Activity Updates


We’re happy to announce some updates to our fitness class & pool programmes! We’ll also be moving Gym 2 to the practice hall very soon, and adding an additional afternoon session for Gym 1 and extending opening hours over the weekend. 

Fitness Class Timetable: We’re happy to announce that SPIN and Body Combat have returned!










Pool Programme: We have all new FAMILY BUBBLE sessions available to book now! Swimming Lessons are back! You will be contacted individually regarding session times, but we are returning lessons in phases. If you have any questions, please contact our swim team at





















Let’s Move Hyndburn Investment Fund


Let’s Invest Fund

Applications open on Wednesday 23 September and close midday Friday 6th November 2020

Let’s Move Hyndburn

Hyndburn is one of the six boroughs who form part of Sport England Pennine Lancashire’s Local Delivery Pilot, Together an Active Future. Together an Active Future, Let’s Move Hyndburn, is an innovative approach to tackling physical inactivity and is focussed on creating an active community based on People ∙ Places ∙ Ownership


The Let’s Move Hyndburn Invest Fund are asking applications to encourage people who are usually less active or inactive to start or increase the amount of activity levels and to think creatively about how they can encourage people to move more.

Small grants up to £2,000 are available for voluntary and community groups, charitable organisations and social enterprises to encourage more people in Hyndburn to move more. If you wish to apply but do not meet the criteria, please get in touch as we can help you look into possible partnership work or identify an organisation that could apply on your behalf.

All successful applicants are required to become part of Let’s Move Hyndburn network that promotes people to be more physically active.

Please download the document below for more information and the application form 🙂

Let’s Move Hyndburn Invest Fund application form-3


Membership Unfreeze Update


As we go into our third month after reopening, we have decided to automatically unfreeze all memberships for Hyndburn Leisure Centre. These changes will commence from the 15th September payment date, and the 1st October.

As Mercer Hall Leisure Centre is remaining closed due to essential works, members of Mercer Hall will remain frozen unless they chose to unfreeze so they can access our facilities at Hyndburn Leisure Centre. Mercer Hall members can follow updates regarding Mercer Hall’s reopening via our website or through our social media pages.  Facebook    Twitter

Hyndburn Academy (Norden Sports Centre) will also remain closed at this time and memberships will remain frozen.

We are grateful for your patience and understanding with the new changes. It’s been amazing to help get our community back into fitness, and we will continue to provide the support and a safe environment for fitness and wellbeing. Here’s just a few comments and feedback we’ve received over the past few months.

If you have any further questions about your membership or would like to join, please email or call us directly on 01254 385945 ext.210


Let’s Move Hyndburn Physical Activity Support


You can access our survey by visiting clicking here!

Hyndburn Leisure’s Health activators are delivering a programme of work to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

This programme will reach out to the Extremely Vulnerable Persons (Shielded) and Socially Vulnerable residents in our Hyndburn community, which currently includes around 5600 residents, that will motivate and enable people to be more active. We recognise that this community of people have been and possibly currently still advised against leaving their homes and we aim to provide activities and mentor support to increase their activity levels.

We have developed a survey which will help us connect to priority audiences and those most in need. This will enable us to bespoke and deliver physical activity and wellbeing programmes to meet the needs of our Hyndburn residents.

The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been created to try and help reduce the negative impact on activity levels, with a specific focus on; Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC). This initiative is funded through Sport England and with their help, Hyndburn Leisure is working in partnership with Active Lancashire.

Based on early insight from a national survey, it quickly became clear that certain groups of people were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.

For further information and support contact our Up and Active team email


A Statement From Our CEO


A massive THANK YOU to our customers for the support you have shown us during these difficult times.

After more than four months of closure due to the pandemic, I am thrilled to say that our phased reopening plan is under way!

Yesterday, Hyndburn Leisure Centre opened its doors and welcomed back lots of loyal customers, who were impressed with the refurbishment work that has taken place during lockdown and the wide range of Covid-secure safety measures that have been introduced.

Here are a few things that our members had to say:

“Enjoyed a lovely swim this morning you guys, felt safe, thank you!”

