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South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

Our South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre (SWFLC) is centrally located in South Woodham.

Accessibility at SWFLC

Main entrance of South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre


We offer 4 extra wide accessible parking bays at South Woodham. These are positioned in the car park adjacent to the centre.  

Access into the centre  

All entrances and exits are level flooring with a low sloped ramp for entrance/exit, as well as a wide glass barrier for wheelchair entrance/exit.  

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Movement around centre  

The centre has level floors all around the ground floor, as well as easy access male and female changing rooms.  We have wide access and entry and exit routes throughout the centre.  

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Visual impairments and assistance animals

The doors and signage are in contrasting colours to their surrounds to make them more easily identifiable. Assistance animals are welcome in centre to assist their owners.  

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Changing and toilets  

Wet change  

We have a Changing Places facility at South Woodham Ferrers located in the swimming pool changing room, this facility contains two lockers. 

Dry change  

No lockers in the dry change facility, we would recommend using the pool facility for changing and then access all Dry facilities from here. 


In the swimming pool we have two accessible toilets in addition to the changing places facility. 

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We have a pool hoist providing access to our pool. Please let our receptionist know when you arrive that you require a hoist to access the pool and we will ensure this is in place ready for your use. 

The spectator area is easily accessible through the door next to the eating area and vending machines. Once in the viewing area you will find three areas set into the viewing seating designed for wheelchair access. 

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Our gym is fully accessible to those with visual impairments, including those with assistance animals, and wheelchair users. 


Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 8pm

Our other facilities may have separate opening times, so please check individual pages.


  • Gym
  • 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
  • Floodlit tennis
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Multi use games area
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible 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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South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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