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Tidworth Leisure Centre - summer closure

Major refurbishment and repair works will be taking place at Tidworth Leisure Centre this summer from Monday 23 July so customers can continue to enjoy a high-quality sports and leisure facility.

The works are being carried out by Aspire Defence on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, TNB Garrison and Wiltshire Council. As a result the centre will be closed until 1 September 2018. Please see below regards re-provision of swimming lessons and group exercise classes. 

Major refurbishment and repair works will be taking place at Tidworth Leisure Centre this summer so customers can continue to enjoy a high-quality sports, leisure and library facility.

The works are being carried out by Aspire Defence on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, TNB Garrison and Wiltshire Council.

The centre will be closed to the public from 23 July, re-opening on 1 September 2018.  Sports facilities, the library and onsite businesses will reopen on 1 September.  The swimming pool will remain closed until 5 October.

The closure means Aspire Defence can safely undertake essential upgrades to the building, including installation of a new atrium roof and extensive roof refurbishment, replacement of the heating and hot water systems, and alterations to the pool-side walkways.

The closure is taking place when numbers using the centre are at their lowest and alternative provision can be provided elsewhere. The planned timings will minimise the risk of delay from adverse weather and the extended timeframe will also enable Aspire Defence to complete several small-scale improvements, therefore avoiding further disruption at any other time. DIO is working with the onsite businesses to look at relocation and other alternatives during the closure to ensure they are not adversely affected.

During the closure Wiltshire Council will be promoting alternative options for members including use of other local Wiltshire Council facilities and a 25% reduction on membership, or an option to freeze membership until the facility reopens.

The Garrison is opening up its Bulford Pool so many of the Wiltshire Council swim school programmes can use the facility during the closure. 

A mobile library will also be available for customers throughout the closed period based at the Tidworth Community Centre and operating times will mirror the current times as closely as possible.

A TidNBul Garrison spokesperson said: “These maintenance works are essential to ensure that Tidworth Leisure Centre can continue to operate safely and that customers benefit from access to a high-quality sports and leisure facility.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure and wish to thank customers for their patience and understanding.”

John Thomson, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for leisure said: “These works will provide residents with updated facilities and a brighter amenity. We recognise that the closure will be inconvenient and we are offering alternative options to ensure that members and residents can continue to access activities during the holiday period. This includes the re-provision of the library service as we are aware of the many young people that participate in, and enjoy, the Summer Reading Challenge. We are pleased that due to the support of Tidworth Town Council we can use the Tidworth Community Centre to provide a mobile library which will mirror the current library times as closely as possible.”

Full details of the options available for members is being communicated directly via email / letter, or enquiries can be directed to the centre by email or by telephone on 01980 847140. Alternative provision details will be displayed here when confirmed.

Life Zone, Fitness Zone, Swim Zone, Junior Zone members and Swim School members who wish to take up the option of freezing their membership on receipt of their letter will need to use the communications form which is available to download below. 


Aqualetes swim school will be relocated in its entirety to Bulford Pool for the summer holiday period – your child will be able to access their lessons on the same day at the same time and with the same teacher. If you have a child learning to swim with us and haven’t let us know whether you wish to freeze your child’s lessons, relocate to Bulford Pool or continue your lessons at another one of our swimming pools, please can you do so as soon as possible. 

We are also about to release the summer holiday swimming timetable at Durrington Swimming Pool which will feature more free swimming sessions for under 16’s, to accommodate the likely interest. Check the swimming timetable page for Durrington for full details. 

Unfortunately we have been unable to relocate the fitness suite during the course of the closure but we have a brand new gym available at Marlborough Leisure Centre, a new free weights fitness room at Amesbury Sports Centre, alongside new cardiovascular kit in the main fitness suite, and the fitness suite at Durrington Swimming Pool which members can access as part of their membership. Access to any other Wiltshire Council leisure centre is also available with your membership. 

We are also working hard to provide a group exercise class programme at an alternative venue in Tidworth, which we are in the process of confirming. Watch out for more information on this page very soon. 


We are delighted to announce that the re-provision of group exercise classes during the summer has now been confirmed.

We have secured space at the old Costcutter in Tidworth and will be operating a programme of classes throughout the summer. 

The class schedule will be provided to existing class participants over the coming weeks and will be available here.

For any bookings of classes during the summer, please contact Durrington Swimming and Fitness Centre on 01980 594594.

Thank you for your patience throughout this process.


Customer update: [Please note the last date for swimming lessons at Bulford Pool will be Saturday 8 September.
Lessons are due to start back at Tidworth Leisure Centre week commencing Monday 8 October. Should
this date change this will be communicated to customers.

During the period 8 September – 8 October all customer direct debits will be frozen. Please be aware all customers will not need to take any further action to do this, this will be done on your behalf by the leisure team.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Durrington Swimming Pool 01980 594594.


For a full list of FAQ's with regards to the re-provision of swimming lessons at Bulford Pool please download the document below. 


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We have a wide variety of flexible memberships available to suit your requirements and meet your needs 

Choose from a Life Zone membership, giving you unlimited access to gym, swim and group exercise classes, Fitness Zone for just gym and swim or Swim Zone if you just want to use the centre for swimming. All memberships give you unlimited access to health suite and sauna facilities where available too and your membership enables you to use all our leisure centres. We also have a pay as you go Leisure card option as well. Details of all memberships


3 month Fitness Zone cash membership available for purchase between 1 May and 31 August 2018. For more details visit our promotions page


Centre opening times

Please note that last admittance every day is 30 minutes before the centre closes. Customers will not be able to access the facility after this point.


Opening times
Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm
Bank holidays Closed



Facilities include:

  • 6 lane, 25 metre swimming pool
  • Learner pool
  • Fully equipped fitness suite
  • 4 squash courts
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Library
  • Trim trail
  • Free public WiFi
  • Rooms for hire

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