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 West Bromwich Leisure Centre re-opened on 17th 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 on your centre's homepage 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. To book, please visit the member area on our website or use the Places Locker app. For more information on booking, visit our FAQs.

The guidance on this page is for the centre below:

West Bromwich Leisure Centre

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Swimming pricing

Free Swimming will be available from the 1st October for Sandwell Residents from Monday to Friday and between 12.45pm - 1.30pm and 2.00pm - 2.45pm for over 60s and disabled visitors.

From the 9th November, this will change to 11.30am - 12.30pm for Just Swim and 12.30pm - 1.30pm for Lane Swimming.

It is also available during the school holidays for lane swimming those aged 8 to 16 and under. To register for this, please visit the centre with proof of eligibility and Sandwell residence. This is scheduled to be available during:

  • October Half Term – Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November 2020
  • Christmas Holidays – Saturday 19th December – Sunday 3rd January 2021
  • February Half Term – Saturday 13th February – Sunday 21st February 2021​

Due to the current restrictions, these times have changed to allow for all of our community to safely access the facilities. If these times are not convenient, our concessionary card is available for those aged 65+. This grants a 50% discount on swim sessions running Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 4.00pm. This costs £5 per year. 

When will activities start?

Find your centre below to see when activities restart. If you're looking to participate in a sport, please read our Return to Play guidelines. For more information on re-opening, please visit our re-opening FAQs and information hub

West Bromwich Leisure Centre
Facility Date

17th August

Studio classes

17th August

Lane swimming

17th August

Swimming lessons Swimming lessons will recommence from 7th September onwards. We will be in touch with parents prior to lessons beginning.
Read our swimming lesson FAQs.


24th August

Please be aware that we are currently unable to lend racquets to customers - please bring your own with you.


21st September


Please find information on changing facilities for this centre below:


Changing rooms and showers will be available after your session only, so please arrive to your session swim-ready. Showers, toilets and wash basins will be limited due to social distancing. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available.

Gym and studio class sessions

Changing rooms and lockers will be unavailable for members attending gym and studio class sessions. Showers will be unavailable and toilet facilities will be limited due to social distancing. Hair dryers and water fountains will not be available but hand dryers will.

Lockers will be available. We ask that you bring minimal belongings into your session with you as we cannot currently allow bags to be brought into the gym or studios. Unfortunately, we cannot allow personal towels to be brought into sessions at this time. We do however encourage you to bring your own mat to sessions.


Still have questions?

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