Leisure pool - closed Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October

The leisure pool will be closed Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October due to a technical fault. We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Easing of restrictions in leisure centres

Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions, we are pleased to be able to offer a more comprehensive programme at our centres but we will continue to take a cautious approach on how we operate. Please visit the individual centres webpages for times, sessions and other useful information.

Please be advised that, due to the on-going Covid situation, we are experiencing staffing shortages. Therefore, sessions may be cancelled or restricted at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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The Crystal Leisure Centre is centrally situated in the town of Stourbridge. Comprising of a leisure pool, 25m pool, sports hall, lifestyles gym, squash courts, softplay area, function rooms and a cafe. The centre caters for a range of sports, fitness and recreational activities and can also accommodate meetings, birthday parties and private functions.

Information and guidance following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Overview of leisure centres

Following the latest announcement from the Government confirming that restrictions are easing, the following information highlights safety protocols and how we plan to operate going forward. 

Although many rules have been removed, a few basic safety measures remain in place.

We are delighted to be able to increase provisions and access, and finally return to some normality; however we equally want to take a sensible approach to resuming services and ensure that our staff and customers continue to feel safe when visiting us and have an enjoyable experience.

Covid-19 symptoms

Please do not enter the facility if you or someone you live with has:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 Basic safety measures to remain in place

  • The government expects and recommends that people wear coverings in crowded areas, however the wearing of masks will be down to individual choice
  • Strict cleaning regimes will remain in place
  • Protective screens will be retained at main reception and key contact points such as in the gyms
  • Sanitisation stations will be available
  • It is recommended that customers scan the ‘Test and trace’ QR code when entering the facilities
  • Windows and doors will remain open in rooms (where possible) to increase ventilation
  • Kiosks/unity pods in the Lifestyles gyms will remain out of use until further notice
  • Customers should continue to bring their own exercise mats for classes.

Key changes relating to specific facility areas

  • Halesowen Leisure Centre will only be open for fitness classes and the Lifestyles gym from Tuesday 31 August 2021. This is due to refurbishment works taking place
  • You will be able to participate in more than one activity per day at the centres
  • One-way systems and social distancing will be removed
  • Swimmers are no longer required to arrive ‘swim-ready’
  • Changing rooms at Dudley Leisure Centre will return to separate male and female changing rooms
  • Changing rooms, shower and toilet facilities will re-open at the Dell Stadium
  • Lockers are available at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres
  • Dry-side changing rooms and shower facilities are available at Crystal Leisure Centre
  • Spectating will resume at all facilities
  • Normal capacities will resume within all facility areas wherever possible
  • All gym equipment will be reinstated
  • Water coolers will be back in use at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres
  • Badminton, squash and table-tennis will have all booking restrictions removed. The online booking system is available.
  • The Dell Stadium's football pitches will be available to all teams/clubs and casual bookings.
  • The running track at the Dell Stadium can be accessed as an individual or in a group/ team/ club. Limits regarding people attending in a group have been removed.
  • Equipment e.g. badminton/squash racket and footballs can be hired at Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres.

Booking facilities

  • Pre-booking is no longer necessary for all activities; with the exception of the Lifestyles gym at Halesowen Leisure Centre (selected time slots only).
  • A pre-booking facility is available for the early morning lane swimming sessions at Crystal and Dudley leisure centres. 

Clubs/regular bookings

Clubs and regular bookings can return to normal. This includes indoor team sports such as 5-a-side football.

Online booking

The online booking facility is open. Please note, an online booking facility is not available at The Dell Stadium or Coseley Sports Centre.

New developments

New and exciting developments are planned for Crystal, Dudley and Halesowen leisure centres

Improved facilities now open

The leisure pool, 25 metre pool and changing facilities have now re-opened following eye-catching improvement works.  Take a look at the changes on YouTube.


  • Leisure pool with slides, shallow beach area, bubble seat, toddler slide and water feature - pool opening hours
  • 25m pool - pool opening hours
  • Sports hall
  • 5-a-side football
  • 2 squash / Racquetball courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Basketball / Netball
  • Soft play suite
  • Dance studio
  • Meeting/function rooms - available for private hire and events
  • Climbing room (centre run climbing courses and private hire bookings only)
  • Cafe Crystal - Upstairs overlooking the Leisure pool. Open for tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes, hot food etc. Can be booked for private functions. 
  • £1 coin returnable lockers

Leisure Pool and 25m Pool Opening Hours

Prices 2021

Leisure pool peak times:

  • Dudley school holidays Monday to Friday (Anytime)
  • Dudley school term time after 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Weekends and bank holidays.


