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Linden Road Instruction Pool


Linden Road Instruction Pool
Linden Road

Telephone Number: 0121 464 4500

Public Transport: Bus: 11c, 27. Train Station: Bournville

Parking: Disabled parking bays only (please telephone centre to open barrier on first visit) Closest parking area is on Bournville Green or in Cadbury World Visitors Centre

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8.45am - 9pm, Sat 7.45am - 5pm, Sun 8.15am - 4pm
Reception Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.15am - 8.30pm, Sat 8.15am - 4.30pm, Sun 8.45am - 3.30pm

Disabled facilities available at this site? Yes - For more detailed information please visitDisabled Go'saccess page for this site.

Course Booking

  • Join at any time
  • Weeks 1-3 pay full price to start immediately
  • Weeks 4-6 pay for the remainder of the course to start immediately
  • Weeks 7-12 booking and payment taken to start the next course

Pay and play (just turn up on the day)

  • 50+ Swimming
  • Aquatone
  • Adult and child
  • Adult lessons

Other Activities/Services

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

  • Function Rooms for Hire
  • Strokes Swimming Instruction

Our instruction pool offers offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities.

Essential Information
  • Opening and Closing Times


    Opening Time

    Closing Time

    Monday - Friday









  • Adult and Child (3months to 3 years)

    £5.10 per session pay and play

    Course Details ½ hour sessions
    Monday 11.00am - 11.30am (term time only)
    Thursday 11.30am-12.00pm (term time only)
    Saturday 11.15am - 11.45 & 3.00pm - 3.15pm

    Junior Swimming Lessons ASA Stages 1-8 (4+years)
    Price £48.00 (PTL £33.60)
    Course Details 12 week course ½ hour sessions
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4.15pm - 7.45pm
    Thursday & Friday 4.15pm - 6.45pm
    Saturday 8.00am - 5.00pm
    Sunday 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Junior Coaching Lessons ASA Stages 9 & 10
    Price £53.00 (PTL 37.10)
    Course Details 12 week course 1 hour sessions
    Monday 7.15pm - 8.15pm
    Tuesday & Wednesday 6.15pm - 7.15pm
    Thursday 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Saturday 4.00pm – 5.00pm
    Sunday 10.00am – 11.00am

    Adults Strokes

    £58 (PTL £40.60) 12 week course or £7.20 Pay and Play

    Course Details

    12 week course and/or Pay & Play

    Day Times Level / Ability
    Monday 9.30am -10.00am (term time only)

    8.15pm - 9.15pm
    Beginners Stage 1 Pay & Play Only

    Masters Stage 3
    Tuesday 12 noon – 12.30pm (term time only)

    7.30pm - 8.10pm
    Intermediate Stage 2 Play & Play Only

    Beginners & Intermediate Stage 1&2
    Wednesday 7.45pm - 8.45pm LADIES ONLY Beginners & Intermediate
    (only available as 12 week course)

    10am - 10.30am (term time only)

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Beginners Stage 1 Pay & Play Only

    Masters & Intermediate Stage 2&3

    Friday 3.00pm - 3.30pm Beginners Stage 1
    Sunday 11.00am – 11.30am Intermediate Stage 2

    Ducklings (3-5 years)
    Price £53.00 (PTL member £37.10)
    Course Details 12 week course ½ hour sessions
    Monday 12 noon – 12.30pm
    12.30pm – 1.00pm
    Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.00pm

    12 noon - 12.30pm
    3.30pm – 4.00pm

    Thursday 12 noon – 12.30pm
    3.30pm – 4.00pm
    Friday 12 noon – 12.30pm
    12.30pm – 1.00pm
    3.30pm – 4.00pm
    Saturday 1.30pm – 2.00pm
    2.00pm – 2.30pm
    2.30pm – 3.00pm
    Sunday 12.30pm - 1.00pm
    2.30pm – 3.00pm
    3.00pm – 3.30pm
    3.30pm – 4.00pm

    One to one courses - children and adults - Please ask at reception for availability and price

    We advise that you contact the leisure centre in advance to book a place to avoid disappointment.

  • Aerobics Fitness Class Timetable



    Fitness Level





    All levels, Adults

    10.00am - 10.50am

    £5.60 Pay & Play Only
    £53 for 12 wk course or £5.60 Pay & Play



    All levels, Adults

    8.15pm - 9.05pm

  • Adults Only




    Tuesday Cadbury Staff Only (general swim)

    12.30pm - 1.30pm


    Thursday Cadbury Staff Only (general swim)

    12.30pm - 1.30pm


    Tuesday 50+ General Swim (term time only)

    10.30am - 11.30am

  • Other Activities






    Premier Junior Classes


    9.00am - 9.30am & 12.30pm - 1.00pm

    12 week course £87.00 ½ hour sessions

    Max of 6 children per group

    ASA Lessons &
    One To One

    School Holiday Intensive Course Mon-Fri

    9.00am - 12.00pm

    5 day course
    £23.50 (group)
    £72.50 (1-2-1)
    ½ hour sessions

    School Holidays
    Teacher in the water

    Junior Special Needs
    1-7 ASA


    12 noon - 4.00pm

    12 week course £93.00 ½ hour sessions PTL applies

    Must be able bodied, max of 4 per group

    Ladies Only Swimming Lessons


    7.30pm - 8.30pm

    12 week course £54.00 1 hour session per week

    Beginners and Intermediate

    Rookie Lifesaver


    7.30pm - 9.00pm

    £53.00 12 week course 1 hour per week

    More Details on RLSS web site

  • Swimming Parties Bookings cost £67.50 and are run between the following times:

    Saturdays: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
    Sundays 4.00pm - 5.30pm

    Bookings can be made for a maximum of 30 children. A booking includes 45 minutes in the water, 45 minutes in the room (including drying time) and you will need to supply your own food. Toys, floats, music, games and lifeguards are all supplied.

    Please note: Children under the age of 8 must not be left unattended in or out of the water. They must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult 16 years or over. Only 2 under 8's per adult.

  • Sports Clubs


    Contact Details (if run by a 3rd party organisation



    Club Information

    Cadbury Pensioners

    Norma Blaine


    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    Must have worked for Cadburys and be a pensioner.
    Just turn up and speak with Norma, who will take your details.

    Halesowen Divers

    Ron Plant


    8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Sub Aqua club

  • Activities for Disabled






    One To One

    Monday - Friday

    9.00am - 12 noon

    School Holiday Intensive Course
    5 day course &
    12 week course
    Teacher in the water
    ½ hour sessions

    5 day course £76.00
    12 week course £184.00

    Junior Special Needs Stages 1-7 ASA


    12 noon - 4.00pm

    Must be able bodied
    max of 4 per group
    ½ hour sessions

    12 week course £93.00
    PTL applies

  • We have rooms for hire which can be used for such activities as health checks, meetings and coffee mornings at a cost of £10 per hour. Rooms can accommodate up to 12 adults around a table or 20 adults around the outside.

    Rooms are available between Monday and Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • Yes, we have a range of swimming equipment such as goggles and swimming caps you can purchase at the Leisure Centre

    • We are an instruction only pool, unfortunately we do not do general swimming.

    • Yes we do, in the contractor’s car park behind the church. There is a short walk from the car park to the pool entrance. If you require disabled parking, please call the pool on arrival for the barriers to be lifted. We have 2 disabled parking bays.

    • Yes they do. Apart from a full shut down at Christmas for two weeks and two weeks during the Easter break.

    • Our site is wheel chair friendly, with changing facilities for disabled people. There is a hoist into and out of the pool, but unfortunately there are no shower facilities at present.

    • 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.