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Watford Leisure Centre - Central


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Peace Prospect
WD17 3HA
01923 296750

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Mon-Wed: 06:00 – 22:30
Thur-Fri: 06:00 – 22:00
Sat/Sun: 08:00 – 18:00

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Set in the heart of Watford, Hertfordshire, Watford Leisure Centre Central offers a fantastic mix of activities from gym to swim, group exercise to sports, climbing to relaxing.

No matter what type of activity you are looking for Watford Leisure Centre Central has the answer. The swimming pools offer a range of wet activities including our award winning swim school, the gym is stocked with the very latest in fitness equipment, the group exercise studios offers a range of classes that vary in intensity and the sports hall plays host to a wide range of sports including badminton and basketball. If you are looking for more of a challenge the leisure centre also has a climbing wall run by fully qualified instructors.

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We pride ourselves on our friendly colleagues who are always willing to help, as well as offering fantastic facilities to keep you active.

Gary Foley – General Manager

Centre Managed
on behalf of
Watford Borough Council

Centre Facilities


We offer a range of activities for both adults and children alike.

Most activities require booking in advance, so check the specific information relating to your activity in advance of attending. Certain activities are payable outside of any membership programme.



There are always questions and niggles when getting more active and our team are here to help.

We’ve collated some of the more common questions on the right, but if there’s anything else you have in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yes we do this is available for both Android and IOS and is available for free in the App stores. Please search “Everyone Active”.

This depends on your membership. If you have a pay as you go membership, you can pay as you go at any Everyone Active leisure centre.

If you have a single site membership you will only have access to the leisure centre covered within the membership.

With a swim membership you will get access the swimming pool covered in the contract and all other swimming pools within the group (except Westminster Lodge).

Customers with a multi-site membership get to use all sites, except Westminster Lodge. However if you use a different site to your local leisure centre more than twice a month, your membership might be updated to make the other site your main leisure centre. Keep in mind this may increase the costs of your membership.

Customers of Westminster lodge get to use all sites.

No, to book a lesson or a course you have to be a member of Everyone Active.

You do not necessarily need a contract though, you can book lessons and courses on a pay as you go basis too.

Everyone Active aims for  activity for everyone. Accessibility is very important to us. We have different activities made specially for those who are disabled. To ensure access quality is maintained we have fully qualified colleagues working with members with varying levels of accessibility.

To find out more about our accessibility, click Accessibility or visit Active Accessibility in our activity section.

Opening times vary per centre. To find the opening times of your local leisure centre go to ”Centre Finder” and search your local leisure centre. the times will be stated on the right hand side of the page.

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Getting Active

Getting active is easier than you think. Whether you are a regular gym goer already or just need the basics. Our mission is to get you active for 30 minutes 5 times a week and feel better for it.

Centre & Membership Enquiries

Have a question about the centre, facilities, disabled access or which membership is the best for you? Get in touch and start your 30 minutes 5 times a week and feel better for it.

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Centre News & Information

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Opening Hours


Mon-Wed: 06:00 – 22:30
Thur-Fri: 06:00 – 22:00
Sat/Sun: 08:00 – 18:00

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