About the Trust

Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust is a registered charity delivering premier leisure provision venues across Doncaster. We offer a diverse range of health, fitness, leisure and entertainment activities to our customers with the goal of helping to achieve a healthier community across Doncaster.

Our centres include gyms, swimming pools, golf courses, ice skating and more.  

Our history

Formerly known as Doncaster Dome Leisure Trust, DCLT’s primary role was to manage the day to day operation of the Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre.

After 2 years of discussions and hard work between Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Dearne Valley Leisure Trust and DCLT, approval was granted in January 2011 for Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust to be expanded. From 1st April 2011, the trust now consists of 9 former DMBC managed centres, Dearne Valley Leisure Centre and Rossington Community Sports Village, based on the grounds of Rossington All Saints School.


  • April 2011
    DCLT is formed
  • April 2012
    Choose Fitness - our all-inclusive Fitness Membership is launched offering members unlimited access to all Gyms, Swimming Pools and Fitness classes across DCLT venues.
  • July 2012
    DCLT takes over operation of Stadium Fitness at the Keepmoat stadium. The Gym only site is rebranded as Fitness Village, Stadium and becomes part of the Choose Fitness membership package.
  • November 2012
    DCLT takes over operation of Doncaster's Fitness First centre. The site is rebranded as Fitness Village, Balby and becomes part of the Choose Fitness membership package.
  • August 2014
    Doncaster Conferences, Catering & Events takes over operation of Doncaster's iconic music venue and public house, The Leopard.
  • December 2014
    Phase 1 of a centre-wide refurbishment of Adwick Leisure Centre opens, with a brand-new gym and 3 dedicated fitness studios.
  • February 2015
    Phase 2 is completed bringing an 8-lane bowling alley and children's soft play area to Adwick.

  • December 2016
    Work is completed on a £1 million refurbishment of the Lagoons Swimming Pool area at The Dome.
  • March 2017
    The Counting House, a wine bar situated in Bessacarr Doncaster opens its doors, operated by our Catering & Events team.
  • October 2018
    The Brewhouse, home of 1086 brewery opens in Cusworth.
  • August 2019
    Work is completed on the Doncaster Cycle track. A brand new cycling facility 1.2 miles long situated at the Dome.
  • October 2019
    Work in completed on Phase three of the developments at the Dome. A designated fitness entrance is open to members & public from car park 4
  • October 2022
    Rossington Leisure Centre reopens after a major refurbishmen with a new changing village and group change area, improved accessibility with a changing places unit, pool pod and a refurbished pool hall.
  • February 2023
    Askern Leisure Centre reopened following a major refurbishment the investment in the centre has seen the old coal heating system replaced with a more environmentally friendly and sustainable water heating soultion.
  • April 2024
    Choose Fitness, Balby reopens with a brand new gym.
  • May 2024
    Phase one is completed for Thorne Wellbeing & Leisure Hub with the opening of the swimming pool, reception and changing village.