Courses and lessons

Salt Ayre offers a selection of courses, lessons and training sessions for children and adults who are looking to learn a new skill. Set in our fantastic facilities, our sessions are run by friendly instructors who are there to support you every step of the way.

Additional Needs Sessions

At Salt Ayre, we try to offer a variety of different sessions which are accessibe to all members of our community. Our fun, friendly sessions led by our experienced Physical Activity Officer, James are ideal for adults with additional needs. You do not need to pre-book for these sessions, simply turn up and pay at Reception. 

Multisports - £3 per person
Thursday, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us for this exciting multi-sports session for adults with additional needs. Its sport for everyone, whatever your ability and experience. Sports include target games, bowls, boccia, curling, Wii fit and X-box, and other adapted ball games. 

Network Wheels - £3.50 per person
Tuesday, 1pm - 2.30pm
Thursday 10.30am - 12pm

Cycle your way to fitness with a range of adapted bicycles available at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. We have over 30 bikes that can be used easily sitting down, by two people or powered using a hand crank. Many of the bikes are also 3-wheeled for extra stability. The session is popular with people with learning difficulties, limited balance or physical disabilities. One recently purchased bike can be powered using a hand crank so is ideal with people with limited leg movements. All of the bikes are simple to use and offer a social cycling activity.

Indoor Football - £3 per person
Wednesday, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

A great way to meet new people and become part of a team. This fun session will help to improve fitness as well as working on skills and co-ordination through game play and drills. 


Please note: these session times may change during school holiday periods, please check before attending. 
For more information on any of our additional needs sessions, please call the centre on 01524 847 540. 

We are keen to work with groups on exclusive sessions across our range of facilities, including XHeight indoor climbing and Energy indoor soft play. If you are interested in discussing what options are available to your group, please contact and address your email FAO Business Development Manager

Gymnastics courses

Gymnastics classes at Salt Ayre are aimed at children aged from pre-school age upwards, and run on a course basis. We currently have over 300 children (girls and boys) enrolled onto our courses which include movement, music, gymnastics, exercise games, listening and co-operation.

Each child progresses at their own pace in a non-threating, warm and nurturing environment. Older children are able to work towards a nationally recognised British Gymnastics certificate. 

The children are coached by a group of enthusiastic and fully qualified gymnastics instructors, and assistant helpers, led by a senior coach.

Swimming lessons

Learn to swim with Salt Ayre Sharks Swim School!

Following the ASA national plan for swimming, our recognised programmes cover all aspects of swimming for all abilities.

Delivered by our friendly instructors in a fun and supportive environment; we’ll have you confident and water safe in no time.

See the Salt Ayre Sharks webpage for more information!

Lifeguard training

Lifeguard training takes place at Salt Ayre Sports Centre throughout the year. Individuals attending the one week course will receive a national pool lifeguard qualification; with this qualification you will be able to work in the sport and recreation inducstry as a professional lifeguard. 

Call 01524 847 540 to find out when our next course is taking place.

Last updated: 03 July 2018