Open Ayre

We are delighted that Open Ayre has now re-opened to the public!
We've been working really hard to ensure we are ready to welcome you back safely and in line with the latest Government guidance. Things aren't the same as before, but please be patient with us as we are doing our best to ensure you have a good time, whilst maintaining the safety of all customers and our dedicated staff.  

Open Ayre is an outdoor play attraction comprising three distinct areas:

  • Energise play park (free of charge)
  • Salt Ayre Drive mini balance-bike and diddy car play village (free of charge)
  • Tee Time mini-golf (£5 per group of up to 4 people)

Energise and Salt Ayre Drive are both designed for under-eights, with Tee Time being suitable for all of the family to enjoy.
Due to new Government guidelines, all sessions on Energise/Salt Ayre Drive must be pre-booked. Our Refuel Outdoor Cafe area is also opening for take away snacks and drinks whilst you play.

Open Ayre

Energise

Energise is a great way for little ones to burn off steam whilst getting some much needed fresh air!
Designed for under-eights, it’s completely free to use and encourages imaginative and co-operative play. The equipment in Energise is extra special as it is made out of sustainable, organic resources meaning we are doing our bit for our environment, as well as our local community! Please note children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.


Salt Ayre Drive

Hop on your bike and explore Salt Ayre Drive!
Salt Ayre Drive is a dedicated area with balance bikes, trikes and diddy cars designed for under 8s to enjoy. Salt Ayre Drive is completely free and has fantastically fun features such as a figure of 8 bike track, petrol pumps, and much more.
Please note, whilst you are welcome to use the equipment provided, please do not bring your own bikes, trikes, boards etc into the area. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

 

Sounds great, what do I need to know before we book?

In line with the new Covid-19 regulations, Energise & Salt Ayre Drive can now be pre-booked as an hour long play session, with children being able to access both areas freely during this time. Our legal capacity in this area at any one time is 30 people. 

Please follow these simple rules designed to keep you safe

  • All sessions must be pre-booked, show your booking receipt/tickets on arrival (if booked online)
  • All sessions last 1 hour
  • A maximum of 3 people (adults and children) per ticket, per session (for example, if you are a family of 3 or less you will need to book 1 ticket, or if you are a family of 4 to 6, you will need to book 2 tickets)
  • A maximum of 2 tickets available to book per person, per session 
  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
  • Members of your group must be from a maximum of 2 households or support bubbles
  • Play equipment is suitable for under 8s
  • We will hold your space for the first 10 minutes of your booked session, after this time we have the right to refuse entry, cancel your booking and your place/s may be allocated to another family
  • If any of your party feels poorly, please cancel your booking and stay at home
     

How to book your place

Booking your place couldn't be simpler, all you need to do is visit our online booking portal, pop in your details and save your receipt/tickets to show on the day. Sessions available 9am - 3pm, every day (except bank holidays)
 

Can't book online?

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre isn't fully open to the public yet, however, if you aren't able to use our online booking portal and instead need to book via telephone, you can call us on 01524 847 540 between 9.30am - 4.30pm every day (except bank holidays). 

If you have any queries regarding the booking process or Open Ayre re-opening, please feel free to contact us via saltayre@lancaster.gov.uk.

Open Ayre

Tee Time

Tee Time mini golf is a fun-filled activity for all of the family to enjoy! Our nine-hole outdoor mini golf course will putt you through your paces as you take on our tricky challenges. Children under eight must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

Sounds great, what do I need to know before we book?

In line with the new Covid-19 regulations, Tee Time can now be pre-booked as an hour long session, suitable for children and adults. Our legal capacity in this area at any one time is 30 people.

Each session costs £5 and can accommodate a maximum of 4 people (adults and children), there are four sessions available per hour. 


Please follow these simple rules designed to keep you safe

  • All sessions must be pre-booked, show your booking receipt/tickets on arrival (if booked online)
  • All sessions last a maximum of 1 hour
  • A maximum of 4 people (adults and children) per ticket, per session
  • All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times
  • Members of your group must be from a maximum of 2 households or support bubbles
  • Please arrive promptly for your session start time
  • If any of your party feels poorly, please cancel your booking and stay at home
     

How to book your place

Booking your place couldn't be simpler, all you need to do is visit our online booking portal, pop in your details and save your receipt/tickets to show on the day. Sessions available 11am - 4pm, every day (except bank holidays)

 

Can't book online?

Salt Ayre Leisure Centre isn't fully open to the public yet, however, if you aren't able to use our online booking portal and instead need to book via telephone, you can call us on 01524 847 540 between 9.30am - 4.30pm every day (except bank holidays). 

If you have any queries regarding the booking process or Open Ayre re-opening, please feel free to contact us via saltayre@lancaster.gov.uk.