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Update on leisure centres

Our sport and leisure centres are starting to reopen from 14 September. Get the latest information on our FAQs page.

Evington Leisure Centre

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Evington Leisure Centre has two swimming pools with family and accessible changing facilities, a 45-station gym and sports hall. Find us at Downing Drive, Leicester, LE5 6LP.

COVID-19 information

In line with current government guidance, Evington Leisure Centre will reopen on Monday 14 September. Initially, only gym, group exercise (from Wednesday 16 September) and racquet sports will be available, with swimming available from Monday 21 September.

Of course, in order to maintain the safety of our customers and staff, we need to undertake certain measures, meaning that your experience at our centres might be a little bit different. Here are some of the things we are introducing to keep you safe:

  • Booking and payment in advance are essential
  • Screens at reception desks and helpful information signage throughout our centres
  • Relocation of activities to provide additional space for social distancing
  • Gym equipment spaced out for social distancing
  • Increased cleaning and hygiene measures across leisure centres

Book in advance

Please book any sessions or classes in advance, to avoid disappointment. In order to book, you will need to be an Active Leicester member. We also advise that members pay in advance to save any unnecessary contact on arrival. When you come to our centres, please arrive in appropriate clothing (‘beach-ready’ if you are coming to swim) as our changing rooms may be unavailable.

On top of those mentioned above, at Evington we have implemented the following additional measures:

  • One-way system in some areas
  • Fitness classes moved to the sports hall

Find more information on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

Opening times

Days Gym Sports hall and pool
Monday to Friday 7am – 9pm 7am - 9.30pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm 8am - 2pm
Sunday 8am - 12.30pm 8am - 12.30pm



In addition to the measures mentioned above, we are reducing the number of classes and relocating some activities to ensure the centre doesn’t get too busy and social distancing can be maintained. You can find the timetable at the bottom of this page.

25 metre and 18 metre swimming pools
Family changing
Wet and dry accessible changing, changing places facility
Four court sports hall providing badminton, basketball, indoor football and cricket nets
45 station fitness studio with cardiovascular, resistance and functional training facilities
Function room available for parties, meetings, and seminars
Free WiFi

Contact us 

Ring us on: 0116 299 5575
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