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Activities and Facilities at The Pods

Activities and facilities at The Pods

 Activities at The Pods


A fast paced racket sport played with a shuttlecock over a 1.55 metres high net. Can be played by two or four players.

Badminton is a great aerobic sport that helps improve stamina, agility and motor coordination and has been proven to burn fat and increase muscle tone when played regularly.

Our courts are available to hire for one off games or weekly blocks on the hour. Each booking is for one hour. Rackets and shuttlecocks are available to hire from the customer service desk for £1.30 each per session (£3 cash deposit required).

Adult Junior
£8.30 £5.00


Basketball is a fast-paced game played by two teams of five players. It involves trying to pass and dribble the ball before trying to shoot the ball into a high mounted hoop to score. 

A great sport for developing speed, agility, coordination and teamwork.

Our courts are available to hire for casual one-off games, block bookings or just to shoot some hoops with your friends. Each booking is for one hour on the hour.

  Full game Shoot hoops
The Pods £50 £8.30 max. four people

Please note: Prices vary at the centres due to the design of the sports hall


Children's pool parties 

Make a splash with one of our action packed pool parties. We can offer a no mess and no stress day that your child and their friends won't forget.

Our party package includes:

  • One hour in the pool and up to one hour use of our designated party area (party area available to customers who have booked refreshments with Churchill Catering)
  • A free swim voucher for every child party guest
  • A personalised welcome poster and birthday card
  • Party invitation template (downloadable)

Party options

Pool  Equipment  Number of swimmers   Price
Teaching pool Toys, floats and small inflatables 35 maximum  £70 
Main pool Toys, floats and small inflatables  140 maximum  £140 
Main pool Giant inflatable obstacle course  50 maximum  £165
Both pools Toys, floats and small inflatables 175 maximum  £210
Both pools Giant inflatable obstacle course in main pool and toys, floats and small inflatables in teaching pool  85 maximum £235 


Availability and booking

Parties are available to book in the main pool on Saturday, 3pm to 4pm or 4pm to 5pm and Sundays 3pm to 4pm, or the teaching pool Saturday and Sunday 3pm to 4pm.

Terms and conditions [PDF, 62Kb] apply.

For further details or to book please contact the bookings team on 01724 291912or email bookings.pods@northlincs.gov.uk . Alternatively you can download a booking form [PDF, 62Kb] to complete and return back to us. On receipt, we will contact you to either confirm your requirements and make the booking, or to take payment.

Our preferred payment method is by debit or credit card.

Booked a party with us? Why not download our party invitation [PDF, 150Kb] to send to your friends.

Climbing wall

Our climbing wall is suitable for beginner level climbers aged 6 years plus and 1.1 metres tall. The wall consists of multifaceted traverses for warming-up and non-roped climbing and a boulder section.

During the school holidays we offer climbing courses as part of our Energize programme. It is also available to hire for children's parties and group bookings.

If you are interested in hiring this facility, please contact the Duty Manager at the centre on 01724 291900or via email at thepods.northlincs.gov.uk.

Indoor five-a-side football

Don't let the weather stop you playing football. Our sports halls are marked out and goals easily set-up for five-a-side-football. Bookings can be taken all year round for casual one-off games or weekly block bookings.

All bookings are for one hour and footballs and bibs are available to hire.

The Pods £25 (half hall)

Please note: prices vary at the centres due to the design of the sports hall

Indoor netball

Like basketball, netball is a fast-paced sport played by two teams of seven players. The aim is to try to pass the ball through the court then shoot it through a high hoop.

A great sport for developing speed, agility, coordination and teamwork.

Our courts are available to hire for casual one-off games and block bookings. Each booking is for one hour on the hour.

  Full game
The Pods £25 (half hall)

Please note: Prices vary at the centres due to the design of the sports hall


The Bujin karate club based at The Pods practices the style Wado Ryu. The main elements of the training are Kata and Kumite.

New students are welcome from the age of eight upwards. All new students aged 16 years and under are asked to attend their first session on one of the new starter dates shown below. Students aged 17 years and over can attend their first session on any of the training sessions.

New starter days

4 April 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 3 October 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 
3 May 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 7 November 2018 - 6pm to 7pm
6 June 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 5 December 2018 - 6pm to 7pm
4 July 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 2 January 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
1 August 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 6 February 2019 - 6pm to 7pm
5 September 2018 - 6pm to 7pm 6 March 2019 - 6pm to 7pm

Training times

Wednesday - Beginners (aged 8+) 6pm to 7pm

Advanced (aged 8+) 7pm to 8.30pm  

Session prices

  Adult Junior 
1 hour session £4.00 £2.30 
1.5 hour session £6.00 £3.50

Short tennis

A fun game for all the family, short tennis helps develop technique, tactics and understanding on a manageable sized court. Great for all ages and as energetic as you want to make it. 

Rackets and balls are available to hire from the customer service desk for £1.30 each per session (£3 cash deposit required).

Adult Junior
£8.30 £5.00

Table tennis

A game based on tennis, played with small bats and a hollow ball across a table divided by a net. Can be played by two or four players.

Great for improving hand / eye coordination and general fitness levels.

Bats and balls are available to hire from the customer service desk for £1.30 each per session (£3 cash deposit required) and sessions last for 60 minutes.

