Epping Forest

Re-opening information

We're looking forward to welcoming you back!

Thank you for bearing with us while we’ve been closed. We’re delighted to tell you that your centres re-opened on 3rd August 2020.

To begin with, our focus will be on the gym, classes and swimming pool (where available) until all our services can re-start safely, in line with Government and industry guidelines. We will update the information below for all other facilities and activities as soon as we know more.

You can view timetables and book sessions 14 days in advance of the facilities re-opening. If you are looking to book a swimming session, please note the date that your centre's pool re-opens. Direct Debit and annual members have 14 days' advance booking rights, and Places members have 7 days' advance rights.

Unfortunately, Ongar Leisure Centre's pool isn’t able to re-open just yet, but to say a big thank you for staying with Places Leisure while we’ve been closed, we are automatically upgrading your membership to an All Places membership, so that you can enjoy our other local centres for 3 months*.

The All Places membership upgrade and guidance on this page applies to the centres below:

Epping Sports Centre

Loughton Leisure Centre

Ongar Leisure Centre

Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

Not your centres? Go back to the list

When will activities start?

For more information on re-opening, please visit our re-opening FAQs and information hub.

Epping Sports Centre
Facility Date
Gym 3rd August
Studio classes 3rd August
 
Loughton Leisure Centre
Facility Date
Gym 3rd August
Studio classes 3rd August
Lane swimming 10th August
Swimming lessons Swimming lessons will recommence from 7th September onwards. We will be in touch with parents prior to lessons beginning.

 

For members using the gym, please note that changing facilities (including showers and lockers) are currently unavailable at the centre, so we ask that you arrive at your gym or class session dressed ready for your activity. Please also be aware that bags are not allowed in the gym area or studios. Members using the pools will have access to the changing rooms and lockers.

If you have any questions regarding the changing rooms, please visit our FAQs or contact the centre.

 

Ongar Leisure Centre
Facility Date
Gym 3rd August
Studio classes 3rd August
Lane swimming TBC - see below
Swimming lessons We will be in touch once we have a date confirmed for lessons to restart - see below regarding the pool.

 

We have agreed with Epping Forest District Council that the swimming pool will not re-open until the ongoing maintenance and upgrade works have been completed (scheduled for completion Autumn 2020).

Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre
Facility Date
Gym 3rd August
Studio classes 3rd August
Lane swimming 10th August
Swimming lessons Swimming lessons will recommence from 7th September onwards. We will be in touch with parents prior to lessons beginning.

 

Still have questions?

For more information on our re-opening plans, please visit our information hub and re-opening FAQs

*The upgrade to All Places membership is free of charge, and applied for 3 months from 3rd August 2020. You will be upgraded to the equivalent Premium, Gym or Swim All Places membership. Membership prices do not change.