Indoor sports facilities and swimming pools

The sports facilities listed below are managed for the council by Freedom Leisure and monitored by the Sports Facilities Team.

Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit trust with no shareholders, which allows them to reinvest any extra income back into the facilities.

Portslade sports centre after refurbishments

Our leisure centres and swimming pools

Leisure Card

If you receive certain benefits, you can get up to 40% off selected activities at the leisure centres listed above with the Leisure Card.

Free swimming

Find up to date information on the free swimming scheme for young people aged 16 and under in Brighton & Hove.

There are paddling pools and play fountains across the city. They're now closed for the winter and will re-open in May 2021.

Further information about our leisure centres and sports facilities

If you want to make a comment or suggestion about the sports facilities provision in the city or find more information, you can send an email to

You can also contact Freedom Leisure directly.

Outdoor sports facilities

Parks sports facilities

Make a sports facilities booking and get more information about outdoor sports facilities for football, cricket, tennis, bowls, cycling and summer sports like basketball and rounders.

Skate parks

Find information about skate parks in the city.

Table tennis

Join in the fun with Ping! our free table tennis programme.

Climbing walls

Find information about where you can go where you can go climbing and bouldering in the city.

Community sports facilities

Community sports facilities can be found at Longhill Sports Centre and the Manor Sports and Activities Centre.