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TAGactive and soft play set to open at Lammas on January 3

TAGactive and soft play set to open at Lammas on January 3

The local community will be able to try out the state-of-the-art TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre for the first time on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.

The innovative activity is the first TAGactive to be unveiled at any of Everyone Active’s 200 sites across the country.

Part of an overall £20million investment in facilities in Ashfield, it sits alongside another exciting new feature for the centre, the soft play, in the former sports hall.

Both facilities will be available during an Open Weekend on January 8-9, being held across both Lammas Leisure Centre and Hucknall Leisure Centre.

TAGactive is a game for all ages and takes place in an obstacle course arena split into zones, each of which contain a large number of illuminated TAGs.

Players collect points by ‘tagging’ these with a sensor on their wristband, the points value of each TAG being determined by the degree of difficulty in reaching it.

A player’s score appears on an electronic scoreboard and adds the extra dimension of competition with rivals, as well as trying to post the best score of the day or even all time.

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

“TAGactive bridges the worlds of activity, gaming and technology and we are confident it will encourage new sections of the community to engage in exercise.

“This is something which people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and is sure to result in healthy competition between friends, family, colleagues or classmates.”

Cllr Rachel Madden, Ashfield District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said:

“We are so excited to be bringing TAGactive to Lammas Leisure Centre. As the only one of its kind in the area, it really does bring the fun factor to exercise.

“It’s not for the faint-hearted, with a range of obstacles taking players over a number of levels from floor to ceiling. It’ll bring out the competitiveness in everyone! It’s the perfect activity for friends and family of all ages to enjoy together.”

The new soft play features distinct zones for juniors and toddlers, as well as a party area, and can cater for up to 160 children at a time.

The junior area is built on three levels and includes tunnels, slides, as well as nets and ramps to navigate.

The toddler area is single level and contains lots of opportunities for play, allowing toddlers to feed their natural curiosity while also getting active.

Lorenzo Clark said:

“The soft play area will appeal to kids from a wide variety of backgrounds and will allow them to really enjoy exercise, while also meeting the highest safety standards.

“It sits perfectly alongside the TAGactive Arena as part of an innovative offering at Lammas.”

TAGactive and soft play sessions are bookable via the Everyone Active app and website.

Meanwhile, the ice rink is due to reopen following its refurbishment on Saturday, January 8.

New kickboards and upstands are being added to the rink, along with new flooring throughout and a new ice refrigeration plant.

New seating for spectators has been installed, while skaters are able to secure refreshments directly from the rink, with a new serving hatch allowing access to the café.

Lorenzo Clark said:

“It will be great to see people from across the community enjoying the ice rink again soon. The variety of upgrades have brought this area right up to date and have given it a new lease of life.

“We know how popular the ice rink is with the public and are really proud to offer them such a top-class facility.”

For more information, visit or phone Lammas Leisure Centre on 0162 351 1177.


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