“A huge thank you to all the staff on making the gym a safe environment for us all. Was great to be back this morning with the gang.”

“It was great to be back, centre looks amazing. I felt very safe and had a great workout.  Well done to all the team.”

“It was great to be back this morning with a swim and BodyPump. Both felt really safe and as always, the staff were amazing.”

“Great work folks. Just back from back-to-back sessions in Gym 2 and 1. My body and mind come to think of it are saying a great big THANKS!”

It was also an important day for our employees, the majority of whom have been furloughed for a long period of time.  Our team are committed to implementing high-quality measures to ensure our centres are safe and still provide the same welcoming, positive experience for customers. These include regular deep cleans, installing multiple sanitising stations, introducing one-way systems, spacing out equipment and adjusting class sizes to allow for social distancing.





As we prepare for a new way of living and working, our fundamental concern is to ensure that our facilities are safe for our employees and the public.  Over the next few months, Hyndburn Leisure plans to reopen facilities and services as follows:

  • Phase 1: Hyndburn Leisure Centre reopens to members to take part in; gym, group exercise, feel good suite and lane swimming.  Operational plans and risk assessments are also in place at Wilson’s Athletics Track and the reopening of the Pavilion is imminent.
  • Phase 2: Online Super Gymnastics classes commence on Monday 3rd August.
  • Phase 3: Further activities and services will be re-introduced at Hyndburn Leisure Centre from 10th August.  We envisage that this will include current pay as you go customers, new members & pay as you go customers, club & group bookings, additional sessions in the pool, a takeaway café service and 3G pitch bookings. The Trust is working closely with clubs & groups and some early meetings and discussions have already taken place to develop operational plans and risk assessments.
  • Phase 4: The Trust is working in partnership with United Learning Trust to safely reopen the Sports Centre at Hyndburn Academy, Stourton Street, Rishton.  We hope that the sports hall at the centre will be available for use from 17th August.  We will also be identifying opportunities to reopen West End Community Centre and extending the range of activities available at Hyndburn Leisure Centre.
  • Phase 5: Accrington Town Hall will reopen from 1st September.  The venue looks forward to hosting a range of community activities, weddings and events.  During lockdown, the Town Hall has introduced a new downstairs ‘Coffee Bar’ which will launch in Autumn 2020.  We also hope to introduce a reduced programme of Learn to Swim and Super Gymnastics.
  • Phase 6: Clayton Civic Hall and Bank Mill House are both due to undergo essential maintenance and refurbishment work which will delay their reopening.  We expect them both to reopen around 1st October.  We look forward to welcoming local groups back to these venues safely.  We also plan to extend our Learn to Swim and Super Gymnastic classes.
  • Phase 7: From 1st November we hope to have reintroduced all facilities and services.  This will be subject to Public Health guidance e.g. we are currently unable to reintroduce Soft Play, Sauna and Steam Rooms and have no indication of when these activities will be able to reopen safely.

Work is currently taking place to understand the best model for reopening Mercer Hall Leisure Centre.  Due to the layout of the facility and limited space on-site, social distancing is more challenging than at our other facilities.  Unfortunately, during lockdown, essential maintenance requirements have also been identified, which we are addressing. We hope the facility will reopen from October but have yet to finalise what activities will be available and opening times.  It is also important that we fully understand the financial impact that reopening the facility will have on the Trust.

We will continue to share updates and reopening plans for facilities and activities across our Social Media pages and on our website.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued patience and support.

We can’t wait to welcome even more of our customers back in the weeks to come… See you soon!

Healthy regards,

Chief Executive Officer, Hyndburn Leisure

& Hyndburn Hub Lead


Important Information & FAQ’s


We are so excited to welcome you back to Hyndburn Leisure Centre. Our team has worked incredibly hard to get the centre ready and safe for your return to fitness.

Hyndburn Leisure Centre will be open to members only. Pay As You Go & Children’s Classes are all planned into our phased return, and we will be making an announcement soon on our social pages and website with more information.

