They're enjoying playing the numbers game at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.

For as its predecessor is being torn from Huddersfield’s skyline, leaving a gaping hole like a missing tooth, on the other side of town the swanky new leisure centre is a hive of activity.

And the numbers are certainly stacking up.

More than 840,000 visitors. 150,000 playing in the Splash Park. 36,000 youngsters in the Reef Fun Zone. 350 kids parties. 10,000 bookings in the sports hall.

Huddersfield Leisure Centre: One year on

840,000

visitors

350

children's parties

10,000

sports hall bookings

Awash with feet pounding state-of-the-art treadmills and children braving the twisting pool slides, Huddersfield Leisure Centre is getting set to hit the one million visitor mark.

The number is far beyond what Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) expected when they opened the centre exactly one year ago this month

The council-partnered fitness scheme announced the centre has welcomed more than 840,000 visitors through its doors so far, a number they hope to see hit the six-zero mark within weeks if not days.

Leisure centre members

7,900

Leisure centre members

It means Huddersfield is taking its fitness more seriously than ever, amidst shocking news that the town’s obesity-related hospital admissions have doubled in the past year.

Taking a tour round the centre, it’s hard to see there’s a problem.

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Everywhere you look people are on the move in a bid to burn the calories and budge the bulge.

The Leisure Centre currently has 7,900 individual members, who either use the ring road centre exclusively or pay to access the entire range of services across Kirklees.

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The Splash Park has received 150,000 visits since its opening, hosting more than 350 kids’ parties.

Many of the old Sports Centre’s facilities are at the new venue, including the climbing wall and squash courts, which have received 10,000 bookings in its first year.

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The only, and biggest, difference, is the welcome addition of light, which was sadly nowhere to be seen in the old centre’s windowless building.

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KAL’s operations manager Hazel Francis said: “We are thrilled the new Leisure Centre has been so popular.

“The pool complex, featuring our Splash Park has been a huge hit with young children and families alike.

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“Our gym membership continues to grow and our class programme continues to be very popular.

“Staff at the Leisure Centre are really proud to be a part of the 1st birthday celebrations and we hope our success continues well into the future.”