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Canford Sports Centre


After 4 months we are delighted to have reopened our doors to members and bookings again from the 25th July. However, there are changes that we have had to make to the way that we will be operating to ensure that everyone is safe. Following the government guidelines for reopening indoor sports facilities we have developed the guidance notes for members and bookings which includes details on control measures in place for the swimming pool, gym and sports hall. Please click the link below.


This is a ‘Phase 1’ opening plan until September and will be updated as guidance changes over the coming weeks. The biggest change is that all visits to the sports centre will need to be booked in advance via phone or email, this includes the gym and swimming sessions. From Monday 3rd August we have reintroduced some fitness classes. Please see the timetable ...: Click here. 

We appreciate that you may not be ready to return to the centre so all memberships will continue to be frozen until October 31st unless you reactivate via email where we will then confirm your new expiry date. Any payments made over the closed period will be extended onto your renewal date.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. My membership payments have continued to come out of my bank. Will I get my money back for the months that I have not been able to use, 

A. Your membership months that you have paid for will be added/extended onto your renewal date at which point your payments will stop but you will still be able to use the centre for the period that you had paid for whilst we have been closed.

Q. I have paid for a years membership up front, will my renewal date be extended automatically?

A. Yes you don't need to do anything, all active sports centre memberships will be extended for the period we are closed. 

Q. I don't want to use the centre whilst there are restrictions on numbers and availability. Can I keep my membership frozen. 

A. Yes, we understand that you may not be ready to come back or want to come back under the new processes so we will keep your membership frozen until you send us an email to restart. 

Q. When can we start playing 5 aside Football again?

A.  Unfortunately contact sports are still prohibited at this stage but as soon as guidance changes on this we welcome our football teams back. 

Q. Will the centre be clean when it reopens?

A. Yes we have had a full deep clean of the facility and have more frequent cleaning routines in place between each booking that we have.

Q. When will group fitness classes be available again?

A. We have a few outdoor classes over the next few weeks and then we will be starting a new group fitness timetable from 3rd August. Numbers per class will be limited to 10 and they will be spaced out correctly. Members can book via phone or email. Please see the group fitness page for an updated class timetable. 


The Canford Sports Centre offers a wide range of sports, health and fitness facilities.  It is the perfect venue for competitive sports. The facilities for sports, health and fitness related activities are second to none in the area. 

All this and more, located in the beautiful surroundings of Canford School, Wimborne, is available in this tranquil environment at remarkably affordable rates.

Included in the range of facilities available is a comprehensively equipped fitness suite, a 25m heated indoor pool, a studio room with a varied class timetable, and one of the largest sports halls in the region.