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Leisure and Parks

Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools  

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Leisure Centres, Timetables, Classes and Prices

Visit the website for your local leisure centre to find swimming pool and fitness class timetables, and prices:

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Ferry Leisure Centre

We are a large multi-purpose centre, located in Summertown, to the north of Oxford city centre. We have a wide range of facilities including a sports hall, gym and group exercise studio.


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Oxford Ice Rink

Our ice rink is right in the heart of Oxford, just a 10 minute walk from Oxford City centre and railway station. Come and enjoy a great day on the ice.



Barton Leisure Centre

Barton Leisure Centre

We are within easy reach of east Oxford and a treasured local swimming facility. Come and enjoy our gym, four lane swimming pool and group exercise classes.



Leys Pools and Leisure Centre (formally Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre)

We're situated in the east of Oxford, about 5 miles from the city centre. Popular facilities include the swimming pools, gym, sports hall, cafe and, for those of you with children, we also run a creche.


Hinksey Pool

Hinksey Pool (outdoor heated swimming pool)

We're a much-loved local landmark, that has been providing summer fun and great memories since we opened back in 1934 (open May-September).



Temple Cowley Pools and Fitness Centre

Temple Cowley Pools has closed and will not reopen. All operations have been transferred to the new Leys Pools and Leisure Centre.

Blackbird Leys Pool

Blackbird Leys Pool has closed and will not reopen. All operations have been transferred to the new Leys Pools and Leisure Centre.


Other Sports and Swimming Pool Facilities in Oxford

New Swimming Pool Development

The new swimming pool complex in Blackbird Leys is nearly complete. Visit our New Swimming pool Development page for more information.

FANS - Free Access to facilities for National Sports people in Oxford

Visit our FANS page for full details on our London 2012 Inspire Mark recognised programme for giving free access to our leisure centres for national sports people.

Telephone Number

The telephone number for all our leisure centres is 0844 8933 222. Calls cost approximately 3p a minute, plus an 8p connection charge, from a BT landline, or much more from a mobile. If you have inclusive calls, or mobile inclusive minutes, to 01 02 and 03 numbers, it is cheaper to use the individual centre's 01865 number, which you can find on our web pages for each individual leisure centre.

Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool Management

We work with Fusion Lifestyle (a not-for-profit leisure trust)  to improve and develop our leisure centres and swimming pools.

We have signed a 10-year management contract with Fusion which will deliver improvements to the centres and reduce the overall cost of the service resulting in better value for money for the people of Oxford.

Leisure Centre Location Map

View Leisure Centres in Oxford in a larger map


Leisure Partnership Board

The Leisure Partnership Board is held on a quarterly basis to provide a strategic overview of the provision of high quality affordable leisure services in Oxford. Minutes can be downloaded below:

PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 15 December 2010 (64kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 10 March 2011 (81kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 30 June 2011 (94kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 21 September 2011 (70kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 14 December 2011 (77kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 14 March 2012 (79kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 26 June 2012 (71kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 27 September 2012 (71kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 12 December 2012 (75kB PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 27 March 2013 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 27 June 2013 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 26 September 2013 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 12 December 2013 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 27 March 2014 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 15 July 2014 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 21 October 2014 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 19 January 2015 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 20 April 2015 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 21 July 2015 (PDF)
PDF icon Meeting Minutes - 19 October 2015 (PDF)

Consultation on Leisure Facilities

For more information on our consultation please visit the Consultation on Leisure Facilities page.

Leisure Facilities Review 2009

PDF icon Leisure Facilities Review - May 2009 (771kB PDF)


Page last updated 5 May 2015


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