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Hornchurch Sports Centre

 Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch, London, RM11 1JU

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Tel: 01708 454 135
Email: bookingshsc@aol.com
Web: www.hornchurchsportcentre.co.uk
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Information logo  What is here
At this gym you can enjoy an accessible swim.
There are 2 pools - the main pool is for lane swimming, the smaller pool is warmest and used for disability groups.
The pools are accessible for wheelchair users - they both have fixed hoists.
You can use a mobile hoist for the pools, toilets or changing rooms.

The pool changing rooms have adjustable change-beds.
There are always trained life guards watching the pools.
If you want you can have swimming lessons on your own or with a group.

You can do weight training here or an aerobic work-out.
You can join a Disability Sport class on Wednesdays from 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm.

If you or your group would like to try one of these sports - contact the centre for more information.

If you like what you try and want to use the centre more you can get membership for a year.
To do this you need to book an induction with a personal trainer.
This means they help you work out what exercises are good for you to do.
The staff can support you to fill in forms.
You can hire the centre for parties and family gatherings. There is also a café, bar, aerobics studio and crèche. (The crèche opens at 9.00 am and closes at 2.00 pm)
Hornchurch Sports centre is a non-smoking area.
Opening hours logo  Opening hours
 Small pool:
Sunday 8.00 am - 12.30 pm
Monday 1.05 pm – 3.40 pm
Tuesday 2.05 pm – 3.40 pm AND 6.30 pm – 8.40 pm
Wednesday 2.05 pm – 3.40 pm AND 6.30 pm – 8.40 pm
Thursday 2.05 pm – 3.40 pm AND 6.30 pm–8.40 pm
Friday 1.05 pm – 3.40 pm
Saturday 8.00 am – 2.15 pm
 Leisure centre and gym:
Sunday 8.00 am - 9.00 pm
Monday 5.45 am - 10.00 pm
Tuesday 5.45 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday 5.45 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday 5.45 am - 10.00 pm
Friday 5.45 am - 9.00 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
   Booking tickets
If you want to use the centre as a group its best to book a week before you go.
   Cost or concessions
£ People with disabilities, senior citizens, unemployed or full time students can buy a concession membership for £16.00 per year.
You can only use your concession membership before 6.00 pm (off peak times).
If you go at a peak time (when they are very busy) it is more expensive.

 The peak times are...
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6.00 pm to closing time.
Off-peak times are cheaper because they are not so busy.

 The off-peak times are...
All day on Saturday and Sunday.
And Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from opening time to 6.00 pm.

Here is an idea of the prices:
If you have concession membership...
it costs 70p to swim at any time.

If you don't have concession membership...
It costs £2.60 at any time.

If you have concession membership...
it costs £2.30 at off-peak times,
OR £3.90 at peak times.

If you don't have concession membership...
it costs £3.30 to use the Gym at off-peak times,
OR £3.90 at peak times.

Food and drinks:
A jacket potato with filling and cup of tea costs about £3.50 (from the café).
A bottle drink costs about a £1.00 (from the vending machine).

 Getting there
Hornchurch Sports centre is in Harrow Lodge park.
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Parking logo  Parking
There are many parking spaces at the Hornchurch Sports centre.
There are 5 accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities - they are outside the entrance.
Bus logo  Bus
165, 193, 248, 265 and 372 are the nearest Mobility buses.
Tube logo  Tube
(District line) - Hornchurch underground station is about 2100 metres (too far to walk!) from Hornchurch Sports centre.
The underground station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
   British Rail
Emerson Park mainline station is about 1675 metres from Hornchurch Sports centre.
Emerson Park mainline station is accessible for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
The way through the main entrance is flat through automatic doors.
   Getting around inside
There are 2 main floors, the Ground floor and Floor 1.
The smallest doorway inside is about 765 mm wide (the ground floor accessible toilet)

 Ground floor
Reception has an accessible counter - it is 765 mm high.
There is a café where you can buy drinks, snacks and meals.
There is also a bar and vending machines.
The swimming pools are on the ground floor.
There is accessible toilet and changing room here.

There are two lifts. Staff can support you if you want.
The doorway is about 800 mm wide.

 Floor 1
The gym and function hall are here.
There is accessible toilet and changing room here.

 Changing rooms
There is an accessible changing room on both floors.
(The biggest accessible changing room is on Floor 1)
They have adjustable change-beds.
They also have a fold-down seat, a baby-change and lockers (tokens cost 25p).

There is also a Men's and Ladies changing rooms on both floors.
Wheelchair facilities logo  Accessible toilets
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor by the main pool.
They have hand rails.
The toilet is locked - the radar key is at the reception.
The staff were really friendly and helpful on our visit. The full-time staff have had disability awareness training.
There are always 3 or 4 staff members who have first aid training.

There is a fixed hoist for the pools and a mobile hoist.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.
You can get GP referrals for the Hornchurch Sports centre.
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