Members must pre-book all sessions. You can book your session online via our Online Booking Portal, just CLICK HERE for the step-by-step guide on how to register and book online. Alternatively, you can call the centre directly on 01254 385945.  **Bookings can be made up to 14 days in advance.**

You can view our Opening Times for all areas below, and the Pool / Fitness Class programmes!


  • Monday to Friday: 6:30am – 2pm | 3pm – 9pm
  • Weekend: 8am – 3:30pm


  • Monday to Friday: 6:45am – 11:45am | 3:30pm – 8:15pm (Closed Friday Evening)
  • Weekend: 8:30am – 1:15pm


  • Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 12:30pm | 3:3opm – 7:30pm (Closed Friday Evening)
  • Weekend: 8:15am – 12pm (Saturday Only)


  • Customers can unfreeze their membership on a request basis by emailing their membership details to
  • All activities must be booked in advance. You can book your activity sessions by calling 01254 385945, or by registering to book online. Click HERE for a step=by-step guide for online bookings.
  • Hyndburn Leisure Centre is open to Premier, Lifestyle, Feelgood, Energize and Aqua members. Leisure Passport holders are also welcome to book for the pool.
  • Changing Rooms are limited to pool users ONLY. Please come to the centre swim-ready, and shower at home when possible.
  • The pool will be Lane Swimming only. There are 3 lanes, Fast, Medium & Slow with 8 swimmers per lane.
  • We are taking contactless payments only.
  • Swimming & Gymnastics classes are not returning at the moment. They are in our planned phase return, and we will make a separate announcement soon posted to our social media pages and website.
  • We have moved equipment to the sports hall now known as GYM 2 to help with social distancing.Gym 1 – The main gym that you are familiar with. To utilise space for movement of equipment and to accommodate social distancing we have relocated the upper body strength, with a selection of recumbent and upright bikes & rowers to Gym 2.Gym 2– Located in the main sports hall. We have created a great gym with a selection of upper body resistance machines for a full-body workout including the leg press, arm curl machine, rowers, upright & recumbent bikes,  treadmills, cross trainers,  barbells 10kg to 45kg  and dumbbells from 1kg to 30k.



POOL PROGRAMME: (Lane Swimming Only – 8 per lane)


Fitness Class Timetable


Check out our all new class timetable!

Your favourite classes are returning, so don’t forget to book your spot online now! Please follow this step-by-step guide on how to register and the booking process. If you have any issues with registering or booking, please email

Class times are subject to change, and we will be posting any changes to the timetable both on our website and social media pages. If you cannot see your favourite classes on this timetable, don’t worry! We plan on bringing back all classes in phases, and will announce when they return.



Activity Bookings & Opening Times


When we return on the 27th July, things might look a little different. To help accommodate for social distancing we have expanded the gym and classes across several rooms at the centre. One-way systems are also in place and members will need to book onto their activities online. This can be done by clicking here!

We have expanded the gym to create Gym 2 which is located in the sports hall.

Swimming is lane only, with a maximum of 8 swimmers per lane. There is also a one-way system throughout the centre, including changing rooms and poolside. Please look out for the signs and follow the system to help maintain safe distancing and cleanliness.

To help get you booked online – here is a how to guide showing the steps:

Step 1: Go to the online booking portal and login. If you are a member and do not have an account, you can register by clicking here.

Step 2: Registering is easy! Just fill out the information in the boxes and click Submit.

Step 3: To complete your registration enter your email and a password you will be able to remember. **Please ensure that the email you input is correct, and the main email address you are currently using. Your account will not be successfully registered if this is incorrect.**

Top Tip: Your password must contain both upper & lower case letters, and at least 1 numeral or special character (e.g !, ?, £,).

Step 4: Ooops! If your registration is unsuccessful you will need to get in touch with our team. Contact and a member of the team will help to get you registered.

Step 5: Wohoo! Your registration was successful. You will have now received a verification email which you will need to click to activate your account. All you need to do now is login with your email and password!

Step 6: Welcome to the online portal! Here you can book your activity sessions. At this time, you can only book for sessions at Hyndburn Leisure Centre. You can view the activity timetables by clicking on the blue box that says timetable.

Step 7: Alternatively, you can click on timetable in the top bar and select the daily or weekly option.

