Welcome to Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport and wellbeing.  Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ - it’s about creating a place for everyone.

Visited our centre recently? Tell us about your experience.

Email us: enquiries@walthamabbeyleisurecentre.org

Chris McCarthy, General Manager

01992 716733

Memberships for everyone

We offer a range of payment options and discounted memberships; select your preferred package below and choose from the options available.

  • Premium

    Includes gym, swim and classes with 14 days’ advance booking rights.

    Prices from £39.00 per month

    *Requires a one-off joining fee

  • Swim

    Includes swimming with 14 days’ advance booking rights for bookable activities

    Prices from £24.50 per month

    *Requires a one-off joining fee

  • Premium 16-18

    Includes gym, swim and classes with 14 days’ advance booking rights.

    Prices from £30.00 per month

    *Requires a one-off joining fee

  • Free Membership

    Our Places membership allows you to book online and pay as you move with 7 days’ advance booking rights.

  • Places Locker Virtual Studio

    Refreshed with 1000s of on demand and live stream workouts!

    Free Places access

    Accessible via the Places Locker app

    Join now

    Not sure which membership is right for you?  Get in touch to find out more.


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    Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre,
    Waltham Abbey,
    EN9 3EL.

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    Call us: 01992 716733
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    Opening times

    Open today until 4.30pm

    • Mon: 6.30am - 10pm
    • Tue: 6.30am - 10pm
    • Wed: 6.30am - 10pm
    • Thu: 6.30am - 9.15pm
    • Fri: 6.30am - 9.15pm
    • Sat: 8am - 4.30pm
    • Sun: 7.30am - 4.15pm

    Holiday opening hours

    1st May - 8.30am - 7.30pm
    8th May - 8.30am - 7.30pm
    29th May - 8.30am - 7.30pm


    • Gym
    • Main pool
    • Teaching pool
    • Studios
    • Indoor cycling studio
    • Sauna and steam room
    • Community rooms
    • Café

    Centre accessibility

    • Accessible parking
    • Ramps for wheelchairs
    • Accessible turnstiles
    • Lift
    • Hearing induction loop
    • Accessible lockers
    • Accessible change
    • Changing places
    • Wheelchair accessible equipment
    • IFI accessible equipment
    • Pool hoist
    • Accessible pool chair
    • Accessible pool platform
    • Assistance dogs welcome
    Operated by Places for People Leisure Ltd. working in partnership with Epping Forest District Council.
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    Places Locker app

    Free access to the Places Locker app with all memberships

    The Places Locker app enables you to book, track activity and access over 150 free virtual workouts. Join today and get moving.

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    If you’d like more information to help you with choosing the right membership for you, please get in touch.

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