Summer at Sport Lancaster

Exterior shot of Sport Lancaster in summer

Staff, students, and wider community members are encouraged to take advantage of the summer vacation period at Sport Lancaster, between Saturday 29 June and Sunday 29 September.

Summer Opening Times

Sport Lancaster will be open for reduced hours during Summer Bank Holiday. Otherwise, the facility will be open as normal throughout the Summer vacation period.

Monday 26 August, 9am-4pm

Click here to view Sport Lancaster’s Opening Times.

Summer Memberships

A Summer Membership offers access to every facility in the sports centre for varying lengths of time, from one week to two months for adults, or one week to six weeks for children who are enjoying the school summer holidays*.

Once a Summer Membership has been purchased, the Member has access to the Swimming Pool, Sauna and Steam Room, all group exercise classes, all racket sporting facilities, the Climbing Wall*, and the Fitness Suite* for seven consecutive days.

*Normal admission rules apply. Climbing Classes are not included in a Summer Membership.

Purchase your Summer Membership at the Reception Desk on arrival or call 01524 510600 to find out more.

Fun With Floats

The 60-minute fun-filled float sessions, suitable for the whole family, return for the Summer holidays. Featuring floats, balls, noodles, and toys for all to enjoy and interact with in the 25m swimming pool.

Each session costs £6 per person (e.g. £12 for one child and one adult), and children under 4 years old go free.

  • Every Wednesday from 24 July, 10-11am
  • Every Friday from 26 July, 1.30-2.30pm
  • Every Sunday from 28 July, 11am-12pm

The last Fun With Floats session will take place on Saturday 1 September.

Please note normal admission pool rules apply:

  • Children over 10 years old are allowed in the pool on their own.
  • Children 8-9 years old need an adult on poolside spectating, or in the water.
  • Children between 4-7 years old require one adult supervising up to two children in the water.
  • Children under 4 is a ratio of one-one in the water.

Booking in advance (from a week before your chosen session) is advised by calling reception 01524 510600, or, using the Sport Lancaster online booking system.

Climbing Camps for Young People

Sport Lancaster’s Climbing Camps return to the facility, aimed at children and young people looking to improve their climbing ability and make new friends over the school holidays.

The Climbing Camps are split into sessions by different age groups, and the tutoring is tailored to the needs and abilities of each participant, as follows:

  • 7-9 years:

24, 25, 27 & 29 July, 6 & 10 August, 9am-12pm

  • 10-13 years:

22, 26 & 30 July, 2, 7 & 8 August, 9am-12pm

  • 14+ years:

23 & 31 July, 1, 5 & 9 August, 9am-12pm

Ticket Price: £30 (£50 for two siblings)

Please contact our Climbing Team at to enquire about siblings who slightly span over two age groups but would prefer to join a session together.

Each of the Climbing Camps will focus on:

  • Equipment
  • Essential knots
  • Climbing safely
  • Belaying
  • Team building
  • Bouldering
  • Climbing games and fun activities

Participants should wear a suitable sports kit for climbing and bring water or an alternative drink, and a small snack, to their session.

Technical equipment including shoes, harnesses, and helmets are provided.

Parental consent forms will be emailed to parents and guardians and should be signed and returned before the child or young person enters the Climbing Wall. Paper copies are available from Reception before each Climbing Camp begins.

Booking in advance is advised by calling reception 01524 510600.

Sport Lancaster Triathlon

Following huge annual success since 2016, Sport Lancaster's Triathlon event will this year be hosted on Sunday 8 September, raising fund for St John's Hospice and Cancer Care.

The 400m swim, 20km bike, and 5km run can be completed as a whole by individuals, or within teams whereby each member completes their chosen, preferred sport. The team aspect makes the event suitable for beginners tempted to Try-a-Tri, alongside seasoned triathletes taking on the whole challenge.

Register to take part before Monday 19 August.

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