Step 8: Here you can see all the activity times that you are able to book. You can switch between activities using the grey boxes.

Step 9: This is the gym tab. To accommodate for safe distancing and cleaning we have opened Gym 2, located in the sports hall. The available machines & workout activities in gym 2 are slightly different, so make sure you read through this list before booking!

Gym 1 – The main gym that you are familiar with. To utilise space for movement of equipment and to accommodate social distancing we have relocated the upper body strength, with a selection of recumbent and upright bikes & rowers to Gym 2.

Gym 2– Located in the main sports hall. We have created a great gym with a selection of upper body resistance machines for a full body workout including the leg press, arm curl machine, rowers, upright & recumbent bikes,  treadmills, cross trainers,  barbells 10kg to 45kg  and dumbbells  from 1kg to 30k.

Step 10: Here’s a snapshot of the pool timetable! All you need to do is click on the time you want.

Step 11: Once you have selected your session, check through the details to make sure it is the time and date you want. You can either click continue, to select additional times and activities, or checkout to confirm your bookings.

Step 12: Checkout is FREE to all members as it is included on your membership. Don’t forget to check through the details before clicking BOOK.

Step 13: You have successfully confirmed your booking. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address. Don’t forget to bring along the confirmation email to show at reception.

Step 14: Finally, if you click on the My Bookings tab in the top bar, it will take you to a page that lists ALL of your confirmed bookings! If you can’t find the confirmation email or can’t remember what time you booked, this the easiest way to find that info.

Have fun booking! We can’t wait to welcome you back on the 27th! Remember, if you have any problems trying to register or use the online booking portal, just email and a member of the team will be able to help you out.


Most Asked Questions


A few weeks ago we asked our customers to fill out a questionnaire and the response and feedback was amazing! We have taken your most asked questions and compiled them below along with our answer. Thank you to everyone who has supported our charitable trust, and we hope to open our doors very soon to get our community back into fitness!

Most asked questions:

  • When will the pool be open and what measures will be put in place?
  • Swim England and HSE guidelines will be adhered to for everyone’s safety, updates will be shared as soon as the government releases them.
  • What do I do if I can’t book onto the reduced size classes?
  • Additional areas have been utilised to accommodate bookings.
  • Will you be hosting outdoor classes to accommodate more people?
  • We are hosting classes following the government guidelines, these will be reviewed due to popularity & demand.
  • Will there be a reduced first month fee, or compensation due to not having full access to the facilities?
  • No customers will lose out on any pre-paid fees, all memberships will be adjusted for either their Direct Debit start date or time added.
  • For people who don’t feel safe to return straight away, how long can memberships continue to be frozen for?
  • Dependant on the open date a further extension date will be agreed.
  • Which memberships have been chosen to return when you open?
  • Energise from 14 years, Lifestyle, Premier, Aqua and Ladies Only Feelgood.
  • Will the thermal suite & changing rooms be available to use?
  • The thermal suite will remain closed until further notice, changing room will be restricted following safety guidelines.
  • Will I get my money’s worth out of my membership?
  • We value our members experience and have worked hard to reopen with additional areas for Gym & Classes and the opening of the Pool. Fitness programmes & PT sessions will be available to be delivered in line with the government safety guidelines.
  • Do I have to book classes in advance?
  • Yes, we are asking members to pre-register bookings at – If you encounter any technical issues, please email please state your full name membership no and date of birth
  • Will equipment be routinely cleaned or is it up to customers to clean?
  • We are in this together, cleaning of all equipment will be routinely cleaned by staff and members are asked to clean down after their use.


Outdoor Classes

We are excited to announce that we are planning the return of our fitness classes at Hyndburn Leisure Centre.

In the meantime, we have outdoor classes on our 3G pitch starting from 6th July! Although we can’t open our doors just yet, we are working hard to ensure that Hyndburn Leisure Centre is a safe and clean environment.

Book your class for just £3 a session! Bookings are required and reserved for members only. You can book these outdoor classes, and future indoor classes when they become available by CLICKING HERE! If you encounter any issues please contact

(Please note: the £3 fee is for outdoor classes only.)