Nailsworth Recreation Centre

The Nailsworth Recreation Centre is run by Nailsworth Primary School for the benefit of the Nailsworth community. 

Outside school hours, the school becomes The Nailsworth Recreation Centre: the only purpose-built, public recreation facility in town. The centre is available for clubs, businesses and organisations to provide a wide range of sport, leisure and dance activities and events, using our fantastic facilities.

Members of the public can benefit through attending classes, being a member of the club or organisation, or through attending an event. 


Due to COVID-19 no facilities are for hire until further notice.




We boast a full-size gym that can be used for badminton, basketball, table tennis and many other sport and leisure activities. 


Main Hall

This is the largest capacity hall in Nailsworth with a recently refurbished stage. The hall has gas central heating and heavy red curtains. There is disabled access directly from the car park.  It is suitable for films, exhibitions, performances, functions and various sports.


MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) 

A fantastic new MUGA provides a fenced and floodlit astroturf area ideal for football, hockey, netball, rugby and many other sports.


Adjoining the hall is a servery/bar and a well-equipped, large, up-to-date kitchen.


There is off-street parking for 40 cars, adjacent to the centre entrance, within the school grounds, off Nympsfield Road. There is a second car park adjacent for 20 cars if necessary. 

Booking Information

Availability & Booking

All facilities are available from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. weekdays throughout the year and at weekends from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. 

Until this page has been fully developed, please contact the School Business Manager for details of available time slots and full day rates. The Business Manager will be able to provide you with all the necessary information and paperwork to complete. 

Call: 01453 832 382 or email: 

Hire Charges

Commercial Use
Rate per hour
Community Use
Rate per hour
Gym (and/or changing rooms) only £15 £10
Hall only £15 £10
Gym (and/or changing rooms) + Kitchen £30   £20
Hall + Kitchen £30 £20
Gym (and/or changing rooms) + Hall £30 £20
Gym (and/or changing rooms), Hall + Kitchen (all facilities) £45 £30

Event Licensing

The Hall is not licensed for public events under the Premises Act 2003.  A license is not required for classes, exhibitions, lectures. 

Public musical event? You will need to obtain a license from the Performing Rights Society.

Other events? e.g. dances, choral singing and commercial activities, particularly if alcohol is to be served, you will require a Temporary Events Notice from Stroud District CouncilFor more detailed information contact the Licensing Officer at Stroud District Council on 01453 754 440 or email


Please talk to the School Business Manager. Whether you are interested in hiring a space for a single event or a programme of activities, Nailsworth Recreation Centre is an ideal venue.

The contact and physical address for the Nailsworth Recreation Centre is: 

Sarah Edwards
School Business Manager
Nailsworth Primary School & Recreation Centre
Nympsfield Road

Call: 01453 832 382 or email: 

How to find us

Sat Nav users – please use the postcode GL6 0ET, but do not let your sat nav take you off Nympsfield Road – follow the Nailsworth Primary School and Forest Green Rovers signs.  You are looking for Nailsworth Primary School’s second car park entrance, after the roundabout at The Arkell Centre and before you reach the Forest Green Rovers Football Club mini roundabout (coming up the hill from the town centre, the centre is on the left).
From Stroud direction, take A46 to Nailsworth and turn right up Spring Hill at the mini roundabout, with the clocktower on the left and Blushes salon on the right.
From the Bath direction, take A46 to Nailsworth and after the zebra crossing turn left up Spring Hill at the mini roundabout near the clocktower, with Williams Kitchen on the left.
From Minchinhampton direction, travel down the ‘W’, go straight over at the mini roundabout with the clocktower on the right, and up Spring Hill.Spring Hill becomes Nympsfield Road part way up. Go straight up the hill, over the small roundabout the Arkell Centre on the left and Norton Wood on your right.  We are just up from here on the left hand side.  If you reach the Forest Green Rovers mini roundabout, you have passed us – go around the mini roundabout and come back! 

Useful Links

If you are an individual looking for an activity to try out, you will find a list in the monthly community newspaper Nailsworth News. You can view the latest issue and the What’s On section online: