More Investment at Hyndburn Leisure Centre on the way

Accrington’s biggest leisure facility is set to benefit from more improvements, with a £180k investment in new sauna and steam facilities on the horizon. The current sauna and steam closed last week for around 14 weeks while work is underway.

The luxury health suite has been designed by Pulse Fitness, who successfully tendered for the scheme, and will include a brand new steam room with almost double the capacity, modern changing facilities, feature shower, treatment room and more.

Steve Tanti, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure said, “We have an ongoing improvement plan for our facilities, with the health suite at Hyndburn Leisure Centre next on the list. It’s also an area which has been the focus of customer feedback in recent years so we are happy that we can respond to customer demand and improve this facility.”

The refurbishment comes on the back of other recent major works at the centre, including the refurbishment of the swimming pool and the construction of a new children’s play and party centre, Adventure City. Linda Horsfield, Head of Health and Wellbeing said, “We are delighted to be able to make further improvements to the centre. We are sure that our members will be delighted with the new area and we hope to attract new members to what will be a great facility for the Borough”.

Steve Tanti added, “The public sector leisure industry is changing. Our grant to operate leisure facilities is being reduced year on year, which is why we need to be smart with investments which will lead to savings or new income streams. The new facility will be fantastic and bring in new members to our attractive schemes, such as Premier membership, which includes the gym, swimming pool, new sauna and steam area and over 200 monthly fitness classes all available with no contract and no joining fee.”

The new sauna and steam area will open for business in January 2018. You can keep up to date with the improvements by following the Hyndburn Leisure Centre Facebook page, were regular live updates will be posted.

We appreciate the patience of members as work continues. Please be aware that the sauna and steam facilities at Mercer Hall Leisure Centre are open as usual.


Hyndburn Leisure


“Adventure” begins at Accrington’s Newest Play Centre

A brand new soft play centre is set to open this week at Hyndburn Leisure Centre in Accrington.

Adventure City brings the best in soft play to what is already a fantastic family location. The scheme began earlier this year and the centre is set to open its doors on Friday 2nd June at 9am.

Half of the sports hall at the leisure centre has been converted to accommodate a new four storey soft play area, which includes a baby zone and a toddler zone, along with the main play area suitable for children up to 11 years old. A new café has also been created which will serve a range of food.

Councillor Ken Moss, Portfolio Holder for Leisure at Hyndburn Borough Council said, “We’re delighted with the end result of the scheme. Adventure City looks amazing, and I can imagine families having a great time here for years to come. The main play zone is spectacular, but we knew it was equally important to create a fun, safe play environment for babies and toddlers, hence the 3 fantastic play zones we have created.”

Steve Tanti, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure, said “The Leisure industry is changing, and we’ve had to consider innovative methods to keep up. Whilst soft play may not be the kind of activity you’re used to seeing in a traditional leisure centre, it still provides children with an excellent opportunity to be physically active and just as importantly, to have some fun with the family. We want to create that same atmosphere at Adventure City. Hyndburn Leisure Centre already provides a fantastic range of activities for all the family and this is another one to add to the list. Adventure City will benefit from complimentary activities which the leisure centre has to offer, such as swimming lessons, gym, sauna and steam and much more, as well as free safe parking”.

Adventure City opens at Hyndburn Leisure Centre at 9am on Friday 2nd June and will be available for birthday parties 7 days a week. Call 01254 385 945 for more information.


New RLSS Lifeguard Course


Monday 3rd April to Saturday 8th April 2017 – 8:30am-5pm each day

Cost is £250 and upon passing the course qualifications include –

National pool lifeguard qualification (NPLQ),

first aid at work (FAW)

Automated external defibrillator (AED)

Call 01254 384 945 for details


Hyndburn Leisure Swimming Pool Opening

Dear Customer

We are pleased to announce that the pool at Hyndburn Leisure Centre will be re-opening on Monday 20th February. We appreciate your patience and hope you are all pleased with the improvements we’ve made.

