Newark Sports and Fitness Centre Pool

Newark Sports and Fitness Centre

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The Fitness Suite

The fitness suite is a substantial, state of the art 850 sq. metres of a ‘pure fitness experience’ with tailored
zones to meet your individual needs. 

There is:

Take a look at our new fitness equipment page to find out what equipment will be coming to all sites in Spring 2016.

Swimming Pools

The main pool is 25m in length and 12.5m wide. This enables 6 lanes for lane swimming and lessons. 

The new learner pool is 20 metres by 8.5 metres with a variable depth from 0.6 metres to 0.9 metres, aimed to enhance the quality of swimming lessons and providing a spacious environment for families to enjoy.

In addition the teaching pool benefits from an exciting fun water experience with jets and water fountains. 

The pool environment and changing facilities are accessible to spacious village changing complimented by group changing for local schools and private hire bookings. 

Sports Hall

The new sports hall surface has a sprung floor to benefit such activities as badminton, football, dance, fitness and Karate.

The sports hall is open from morning until night 7 days a week. The sports hall hosts 4 badminton courts which also cater for gymnastics, trampolining, futsal, 5 a side and many more activities. There is day time access for user groups such as over 50’s, pre-school and other target groups.

Our new and improved children’s programme includes bigger and better trampoline and gymnastics facilities than we’ve ever had before!

Artisits impression of the gymnastics and trampoline zone:

Artists impression of the gymnastics and trampoline zones


The centre operates a crèche which is open Monday to Friday for pre-school children between 3 months to 5 years.

Sessions run from 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am and cost £2.50 or are included in our XP Max membership.

Our class programme is devised around this too to make sure that parents and carers can drop off their children with our crèche team and enjoy a class, go to the fitness suite or for a swim.

Other facilities

The new centre also has two glass backed squash courts with spectator viewing for matches. The courts also have a movable wall to cater for other sports. 

The centre hosts two spacious fully air conditioned fitness studios which can also be turned into one large studio. To the left of the main entrance is a children's soft play area suitable for young children under 6 with supervision required by parents/carers.

Our opening times allow you to enjoy the leisure experience, with 24hr online booking available. You can book to come in and see us at any time to find out what’s on offer. 


We have a wide variety of adult and junior memberships available which allow you use the facilities at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre as well as Southwell, Dukeries and Blidworth Leisure Centres.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are the main and teaching pools?

The main pool is 25m in length and 12.5m wide.  This enables 6 lanes for lane swimming and lessons.  The teaching pool is 20m in length and 8m wide.

What sessions are on in the pools?

Sessions include lane swims, family swims with our new inflatables and also sessions with our kayaks, snorkelling and junior lifeguarding. 

There is fun water, fountains and play boards to keep the children occupied in the teaching pool and ther are regular inflatable sessions for extra fun.

Will my child have the same time for their swimming and gymnastics lessons?

Yes, all existing lessons have just transfered over to the new centre.  As the teaching pool is larger, there are more lessons on the programme too at all levels of ability.

The gymnastics and trampolining sessions will be taking place in the sports hall with a much wider range of brand new Gymnova equipment. This will enable more gymnastics disciplines to be offered and children being able to try the whole range of gymnastics activities.  

Are there bike racks available for people to lock their bikes safely?

Yes, there are two shelters with the capacity for 40 bikes all together.

Will the car park be big enough?

The car park has 175 parking spaces which include a number of accessible spaces and wider spaces for parent and child.

Will the Active Card work in the same way?

Active Cards (ie the membership card) work exactly the same as they do now. There are two kiosk stations in the reception area and customers must swipe in to access the facilities. At certain times, customers may have to use their card to enter through turnstiles and also at the fitness suite entrance on the first floor.

I’m a member of a club locally, are there any bookings available in the sports hall?

Yes, the programme has availability for casual and regular bookings.  If you want to check charges or availability, please call our reception team. We now have more daytime availability which we didn’t have at the Grove. 

Will there be any new classes on offer?

The class programme has been developed with new activities in mind.  The staff have recently become trained in water fitness so we’ll be adding in hydrolates, hydropole and hydrofighter to the programme!  All new to the area which no other provider is offering.

Is my membership fee going up?

The membership won’t be increasing for existing customers at the moment, but there will be the normal price increase in April and it is anticipated that monthly membership fees will go up slightly.

What’s the Gym Like?

The gym is very big!  It’s on the first floor and there is one set of stairs going up to the first floor. We also have a lift which will mean that the fitness suite is fully accessible to all.  It has a wide range of fitness equipment, both cardio vascular and weights.  There is also a virtual zone and people can take part in a virtual class following the instructions on the screens, without an instructor.

When is the centre opening?

The centre is OPEN NOW!

Are there any outdoor facilities?

At the moment, there are no outdoor facilities.  It is hoped that when the decision is made on the sports hub development at the rear of the site, there will be linkages made and possibility of using the outdoor space. 

Can I access the car park from London road access?

Accessing the site by road will be from the Bowbridge Road entrance, however if you’re feeling more active, there is pedestrian and cycling access from the Sustrans cycle network, which links up Balderton from the Lakeside area.  This access leads to the rear of the cemetery and into the car park of the centre.

What’s happened to the Grove?

The building has closed and has been handed back to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Is it the same telephone number?

Yes, the same telephone number is in use - 01636 655780.

Will there be separate male and female changing rooms for getting to the pool?

No, the wetside changing is in a village changing style, with group changing rooms and cubicles with direct access onto the poolside.  There are lockers and showers just off the poolside, with a vanity area, mirrors and hairdryers available.

Is there any specialist equipment for people with additional needs?

Yes, the centre has also received funding from the Nottinghamshire Learning and Disability Partnership to provide a ‘Changing Places’ toilet and changing room for those with additional needs and are unable to use standard accessible toilets. This is another fabulous facility in the centre, enabling more people to access sport and removing barriers to participation. This is also available for wider community use. 

Pool Pods have been installed on both pools to allow for those people with low mobility to get into the pool, either standing or in a submersible wheelchair. There are also the traditional style hoists available for those people will greater need of support.