Adult Junior
£8.30 £5.00


Our trampoline courses give you the opportunity to learn the basic techniques and skills including tucks, pikes, piles and straddle jumps in a safe supervised environment. All sessions are taught by a qualified BGA trampoline coach and places are limited to eight people per course.

Dress code: we ask that children wear socks, all long hair must be tied back and all items of jewellery be removed before the start of the session. 

 Our next course will be starting 6 January 2018:

  • Saturday 9am to 10am for children aged five to seven years (maximum eight places) 
  • Saturday 10am to 11am for children aged eight to 16 years (maximum eight places) 
  • Saturday 11am to 12pm for children aged eight to 16 years (maximum eight places)
  • Saturday 12pm to 12.30pm for children aged eight to 16 years (maximum four places)

 Cost: £40 per person per course. To book your child's place please contact the centre direct. 


Volleyball is a energetic sport played by two teams of six players, using tactics, agility and power to outwit the opposition and ground the ball on their side of the court.

Our courts are available to hire for casual one-off games or block bookings. Each booking is for one hour on the hour.

  Full game
The Pods £50

Please note: prices vary at the centres due to the design of the sports hall

Facilities at The Pods

Accessibility at The Pods

Disability is no barrier to fitness at The Pods, where we offer an inclusive facility. For those customers with additional accessibility requirements The Pods has been equipped with the following:

  • Accessible parking spaces for blue badge holders near the building entrance
  • Level access to the building
  • Touch pad entrance doors
  • Lowered counter and hearing loops at the customer service desk
  • Assistance dogs can be accommodated - we will look after your dog while you exercise
  • Level access and lifts to upper floor areas
  • Braille signs
  • Accessible changing rooms fitted with alarms and toilets in the gym, swimming hall, sports hall and viewing areas, including a lead changing room with tracking and hoist systems and shower bed.
  • Wheelchair accessible lockers in swimming pool changing room
  • Hoist and graded steps available for use in both pools
  • Hoist and tracking system for the spa
  • Hoist available in the sports hall
  • Accessible gym equipment
  • Evac chairs which allow wheel chair users or less able bodied customers to be evacuated quickly and safely down a large flight of stairs.

We also hold a Disability Standards Open Doors Award.

If you would like to discuss our facilities or your requirements, please contact the Duty Manager on 01724 291900 or email thepods@northlincs.gov.uk

The Pods Café

Open to visitors and centre users, The Pods café provides a good range of breakfasts, snacks, sandwiches and baguettes, paninis and toasties, home made pasta pots, fruit granola pots, jacket potatoes, salads,  and cakes. It also serves Costa Coffee and speciality teas as well as hot chocolate and soft drinks.

Café opening times

Monday 8.30am to 6pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 6pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 6pm
Thursday 8.30am to 6pm
Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 9am to 5pm
Bank holidays 10am to 6pm


Little Pea Pods Crèche - The Pods

If you need to make babysitting arrangements so you can visit The Pods, why not use our crèche, Little Pea Pods?

Little Pea Pods is our in-house crèche and is fully registered with Ofsted. All staff are qualified and DBS cleared.

Our crèche caters for newborns to children aged eight. Please note children aged eight can use the crèche until 31 August after their eighth birthday.

Activities range from painting and playing with play dough right through to having fun in the sandpit and much more.

Little Pea Pods is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and costs £1.25 per child per hour. Places can be booked on the day, but due to demand and staffing ratios it is advisable to book in advance. Places are bookable in one hour time slots on the hour.

Please feel free to visit the crèche and speak to the staff before deciding to leave your child with us.

Before using the crèche, you will be asked to complete a simple registration form asking for contact numbers and information concerning your child such as allergies and medical conditions.

Places can be booked eight days in advance by telephone 01724 291900 or in person at the customer service desk. 

Meeting and conference facilities at The Pods

The Pods provides the ideal location for business meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars.

Facilities available:

  • Meeting room situated on the first floor overlooking the pool
  • Managed reception to greet your guests
  • Lift access
  • Free Wi-Fi connection in the room
  • Hearing loop
  • Projector, laptop and smart board 
  • Conference telephone
  • Air-conditioned room
  • Free on site parking
  • On site catering and cafe

For booking information, availability and prices please contact us on:

Our meeting room is available to hire Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm.

On-site catering is available, ranging from full buffets and working lunches to teas and coffees. Catering can be booked in addition to the hire of the room. Please call Churchill Catering with your catering requirements on  01724 291922.

Health Suite - The Pods

Somewhere to relax your mind and lift your spirits.

Our sauna suite comprises of a seven person, two-tier sauna cabin, eight person steam room and six person spa.

It is fully accessible and offers overhead tracking to the spa via a remote hoist. Customers wishing to use the hoist must provide their own sling or cradle.

All users are required to complete a registration and medical form before using the facility as certain medical conditions may prevent you using the sauna suite.

Sessions are mixed and swimwear must be worn at all times. Admittance to over 17s only.

Opening hours

Monday 8am to 9pm mixed session
Tuesday 8am to 9pm mixed session
Wednesday 8am to 9pm mixed session
Thursday 8am to 9pm mixed session
Friday  8am to 8pm mixed session
8pm to 9pm ladies only session 
Saturday 9am to 5pm mixed session
Sunday 9am to 5pm mixed session

Prices - per hour 

Adult £6.60
Last updated: 03/04/2018