Members can book sports courts and fitness classes online using our leisure bookings portal:

What you will need to make an online booking

  • You will need your Member ID (Logon) number and PIN. If you do not know this information please request a new password and an email will be sent to you confirming your details
  • Activities are bookable 7 days in advance 
  • Online bookings are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Members will be charged for bookings cancelled within a 48 hour period of the booking start time

Membership Schemes

We offer a range of memberships to help you enjoy life, feel great and achieve a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your sporting interests, our team are on hand to provide advice and support, from your initial visit right through to you achieving your personal goals.

*Please note: A Parental/carer consent form must be completed for children under 16 years of age.

Block bookings

Teams and clubs who wish to block book a court should contact the administration team on 01384 812800 to check availability.

  • If you are a registered club but do no have a block booking with Dudley Council you will need to pay for your booking in advance
  • Please contact the leisure centre for further information

At Crystal Leisure Centre

Swimming Lessons

A range of swimming lessons take place during term-time with our experienced, fully qualified swimming instructors.

Please note - during some school holidays intensive lessons take place. Details will be available on the Crystal Leisure Centre homepage in the run up to the holidays.

Lifestyles Gym

Our Lifestyles Gym has a great choice of equipment and has been designed to provide everyone with the ultimate workout environment.

Fitness Classes

The centre runs a wide range of fitness classes to suit all abilities, including body conditioning, functional fitness, circuit training, spin, aquafit, metafit, pilates and yoga.

We also offer a range of Les Mills classes such as Bodypump, Bodyjam, Bodyattack, Bodybalance, Bodycombat.

Racket and Team Sports

The centre has eight badminton courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age.  

The centre also runs badminton sessions (daytime programme). These sessions are suitable for advanced badminton players aged over 16 years of age. Sessions run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00am - 12.00pm. Pre-booking is not necessary.

The centre has two squash courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.

The centre has table-tennis facilities that can be hired for casual bookings for any age group.

5-a-side football
The centre has a sports hall for five-a-side football, which can be hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.

The centre has courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.

Soft Play Suite

The Soft Play Suite is a fully equipped soft play structure with a dedicated toddler area, two tier junior area with slides, stepping stone run and spider web crawl. Children aged 7 years and under are allowed on the equipment. All children must be accompanied by a responsible/adult guardian for the duration of their session.

Children's Activities and Birthday Parties

  • Children's Activities - we host a range of activities and courses for children both in term time and during school holidays.
  • Birthday PartiesIf you're having a Birthday Party we can help. Let us take the strain out of hosting a birthday party.


Clubs at Crystal Leisure Centre -  A number of clubs meet at the centre on a weekly basis offering additional activities outside of those offered by the Crystal Leisure Centre.

Café Crystal

  • Café Crystal is located on the first floor of the leisure centre overlooking the leisure pool

  • Free WiFi is available for you to enjoy whilst relaxing with a cup of coffee

Arrange to meet friends here; take a fitness class, go swimming, bring the children to soft play or use the café whilst your child is doing an activity and chat over coffee and cake!

Opening times: Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 4.00pm (last food order 3.30pm)

Please note: Opening times are subject to change.

Cafe Crystal Menu [pdf / 795KB] (PDF 0.80MB)

Covid-19 Secure Notices

Covid-19 Secure Measures Risk Assessments

  • Centre enquiries: 01384 812800 (option 3)
    Lifestyles gym: 01384 812912
    Catering enquiries: 01384 812913
    EmailCrystal Leisure Centre

  • Lifestyles gym opening hours:

    • Monday to Friday - 7.15am to 9.30pm (last admission 9pm)
    • Saturday and Sunday - 8am to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

    Swimming pool opening hours

  • The Tesco car park opposite the centre has 550 spaces. Parking is free for the first two hours. The entrance to the car park is opposite the leisure centre on Bell Street. The entrance shutters come down at 4pm on Sundays, but exit is still open.

    We would ask that customers to the Crystal Leisure Centre please do not walk up and down the ramp to the car park, as this if for vehicular access only, but walk round to the Crown centre entrance to access the pedestrian entrance to the car park, if they are using our facilities.

  • Bell Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1AE