What we do

We don’t just manage facilities. We pioneer new approaches to helping people live happier and healthier lives.

Change doesn't happen overnight but we deliver thousands of activities so our communities have the chance to get moving whenever they choose, and whoever and wherever they are.

Everything we do is about healthy minds and bodies. Whether it's a smash hit celebrity taking centre stage at the Prince of Wales Theatre, a fascinating exhibit at the beautiful Museum of Cannock Chase, an outdoor workout at Mesnes Park or National Play Day at Haigh Woodland Park, you can be sure we're making life fun.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles in a nutshell

We currently manage 10 leisure centres, a museum and theatre, and parks on behalf of our council partners.

In 2015 we opened two state-of-the-art, multi-million pound leisure centres working closely with Sport England, and in 2016 we'll be transforming another and introducing a brand new adventure centre in north Yorkshire.

How we make a difference

Everyone loves figures. Here's what you need to know:

  • Wigan’s Community Weight Management programme – Lose Weight Feel Great – helping lower obesity figures in Wigan from a high of 28.5% in 2008/09 to 25.8% in 2012.
  • Achieving a visitor increase of 38% to the services we manage in Cannock Chase in the first 12 months of our contract.
  • Growing leisure centre participation by 13% helping make Wigan the most active population in Greater Manchester.
  • Contributing, securing and funding more than £20m worth of investment into council-owned assets since 2003.

Watch what we've done

We relaunched WLCT in December 2015 as Inspiring healthy lifestyles. This short video will give you a flavour about where we've been - and where we're going - to help people live happier, healthier lives...