Birmingham City Council

Sport and Leisure


Leisure Facilities in Birmingham

There is a wide range of activities available at your local council leisure facilities across the city.
There are 29 fitness gyms - including cardiovascular and resistance equipment - 15 swimming pools and over 500 fitness classes every week.

Whatever you're into, taking regular exercise could help you feel better and give you more energy.
You're never far from the chance to shape up, get fit and improve your health.

To find out information about opening times, facilities and pricing of activities please visit our leisure centre pages

Essential Information
  • If you fancy a swim or want to just turn up for a game of badminton, you can book a court and pay as you go.

    If you like to exercise regulary, or like to combine a gym workout or a group fitness class with your swim, you could save money with the Your Choice direct debit membership scheme and enjoy unlimited access at all our centres. Ask reception staff at your local leisure centre for more information

    We also offer a range of ways to use the leisure centre to suit every individual, including;

    • Pay as you go
    • Leisure Card
    • Passport to Leisure
    • Your Choice Membership
    • 8 Day Booking Card
    • Employee Benefit Scheme

  • Birmingham stages a huge selection of local, national and international sports events every year. These include events where you can watch elite sports men and women perform as well as those where you can take part. For further information, view the list of forthcoming sports events.

  • There are many clubs and organisations in Birmingham which provide opportunities for disabled people. Visit disability sport for more information.

  • Birmingham City Council Sport and Leisure Service is committed to ensuring that children are protected and kept safe from harm whilst they are engaged in any sporting activity provided by this section.

  • The Sports Development service ensures that Birmingham is a healthy and vibrant city by getting more people to be more active more often. We develop sport by:

    • Managing sports facilities
    • Working with the relevant national governing bodies for each sport to develop a plan and sporting programmes
    • Supporting club development
    • Providing training and development for the sports workforce to ensure our coaches, instructors and volunteers hold the latest qualifications

  • Booking Activities Online couldn't be easier and is available at all our Leisure Centres. Find out more about leisure centres including opening times, timetables, facilities and pricing information and classes by visiting our leisure centres list page.

    If you are a leisure card holder, you will need to have your leisure card number and either your surname or postcode to login.

    Non-members/Non-Leisure Card holders may use the guest login.

    Please have your credit/debit card details with you as you will be asked to make a payment before the booking can be submitted.

  • The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with the NHS to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions. The scheme currently runs until 31 March 2012.

    For more information about Be Active please visit

  • Be active out and about

    England and Wales Cricket Board, Rounders England and Birmingham City Council are working in partnership to provide communities access to free activity in parks and open spaces. A number of cricket bags are being placed at a variety of parks and open spaces around the city from Friday 26 August 2011, with rounders bags to follow shortly afterwards.

    For more information on location and for updates please take a look at our Free Cricket and Rounders page

  • Why not take the dogs or the kids for a walk in the park, just take a stroll or follow one of the many marked walking routes available. All the walks are free and a great way to stay active and get fit. Why not join a walking group and make new friends along the way.

    Many of the 2K & 5K routes are accessible for those with a disability or for families with pushchairs, although we do suggest that disabled people and families with pushchairs contact the Ranger Service prior to their visit for details on accessibility and ground conditions.