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School holiday 

Children can keep busy over the school holidays with fun activities taking place across Dudley borough leisure centres and the Dell Stadium.

Free Swimming

At Crystal and Duncan Edwards Leisure Centres

Free swimming is returning for children in the borough over the school holidays – but youngsters will now have to be accompanied by an adult.

With the pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre currently closed for refurbishment works, the offer will be available at the new Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley and Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge.

It will run from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June inclusive and any child aged 16 or under living in the borough can sign up.

Duncan Edwards pool opening times.

Crystal pool opening times.

Young people taking advantage of the free swimming offer must be supervised by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. They do not have to accompany children over the age of eight into the swimming pool but must remain in the leisure centre and be contactable should any issues arise.

Children under the age of eight must be accompanied into 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.

Children aged 16 and under who turn up unaccompanied will be charged the normal admission price.

People who are not previously registered for free swimming must do so at in advance of their swim

Family Fun Disability Swims

Family fun disability swims, which are designed for people with disabilities, special educational needs and ASD, will be held at Crystal Leisure Centre and Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre. Children can use the free-swimming offer for these sessions. Whitsun holiday programme will be available soon

More information on pool opening and session times at Duncan Edwards leisure centre and at Crystal leisure centre.

Soft Play

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 school holidays. 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. More information on soft play at DB Leisure.

Quids In 

Football - Quids In! Come and have a kick about on our fantastic 3G pitch. Just bring yourself, friends and a football! 


Monday 30 May to Wednesday 1 June, 9.00am to 4.00pm

8 - 15 year olds can play for only £1

16+ year olds can play for only £2


Please note that the session is unsupervised. Appropriate football boots required - only moulded, screw in plastic, nylon and rubber studs under 15mm allowed. Failure to wear the appropriate footwear will result in you being refused admission.


The stadium also runs the Quids In session during term time: Monday to Friday, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

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