NL Active at Epworth Leisure Centre

Epworth Community Hub project

This exciting project will transform Epworth Leisure Centre into a community hub that will provide residents with a space to keep active, connect with others, access information advice and guidance, and take part in a range of activities that will improve their health and wellbeing.

We apologise for the disruption at site whilst the work is underway. The project is due to be completed Summer 2024. 
  • Epworth Leisure Centre will re-open as planned on Monday 15 April.From Monday all facilities will be open and you can book gym sessions, racket sports and group fitness classes online at leisure.northlincs.gov.ukAlthough the leisure centre will be back open as normal from Monday, car parking at site is limited and will be until the completion of the Community Hub. For that reason we’re extending members’ Group 1 membership so you can continue to use any other NL Active site for no additional cost until the end of June. You don’t have to do anything to action this as the upgrade will be automatically applied to your membership.If you chose to suspend your membership while Epworth Leisure Centre was closed you can extend this suspension until the end of June. If you’d like to do this please email memberships@northlincs.gov.uk before Sunday 21 April. If we don’t hear from you your membership will be reinstated and we’ll start collecting payments on 1 May.An email has been sent to members with this information. If you haven’t received it please contact memberships@northlincs.gov.uk
  • The community recycling bins have been removed from the site. The nearest North Lincolnshire Household Recycling Centre is on Epworth Road, Belton DN9 1NY. You can find details and opening times online here.

Epworth Leisure Centre

Located in the historic town of Epworth on the Isle of Axholme, Epworth Leisure Centre offers a range of activities for people of all ages and abilities. Please note that Epworth Swimming Pool isn’t a NL Active facility so isn’t included in NL Active membership.

We offer several membership options to help keep you active and get you fit, for further information visit our membership information page and you can find current prices here.

Sports facilities available

  • 34 station gym with spacious free weight area
  • Two squash courts
  • Sports hall – three court badminton
  • Outdoor multi use games area with floodlights
  • Skate park
  • 3G 9v9 football pitch

Join and book online

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


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 (hire is included in the booking price)

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.

Epworth Leisure Centre has a 3G 9v9 football pitch that is a shared facility with Epworth Colts and South Axholme Academy.

The 3G pitch is available to hire in thirds for casual pay and play use or for regular bookings. The 3G pitch is floodlit which means it can be used all year round.

With over 150 fitness classes across our five centres, 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. 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.

Short mat bowls is an indoor sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a heavy ball along a fairly flat surface, to gain as many shots as possible by getting their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents, and so outscore them.

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. Racket and ball hire is included in the booking.

The skate park at Epworth Leisure Centre is open at the following times:

Term time

Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 4pm

School holidays

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Our two enclosed squash courts are available to hire for casual one-off games and block bookings. Each booking is for 40 minutes. Prices include racket hire.

Squash players organise squash league games. For information and to register your interest speak to reception.

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. Equipment hire is included in the booking. Table tennis must be booked in advance.

Trampoline courses are delivered by qualified coaches. For more information, to find out when the next course is scheduled, and to register your interest contact the site.

The outdoor multi use games area (MUGA) at Epworth Leisure Centre can be used for netball. The MUGA is floodlit so available all year round. The space is used by netball clubs to train. For more information and to be put in touch with the netball clubs speak to staff on site.

Hiring our facilities

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


  • Meet & Greet (if you require this assistance please contact the site prior to your visit to arrange)
  • Wheelchair Ramp
  • Changing Places Toilet (CPT)
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Low Counter
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Lift
  • Braille
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilet with hoist
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible Changing Rooms

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.

Contact details


01724 291900

Epworth Leisure Centre
Burnham Road
North Lincolnshire

Opening hours

Epworth Leisure Centre is currently closed and will re-open on 15 April 2024.