Leisure centres

Leisure centre

We have invested millions to inspire people. This investment will make sure residents have fit for purpose, high quality and accessible facilities to begin or continue sport achievements.

We continue to provide free swimming for under 18’s, over 60’s and disabled residents plus a carer who live in the borough. Members of the armed forces also benefit from free swimming.

All our leisure centres offer a range of activities across various sites and there has never been a better time to try out the many sports and facilities on offer close to where you live.

Chingford leisure centre Click to get info

Chingford leisure centre offers a 45 station gym, 28 group exercise classes a week, a large 25 metre 6 lane swimming pool and a smaller shallow pool for children.

Larkswood Leisure Park, New Road, Chingford E4 9EY

Telephone: 020 8523 8215

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 8am to 5pm

Sunday 8am to 5pm

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Disabled access guide: Chingford leisure centre

Leyton leisure centre Click to get info

Leyton leisure centre offers fun for all the family.

763 High Road, Leyton E10 5AB

Telephone: 020 8558 8858

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 8am to 5pm

Sunday am 8am to 5pm

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Disabled access guide: Leyton leisure centre

Leyton gym Click to get info

Leyton gym was part of the first phase of Waltham Forest’s multi million pound leisure centre investment. The new facility boasts a 102-station gym, cardio and resistance equipment and a spacious free weights area.

787 High Road, Leyton E10 7AA

Telephone: 020 8558 6084

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 9am to 5pm

Sunday 9am to 5pm

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Disabled access guide: Leyton Gym

There is something for everyone at the recently refurbished Leytonstone Leisure Centre, we offer:

  • A state-of-the-art gym on two floors with a large free weights area
  • A pool perfect for fitness swimming
  • Inflatable obstacle course during Aqua Splash swimming sessions for families
  • Teaching pool perfect for swimming lessons
  • Two badminton court sports hall
  • Group Exercise studios
  • Ofsted registered créche
  • An indoor soft play area for under 6s

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Disabled access guide: Leytonstone leisure centre

The centre is home to a gym, changing rooms and toilets, as well as a new reception layout and refurbished changing rooms with fast track entry system. The red crumb pitch is the perfect surface for all activities, particularly football.

Markhouse Road, Walthamstow E17 8RN

Telephone: 020 8520 7464

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday 9am to 5pm

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Disabled access guide: Walthamstow leisure centre

Free swimming Click to get info

Free swimming for borough residents: Under 18s, Over 60s, Disabled Residents and the Armed Forces can swim for free at anytime

Borough residents under 18’s can swim for free at anytime at all Waltham Forest leisure centres. To take advantage of this offer visit your local leisure centre and register for just £1. (Please note that any accompanying adults pay the usual fee).

Borough residents over 60 are also entitled to free swimming at anytime. To take advantage of this, residents must apply for a pay and play card, which costs £7.20 per annum. You will need to bring along proof of age and address.

If you are registered disabled you and a carer can now also swim for free at anytime at any of the Waltham Forest leisure centres. To apply visit your local leisure centre to register with the relevant proof.

If you are a member of the Armed Forces you can also swim for free by simply producing your ID card.

Get all the information you need to know about all the holiday activities on offer at your local leisure centre on the Better 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.

There are plenty of free family activities, sports, arts, relaxation and more in our parks during 2015.

More on events and activities in our parks.

Outdoor playing fields Click to get info

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

Blades and Salisbury Hall Playing Fields, Walthamstow Avenue, Chingford E4 8ST

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 email wfdirect@walthamforest.gov.uk.