Withington Baths and Leisure Centre crowdfunder update

Welcome to Withington Baths

The takeover of Withington Baths & Leisure Centre by our community group is now complete. We are delighted to share our brand new pool and classes timetables and our membership packages - see the downloadable PDFs at the top of this page.

  • We are OPEN from 6.30am - 10.00pm Monday - Friday (pool closes at 9.30pm) and 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday - Sunday
  • Children's Swimming Lessons -  due to demand, we will be introducing additional after-school swimming classes, AND a Saturday class from 12:00 - 12:30. Please call Reception on 0161 478 1181 for further information.
  • Studio 2 has been completely RENOVATED and with the ceiling now exposed, underfloor heating and luxury vinyl floor tiles, it is the perfect space for our holistic classes
  • Our gym has been completely RENOVATED and installed with BRAND NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW FLOORING
  • Our brand new café area is now OPEN - pop in for a coffee, a hot chocolate or a tea from our super-duper new machine - and our changing facilities have been much improved
  • Our changing facilities are much improved, with a good lick of paint all round, shower curtains for privacy, racks for holding your toiletries and free hairdying facilities. We think that the little things sometimes can make a very big difference.
  • We are focusing energies now on the renovation of our second Studio, to create a very peaceful, holistic area which also can be hired out for events and functions. So far, our growing provision of sessions include Baby Massage, Street Dance, Physio-Led Pilates Mat Sessions, PiLoga, Ashtanga Yoga with yet more to come...
  • The roof is slowly, but surely, being fixed and the gardens are now regularly tended - no more litter and weeds, but plenty of flowers and regularly cut grass. Our pool shower area has also been deep cleaned and painted.
  • Our SENSORY GARDEN, built in collaboration with Southway Housing and Old Moat Greenies, which we launched in June 2016, is soon going to be a haven, where you can sit and relax.
  • Pool Parties - A party for children, with a difference! We're taking bookings now - get in touch on 0161 478 1181 - and give your children a splashing good time! Details here.
  • We are now offering Personal Training Sessions - £30.00 per session (one hour) or a block of six sessions for £150.00. Personal Training Sessions should be booked, and paid for in advance, at Reception. We also run a MONTHLY COMPETITION for two lucky winners to win a PT session each - simpy fill in a competition card at Reception. Our January 2017 winners were Amanda Walsh- Reece and Rebecca Heathcote-Greg.

We are super delighted to report that ALL of our staff, some of whom recently participated in an intensive four day course, are all fully qualified as Lifeguards. This is very important to us as your safety in our centre is paramount. We are very proud of all staff! Do give them a pat on the back when you see them :)

Thank you for your continued support and we very much look forward to welcoming you as a member and user of Withington Baths & Leisure Centre.


“Special, special place - well done to everyone for saving it!” - Steve

“I love Withington Baths because I like to swim in the historic pool. Everyone is so friendly and I meet many local people there who have been coming for years. It is very much a community baths and I embrace this.” - Amanda

“I love the pool. The colours of the tiles and light coming in from above are just so good when you swim!” - Anna

“Friendly staff, heritage treasure and our kids love it!.” - Gavin



Beginning in Jan 2017, we are now offering free fitness assessments to all our members. During these assessments we will measure blood pressure levels, body composition, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Members who are interested should contact the reception to be booked in with one of our personal trainers.


Did you know if you that if you have a valid LWB Membership Card, you can benefit from some amazing offers from local, independent businesses. Just click here, to find out what additional, exclusive benefits you can get as a member of our community run leisure facility. Bet no other gyms are offering benefits like these!

TIMETABLE : Spring 2017
Please also check our class timetable, as we have some new additions including more beginners' Yoga, Family Circuits, Muay Thai Fit, Flamenco Dancing for beginners, Hartbeeps Toddlers Classes and Pregnancy Fit Sessions. Some classes are included in memberships packages, so do check carefully. Classes are currently on a drop-in basis, but to ensure a place, you can call ahead to Reception and put your name down - 0161 478 1181.

Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, is back for its 30th year and we're doing it at Withington Baths over the weekend of 8th & 9th April 2017. All levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages are accounted for with the range of Swimathon challenges. You can choose to take on one of the individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for the team 1.5k and 5k. Even those with the busiest of calendars are able to take part by signing up to SimplySwim. If you’re looking to smash your PB, enjoy completing the distance with others in your own time or anything in-between, there’s something for you!

To register, just visit the Swimathon website and enter the Withington Baths postcode - M20 3EB.


Come & say hello in lots of languages at our new Tuesday morning languages class with Babel Babies. Bambinos (from walking age to age five, along with younger siblings) at 11am - 11.30am then babies (newborn to walking) at 11.45 - 12.15pm. Cost £5.00 per child or £6.00 for two siblings, payable in advance for remainder of the term. Book two full terms in advance for a 10% discount. Bookings only to be taken online at www.babelbabies.com.


We're delighted that Sarah Lewis has brought the lastest exercise craze to Withington Baths - DANCE FIT. From 11am - 12, get yourself moving and grooving in Studio 2. What a way to kick start your Sunday :)


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