There are still spaces left on our learn to swim programme beginning 20th February, please call us on 01254 385 945 if you wish to book a space for your child.


Hyndburn Leisure


Expired: Mercer Hall Pool Closed

Due to a technical problem, we’ve had to close the pool at Mercer Hall Leisure Centre today (Thursday 2nd February). We’ll re-open at 9am tomorrow (Friday). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Hyndburn Leisure


Swimming Lessons at Hyndburn Leisure Centre

Great News, new swimming lesson courses will begin at Hyndburn Leisure Centre on 20th February after the refurbishment of the pool hall.

Existing customers can contact the centre now on 01254 385 945 to book on the course, we’ll hold your place until the 12th February. We’ll be taking new bookings from the 13th February. Thank you for your loyalty and we look forward to seeing your children back in the pool when we reopen!



New Soft Play Centre

A brand new soft play centre is set to open this year at Hyndburn Leisure Centre in Accrington. Half of the sports hall at the centre will be converted to accommodate a new four storey soft play area, which will include a baby zone and a toddler zone, along with the main play area suitable for children up to 11 years old. Work is set to start in the new year, with Hyndburn Leisure Trust hoping to see work completed during the spring.

Steve Tanti, Chief Executive of Hyndburn Leisure, said, “This is great news for families and children in the area, soft play areas are extremely popular and this new one is set to be a fantastic facility for both play and learning. The leisure centre already provides lots of activities for children, and this new soft play area is set to bring in new parents, carers, childminders, nurseries and schools with their children.”

Steve added; “With our external funding continuing to reduce year on year, Hyndburn Leisure must continue to develop innovative ideas like this to create new income streams. Four courts in the sports hall will be converted as part of the redevelopment, but we are confident we can still provide space for the majority of our users on the remaining four courts and in other parts of the building.

The centre will remain open while work is completed, and there will be minimal disruption with the remaining half of the sports hall open whilst work is ongoing.

Local people are being asked to come up with possible names for the new play area. Hyndburn Leisure Trust is inviting potential users of the facility to send in their ideas for naming the play centre. We’ll consider all ideas, and if we choose one of the names provided by customers we’ll give the winner a free family pass for a month when we open. You can find more details about the play centre and how to send in your entry on our Facebook page

The new soft play centre, set to open in spring, will be open 7 days a week and available for a range of activities including parties.


Christmas Closure

Dear Customer,

Please be aware that centres will close for Christmas at 9pm Friday 23rd December. We will reopen as normal on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. For customers keen to get in some exercise between Christmas and New Year, Hyndburn Leisure Centre will be open 28th – 30th December 9am until 2pm.

We hope you have a happy Christmas and New Year!


All Hyndburn Leisure Staff


Notice of information for the change of use of half of Hyndburn Leisure Centre Sports Hall.  

Hyndburn Leisure Centre is celebrating its 40th year in January 2017. Originally Hyndburn Sports Centre, it was the only 8 court sports hall in Lancashire. During the last decade, there have been numerous halls opened up for community use where Badminton and other sports are being played, these halls are mainly attached to schools, Accrington and Rossendale College have also unveiled a multipurpose hall, available for community use.

Hyndburn Leisure have been set challenging targets by a reduction in grant funding from Hyndburn Borough council of £350,000 by April 2018.

We have had a sustained approach to reducing expenditure and increasing income in recent years and have implemented many different ways of investing to save money across all of our sites.  The recent swimming pool redevelopment being an example. We must also continue to look at more commercial ways of making our facilities sustainable.

This will include the change of use of half the sports hall to a children’s soft play area. Work on the change of use will begin in February of 2017, and we will inform all club users of the dates in due course.

We will strive to accommodate the majority of our current use on the four remaining courts in the sports hall and we also have additional capacity by way of 2 courts in the table tennis centre.

If you would like any further information please email