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Ashbourne's sports pavilion opened in 2022, paid for by public donation and grants.  The Pavilion is owned by registered charity Ashbourne Sports & Community Partnership. It is located in the recreation grounds beside a large public car park and there is also parking for bicycles.

The toilets are open for public use whenever the Pavilion itself is open, normally Tuesday to Sunday.

There is a defibrilator on the wall outside.

The Pavilion is used by many of Ashbourne's sports clubs. It is the home base for Ashbourne Ladies Football Club, Ashbourne Cricket Club and Mayfield Football Club. The changing rooms offer hot showers with plenty of space for kit. They can be booked by individuals and organisations for any event.

You can sit inside or outside and watch the sports on the recreation ground or just admire the views. A wide selection of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks is available and also a selection of cakes, sandwiches and sweets.

The Pavilion is used as a venue for many community events. Current regular bookings include:

  • The community cinema usually has one screening each month.
  • Yoga with Vanessa Gerard on a Monday morning.
  • Tai-Chi Movements for Wellbeing in 6 week blocks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • A community exercise class run by Derbyshire Dales District Council on Tuesdays.
  • Chair based exercises run by Derbyshire Dales District Council on Tuesdays.
  • Stronger for longer run by Derbyshire Dales District Council on Tuesdays.
  • Bingo on Wednesday evenings.
  • Zumba on Thursday mornings.
  • Bridge on Thursday afternoons.
  • On Thursday lunchtimes Connex run a "tea, talk and tech" session for digital novices.
  • Free Stay & Play on Friday mornings for parents, grandparents and carers with their little ones. Free hot drinks and snacks.
  • ParkRun volunteers can be found in the cafe on Saturday mornings around 10am.
  • The darts board is part of the local league.

The Pavilion is also host to many charity fundraising events, sporting events and job fairs.

bicycle parking