Your local leisure centres operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Guildford Borough Council will reopen their doors on 12th April, after the third, and hopefully last lockdown.

We are so grateful to our customers for their patience, support and loyalty once again during the closure of Guildford Spectrum, Guildford Lido and Ash Manor Sports Centre.

When we reopen on Monday 12 April 2021 most activities will be available including gym, swimming, racket sports and children’s swimming lessons. As per the government guidelines Group Exercise Classes will not be available straightaway but they should recommence in May.


With winter out of the way it is time to start getting active ready to make the most of summer 2021, which we all hope will be very different from last year. Where better to do that than your local Freedom Leisure centre, where you can confidently exercise with others in a fun, motivating and Covid safe environment.


Ian Doyle, Service Delivery Director at Guildford Borough Council, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming residents back to our leisure centres. We know how much you’ve missed visiting them. Keeping fit, active and healthy is extremely important for all ages. It will be great to see our sports communities take steps towards coming back together again. This will bring a bit more normality to our daily lives as we continue along the government’s roadmap to recovery. Thank you to everyone involved for their hard work to thoroughly prepare the centres with social distancing measures and cleaning to ensure that both staff and residents are kept safe.


Ivan Horsfall Turner Managing Director Freedom Leisure says; ”We look forward to seeing everyone using their local leisure centre again, and the teams can’t wait to get back to  providing our local communities with opportunities for exercise, activity and the chance to socialise safely.”


For information on reopening times and activity programmes go to and ‘follow’ your local centre on Facebook.