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Our centres are open and operating as normal. We encourage customers to wear masks while using our centres.

You can read about the improvement works at Dovedale, scheduled for 2023.

Dovedale Sports Centre

Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC) has excellent facilities with a community gym feel and is easily located.

Accessibility at Dovedale

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We offer extra wide accessible parking bays at Dovedale. 

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Access into the centre 

Our centre has a sloped ramp for entrance and exit, with no barrier, and automatic doors to ensure easy wheelchair entrance and exit. 

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Movement around centre

We have wide access and entry and exit routes throughout the centre.

The centre has level floors all around the ground floor, as well as easy access male and female changing rooms on the ground floor, including an accessible changing and shower room and toilet. This is accessible by radar key; alternatively, please ask at reception if you need to use this.

We also have lift access to our first floor facilities.

Hearing impairments

We do not operate a hearing loop at Dovedale.

Visual impairments and assistance animals

We welcome assistance animals in centre to assist their owners.

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Changing and toilets   

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Our male changing rooms and toilets are located on the ground floor and our female changing rooms and toilets are located on the first floor, accessible by lift. Please ask at reception if you require help with or access to these.

We also offer large, lower level lockers in our changing rooms.


We have accessible toilets in both the male and female changing rooms.

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Our gym is not accessible for those in a wheelchair as there are steps down, and no ramp access.


We have a lift, which allows access to our gym, fitness class studio and meeting room.

Accessible and extra sensory sessions

Unfortunately we don't currently offer accessible sessions at Dovedale. However we have a variety of sessions available at our other leisure centres in our accessible activities section

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Centre opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 8pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2023.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


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Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre. 

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