Opening times and prices

Important announcement about council services

Updated: 16 March 2020 - 7:15pm

Following the Government announcement today about the new measures being put in place to manage the Coronavirus outbreak, the council has taken the difficult decision not to open a number of its venues from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice. We will continue to closely monitor and act on the latest Government advice and will re-open the venues as soon as it is safe to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The following venues will not open tomorrow (Tuesday 17 March 2020):

Crown Street library and Cockerton library
The Dolphin Centre
Eastbourne Sports Complex
Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum
Darlington Hippodrome
For customers who have paid in advance, arrangements will be made to provide refunds or credit notes - more details on how this will be done will follow.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 10pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed on Bank Holidays.

Eastbourne Gym Timetable [excel spreadsheet].


 Area Category  Price
Fitness Areas
  Gym £4.20
  Junior Gym £2.00
Athletics Track
  Adult Track £3.60
  Junior Track £3.20
3G Pitch Hire
  1/2 3G Pitch - Adult (1 hour) £46
  1/2 3G Pitch - Junior (1 hour) £29
  Full 3G Pitch - Adult (1 hour) £77
  Full 3G Pitch - junior (1 hour) £50
Football Pitches
  Adult Outside Grass Pitch (per match) £37.00
  Junior Outside Grass Pitch
(per match)
Hard Court
  1 Court (1 hour) £10
  Full Area (4 courts - 1 hour) £30
Meetings and Conference Rooms

Function Room/Community Pavilion
(1 hour)

  Shower £1.80


Bookings made within 3 days of the booking date must be paid for by credit card over the telephone or in person by all payment methods. If there is availability it may be possible to book and pay on the day that hire is required.

Bookings can be made in person or by telephone - 01325 405400, 8 days in advance.
Please note: We are unable to take booking requests by email.

Refund policy

If you have paid in full at least 3 days before the hire date you may rearrange within 8 days of the original booking date. Refunds may be considered at the Manager's discretion. No refunds will be made for bookings made just 24 hours before the hire date.

Every effort will be made to preserve casual and block bookings, including working with the hirer; however occasionally it may be necessary to cancel or change its location due to unforeseen circumstances.

In the event that a booking is cancelled by the Council, any deposit or other monies paid for or towards the charges for the hiring shall be returned by the Council. The Council will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by the hirer other than the charges paid to the Council for the booking.

Dress code

Sports and Fitness - Loose comfortable clothing (no jeans) and training shoes.
All cultural requirements will be considered - please ask at Reception.


Our air conditioned dry changing facilities are located on the ground floor providing individual lockers. All lockers take a 20p coin, which is refundable. There are also ladies and men's shower cubicles and an accessible cubicle with temperature control, along with mirrored areas.

Dolphin Centre card

To find out if you are eligible for a concession on core activities visit our offers page