Sports and leisure centres
Local leisure centres
As part of the Council’s drive to create a better place to live we are transforming leisure centres across the borough as part of a multi-million pound investment programme to help you get fit and stay healthy.
Cathall Leisure Centre
Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LA
Tel: 020 8539 8343
Larkswood Leisure Centre
Larkswood Leisure Park, New Road, Chingford E4 9EY
Tel: 020 8523 8215
Leyton Leisure Lagoon
763 High Road, Leyton E10 5AB
Tel: 020 8558 8858
Waltham Forest Council, in partnership with Better, are improving your local leisure centre.
The Leyton Leisure Lagoon closed on 4 February 2013 and is due to reopen late October 2013.
The redevelopment of the main centre will include the following improvements:
- New group exercise studios
- Refurbished swimming pools and new water features
- New changing facilities
- New reception area
- New health suite
- New frontage to the building
Leyton Gym (formerly know as Plumtree Studios)
LEYTON Gym (formerly Plumtree Studios) has re-opened as part of the first phase of Waltham Forest’s multi-million pound leisure centre overhaul. The new facility boasts a 70-station gym, cardio and resistance equipment and a spacious free weights area.
787 High Road, Leyton E10
Tel: 020 8518 7631
Walthamstow Leisure Centre (formerly known as Kelmscott Leisure Centre)
Markhouse Road, Walthamstow E17 8RN
Tel: 020 8520 7464
The centre has recently undergone a major redevelopment and now boasts a new reception area, new gym equipment, refurbished changing rooms and toilets.
Waltham Forest Pool and Track
Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 5AA
Tel: 020 8527 5431
Free swimming for under 18s and over 60s
As part of a Waltham Forest Council funded initiative, young borough residents (under 18) can swim for free at anytime at all Waltham Forest Leisure Centres (see contact information above). To take advantage of this fantastic offer simply visit your local leisure centre and register for just £1.
Over 60s are also entitled to free swimming at anytime. To take advantage of this, residents must apply for a pay and play card, this will cost £6.70 for an annual card and you will need to bring along your freedom pass as proof of age and address.
At all other times (programme permitting) the Kids for a Quid scheme applies and operates from Monday to Sunday. Children must be members.
Holiday activities at your local leisure centre
Get all the information you need to know about all the holiday activities on offer at your local leisure centre on this new website.
You can also sign up for reminders and updates to be emailed straight to your inbox as soon as the next holiday’s information is available.
Borough wide activities in parks
There are plenty of free family activities, sports, plus arts, relaxation and more in our parks during 2012
Outdoor playing fields
Ainsley Wood Sports Ground
Ainslie Wood Sports Ground, Ainslie Wood Road, Chingford E4 9DD
Outdoor grass pitches for football
Blades and Salisbury Hall Playing Fields
Outdoor grass pitch and all-weather pitches for cricket and football
Parking and changing facilities available
Britannia Playing Fields
Britannia Sports Ground, Billet Road, Walthamstow E17 5DN
Outdoor grass pitches for cricket and football
Changing facilities available
For information about outdoor playing fields telephone Parks and Open Spaces on 020 8496 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.