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Leisure Activities in Penrith

Penrith Leisure Centre in Southend Road, has a swimming pool and teaching pool, a climbing wall suitable for both novices and experienced climbers, a fitness centre and indoor bowls hall.  A new soft play area 'Jungle Jack's Adventure Soft Play' for children aged 10 years and under has now opened at Penrith Leisure Centre. 

Penrith provides excellent facilities for golfers. Just outside the town are Penrith Golf Driving Range and Penrith Golf Course.

Further afield, there are opportunities for water sports and adventure activities in the Ullswater area, riding and trekking, fishing and walking to suit most capabilities.

Parks and Open spaces

Visit Castle Park, open all year, where you can enjoy tennis, pitch and putt, crazy golf and bowls from March to October. The park is set out with rose gardens, flower beds and mature trees and has a playground and large grassy areas for energetic youngsters. Refreshments are available during the summer.

The Coronation Garden near the Town Hall, was created as a community garden in 1938, to celebrate King George VI's Coronation. Recently, the gardens have evolved to create a sensory garden, a series of interpretation panels and sculptures developed around a historical timeline.

The Rotary Garden by St. Andrew's Church has seats where you can enjoy a picnic in pleasant surroundings.

Evening Entertainment

Penrith Playhouse stages local productions of plays. Concerts, recitals, blues and folk music take place at a variety of venues in the town. There is a cinema showing the latest releases and pubs and bars.