Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre 

Review: I lived in Bath for several years about 15 years ago and Bath leisure was my local gym, so I regularly went.  Recently it has undergone a major £10m refurbishment with new and improved facilities. The place where we tend to go (when visiting friends at weekends) is the swimming pool.  They have a newly refurbished 25m six lane swimming pool, a brand new teaching pool, a newly refurbished leisure pool with flume and play features, a refurbished sauna and a new large pool changing village with individual and group changing cubicles, as well as separate male and female changing areas. The refurbishment also introduced some exciting new facilities to the centre. A brand new trampoline park, 8 ten pin bowling alleys and a brand new soft play facility have been added as well as a diner serving hot and cold food and drinks.  We haven’t been to the trampoline park but it ticks a lot of boxes in the sense of having an enclosed space and somewhere to burn off energy on a rainy day.

Overall, its a great place to go as a family and the best thing I like the most about the pool area is the water flumes are sectioned off.  There is a one way system so quite easy to see where the children are.  My 8 year old is more than capable to go down the slides unassisted and happily goes round several times.  We have been quite a few times on a Sunday with friends and it can get busy but we always arrive at the start of the session. There is direct parking underneath the leisure centre but it can get pretty busy and there are limited spaces.  Would is great it is based in the centre of the town so you could always go for a walk along the river afterwards or grab a snack in many of the local cafes (however, they do have a good café on site as well).  They offer free carer passes with appropriate ID and there is an option to buy a disability style membership card, so if you visit regularly bear this in mind and pop onto the BETTER FOR LIFE website or ask someone at the centre.