We are delighted to announce that Wirral Leisure will be reopening facilities on Thursday 3rd December.

As the national lockdown ends and the borough moves into Tier 2 restrictions, a range of activities will be available to book with Wirral Leisure. Pools, gyms, outdoor facilities, exercise classes, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and outdoor football pitches will be available.

All four municipal golf courses and West Kirby Marine Lake and Wirral Sailing Centre will also reopen from Thursday 3 December.  

A round up of what’s available at each Wirral Leisure site from Thursday 3 December is as follows:

  • West Kirby Concourse: Pool, Gym and Exercise Classes
  • Europa: Pool (6 lane Competition Pool – adults only  (the fun pool remains closed)
  • Guinea Gap Leisure Centre: Pool, Gym and Football pitches
  • Bidston Tennis Centre: Gym, Indoor and Outdoor Tennis courts, Exercise Classes and Football pitches
  • Leasowe: Football pitches
  • Golf: all municipal golf courses
  • Sailing: West Kirby Marine Lake will be open for licence holders to launch their own craft
  • Outdoor facilities are set to re-open at The Oval during the week of 14 December.

Sessions and classes can be booked from 1pm on Tuesday 1 December by telephone 0151 606 2010

Timetables and centre schedules will be available from Monday 30th November 

Some centres will remain closed for leisure in the short-term as they are used in the response to the pandemic. This includes the indoor leisure facilities at Leasowe, The Oval and Woodchurch. For more information on these centres, please visit Wirral View.


All leisure facilities that reopen on 3 December will continue to operate on a pre book and pay basis only to ensure the number of people using the facilities remains at safe levels – all customers must book and pay for their session before they arrive at the centre.

Bookings can be made by phoning 0151 929 7707 from Wednesday 2nd December. 

Anyone wanting to reinstate an Invigor8 membership or a Sailing licence should email bookingsandinformation@wirral.gov.uk or call the central team on 0151 606 2010 from Tuesday 1st December. The leisure team will try to complete membership and subscription reinstatements as soon as possible but this could take up to 3-5 working days depending on demand. 

Strict safety measures will also be in place to keep leisure users and gym-goers as safe as possible.

Essential information


  • Licences can be purchased by telephone on 0151 929 7707 (9am – 4pm daily) or 0151 606 2010 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)
  • Three month or daily licences are available. All licence holders must also book a session before 5pm on the day they wish to visit   
  • Visitors to the Lake will be provided with an access code in order to access the car park, this code will change daily
  • Members with a three month licence can now book up to three days in advance of their visit to the marine lake.  On arrival please call and you will be checked in and given the barrier code.
  • To use the lake early in the morning before staff arrive at 09:00 please book the day before and you will be given the barrier code to use the following morning.  Note that if you leave after 09:00 you will need to call for the exit barrier code.
  • Advanced bookings can be cancelled at any time.  Please remember to call and cancel if your plans change or your booking will be flagged as a “no show”.

All customer registration, purchase of licences and bookings can be made by telephone. If you have registered your details with Wirral Leisure and have an existing Member ID number, please try to have it available when you call.  Please do not leave an answerphone message to book a session.

TELEPHONE: 0151 929 7707 (9am-4pm daily or 0151 606 2010 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

Our staff are working toward being able to offer activities and training courses and further information will be available in the near future.  For now we can only offer access to lake licence holders and the Wirral Sailing Centre site will not be open.


One Day Session (All Crafts)£10
1 Month Licence (Kayak/SUP)£20
1 Month Licence (Dinghy/Windsurf)£23
3 Month Licence (Kayak/SUP)£30.45
3 Month Licence (Dinghy/Windsurf)£42.78


Wirral Sailing Centre is based at West Kirby Marine Lake and is run by a highly qualified team of instructors offering a range of water sports activities. 

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We're delighted to announce that West Kirby Marine Lake will reopen to licence holders at 9am on Thursday 3rd December, along with a range of other Wirral Leisure facilities including gyms, pools, exercise classes, indoor and outdoor tennis courts and golf courses.
Further information can be found on the Wirral Leisure website: www.wirralleisure.co.uk

Please call the centre on 0151 929 7707 to book your session; we can't wait to see you back on the water! ⛵️🤙
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The reason you will see no doubt,
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Following the Government's announcement of a national lockdown, a number of Wirral Leisure's services are going to be affected.
As of 9pm on Wednesday 4th November we are required to temporarily close West Kirby Marine Lake until the guidance is reviewed. This also applies to leisure centres, gyms, pools and other outdoor facilities.
Licences will be frozen from Thursday 5th November; there is no need to contact us unless you have a query.
We know many of you will be disappointed; please remember, you can still join Wirral Leisure from home through free online exercise classes that are available each week on the Invigor8 Facebook page.
For more information on the changes, and what they mean, please visit wirralleisure.co.uk/
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Wirral Sailing Centre is:


Wirral Sailing Centre
South Parade
West Kirby
CH48 0QG

Tel: 0151 929 7707

Email: wirralsailingcentre@wirral.gov.uk

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