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Sports and leisure activities in East Berkshire

There's a vast choice of sports and leisure activities in East Berkshire for those with time on their hands...

The Advantage Card is available to all residents. It gives discounted rates at Magnet Leisure Centre, Windsor Leisure Centre and Charters Recreation Centre, discounted rates at participating outlets and free entry to Windsor Castle. Call 01628 796227 for details.

Leisure and Recreation Centres

Magnet Leisure Centre, Holmanleaze, Maidenhead, SL6 8AW, telephone 01628 633899
Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5BJ, telephone 01753 850004
Charters Recreation Centre, Charters Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 9QY, telephone 01344 628686

Legoland - about 20 minutes drive from Maidenhead and one of the UK's top attractions with lots of fun rides and activities for children aged 3-12.

Libraries in and around Maidenhead can be found here. Town centre parks can be found on the town map.

Maidenhead Rotaract - social and community action group for 18 to 29 year olds.

Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club - a community and social group providing hands-on volunteer opportunities in Maidenhead and the surrounding area.

Lions Club of Maidenhead

Maidenhead Round Table - a social club with a conscience; fund raising for local charities

East Berkshire Junior Chamber - provides opportunities for personal and professional advancement for young professionals working in the local area.

Cubs, scouts and guides groups are listed in the links section.

East Berks RSPB - the local arm of the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, site includes event listing.

Maidenhead Boundary Walk - annual walk in aid of charity run by the Rotary Club.

Tourist attractions and other leisure activities besides sports, cinema, theatre and arts are listed in the tourist/leisure activities section of the business directory.

Maidenhead Sea Cadets (TS Iron Duke) - a voluntary organisation for boys and girls aged 10 to 18.


Maidenhead Archers - a target archery club based at the Braywick Sports Ground, new members welcome, annual have-a-go day and beginners course.

Maidenhead Rugby Club - Braywick Road, with a good youth section

Maidenhead Women's Rugby Football Club (WRFC) - at Braywick Road.

North Maidenhead Cricket Club - Blackamore Lane

Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club based in Bray

Maidenhead Hockey Club - Men's, Ladies', Veteran's and Mixed teams, as well as a thriving Colts' section. Competitive and fun hockey combine in a friendly social club.

H3GBC - a Maidenhead based basketball club open to all

Reading Cyclists' Touring Club serving the Maidenhead area

Thames Velo cycling club - Maidenhead's premier road racing club

Maidenhead Athletic Club


Wednesday nights at St Piran's School Sports Hall, Gringer Hill, SL6 7LZ (map)

Local friendly club – social doubles badminton, varied standard, but no beginners please.

We usually play every Wednesday 8 to 10pm except at Christmas.

For further info ring/text Ian on 01628 674305/07490 691104 - quote this web site.

Information updated July 2021

St Mark's Badminton Club

Maidenhead Boys and Girls Football Club - 20 teams of youth football, under 6 to under 18 years

Jets/Giants/Colts - Maidenhead Boys and Girls Football Club - follow this local junior football team

Boyne Hill Football Club - established 1993 - under 8 through to adult teams

Maidenhead United Football Club - the ground is along York Road in the town centre

Where to fish in the Maidenhead area

Maidenhead Rowing Club - their smart club house is between the Brunel railway bridge and the A4 road bridge a mile or so from the town centre

Thames Valley Grand Prix Raft Race - Annual event in Marlow in aid of the RLNI.

SportsAble (formerly WAMSAD) is a sports club for providing sports facilities and opportunities for disabled people. It caters for all levels of sporting ability - from national, European and world champions to those who play just for fun. Many sports take place at Braywick Sports ground in Maidenhead. See their web site for more details.

Taplow Lake Sailing Club catering for sailors of all ages - some of whom enjoy racing and others who just like to get out on the water for a sail.

Upper Thames Sailing Club based in Bourne End

Maidenhead Sailing Club based Summerleaze Road

Maidenhead Lawn Tennis Club - All Saints Road, close to the centre of town

World Eagle Claw - Chinese Kung Fu school, teaching in Maidenhead since 1997

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (ninjutsu/ninpo) martial arts in Maidenhead, Berkshire

Maidenhead Karate Club

Maidenhead WingTsun Kung Fu Club - martial arts club in Maidenhead

See also the Boating and Water Sports categories of our Business directory.

Cinema & Theatre

Odeon Maidenhead, 8 screen cinema in the town centre. Opened September 2000 (see news report). Includes a bar and ice-cream kiosk, call 08700 10 20 30 for advance booking.

UCI Bracknell, a 10 screen cinema 15 minutes drive south from Maidenhead - call 08700 10 20 30.

UCI High Wycombe, a 6 screen cinema 15 minute drive north from Maidenhead - call 08700 10 20 30.

Virgin Cinema, Slough (again, 15 minutes drive) - 10 screens, call 0870 9070715.

Theatre Royal, Windsor - box office 01753 853888 - next to Windsor Castle.

Performing Arts

Norden Farm - a large performing and visual arts centre which opened in September 2000, including a 225 seat auditorium, bar and restaurant and exhibition facilities.

Maidenhead Players - amateur dramatics

The Grimm Players - amateur dramatics

Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society - amateur musical productions including Oklahoma, Camelot, Hello Dolly, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, 42nd Street...

Maidenhead Operatic Society - amateur musical and operetta society based in Maidenhead

Tæppa's Tump Ladies North West Morris team

Ellington Morris - traditional mixed Cotswold Morris dance team

Maidenhead Electronic Organ Society - concerts at Knowl Hill

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band - Maidenhead's Brass Band

Events in the area - e.g. comedy and music events

Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra

Forum Players - Amateur dramatics group based in Bourne End

Revolve - alternative music DJs

The Desborough Suite (or Desborough Hall) is an arts venue which is part of the Town Hall complex, seating 282 in a flexible layout. Call 01628 796033 for details.

The Pearce Suite seats 1000 and is a similar venue. It is part of the Magnet Leisure Centre, call 01628 633899 for details.

Maidenhead Scottish Dancing Club

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