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Bootle Leisure Centre

Sports Hall

Please note that the Sports Hall is currently closed for refurbishment. The work may take two to three months, weather permitting. Centre Management

** Summer Holiday Swimming Sessions **

24th July – 30 August 2024 (Monday to Friday)

Session 1: 10.00am – 11.15am

Session 2: 11.30am – 12.45pm

Session3: 1.00pm – 2.15pm

Session 4: 2.30pm – 3.45pm

No need to book as wristbands allocated of a 'first come - first serve' basis.

We will stop selling wristbands, 30 minutes before the end of the session or if the session is full.

Wristbands must be worn be everyone over the age of 8 years old and you
do not need to book in advance.

Session prices: Adults £6.70 each and Children £2.50 each. (Children are £4.30
each outside of the session times.)

Flume open from 12.00pm – 7.30pm*
*subject to availability


The centre benefits from being readily accessible to the surrounding community and visitors and operates a 25-metre traditional pool and a leisure pool with flume ride and rapids.

Facilities include a sauna and steam room on the poolside, sports hall, fitness suite, dry side and wet side changing village for pool users. The staff are waiting to offer a warm welcome at a leisure centre where you will be spoilt for choice, so come on down!

Swim Offer

- Casual swimming
- Adults only swimming
- Swimming lessons
- Fun and floats
- Lane swimming
- Kayaking
- Subsided swimming sessions
- Pool party packages
- Calm water sessions with relaxing music and mood lights
- Swim Fit, available for anyone wishing to train or improve stamina


- 16 Station Functional SYNRGY training zone
- FREE weights area
- Smith machines
- Hammer Strength plate loading kit
- Dance Studio offering an extensive class timetable
- Virtual Spinning sessions

Download a Pool Timetable

Download a Class Timetable

Steam Room

Traditional dry heat Finnish sauna and a steam room

General Information

Wet and Dry side changing facilities, £1.00 refundable lockers, large family changing cubicles, disabled changing and pool side accessible hoist.

Main Pool Opening Times

Monday – Friday 7am – 9.00pm

Saturday - 12.30pm to 3.30pm. See time banded session below.

Sunday - 9.00am to 3.30pm. See time banded session below.

Leisure Pool Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10.00am to 8.00pm.

Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 3.30pm. See time banded session below.
*Subject to closure based on party bookings - see below.

Flume Slide

Monday - Friday 5.00pm to 7.30pm - subject to availability.
Saturday & Sunday - 12.00pm to 3.00pm - subject to availability.

**Weekend Time-Banded Swim Sessions**

Commencing 17th February 2024.

Session 1

9.00am to 10.15am

Session 2

10.15am to 11.30am

Session 3

11.30am to 12.45pm

Session 4

12.45pm to 2.00pm

Session 5

2.00pm to 3.30pm

We will stop selling wristbands, 30 minutes before the end of the session or if the session is full.

Wristbands must be worn be everyone over the age of 8 years old and you
do not need to book in advance.


Pool Closures

  • Friday 12/07/2024 Leisure Pool closed 5.45pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday 20/07/2024 Leisure Pool closed 1.45pm to 3.00pm

Family and Child admissions policy

Pool Criteria

The admission criteria detailed below is based on national guidance issued by the following governing bodies, The institute of sport & recreation Management (ISRM), Swim England, The Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) and the Royal society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

  • All Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person of 16 years or above.
  • The responsible person must go into the water with the child/children they are accompanying.
  • Whilst in the pool the responsible person should maintain a constant watch over the child/children they are accompanying and be in close contact with children who are weak or non-swimmers.
  • Weak/non-swimmers must wear armbands and are restricted to the shallow end of the main pool.

Important reminder - If your child attends swimming lessons and they are under the age of 8, they are not permitted entry into the main pool before or after their swimming lesson unless accompanied by an adult. Lifeguards reserve the right to remove any swimmer who is in breach of the guidance stated above.


Under 4’s - One adult: one child without armbands or two children with armbands

4-7 Years - One adult: Two children with or without armbands

Mixed ages - One adult: One child under the age of 4 with armbands and one child between the ages of 4 -7 years with or without armbands


Rules for the pool

To improve your swim, we ask that you:

  • Shower before entering the pool
  • Read and obey all signs
  • Familiarise yourself with the pool's depths
  • Follow the lifeguard's instructions at all times
  • Wear a buoyancy aid and stay within safe standing depth if necessary
  • Do not eat or drink alcohol immediately prior to swimming
  • Tie back long hair
  • Use the protective blue overshoes provided


Car Parking & Disabled Access

Large pay and display car park, 1 hour £0.70, 2 Hours £1.20 or 4 Hours £2.10 – refundable on presentation of car park ticket for all leisure centre customers at reception.

From the car park into reception, sports hall, changing rooms and the pools are all one ground level, with a pool hoist to gain entry into the water.
The fitness suite and classes are located on the 1st floor, which is accessible via the lift, offering IFI equipment.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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