Stowmarket IP14 1LH
Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre offers a wide range of accessible facilities to accommodate all needs. Everyone Active’s goal is to encourage everyone to participate in 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week, and our facilities allow this goal to be achieved. Please see our accessibility information below:
There is a slope at the main entrance to the building with automatic doors to the main reception, and an accessible gate alongside the main reception desk.
There is a passenger lift to enable access to studio one on the first floor of the facility. The lift has enough space for wheelchair access and lift controls are accessible. The lift provides an audible announcement informing users of doors opening and closing and floor reached.
An accessible toilet is located at main reception. This has been enlarged to provide sufficient space for wheelchair users and has a peninsular toilet.
Registered Changing Places facility
This facility has an electronic hoist which covers almost the whole of the changing room. There is a height adjustable bench, a height adjustable wash basin and a peninsular toilet. This is particularly suitable for wheelchair users and can be used either by customers using the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre or disabled people who are visiting Stowmarket. It is well located for use as a changing room for the swimming pool. Customers should bring their own slings to use with the hoist. The slings need to be of a looped fixing type (NOT a plastic clip type made by Arjo). An automatic door allows easy access to and from poolside for customers using the Changing Places facility.
Changing – wetside
Two cubicles in the main swimming pool changing room have been adapted to make them more suitable for disabled people, with one of these cubicles having its own shower with seat, its own toilet, as well as a fixed height changing bench. This is particularly suitable for customers with mobility issues who may have a carer with them. The other cubicle has been enlarged and has a fixed height changing bench.
Changing – dryside
There is an accessible Changing Room next to the gym which has its own shower with seat and its own toilet. There is a large leaf door at the access to the gym changing rooms/gym.
There are two traditional mechanical hoists to assist disabled customers getting in and out of the pool. In addition, there is a sloping set of steps with adjacent hand rails in the swimming pool to assist customers with mobility difficulties to get in out of the water.
There is an accessible gate at the gym reception. Within the gym we have an Ergo bike which is specifically designed for wheelchair users, so the seat can be removed and a wheelchair locked into place. The fitness suite has Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited equipment.
Catering & Vending
The Café counters and displays are accessible to wheelchair users and there is a table waiting services available for customers who require it upon request and staff.
The facility provides a wide range of additional activities, opportunities and events which are accessible and inclusive.
For further information about our facilities and activities for disabled people please phone 01449 674980.
Monday – Friday: 14:15 -21:30
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:30
Sunday 10:30 – 18:00
Monday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday
Whatever your favourite activity, you’re sure to be able to enjoy it here at the Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre. The centre now boasts a newly renovated and extended gym with more than 100 stations of top-of-the-range cardio, resistance, free weights and functional equipment to suit everyone. Mid-Suffolk also houses three three swimming pools, which host all manner of aquatic activities, including our award-winning swimming lessons, while you can also enjoy a range of other activities here. We’ve got The Cragg Climbing Wall that’s suitable for climbers of all abilities, a range of group fitness classes to suit all tastes, as well as seven indoor bowls rinks. Furthermore, we also boast the fantastic fun Play World soft play area.
If you have received 16-digit code from the local authority, register today to be eligible for free swimming.
Free swimming will be available from 28th July - 31st August 2022 and you can book these sessions 7 days in advance.
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We now have a newly-extended and refurbished 100+ station gym, boasting an extensive range of Technogym cardio and resistance kit, functional training equipment, as well as a free weights area. So however you choose to work out, you're sure to reach your goals with us.
Our group fitness studio plays host to a variety of different classes. Whatever your fitness goals may be, you’re sure to find the right class for you, while the social nature of the sessions means you can meet new people too.
Our 25 metre, six-lane main swimming pool, the learner pool and toddler’s pool are perfect for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Furthermore, our award-winning swimming lessons for children and adults are fantastic for improving their confidence in the water.
Mid Suffolk Leisure centre boasts East Anglia’s premier climbing facility in the form of The Cragg climbing wall. Here, you can enjoy 330 square metres of climbing surface, a dedicated bouldering wall and more than 30 lead and top rope lines, while the routes are changed regularly too in order to keep them challenging. We have sessions available for climbers of all ages and abilities, as well as offering nationally-recognised award schemes.
WELLNESS, WHENEVER, WHEREVER with Everyone On Demand. Access to our hand-picked fitness and wellness partners. This gives you the freedom to participate in your favourite classes but also try some new ones as well. From fitness and personal training to mental wellbeing and prescribed exercise, there’s a service or session to support everyone, no matter how you feel, every day of the week.
Our award-winning children’s swimming lessons are perfect for swimmers of all abilities.
We provide award-winning swimming lessons for adults of all abilities.
Enjoy a range of activities in our sports hall.
Fun without the fuss at our children's parties.
Enjoy an intense game of squash in one of our courts.
Enjoy our outdoor football pitch and tennis courts.
Our GP & Exercise Referral scheme is great for helping get people back on their feet.
We have facilities available for hire that are suitable to host a variety of events.
Play World, an indoor play area for children up to 12 years, includes ball cannons, slides, aerial glide, football zone, and separate baby/toddler areas.
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