Crown Pools

Overview

general information

General Information

Public swimming times

There is no need to book for casual swimming. To find out when public swimming is available choose from the links below or call our recorded daily timetable on 01473 433655.

Crèche

We have an Ofsted accredited crèche at three of our centres, staffed by trained crèche leaders.

  • Crown Pools
  • Gainsborough Sports Centre
  • Whitton Sports Centre

Crèche places can be booked 7 days in advance with an iCard and the price for crèche places are included in the All-inclusive monthly iCard memberships. If you do not have an iCard membership the price is £2.70 per child.

Please note: All children must be registered on their first visit with us to the crèche. Children must be under 5. Maximum 2 hour stay for any child. Adult All-inclusive iCard memberships include up to two children.

Children's parties

Party invitations

Vibrant party invitations can be included in the party package and purchased when you book your party.

  • Pack of 20 - £2
  • Pack of 25 - £2.50

Our parties

Swimming Pool Party - C

We organise the party, entertain the children and clean up after!

A safe environment for 3-12-year-olds, with floats and hoops and lots of fun.

Available Fridays 4-6pm and weekends 12-2pm at Crown Pools.

£78.75 for up to 15 children

Includes:

  • One hour in the Leisure Pool and one hour for food
  • Free family swim voucher for the birthday child
  • Party assistant.

Does not include exclusive use of the pool.

    Catering is not supplied, but food can be brought in and served upstairs in the balcony area.

    Please note: A responsible adult over the age of 16 is required to supervise children under the age of 8 years. One adult is only allowed to supervise two under 8s at any one time. The responsible adult must accompany the children in the water at all times. We do not charge entry for any adults accompanying children during our parties.

    Party invitations

    Vibrant party invitations can be included in the party package and purchased when you book your party.

    • Pack of 20 - £2
    • Pack of 25 - £2.50

    Booking

    We need sufficient notice to book a party. Please don't worry if you don't know the exact number of children attending at the time of booking.

    Phone us during office hours on 01473 433655 or email crown.pools@ipswich.gov.uk to check that the date you require is available. We will send a booking form for you to check, sign and return. Full payment is required at time of booking.  Cancellation charges apply.

    Celebration Hire - G M W C

    We can also cater for a variety of private celebrations at our facilities, including birthdays, retirements, engagements, corporate events or product launches. Please contact the centres for details.

     
     
     
     
     

    Prices

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    Prices

    Pay per visit prices and swimming memberships

    If you want to swim regularly, more than once a week for example, our monthly memberships offer the best value for money. You can also pay per visit.

    Special Offers

    More Info

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    More Information

    Public swimming times

    There is no need to book for casual swimming. To find out when public swimming is available choose from the links below or call our recorded daily timetable on 01473 433655.

    Competition pool public swimming 

    Leisure pool public swimming

    Teaching pool public swimming

    Sometimes special events, such as galas are held at the pool which can affect our normal timetable and result in one or more of the pools closing for some or part of the day. The sauna/steam room also closes in the event of galas. These changes will be shown on the above links when special events occur.

     

    Admissions policy

    Children under the age of 8 years must be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 16. One adult can only supervise two under 8's at any one time. The adult must accompany the child/children in the water at all times.

    We recommend that non-swimmers over 8 years old are also supervised.

    There is no minimum age at which you can bring babies into the water, although we do recommend they have had their first immunisation injections.

    Parking

    There are two conveniently located car parks either side of the facility.

    William Street car park, and Crown Surface car park. 

    Accessibility

    • Entrance via ramps through automatic doors;
    • Lowered desk and induction sound loop at reception;
    • Dedicated disabled changing room with electric hoist, chairs, and beds which can all be taken into the water via hoist;
    • Four disabled/family changing cubicles;
    • Appropriate toilet and lowered shower facilities;
    • Pools accessed via ramps, with beach entry to Leisure Pool;
    • Hoist available into Competition Pool;
    • Two wheelchairs available that can be taken into the water;
    • Passenger lift access to first floor.

    If you require assistance or would like to use some of the specialised equipment listed above please ask at reception.

    Find out about organised activities for people with disabilities.

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    Ages

    Ages

    Babies (0-1), Toddlers (1-3), Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)

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