Leisure pool - closed until further notice

The leisure pool will be closed until further notice following 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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We run a host of exciting children's activities at the Crystal Leisure Centre for your children to enjoy.

Activities for children under 5 years

Soft Play Suite

Our soft play suite is an ideal place for customers to allow their young children to "let off steam". The exciting soft play structure is fully equipped 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.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
9.00am - 12.00pm
1.00pm - 4.00pm

Saturday and Sunday
9.30am - 11.00am

Information and guidance

  • Pre-booking is no required when visiting the Soft Play Suite.
  • A maximum of 15 children are permitted in the Soft Play Suite.
  • One adult can accompany more than one child (i.e. siblings attending the soft play).
  • The government expects and recommends that people wear coverings in crowded areas, however the wearing of masks will be down to individual choice
  • A strict cleaning regime is in place throughout the centre and in the Soft Play Suite.
For further information about the Soft Play Suite please call the main reception on 01384 812800 (option 3).

Baby Friendly Pool

Our leisure pool offers a shallow beach area, bubble seat, toddler slide, water feature plus waves for all the family to enjoy. Visit with your toddler for a fun time and a gradual introduction into the water. Baby changing facilities are available in the changing rooms.

Crystal Leisure Centre has been recognised as a baby friendly pool in association with Huggies Little Swimmers supported by the ASA. Swim nappies are on sale at reception for babies to use in the pool.

Parent and toddler swimming sessions and courses

These sessions are suitable for children aged between 6 months and 4 years. The sessions are held in a pool with warm water and provide a safe, quiet environment with fully qualified instructors. The session is aimed at developing water confidence and incorporates singing and games as part of the session. It is an ideal initiation into the water for babies and toddlers.

We offer a casual turn up and pay session and courses which must be pre-booked.

Casual session
The casual turn up and pay sessions are held in the 25m pool take place on:  
Monday: 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Courses (pre-enrolment necessary)
Our parent and toddler courses take place in the leisure pool on:
Tuesday: 9.45am - 10.15am and 10.15am - 10.45am
Thursday: 2.00pm - 2.30pm and 2.30pm - 3.00pm

School Holidays

During the holidays the centre normally hosts:

*Terms and conditions apply to free swimming. Visit Free Swim Dudley to register and for further information. Registration now open.

Booking is essential for some activities. 

Junior recreation courses

Gymnastics, trampolining and climbing

Our recreational courses for juniors run in conjunction with Dudley Council school term dates and are supervised/coached by fully qualified instructors.

Certain courses work to specific levels and once the level is achieved, the appropriate badge can be awarded. These are available to purchase at reception.

Due to the popularity and success of the recreational course programme, a waiting list may be in operation.

To request a place, print and complete the Parental Consent Form below and return to Crystal Leisure Centre. Alternatively, a form can be completed at the centre. You will then be contacted as soon as a place is available. Once you have enrolled on your first course, you are then given priority to re-enrol on the next term’s course during re-enrolment week only.


Our gymnastics sessions which are suitable for ages 5 to 10 years are for total beginners, improvers through to advanced levels.

Children work towards British Amateur Gymnastics Proficiency Awards and the UK Sports Awards. Certificates can be purchased from reception upon achievement of the appropriate level.

Beginners junior courses:
Wednesday 4.30pm - 5.30pm and 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Saturday 9.00am - 10.00am, 12.00pm - 1.00pm and 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Advanced junior course:
Saturday 10.15am - 11.45am


The sessions which are one hour are instructed by qualified coaches and are available for children aged 5 to 15 years. 

Junior beginners can progress through UK Sports Awards, proficiencies and badges. Certificates can be purchased at reception upon achievement of the appropriate level. 

Beginners junior courses:
Thursday 5.00pm - 6.00pm and 6.00pm - 7.00pm 

Improvers/advanced junior course:
Thursday 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Our climbing courses are suitable for juniors aged 9 -15 years and adults 16+ years.

Safety equipment, including helmets and harnesses are provided for use on the course. The courses are taken by fully qualified instructors.

Junior courses:
Monday 6.00pm - 7.00pm, 7.00pm - 8.00pm and Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Adult course:
Tuesday 7pm - 8pm