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Changes to Our Programme

Changes to our programme

Please see below for details of any general programme changes.

Important information:

Coronavirus information
Following to the latest government advice, including social distancing measures, the council has taken the decision to close leisure centres to the public with effect from Tuesday 17 March 2020.
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For regular home based health and wellbeing tips and useful links please visit:

For exercise class changes please see our Class Changes page. For swimming programme changes see our Swimming Changes page.

During Reading school holidays and Bank Holidays our swimming pool timetables will change. Timetables are available to download on the bottom of our swimming page leading up to each holiday, and also to pick up in our Centres.

Everybody Active Cycling Sessions:
Due to events in the stadium, the Everybody Active Cycling sessions will operate in the park between 15 April - 23 July 2020. Please note: If the centre is closed during this period, sessions will not run and will be cancelled.

Christchurch Meadows Paddling Pool
The paddling pool is now closed for the season. Please check back for opening details in 2020.

Athletics Track Closure

track closure


Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Easter Bank Holiday Opening hours


Leisure In Reading Is Changing For The Better!

We are investing to improve Reading’s leisure facilities.

Working in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), we are investing in Reading's Leisure Service to deliver:

Open by Summer 2022:
A new flag-ship leisure centre with 25m 8-lane pool
A new 25m 6-lane community pool at Palmer Park
Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre and Meadway Sports Centre

Starting from Spring 2020 a high quality new service offer:
Free 'Reading Resident's Card' - with access to all Reading leisure centres
Up to 30% discounts for residents and up to 50% discount for concessions

Please continue to use your existing membership, activity or course as usual for now. We’ll keep you updated on any changes that will affect you and talk you through anything you need to know or do.

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