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FACILITIES & PLACES in Manchester

FACILITIES & PLACES in manchester

It will be great to welcome Manchester back on Wednesday 2 December! When our leisure centres, gyms and pools can re-open, which includes provision for junior club activity and lessons. Exercise classes and organised sport can take place outdoors, however indoor group exercise classes won’t be allowed unless for youth or disability sport. 

See below to find out which places and facilities will reopen and where remains closed.

Please remember current restrictions remain in place upto midnight on Tuesday 1 December, with all our leisure centres, gyms and pools remaining closed, with only the following allowed:
 
-Outdoor exercise with your household or one-on-one with one person from another household
-Visiting parks with your own household or one-on-one with one person from another household
-Playgrounds across Manchester 
 
Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities impacted include: leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks.
 
Measures to control the virus are likely to be in place for some time and we'll monitor and update guidance to ensure it's in line with the government and refresh the details on this page as they announce changes to facilities and open spaces across Manchester.


Garden centres providing essential goods and services can remain open. These should follow COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers. Playgrounds and park play areas will remain open. Hospitality venues located in parks and leisure venues can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed.


GYMS 
Gyms will be open. However, please be aware sports hall activity will only be available for household bubbles and no group exercise classes are permitted. There will be some reduced opening hours on certain days and times, so please check in advance before visiting.

Moss Side Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance)
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance)
Hough End Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance)
East Manchester Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance)
Manchester Aquatics Centre 
North City Family & Fitness Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance)
Wythenshawe Forum

SWIMMING POOLS
Pools will be open and swimming lessons will recommence. However, please be aware sports hall activity will only be available for household bubbles and no group exercise classes are permitted. There will be some reduced opening hours on certain days and times, so please check in advance before visiting.

Moss Side Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
Hough End Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
East Manchester Leisure Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
North City Family & Fitness Centre (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
Manchester Aquatics Centre 
Wythenshawe Forum (See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the centre re-opens)
Withington Baths & Leisure Centre
Broadway Leisure Centre

SPORTS HALL / LEISURE CENTRES
Sports hall activity will only be available for household bubbles and no group exercise classes are permitted. 

Abraham Moss Temporary Sports Hall

Ardwick Sports Hall (open for Roller Hockey and junior club activities only)

Denmark Road Sports Centre (all sporting activities will be relocated to alternative facilities. Outdoor pitch bookings relocated to Whalley Range Sports Centre)

Whalley Range Sports Centre ((open for school usage and outdoor pitches until 10pm. The gym will remain closed to allow for refurbishment. All members will be contacted about alternative provision during this time)
 
Debdale Outdoor Centre (open Saturday only for Junior Club usage)
 
Manchester Aquatics Centre 

Ten Acre Lanes Sports Complex (elite Taekwondo training, outdoor football will recommence)

ATHLETICS
Manchester Regional Arena (outdoor athletics track open for public use, delayed opening hours to 9:00am on weekdays. No lessons and courses until January 2021. Indoor athletics track remains closed). See VIDEO what you need to know in advance for when the track is available.

Manchester Regional Gymnastics Centre (open for junior club activities only and CMIG club until 18 December then closed until 2 January 2021 if restrictions allow)

FOOTBALL
Ten Acre Lanes Sports Complex (outdoor football will recommence)
 
Range Sports Complex (available for pre-booked football sessions)

Manchester Tennis and Football Centre (available for pre-booked football sessions)

Belle Vue Sports Village 

SQUASH
National Squash Centre (public squash for household bubbles and for the elite programme)
Moss Side Leisure Centre
Hough End Leisure Centre
Abraham Moss Temporary Sports Hall


TENNIS
Manchester Tennis and Football Centre (indoor and outdoor tennis, junior tennis programme and public tennis for household bubbles)

CYCLING 
HSBC UK National Cycling Centre (open for elite cycling training, junior programmes and adults undertaking activities in household bubbles. Catering will remain closed until further notice)

Platt Field Outdoor BMX (open for junior club activities only) 

PARKS 

CHILDREN PLAY AREAS
CAFE (takeaway only)
  • Lakeside Cafe, Heaton Park (takeaway only)
    Wythenshawe Park Cafe (takeaway only)
    Boggart Hole Clough Cafe (takeaway only)

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks, and all formal outdoor sports facilities in Parks. 

GYMS
SPORTS HALL
ATHLETICS TRACKS
FOOTBALL
Belle Vue Sports Village 
Ten Acres Lane 

PARKS MULTI-USE GAMES AREAS
BMX AND SKATE PARK
TENNIS 
TENNIS Free Booking Online
TENNIS Turn Up To Play
BADMINTON 
SQUASH
CYCLING
ANGLING
GOLF
GYMNASTICS
ELITE TRAINING ONLY
  • GB Taekwondo at Ten Acres Lane
  • GB Para Swimming at East Manchester Leisure Centre
WATER SPORTS
Debdale Outdoor Centre 

INDOOR
 
Abraham Moss Leisure Centre
Ardwick Sports Hall
Belle Vue Sports Village
Manchester Regional Arena 
Manchester Tennis & Football Centre
Public Libraries which are jointly serviced
 
OUTDOOR
 
Some Ice Cream and Cafes (see above)
Some children’s play areas (see above)
Some public toilets in parks (see above)
Communal facilities on allotments
Formal baseball, cricket, football and rugby pitches
Heaton Park donkey rides
Heaton Park and Wythenshawe Park farm centres
Heaton Park flat and crown green bowls, and citywide crown green bowls
Wythenshawe Park Horticultural Centre

UPDATE: Whilst our leisure facilities are temporarily closed from 5 November to 2 December, you may be wondering what measures we have put in place in our selected gyms during our re-opening phase before this lockdown period and how we will continue to ensure customer safety once lockdown restrictions have been lifted. 
 
As we reopened facilities throughout summer after the initial lockdown, everywhere operated slightly differently to what we were used to, however we were still able to offer a variety of activities to enjoy. Although we cannot be sure, our expectations for post lockdown from 2 December will be that a considerable amount of the measures we introduced earlier in the year will continue to be in place and reintroduced. Key headlines and information outlined below.
 

All gym, fitness classes and swim sessions must be booked in advance online or via the app before your visit.

Before attending a gym, fitness class or booking a swim session in Manchester, watch centre videos to get an idea on the measures introduced and differences to your usual visit across our centres for your reassurance and guidance. In the links below you can also watch centre specific videos in advance of any visit too.

To find out how to book, including clarity and reassurance of the additional measures we have introduced to prepare for your return, see below. We would ask that everyone familiarises themselves with these details prior to attending any session at any centre.

GYM FAQs

SWIMMING FAQs

The libraries which are co-located with leisure centres (Arcadia and Moss Side) will be reopening in line with Manchester Libraries plan for the phased reopening of public libraries across the city.

Further information about library services can be found at www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries