Welcome to One YMCA's community activities page.


YMCA and Three Rivers District Council will be working in partnership to deliver programs within the Leavesden Country Park and The Abbots Langley Parish. We invite the community to become part of our program. The programs will change throughout the year and these will also be shared on social media.

Woodlands Community Building and Cafe

The building will host a café, a function room and toilets that the community can use through all seasons. The space will include indoor and outdoor seating so that visitors to Leavesden Country Park can relax while enjoying the wonderful surroundings.   The café will be a community facility offering affordable quality refreshments and food to eat in or take away.

The other half of the building is currently under discussion for use, with options of a martial arts studio, cycle hub, functions rooms for community activities, children’s activity centre and as the refurbishments is undertaken the YMCA will discuss with a number of interested parties to the best use of this area.

If you would like to know more about the Community Building please follow the links below

Woodland Community Building

The work on the Community Building is progressing and the following works have now been completed:

  • Ground works for utilities
  • Foundations for the new steps and access ramps
  • Removal of the old roof and internal walls
  • Clearing of all items within the building
  • Supporting steels have been installed
  • New ceiling joists have been fitted

Weekly Activities

Pre-School Football

An introduction to football for pre-school aged children Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 16:00 to 16:45 pm

Cost £3 per session

For more information please download the poster below

Wildcats Girls’ Football

YMCA Abbots Langley has become a Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre. For more information please download the poster below

Back to Netball

Back to Netball provides a gentle introduction for female players over 16 years. Tuesday at 18:30 to 19:30  Please down load the poster below for more information.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball

Walking Netball sessions every Thursday at 12:30 to 13:30. Please down load the poster below for more information.

If you would like to book a place or more information on the activities we offer please contact

Gareth Ball – Community Activities Coordinator

Tel: 01923 662222         E-mail:

Mindful Football and Running

Get Active and look after your Mental Wellbeing.

Mindful Running Tuesday 13:00 – 14:00 (14:00 – 14:30 teas and coffees)

Mindful Football Thursday 13:00 – 14:00 (14:00 – 14:30 teas and coffees)

These sessions are offered in partnership with YMCA Abbots Langley and Watford Community Sports and Education Trust. 

Please Contact Karen Stephanou on

Tel: 07841028229         E-mail:


Nia it is a fabulous way to get fit leaving you feeling Stronger, Leaner, More Energised and yet Relaxed….Amazing!  A complete body and mind workout. Suitable for all ages and abilities. It is low impact therefore its kind on the body. 

New Introductory to Nia classes starting Saturday Afternoons at YMCA Abbots Langley  15:30 to 16:30pm  Saturday 21st April 2018 £5 for the next 4 sessions . Free trial for first class.

Please Contact Melina Williams on

Tel: 07548520192         E-mail:

Leavsden Country Park

Celebration for Leavesden Country Park

It’s time to celebrate in the Park. Three Rivers District Council has received a substantial grant of £582,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project.  Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and supported by the Three Rivers District Council and Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the park will enjoy a wide range of new facilities and activities amounting to £1.1m.

Keep up to date with all the Abbots Langley Leisure Projects and the HLF project in the park using the link below

Leavesden Hospitals, A Brief Walk Through Time.

A history walk and guided tour of the Leavesden Asylum/Hospitals grounds. Lead by Martin Brooks, Founder, Leavesden Hospital History Association

Saturday, July 7th 2018 meet at 12pm in the car park next to the Woodlands YMCA

Cost: No Charge

Open to all ages and abilities