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Leisure and culture
Make the most of Medway
Medway and find out what's happening: from festivals,
outdoor activities and library events to local attractions and
Sports, fitness and recreation
Find out more about sport in Medway. Visit your local leisure
centre or swimming pool and find out about the
wide range of activities available at Medway Park.
Medway is also home to Kent's only Football
League club, Gillingham
FC, which plays its home fixtures at MEMS Priestfield
Stadium in Gillingham.
For those looking for more informal recreation you can cycle, walk, play tennis, golf,
or take a dance class.
Medway Council Greenspace services manage 1,900 hectares
of land in Medway to provide allotments,
opportunities for children's play, outdoor sport
pitches, parks, country parks and countryside areas.
Free swimming is available at all five of the council’s
leisure centres for under-11s and over-60s living in Medway, during
normal opening times. Club sessions etc are not included.
To take up the offer, residents will need proof that they live in
Medway and will be able to do this with a free Medway City
Card. All under-11s and those over-60 will need the card to
take part in free swimming and can get one for free by
applying online at the Medway City Card
website or by completing a form available from leisure centres.
Libraries and heritage
Find out about Medway's libraries - take a look at
the libraries online catalogue or you can find your
library and check opening times before you visit.
reading and books and want to share your passion? There are
groups where you can do this.
If you're interested in Medway's rich history, visit the
archives and local studies section - plan your
visit, browse the archives or find out how to start your own
Medway's heritage sites and start planning your visit to
So much to do
See what's on at a local art gallery, check out one of Medway's many
the fresh air in a local park, take your children to a play area, or treat
yourself to the theatre. If you want to join in, find out more
at Creative Medway.
Research your roots using the local
studies, archives and local history pages.
Looking for a venue for that big event? Why not book one of our
halls for hire?
Find a place where you can indulge your interests using our
and societies database.
By taking notice of the world around you or building connections
with people in your community you are achieving one of the five
ways to well-being, which national research has shown can improve
your well-being. Find out more at the A Better
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