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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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Dudley Leisure Centre is a modern leisure complex centrally situated in the town of Dudley. Comprising of pools, sports halls, Lifestyles gym, squash courts and function rooms, the centre caters for sports, fitness and recreation activities. Our facilities also allow us to cater for meetings, birthday parties and various types of 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

Splashing new designs for Dudley Leisure Centre

The latest design visuals for a brand new Dudley Leisure Centre, set to open in 2022 have been revealed. 

Facilities

  • Two Swimming Pools (25 metre pool and a teaching pool) pool opening hours
  • Lifestyles Gym with a range of equipment
  • Two squash courts
  • Sports hall for badminton, volleyball, netball and basketball
  • Five-a-side dome 
  • Multi purpose rooms for group fitness classes, martial arts and meetings
  • Training room suitable for corporate training and meetings
  • Sports equipment for hire or sale
  • Refreshment area with snack and drink vending machines
  • Changing, shower and toilet areas
  • Lockers - £1 returnable
  • Accessible facilities for all

Swimming Pool Opening Hours

Prices 2021

Bookings

Members can book courts, indoor football and fitness classes online using our online 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

Sport and Leisure Services 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 not 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 Dudley Leisure Centre

Swimming Lessons

We offer a range of swimming lessons/sessions for all ages and abilities, from parent and toddler sessions through to junior and adult. These take place throughout the year with our experienced, fully qualified swimming instructors.

Lifestyles Gym

Our Lifestyles Gym has a great choice of Technogym 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 Zumba, bootcamp, circuit training, boxercise, pound, aquafit, metafit, pilates, aqua yoga and yoga.

 

Racket and team sports

Sports hall
The centre has a large sports hall that can accommodate badminton, netball, basketball and non-sporting events

Badminton
The centre has four badminton courts that can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age. The sports hall can also be hired for numerous sporting and non-sporting events

Squash/racketball
The centre has one squash court which can be overlooked by a viewing gallery. This can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.

5-a-side football
The centre has a five-a-side dome which contains an artificial pitch. This can be hired for casual or club bookings for any age group.

Netball/basketball
The centre has a main sports hall that can host netball and basketball. It can be individually hired for casual or club bookings for any age group. 

Please note: Members can book up to 7 days in advance and non-members  up to 4 days in advance. Non-members must pay at the time of booking.

Meeting/function room for hire

Dudley Leisure Centre has numerous function rooms that can be hired for meetings, training courses and birthday parties. 

Our training room is fully-equipped  with a projector for presentations and tea & coffee making facilities

Please contact the centre for further information regarding room sizes and prices.

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 Parties - If you're having a Birthday Party we can help. Let us take the strain out of hosting a birthday party.

Clubs

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

Further information on each of the clubs can be obtained by contacting the club directly or by telephoning our reception for further details.

Covid-19 Secure Notice

Covid-19 Secure Measures Risk Assessment

  • Centre enquiries: 01384 812800 (option 1)
    Lifestyles gym: 01384 812819
    EmailDudley Leisure Centre 

  • Centre opening hours

    • Monday to Tuesday - 7.15am to 10.15pm
    • Wednesday to Friday - 7.15am to 10pm
    • Saturday - 7.15am to 8pm
    • Sunday - 7.15am to 9.30pm

    Reception opening hours

    • Monday and Tuesday - 7.15am to 9.35pm  
    • Wednesday to Friday - 7.15am to 9.05pm    
    • Saturday - 7.15am to 7.05pm
    • Sunday - 7.15am to 8.35pm

    Lifestyles gym opening hours

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

    Swimming pool opening hours

  • There is a large free car park on site.

  • Wellington Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1UH