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Free leisure activities for over fifties

We are offering residents over the age of 50, the chance to swim, play badminton or squash for free at off peak times at:

You will need to become an Everyone Active member to enter the leisure centres.

Apply to become an Everyone Active member

Alternatively, you can do this by picking up a card from reception when you arrive.

Free swimming

Hornchurch leisure centre:

Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 3pm.
Saturdays between 4.35pm and 6pm
Sundays between 12.05pm to 1pm

Central Park leisure centre: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Chafford Sports complex: Thursdays between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Only a limited number of swimmers can be accommodated at the Chafford Sports Complex. The centre runs a 'first come, first served' policy.

Free badminton and squash

Along with the free swimming, there is also free badminton (Hornchurch Leisure Centre and Central Park Leisure Centre) and free squash (Hornchurch Leisure Centre only), subject to timings.


Hornchurch leisure centre: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1.30pm and 2.45pm

Central Park leisure centre: Mondays and Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm


Hornchurch leisure centre: Mondays between 2.20pm and 3.40pm

The squash courts offer two 40 minute sessions.

Please note: The Management reserves the right to change or cancel any of these sessions without prior notice, although notice will be provided in advance where possible to do so.

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