – Ilford Athletics Club  6:30pm to 8.00pm   Cricklefields Athletics Ground   call Andy Catton – 07767 796110 or view Ilford Athletic Club Website Tuesday and Thursday Track and field – Woodford Green and Essex Ladies 7.00pm […]


Customer Notice: Please note unauthorised cricket tournaments are not permitted in Loxford Park or any other park in Redbridge, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Gatherings of over 30 people increase the risk of transmission and are a threat to everyone. If you would like to play formal cricket in our parks, then please contact […]


Further to the Government’s announcement on 4th January and the guidance issued by the Angling Trust, members are still able to fish, they must maintain social distance, be local to the lakes and not fish or stay overnight. We are not offering day tickets at this time. Fairlop Waters Country Park Offers the angler a […]

Swimming Pool Timetable

Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre Main Pool Day Time Session Monday 7.30am – 11.30am hourly sessions Public Swimming 12.00pm- 12.30pm 12.30pm – 1.30pm Adults Only 3.00pm – 4.00pm Public Swimming 6.30pm – 7.30pm Public Swimming 7.30pm – 8.30pm Adults Only Tuesday 7.30am – 11.30am hourly sessions Public Swimming 12.30pm – 1.3pm Water Aerobics 3.00pm – 4.00pm […]

Owls Parties

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions, we are currently unable to offer any type of party booking. At Owls Play Centre we have a range of fantastic fun party packages to book: Non-private parties 90 minutes play, 30 minutes in the party room with party food Weekends – £170 (For 10 children + birthday child) Weekdays […]

Gender Pay Gap

Vision 2018 – Gender Pay Gap Report Background & Introduction Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure  was originally founded in 2007 as a charitable trust and limited company. Initially the Trust managed four leisure facilities on behalf of the London Borough of Redbridge, subsequently expanding to include an additional three facilities by 2009. In 2011 the […]

Senior Management Team

Iain Varah – Chief Executive Iain as a Chief Officer in Redbridge Council was responsible for the initial creation of Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure as a Sport and Leisure trust that has managed the London Borough of Redbridge’s sports facilities since April 2007. In May of 2011, the remainder of Redbridge’s culture and leisure […]

Nature Conservation Team

NOTICE: With the uncertainty around COVID-19 and following the government’s guidance on social distancing, we have taken the decision to pause all Nature Conservation volunteering sessions across the borough until further notice. We understand that this will be a disappointment to some, but ultimately this is the most responsible thing to do for the health […]

Walking Activities

Walking for Health The Walking for Health programme offers free walks for adults. The walks run from various parks and open spaces across Redbridge on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Walking has many health benefits and best of all its free and led by qualified walk leaders,  all you need to do is turn up and […]

Schools at the Museum

The Museum & Heritage Service delivers a wide range of free education sessions based around the national curriculum. These educational sessions can take place at the Museum or at Valentines Mansion. To find out more about what you and your group can gain from a visit to Redbridge Museum watch this short film. All sessions include […]

What’s on at the Museum?

Your Covid Story Redbridge Museum is collecting stories about life in the London Borough of Redbridge during the coronavirus pandemic. We want to know about your daily walks, working or schooling from home, and the ways your community has come together to support one another. Your Stories will help to document the impact of the […]

What’s in the Museum?

Moving Stories Meet some of the people who have lived and worked in Redbridge between 1940 and today The March of Bricks and Mortar Discover how Redbridge grew from a number of villages to a modern suburb between 1900 and 1939 Rural Redbridge Find out what life was like in the local area in the 1800s Time Zone Explore […]

Schools Heritage Programme

The Heritage Service delivers a wide range of free education sessions based around the national curriculum. Groups can use historic archives, maps, and photographs to learn about the history of their local area and school. Combine your session with a visit to the museum where students can handle real artefacts, take part in fun activities […]

Local & Family History

We provide a service for local and family history research and hold the largest collection of materials in the Borough on the history of Ilford, Wanstead, Woodford and Redbridge. These materials include: periodicals census information maps military resources free access to Ancestry Library edition (currently this is only accessible from within a Redbridge Library) free access to Find My Past […]


Please note that both golf courses and the golf range remain closed at this time. It has been agreed with the Council that the golf courses and driving range at Fairlop Waters will not reopen this season, 2020/21, as they require a significant annual subsidy each year in order to operate and maintain the facilities; […]

Water Sports

The lake is not open to the public for water sport (swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing etc.) Members of Fairlop Sailing, Windsurfing and Rowing Clubs please contact your officials to confirm arrangements and season tickets. Sailing Fairlop Waters Country Park provides an opportunity for sailing throughout the year. For those with their own dinghies, you are able […]

Race Events

Redbridge Cycling Centre regular hosts events and races on all or some of the tracks, this can effect the availability of tracks for public use. Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club meet most Saturdays 10-12. 2020 Races and Events Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the Centre will not be hosting any events for the foreseeable […]

Bike Maintenance

Redbridge Cycling Centre are able to offer a range of repairs* on site carried out by a qualified Cytech bike mechanic. We also run regular bike maintenance courses to assist you with the ongoing servicing of your own bike. *Due to time constraints we are unable to carry out repairs on suspension or hydraulic brakes. Standard Repairs Puncture Repair, including new tube £10 Wheel Tru-ing (subject to wheel condition) £12 […]

Adapted Bikes

Redbridge Cycling Centre has a number of adapted bikes for disabled users, with various seating and control combinations. There are also trailer bikes, additional trikes, tandems and a side by side bike. Bikes can be used by individuals or groups in our flat coaching area and there is no hire charge for these users.  For […]

South Park

People’s Choice Award 2020 Thank you if you voted in the People’s Choice Award. Please visit our Green Flag Award page for the results. 

