Leisure, Culture and Tourism

Rayleigh leisure centre

Leisure Facilities

Partnered with Fusion Lifestyle, residents and visitors can enjoy an excellent range of sports and activities, when you visit Clements Hall and Rayleigh Leisure Centres. The Mill Arts & Events Centre and Freight House are great venues for your special events.

T shirt painting at Rayleigh Arts Festival


Find out about arts development in the District and opportunities for funding.

A view of trees in Hockley Woods

District Gallery

Visit our Flickr page to view photos from around the District and events like Wild Woods Day and the Olympic Torch Relay.

a church in Ashingdon

District Tour

Read about the charm and history of areas around our District.

Teenagers playing instruments

Events and Activities

There is plenty for residents and visitors to do in the Rochford District. Submit your event for display on our website.

Torchbearers carrying the Olympic Torch through Rayleigh

London 2012

Find out about all the activities and events we delivered as part of our celebration of London 2012.

A photo of a hotel bed and slippers

Places to Stay

Find out about accommodation available in the District.

Children learning fencing

Sport and Physical Activity

Information on sports development opportunities, funding, projects and events we deliver.

Looking up at the sails of Rayleigh Windmill and blue sky

Visit Rochford District

From country parks to ancient woodlands, from wildlife to windmills, there is lots to explore.

A view of Cherry Orchard Country Park

Woodlands, Parks and Open Spaces

Information about the woods and other open spaces available for you to enjoy in the District.