8 March 2018

Spring into action at your leisure centre

Want to take up a fun and healthy activity this spring? Our leisure centres are located across the city, from Portslade in the west to Whitehawk in the east and together offer a wide choice of sports, exercise classes and swimming.

If you would like to try something but are worried about the cost, residents on a lower income such as jobseekers or disability allowances, pension credit or the NUS Extra Card, can take advantage of a 40% discount on leisure centre membership and ‘pay as you go’ activities in any of the council’s leisure centres.

The discount is valid at all seven city leisure centres operated by Freedom Leisure - Withdean Sports Complex, King Alfred Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Swimming Complex, Portslade Sports Centre, Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre, Stanley Deason Leisure Centre and St Lukes Swimming Pool.

Applying for a card is simple - just complete a short form available on our leisure card webpage and take it to your local leisure centre along with supporting documents of eligibility.

With three of our centres; King Alfred Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Swimming Complex and St Luke’s Swimming Pool featuring wonderful swimming pools, this Spring could also be the opportunity to swim more! In February Freedom Leisure launched a swimming loyalty scheme to help local families swim more often. Simply pick up a loyalty card from the centres or download and print one at home then collect stamps for your swims – you only have to swim five times to get a sixth family swim for FREE! Find out more or get your loyalty pass here.

If you or your children are currently non-swimmers why not make 2018 the year you learn? All three centres offer a great range of swimming lessons for all ages and abilities, whether you are a complete beginner, lack confidence in the water or are looking to improve your stroke, there are sessions for all. Swimming is not only a great way to keep active but can be an important lifesaving skill too.

While you’re at our leisure centres, you’ll also be able to help the environment. Brighton & Hove’s leisure centres have pledged to phase out plastic straws and cutlery and cut the number of single use coffee cups and plastic bottles customers use. New recycling bins will be available at centres to ensure any of those ‘hard to recycle’ single use cups make it to specialist recycling plants.