Ray Park

Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.

Get Involved

Volunteering Volunteering helps to create opportunities and changes many people’s lives as well as shaping communities for the future.  Volunteering gives you the chance to ‘give something back to the community’. Many activities would not remain sustainable or manageable without the help of those individuals that provide their time. Why volunteer with us? You will […]


The Sport & Health Team with their partners provide activities to give disabled people the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity. After School Multi Sports (8-14 yrs) This session is for young people with a disability and/or special educational need and their siblings or a friend. Try out some new activities, learn […]

Compete for Redbridge

The Sport & Health Team coordinates the entries for Redbridge into a variety of youth events including London Youth Games, London School Games and Virgin London Mini Marathon. If you would like to get involved either as a competitor or a volunteer coach, please email active.redbridge@visionrcl.org.uk Virgin London Mini Marathon 11 to 17 year olds […]

Ilford War Memorial Gardens

People’s Choice Award 2020 Thank you if you voted in the People’s Choice Award. Please visit our Green Flag Award page for the results.

Exercise on Referral

The Exercise on Referral scheme is for Redbridge residents aged 16yrs+ who would benefit from increasing their levels of physical activity. It is aimed at individuals who are suffering from a variety of medical conditions and have been referred by their health professional. Common Conditions for Referral Diabetes Obesity Asthma Hypertension Depression/Stress/Anxiety Bone/Joint/Muscular Conditions Benefits […]


Cycle Vision is Redbridge Cycling Centre’s programme to deliver coaching to all riders and abilities and includes Learn to Ride, British Cycling’s Go-ride, Strider balance bikes, holiday programmes, and adapted bike usage for disabled groups schemes. Please contact the centre for further information on any of our programmes or to book a session. Strider Bikes If your child […]

Artists at Valentines Mansion

Exhibitions and unique installations showcase contemporary art at Valentines. There are also arts workshops and private viewings. The top floor of Valentines has been converted to artists’ studios. Open studio days provide a chance to visit the studios, meet the artists and view their work. Lisa Atkin With a passion and a need to “make” […]

Valentines Mansion Gardens

Relax and unwind in the gorgeous gardens at Valentines. Discover the historic kitchen garden, the Old English walled garden and the Victorian rose garden. There are also a whole host of unique features like the Long Water canal, rococo grottoes and dovecote. Valentines Gardens provide a wonderful setting for events throughout the year, from open-air […]

History of Valentines Mansion

The house was built in around 1696 for Elizabeth Tillotson and her family, after the death of her husband, the Archbishop of Canterbury. At that time the new brick house stood in open countryside, several miles from the edge of London. Valentines has changed hands many times since then. City merchant and banker Robert Surman […]

Join Your Local Centre

Vision RCL offers a range of memberships across it’s facilities centres to meet the varied needs of our customers. Customer notice: From Sunday 20 December, all leisure centres will close temporarily. We will continue to update you as and when we receive more information. In the meantime take advantage of our Fitness on Demand at […]

Racquet Sports

From Wednesday 16 December, unfortunately due to Tier 3 restrictions, we are unable to offer any racquet sports. We will keep you updated. Squash Before booking courts please read the below important information: 4 courts available All court bookings will only be 45 minute slots. Only 2 people can attend and play. We ask that […]

Redbridge Arts Grant

Redbridge Arts Grants aim to make sure residents can take part in a wide range of arts and cultural related activities. The grants are available to voluntary organisations and community groups based or planning to work in the borough. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £3,000 although most grants will be under £2,000. […]

Report an Issue

General Enquiries For all general enquiries, please email parks.enquiries@visionrcl.org.uk Bins If the bins in your park are full, please contact Parks Operations on 020 8708 5437 (7 days a week 8am – 4pm). Fly Tipping Please be reminded anyone caught dumping rubbish in Redbridge can face an unlimited fine and a criminal record. To report […]

Green Flag Award

The national standard for parks and open spaces in England and Wales recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country with Green Flag Status and for 2020, a record breaking 2,061 green spaces across the UK have achieved this recognition, including 9 of our very own. Claybury Park Clayhall Park Elmhurst Gardens Goodmayes […]

Redbridge in Bloom

Amateur gardening competition NOTICE TO RESIDENT’S: Please do not submit any further applications as the competition has now closed. Once again we are inviting the residents of Redbridge to take part in our annual gardening competition. We are encouraging everyone to make their physical health and wellbeing a top priority especially during these difficult times. […]

