The Park Leisure Centre

Greengate Street, Barrow-In-Furness, LA13 9DT

Located on the edge of Barrow Park in the industrial town of Barrow-In-Furness in the southern lakes peninsulas, The Park Leisure Centre is a family-friendly facility with activities available for everyone from tiny babies to the over-50s. The Park boasts of not one, but two full-sized swimming pools, as well as a gym with studio classes, a dedicated junior gym, a sports hall, a climbing wall, and a soft play area and sensory room.

It’s worth noting that you must be a member to use the gym, but short-term memberships are available and there are no joining fees. All other facilities are open to non-members.

Planning Your Visit

Contact Details:
01229 871 146 / Website
Membership Cost:
£29.50 / Month
One Off Cost:


The Park Leisure Centre Gym

The gym at The Park Leisure Centre features state-of-the-art interactive equipment that enables you to monitor your progress and some medical conditions. Reports can be generated on information, such as calories burnt, etc., and when you sign up for membership you will receive a free personal training session and proceeding reviews with instructors to help you stay on target. You must be a member to use the gym.

You will find the full range of equipment here, with cardiovascular machines including treadmills and cross trainers, resistance machines, and a weight lifting area and a conditioning area. There are large screens for entertainment.

Fitness Classes

Fitness classes are open to members and non-members alike and cost £5.10. However, the centre is very popular so you do need to book your space in advance as classes fill up quickly. A full range of fitness classes is available here. Choose from Boxfit, Bootcamp, Aerobics, Aqua Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Pilates, Circuits, Circuits, Zumba, and Spinning.

Swimming Pools

The Park Leisure Centre Pool

There are two swimming pools at the Park Leisure Centre, a traditional lane pool and a free form leisure pool.

Training Pool

The training pool is 25m long and has six lanes. It is heated to 29.5 degrees. Swimming lessons and general swimming sessions are held in this pool. The pool has a portable pool lift to enable those with restricted mobility to enter the pool with ease. The pool also offers regular National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses.

Leisure Pool

Very popular with families, this is a free form pool with a beach entry, wave machine, a 20m long slide, and a pirate cove play area. In the play area, you will find overhead splash buckets, climbing structures, and interactive play boards. General swim sessions are held in this pool, as well as dedicated sessions for children with disabilities and parents with young babies and toddlers.


The Park Leisure Centre has a good-sized sports hall with the capacity to host up to four badminton courts. You can hire a court or the whole hall. Along with badminton you can play netball, basketball, short tennis, table tennis and five-a-side football here. You can block-book the hall if you require more than 10 sessions. Court hire for badminton, short tennis and table tennis costs £7.60 for adults, and whole hall hire costs £37.50 for an hour.

In addition, the hall is home to weekly classes for both adults and children in karate, and during the school holidays, you will find roller discos and trampolining sessions held here.

Climbing Wall

Located within the sports hall, the climbing wall is available throughout the centre’s opening times, and is 9-metres high. There are various challenges on this wall, including a 2.5m overhang. There is a second bouldering wall that is 4m high and 12m wide. You must provide your own equipment to use this facility, and it costs £4 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Features for Kids

The Park Leisure Centre is probably one of the most child friendly leisure centres in Cumbria. Along with the leisure pool and its pirate cove splash zone, there are a range of spaces and activities available for children.

Club MAX – Junior Gym

Separate from the main gym, Club MAX is a gym for 8-15 year olds with equipment specially designed for older children and teenagers. Instructors are available at all times to ensure that the children stay safe and motivated.

Play MAX – Soft Play

The centre has a soft play area for children up to the age of 8-years-old. There are various structures to climb on, a trampolining area, a ball pool, and an illuminated cavern. The soft play is open daily and costs £2.50. Additionally, a soft play structure is set up in the sports hall each Tuesday and Thursday, and this includes the use of various toys in the hall, including ride on cars and puzzles.

Baby Sensory Classes

Suitable for babies up to the age of 13 months, baby sensory classes are held at The Park in a dedicated sensory room. There are led lights, sounds and smells for your baby to explore. The classes cost £2.90 per child.

Birthday Parties

You can hold a birthday party at the centre, either in the leisure pool, or in the sports hall with the option to use the soft play or a bouncy castle.

Other Features

The centre has a small café with pool viewing area, serving light bites and refreshments.


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