Published on 11th August 2011

children in pool

The summer holidays don’t need to cost a fortune, as leisure@cheltenham reminds families that their children can swim free of charge.


Up to five children under the age of 16 can swim for free, with every paying adult.  Adults are charged £3.80.  The centre, based on Tommy Taylor’s Lane, boasts a 33-metre pool for family fun sessions, a diving pool and a teaching pool for parents and toddlers.

Concession card holders (under 16s, pensioners, disabled, unemployed and students) can all swim for a pound during the day, with the purchase of a concession card which is an annual cost of £5.80.

Stephen Petherick, commercial manager said:  ‘’It’s important that activities which promote health and wellbeing are affordable.  I am pleased that have such good offers for children and concession card holders and I hope it encourages them to come to the centre.  Summer holidays can be extremely expensive for parents but swimming costs very little, it’s great fun for youngsters and can be enjoyed in all weathers.’’

All offers are subject to an admissions policy and they do not apply to group bookings and parties.

For media enquiries, contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050, email


Leisure@cheltenham, based on Tommy Taylor’s Lane, is owned by Cheltenham Borough Council, and offers high quality facilities. The leisure centre has won numerous awards for its green credentials since re-opening, as well as being recognised for the national Sport and Leisure award as part of the 2010 Government Business Awards.

For more information about leisure@ please call 01242 528764, email the centre or visit the web pages and facebook.