Sport Pitches

We offer both football and cricket pitches in several of our parks for hire on a seasonal booking or for one-off bookings. For one-off bookings at least 10 full days notice is required.  To check availability and to request an application form please contact the Vision Team or call 020 8708 5437. Please email Ashton […]


There are 24 allotment sites within the Borough. Fourteen are directly let from Vision RCL and the other 10 are managed by societies or independent voluntary organisations. If you live in Redbridge and are over the age of 18 you can apply to rent an allotment. One rod is equal to 25 square metres. Our […]

Resources for Teachers

Redbridge Schools’ Library Service provides learning resources, librarians and library-related advice and support to schools in Redbridge, Newham, Waltham Forest, Havering and other London boroughs not served by a schools’ library service. More information is available in our information booklet (PDF 660KB). Our resources are regularly maintained and updated in line with general demand and […]

Redbridge Book Award

Each year, the Vision Schools’ Library Service run the Redbridge Children’s Book Award. There are two categories: The Children’s Book Award for school students aged 10 to 12 years old The Teenage Book Award for school students aged 13 to 16 years old Read all about the winners of Redbridge Children’s Book Awards 2020 here. […]

Youth Centres

Vision RCL operates two youth centres within Redbridge. Both offer a range of activities for young people to take part in and also offer facilities for local groups to hire. For more information on sessions or to hire facilities, email micky.peacock@visionrcl.org.uk Wanstead Youth Centre Elmcroft Avenue, Wanstead E11 2DB Day Time Session Age Wednesday 4.00pm […]

Mildmay Nursery

Mildmay Nursery works in partnership with parents and carers to provide quality experiences within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment.  We encourage all areas of the child’s development whilst recognising and meeting the individual developmental and cultural needs of the child and their family within a happy, caring and supportive environment. We aim to provide […]

Books on Prescription

Books on prescription helps you manage your well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. The books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions, including depression and anxiety.  How does books on prescription work? These self-help books are available for anyone to borrow […]

Join Your Local Library

You can join Redbridge Libraries online. You will be asked to select a library where you would like to collect your library card. On collection, please bring along 1 form of ID that shows your current name and address, for example, a driving or TV licence. Join at your local library If you visit your […]

Home Library Service

Redbridge Libraries provides a FREE home delivery service for Redbridge residents where you can borrow a variety of books and audiobooks. If you or someone you know has ill health, limited mobility, a visual impairment or any other difficulty leaving the home and would like to sign up, please get in touch with the Home […]

What Can I Borrow?

You need a library card to borrow items from a library including books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks and Audio books.  How can I borrow? To use the online renewals and catalogue system you need your library card and pin. Search the online library catalogue for books, DVDs, CDs and audio books  Visit your local library and ask our staff […]

Hainault Forest

Activities Our Walking for Health Group meets regularly at Hainault Forest for more see our Walking for Health page. For more information on regular activities taking place at Hainault Forest Country Park, see the timetable. Car Parking Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.There is no allocated parking for […]

Christchurch Green Recreation Ground

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Please read the guidance on using these facilities before visiting. For updates please check COVID-19 Impact on […]

Clayhall Park

Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.

Seven Kings Park

Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted. People’s Choice Award 2020 Thank you if you voted in the People’s Choice Award. Please check our Green Flag Award page for the results. 

Valentines Park

Activities at Valentines Park We have a range of weekly activities taking place at Valentines Park such as parkrun, Dementia Walks and Talk, Tennis Coaching for more information see our regular activities timetable.  People’s Choice Award 2020 We are delighted that Valentines Park once again made it into the Top 10 parks in the country […]

Demo Centre

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Swimming Lessons

Swim Vision Vision RCL runs a wide range of swimming lessons for all abilities for swimmers aged 3yrs+ across 4 swimming pools, Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre, Ilford County High School, Loxford Leisure Centre and Mayfield Leisure Centre.  Lessons run all year round and are available 7 days a week. Price on application please be aware […]


In our busy, stressful lives, we all need to take time out to look after ourselves, learn to love our bodies, and reap the benefits of exercise which can be far reaching. Exercising makes you feel more positive, increases your sense of well being and gives you the energy needed for living a full and […]

Contact Us

Whatever service you want, we want to make sure you get the best. Whether it is a complaint or a compliment, we want to know. Who to go to first If you have a complaint, please let the member of staff who is dealing with you at the time know. Otherwise come in person, telephone, […]

Jobs & Careers

Vision is a charitable trust responsible for the management of a wide and diverse range of cultural and leisure services.    This include libraries,  urban parks, two country parks, over 40 green open spaces, 12 leisure centres, community centres, function halls,  arts & events, historic mansion, museum,  performing arts and management of the Kenneth More Theatre.    […]


Vision RCL is a registered charity and as a non-profit organisation any surplus we make will be reinvested for community benefit, to improve the quality of facilities and services offered to you. As a social enterprise Vision RCL is committed to working in partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge to deliver a wide range […]

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Privacy Policy

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Privacy Notice This privacy notice informs customers and users of Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Limited’s services about the collection, use and sharing of personal information collected through our websites, and at our events and through our facilities and services. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure Limited (“Vision”) is a data […]