NL Active at Ancholme Leisure Centre

Located on the bank of the river Ancholme, in the market town of Brigg, Ancholme Leisure Centre is a large multi-purpose facility.

We offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Whether you are looking to keep fit, improve your health, try a new sport or simply relax and unwind, we’re sure you’ll find an activity to suit.

We also offer several membership options to help keep you active and get you fit. For further information visit our membership information page. You can view prices for swimming and activities on our current prices webpage

Sports facilities available

  • Five lane, 25 metre swimming pool
  • Teaching pool
  • Five court sports hall
  • 56 station gym with free weights and floor work area
  • Health & Wellbeing Studio with power assisted gym equipment (12 stations)
  • Two squash courts
  • Multi use games area (outdoor)
  • Virtual group fitness studio
  • Cafe


Join and book online

You can sign up for a membership and book group fitness classes, gym visits and racket sports online:


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.

A fast paced racket sport played with a shuttlecock over a 1.55 m 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.

Our cricket nets are available to hire all year round, but most popular during out of season practice. Hire is for a pair of nets with an enclosed net at the bowlers end. Floor mats and wickets are also provided. Whether bowling or batting, net practice will help everybody improve their technique.

Our multi-use games area, or MUGA, as we call it, can be used for a variety of sports. The area has markings for five-a-side football and netball.

The MUGA also boast floodlights for evening games.

Available to hire all year round, for casual one-off games and block bookings. Each booking is for one hour on the hour

With over 150 fitness classes across our five centres and via our live streamed offer, we aim to cater for all fitness levels and ages. We offer a wide range of different classes from high energy to relaxation and well being. Ancholme Leisure Centre also has a virtual fitness studio. Much more than an exercise class, our virtual studios offer an immersive sensory experience with classes delivered by Les Mills superstar instructors. Find out more on our Group Fitness Classes page.

Our fully equipped, air conditioned gyms offer a range of Life Fitness equipment for everyone. You can choose from cardiovascular machines such as rowers, cycles, treadmills and steppers, resistance equipment including free weights or try our dedicated stretch areas with stability balls, medicine balls, body bars and more. Find out more on our Gyms page.

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.

Our enclosed squash courts with spectator viewing gallery are available to hire for casual one-off games and block bookings. Each booking is for 40 minutes.

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.

We operate five swimming pools in North Lincolnshire and offer a wide range of swimming sessions.

  • Ancholme Leisure Centre – five lane, 25 metre pool with separate teaching pool.
  • Axholme North Leisure Centre – four lane, 25 metre pool.
  • Baysgarth Community Hub – four lane, 20 metre pool.
  • Riddings Community Hub – six lane, 25 metre pool.
  • The Pods – eight lane, 25 metre pool with separate teaching pool.

Swimming is great fun at any age. Whether you want to learn to swim, improve your technique, get fit or just have fun, we’re sure you’ll find a session you enjoy.

For further information including booking, prices and timetables visit the swimming at your leisure centre page.

Swimlincs Home Portal is a free to use service and once you have registered; you can view your child’s swimming lesson progress from the comfort of your home. Visit the swimming lessons page for more details.

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.

Pickleball is a mash-up of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played by singles or in pairs on courts in the sports hall. All equipment is provided, so just book, turn up and play!

Find out more about the rules of pickleball here – pickleball rules

You can book courts online or by contacting the centre.

Children’s parties

If you’re looking for a no stress, no mess way to celebrate a birthday, how about a party at Ancholme Leisure Centre? Our pools are available to hire for pool parties from 3pm to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and our sports hall inflatable party is available on Sundays from 11am to 12.30pm.

Party options at Ancholme Leisure Centre are:

Pool party with floats and toys, small pool

42 people maximum, £82.30

Pool party with floats and toys, main pool

93 people maximum, £113.50

Pool party with floats and toys, both pools

135 people maximum, £191

Sports hall inflatable activity castle party

20 children maximum (maximum height 1.5m) £98

What’s included in the party package:

  • Birthday card
  • Party invitations to download (you’ll be emailed the party invite when you receive your booking confirmation)
  • Free swim voucher for all children attending the party
  • 10% off your next party booking

To book your party please click the button above to submit your request and a member of the team will get back to you.

Please make sure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions before confirming your booking.

Party booking terms and conditions


Ancholme poolside café

Our café is open to visitors and users of the centre. Serving light snacks, freshly made sandwiches, toasted tea cakes and refreshments

We hold a Healthy Options Healthy Eating Bronze award for the provision of healthier food choices and good standards of food hygiene.

If you’d like to hire our facilities you can submit a booking request using our online form. Hire charges can be found on our NL Active prices page.


  • Meet & Greet (if you require this assistance please contact the site prior to your visit to arrange)
  • Health & Wellbeing Studio with power assisted gym equipment
  • Accessible equipment in the gym
  • Hearing Loop
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Low Counter
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Lift
  • Disabled Parking
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Accessible toilet with hoist
  • Automatic doors
  • Pool Hoist
  • Accessible Changing Rooms
  • Accessible Changing Rooms with hoist

Unfortunately our staff are not able to offer assistance with lifting and handling. Please contact the site prior to your visit if you have any specific accessibility requirements or would like more information. Our Exercise Referral programme supports people with long term health conditions to become more active and improve their health and wellbeing. You can find more information on all of our health programmes here.

Main pool

  • 25m x 12m
  • depth 0.90m to 1.8m
  • 29 – 30 degrees C

Small pool

  • 12m x 7m
  • depth 0.75 to 0.90m
  • 30-31 degrees C

Contact details


01724 291900

Ancholme Leisure Centre
Scawby Brook
North Lincolnshire
DN20 9JH

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 6am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 9pm

The last time of entry to our facilities is 1 hour before closing.

Telephone and booking line opening hours

Our telephone lines are open for bookings and enquiries:

Monday to Friday: 6am to 8.15pm
Saturday: 8am to 4.15pm
Sunday: 9am to 8.15pm