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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, Duncan Edwards and Halesowen 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 aged 18 years or above.

The offer will be available at all of our leisure centres - the new Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley, Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge and Halesowen Leisure Centre. 


Free swimming will run from Tuesday 23 July to Sunday 1 September inclusive and any child aged 16 or under living in the borough can sign up.

Duncan Edwards pool opening times.

Crystal pool opening times.

Halesowen 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, Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre. Children can use the free-swimming offer for these sessions. 

Tuesday 23 July to Sunday 1 September 2024


Crystal Leisure Centre: Fridays, 2pm to 4pm (last admission 2.45pm)

Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre: Wednesdays, 2.45pm to 4.30pm

Halesowen Leisure Centre: Saturdays, 2.15pm to 3.30pm (please note that due to a Gala, this session will not take place on Saturday 17 August)


Please be aware that this is not a coached session and children under the age of eight must be accompanied in and out of the water by a responsible person aged at least 16 years old.


More information on pool opening and session times at Halesowen Leisure CentreDuncan Edwards Leisure Centre and Crystal Leisure Centre.

Waikiki Waves Family Disco
at Crystal Leisure Centre

Come along and have fun at our family water disco!

Exclusively for families* only! Come along and have fun in the leisure pool at our water disco, with music from a DJ. Bodyboards and beachballs can also be brought into the session (not surf boards). Other inflatables, flippers and snorkels are NOT permitted. 


Bodyboards can be purchased from reception. The session takes place all year round. 

Day: Every Friday 

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm (last admission 7.00pm)

Costs: Adults £8.00 Juniors (5 - 15 year olds) £7.00, Under 5s £5.00 and Under 2s £2.50

Family ticket available for £26.00 (entry for 2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) 

Small bodyboards - £7.50

Large bodyboards - £10.00


*Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 years or above in the pool.

Please note that the options+ discount and the free swimming offer are NOT included in this session.

Please be aware that during Waikiki Waves, there will be bright flashing lights that may cause discomfort and / or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Planet Play (soft play)

The Planet Play areas at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre 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.

SEN Sessions

The sessions are suitable for children under 11 years of age with disabilities, special educational needs, ASD and their siblings. Sessions take place as follows:

  • Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre: Wednesday, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

  • Halesowen Leisure Centre: Monday, 4.30pm - 6pm


Summer play passes are now available for Planet Play at Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre! Please see here for further information.


Under 5s Splash Time 
at Halesowen Leisure Centre

Come along and get your little ones water confident!


This is a non-instructor led session that takes place in the learner pool. A variety of toys, including watering cans and boats will be available for your child to enjoy.

Day and time of session: 

Friday: 9.30am - 11.30am (all year round)

Pre-booking not required, normal admission prices apply.


This session is not included in the free swimming scheme and is suitable for children under five years of age and parents / carers only.

Under 5s Stay and Play 
at Crystal Leisure Centre

Stay and Play fun session for under 5s is a great way for you and your little one to interact with other families and make new friends in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment.


This supervised session includes a range of fun and exciting toys such as a bouncy castle, soft balls, frisbees, foam bricks, tricycles, sit and ride cars and bikes. Educational toys are also available (road and traffic signs).


Day and time of session

Tuesday: 10am - 11am (all year round)

This ‘turn up and pay’ session takes place in our sports hall and costs £4.50 (Options+ Leisure discount is available). Parents or carers must stay with their child at all times. Pre-booking is not required.

'Quids In' football 
at The Dell Stadium

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


Quids In is now available on bank holidays!

Session dates: Tuesday 23 July to Friday 30 August (excluding weekends)


Session times: 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm

Cost: 8 - 15 year olds can play for only £1 and 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.


Term time sessions

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

Badminton and Table-tennis 

At Duncan Edwards and Crystal Leisure Centres

Children can enjoy a game of badminton and table-tennis at our centres. Just bring a friend and your equipment. Alternatively, equipment can be hired.


Badminton and table-tennis is suitable for children over 8 years of age. Courts/tables are available throughout the week at various times. Just give us a call to check the availability.

Please note, this is not a coaching session and it is unsupervised.


To check for availability, please call 01384 812800 and select the appropriate option.

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