The Sovereign Centre


Is there a restriction on how many children I can supervise in the pool at once?

Yes the centre operates a pool ratio system for under 8s in the swimming pool.
Children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by an adult (i.e. over the age of 16 years) on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 1:1 ratio. Family Fun session Family Swim Sessions are available when children under the age of 8  must be accompanied by an adult on a maximum of a 2:1 ratio, we advise that they wear approved buoyancy aids.

Can I wear a t shirt in the pool?

Appropriate clothing can be worn such as a rash vest.  For safety reasons we can't allow clothing to be worn in the pool.  Please speak to the Duty Manager if you are unsure what is suitable.

Is the centre suitable for access by disabled users?

Yes the centre is fully accessible by disabled users although the studio is not accessible by wheelchair users.

Is there car parking available?

Yes, a large car park is available for up to 300 vehicles, a token must be purchased from reception to exit the car park.
The following costs apply:

Gym and swimming membersFree
Centre Users£1.00
Non Centre Users£2.00

Do I have to be a member to use the leisure facilities?

No, you do not need to be a member to use The Sovereign Centre. Activities are available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis as well as value for money membership packages.

To book for activities, such as group fitness classes and swimming lessons you simply need to become a Booking Member. This can be achieved by either contacting reception via the telephone, during your visit to the leisure facility or simply online in the 'Registration' page.

Are there lockers available?

Yes, lockers accept 20p coins which are non-returnable.

Is there somewhere to buy food and drink?

Yes the Sovereign Centre has a café selling hot and cold food, smoothies and a wide range of hot and cold drinks.

Can I buy clothing and equipment at the leisure centre?

Yes, The Sovereign Centre Centre provides a range of products. Whether they are goggles, swim costumes, fun inflatable for the swimming pool; or water bottles and towels.  There is also a range available for you to view on our on-line retail shop available. 

I have never been to a gym before.

Consult your doctor
Book an appointment with a gym instructor
Wear appropriate clothing

Are the gym instructors qualified?

Yes, all gym instructors are qualified to a minimum of Level 2 Fitness Instructor.