About Valley Leisure

Valley Leisure was established as a charity in 1990 with a broad remit to advance health and wellbeing for the public benefit.

Valley Leisure originally met this remit through the provision of services in leisure centre settings. The Charity has evolved significantly and now seeks to deliver its charitable objectives in more innovative settings. The charity has a strong ethos of community engagement having developed links with in excess of 150 community organisations across Test Valley and increasingly we are developing relationships across Hampshire and beyond.

Valley Leisure currently operates Riverside Bowl and the I Can Therapy Centre.

Riverside Bowl is an innovative service utilising bowling and glo-golf to engage the community in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving the conditions of life for the general public. We are very proud of the breadth of service and range of services to cater for all ages.

The I Can Therapy Centre was opened in November 2017 by Dr Sara Payne MBE and is a unique and bespoke power assisted exercise facility which aims to enable everyone, irrespective of age, mobility or health to move more and feel better.

The charity seeks to engage with people of all ages and physical abilities to promote active lifestyles in furtherance of the public benefit.

Management Team and the Board of Trustees

Valley Leisure is a charitable trust, which operates through a volunteer Board of Trustees.


Worked with 62 Educational Groups.

Baker Tilly Social Return on Investment Report identifies value of social investment at over £7m.

Invested over £250k into the services in the past year.