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Great Barr Leisure Centre


Great Barr Leisure Centre
Aldridge Road
Great Barr
B44 8NU

Telephone Number: 0121 464 0104

Transport: Bus 28, 52, 997

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm, Sat - Sun 9am-4pm

Parking: Free parking for 200+ vehicles, disabled bays available

Disabled facilities available at this site? Yes - For more detailed information please visit Disabled Go's access page for this site

See Essential Information below for further details about facilities, courses, prices and times relevant at this leisure centre.

For more information about discounts and Passport to Leisure, please contact the leisure centre direct.

Available to book online

  • 5-a-side Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

Pay and play (just turn up on day)

  • Aerobics
  • Dance Class

Other Activities/Services

See Essential Information below for prices/timetables information. To make an enquiry, please contact the leisure centre direct.

  • Children's Parties
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Playschemes
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Sports Hall available to hire


We run children’s playschemes every holiday and half term. We run these in conjunction with the Beeches Club and Sportswise UK. Please contact the leisure centre

Groups normally run from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Essential Information

  • Open and Closing Times


    Opening Time

    Closing Time


    Monday - Friday






    Unless open for function.




  • Fitness Classes
    Day Class Time Price
    Monday Junior Street Dance - level one 6.15pm - 7.15pm £3.90
    Junior Street Dance - level two 7.15pm - 8.15pm £3.90
    Bums and Tums 6.30pm - 7.30pm £4.90
    Tuesday ABS Blast Class 6.00pm - 6.30pm £1.60
    Bums and Tums 6.30pm - 7.30pm £4.90
    Wednesday Boxing - All Levels 6.30pm - 7.30pm £4.20

  • Activities

    Court Activity





    Monday – Friday

    5.40pm – 9.40pm


    Table Tennis

    Monday – Friday

    5.40pm – 9.40pm


    Limited availability - please call the centre to book

  • Why not invite your friends to join in with your birthday celebrations and hire our Sports Hall.

    You can provide your own activities and party games such as a game of football, soft-rounders or turn our hall into your very own dance floor.

    Cost for hire of the Sports hall is £63 for 2 hours.

    Please note we do not provide catering, please make your own arrangements.

    For more information and to check availability, please contact the nearest leisure centre.

  • Our Bar and Function room is a great venue to hold a special event such as a birthday party, engagement party, anniversary party or christening.

    Our function room holds up to 200 people.

    • Fridays - £125.00
    • Saturdays - £150.00

    Extended bar £80.00 per hour.

    For more information please contact the leisure centre.

  • The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with Birmingham Public Health to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions at certain times at various leisure centres and parks. The scheme is currently ongoing.

    For more information about Be Active please visit contact your local Leisure Centre or visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/

Frequently Asked Questions
    • Yes you can depending on the type of booking you make and numbers we can discuss in more details if you visit our centre and ask at reception for more information that hopefully will cater for your needs.

    • No unfortunately we do not allow 18th birthday parties to take place at our centre.

    • Yes we do please ask at our reception on your next visit.

    • Yes we do please ask at our reception on your next visit.

    • If you wish to make a booking for yourself click on the button at the top of this page.
      If you already have a self service account you will be asked to sign in using your details.
      If you do not have a self service account you will be taken straight to the online bookings as a non member guest.
      Follow the instructions to make your booking.
      If you have the advanced booking option on your leisure card you will be able to book 8 days in advance and pay for the court/pitch when you arrive at the leisure centre
      If you do not have the advanced booking option you will only be able to book 7 days in advance and will be required to pay at the time of booking.

      If you wish to track your bookings (and take advantage of the advanced booking option if you have purchased this) you need a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • If you wish to make a booking for someone else click on the button at the top of this page. You will need the leisure card number and postcode/surname of the person you are booking for.

      If you wish to track the bookings for the person you are acting on behalf of you must have a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • No – you can make bookings up to 7 days in advance but must pay for the booking at the time you make it.
      If you wish to book up to 8 days in advance you will need the advanced booking option. An Advance Booking option can be added to a standard card or PTL card for an annual fee of £15. The Advance Booking option allows you to book courts and pitches an extra day in advance of other customers (8 days ahead, instead of 7).

    • Juniors aged 14 and 15 can use the fitness studio. They must bring proof of age and a letter of consent from their parent or guardian to the first session.
      Juniors can only use the fitness studio at certain times and at other times must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the leisure centre for specific times.

      Alternatively the ICE gym, available at Kingsbury LC, Small Heath LC, Aston Villa FC, Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre and Northfield Pool, is designed especially for children aged 8 – 16. All our instructors are professionally qualified and have undertaken additional specialist training to enable them to train children. All instructors are cleared via the Criminal Records Bureau.

      To use the gym, each child must complete a three stage induction process, where they will be shown how to use the equipment safely. The induction course. After that, kids can visit the gym as often as they like, paying for each visit separately. Alternatively, monthly membership is a available. Please check with your local centre for prices.

      If you have any queries about the ICE gym or about children’s fitness, please contact the leisure centre of your choice.

    • For all sports and leisure activities an adult charge will apply to anyone aged 16 years and above.

    • Please contact the leisure centre direct, if you haven't been able to find the information that you need.