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Whit week 2022 at leisure centres

Free swimming returns to the borough this month, along with other activities at leisure centres.


All Dudley borough residents aged 16 and under can enjoy free swimming sessions at Crystal Leisure Centre and Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June.

Young people taking advantage of the free-swimming offer, which supports the child-friendly Dudley initiative, must be supervised by a responsible adult aged 18 or over who should remain at the centre throughout the swim. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied in the water by an adult or responsible person over 18 years of age. One adult must accompany no more than two children under the age of eight into the swimming pool.

People who have not previously registered for free swimming must do so at www.freeswimindudley.co.uk in advance of their swim. Numbers are limited and entry will be on a first come first served basis. All children must be accompanied.

Family fun disability swims, which are designed for people with disabilities, special educational needs and ASD, will be held at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre on Wednesday 1 June from 3.45 to 4.45pm and at Crystal Leisure Centre on Friday 3 June from 2 to 4pm. Children can use the free-swimming offer for these sessions.

The brand-new Planet Play areas at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre will offer soft play sessions for children up to the age of 11 during the Whitsun break. Crystal Leisure Centre’s soft play will also be open for children aged seven and under. People are advised to call in advance to check opening times and availability.

At the Dell Stadium, children aged eight and over can enjoy a kick about on the 3G football pitch for just £1 per child from Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 5pm. People aged 16 years and above can play for just £2. The activity is not instructor led and is unsupervised. Youngsters are asked to bring their own football and must wear appropriate football boots - only moulded, screw in plastic, nylon and rubber studs under 15mm allowed.

Crystal, Duncan Edwards and Halesowen leisure centres are open as normal over the bank holiday weekend. The Dell Stadium is closed Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June. Coseley Sports Centre will be closed Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, the centre doesn’t open on a Saturday, so will re-open Sunday 5 June.

For details of pool opening times and all leisure centre activities people can go to www.dbleisure.co.uk. A 50 per cent discount is available to Options+ discount holders on some of the activities.

Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre is also taking bookings for their five day intensive swimming courses in the summer holidays which run from 25 – 29 July. The courses are for beginners aged 5 years and above and cost £30 with a 50% discount available for Options+ leisure card discount holders. For further details call 01384 812800 (option 1).

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