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
  • 48 station gym with free weights and floor work area
  • Two squash courts
  • Multi use games area (outdoor)
  • Virtual group fitness studio
  • Cafe


Save time book online

You can now book group fitness classes and sport hall activities at Ancholme Leisure Centre 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.

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.

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 Leisure Centre – four lane, 20 metre pool.
  • Riddings Pool – 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.

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.


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.

Availability and booking

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

Pool party terms and conditions [PDF, 62Kb] apply.

For further details or to book please contact the bookings team on 01724 297000 or email ancholme.leisurecentre@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, 383Kb] to send to your friends

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.

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

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