In Brighton & Hove, there are a wide range of sport and leisure facilities you can use, from swimming and paddling pools, to sports centres.  

Indoor facilities and swimming pools

The 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 surplus income 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

For up to date information on the scheme for 16 and under's in Brighton & Hove please visit our free swimming page.

Outdoor sports facilities

Paddling pools

There are paddling pools and play fountains across the city.

Parks sports facilities

Visit our sports booking page to make a booking or to get more information about outdoor sports facilities for football, cricket, tennis, bowls, cycling and summer sports like basketball and rounders.

Skate parks

Visit our skate parks page for information about great skate parks in the city.

Table tennis

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

Climbing walls

Visit our climbing walls and bouldering page for information about where you can go climbing or bouldering in the city.

Community sports facilities

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

Further information

We work to improve the overall supply, quality and accessibility of sports facilities in Brighton & Hove to meet the current and future demands of residents.

Our current priorities are explained in the Sport Facilities Action Plan 2012-2022 (PDF KB).

The Sports Facilities Team is responsible for the operation and development of leisure facilities, including seven sports centres. You can email them at

For more information about sports activities in general across the city contact the healthy lifestyles team at