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2013 Mill Lane
S42 6NG
Telephone 01246 231111

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Our swimming pools are the perfect place for families to come and enjoy a swim. We offer fun sessions in all our pools, which are suitable for children of all ages. (child admission policy applies).

Public Swimming

Our pools are available for casual swimming throughout the week, so its easy to take a plunge and have fun with the family! We also offer specific sessions for adults only or lane swimming allowing you to swim at your own pace..

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - We have a main swimming pool (25m x 8.5m) and a small pool (8.5m x 6m)
  • Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre - We have a main swimming pool (25m x 12.5m)
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre - We have a main swimming pool (25m x 12.5m) and a small pool (12.5m x 7.3m)

Inflatable Fun

At Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre and Sharley Park Leisure Centre we stage regular inflatable fun sessions with our Exterminator and Determinator inflatables. These inflatables are also available to hire for pool parties. 

Please note (this information below applies to Eckington Pool only): 

Throughout the holidays Aquafuns are on Mondays 1.30-2.30pm and Wednesday’s at 1.00-2.00pm and 2.15-3.15pm.  Pool closes at 12.45pm and reopens at 3.45pm. There are also Saturday slots of 1.30-2.30pm and 2.45-3.45pm at Eckington Swimming Pool. Entry is to these sessions is first come first served and we have a maximum capacity of 60. 

  • Entry to session is first come first served
  • Tickets can only be purchased within 30 mins of session starting
  • Maximum capacity 60
  • Once capacity is reached entry will be stopped for Health and Safety reasons

Please not this only applies to Eckington not SPLC or DSC.


We have the following membership packages

JDM Unlimited! JDM Plus! JDM Junior! JDM No Strings!
JDM Discount! JDM Corporate! Super Saver Card Adult Swim Saver Card


JDM Unlimited Offers! £30 per month*

We've frozen our membership prices for 2016 - meaning you can still get unlimited use of leisure facilities at Dronfield Sports Centre, Eckington Swimming Pool and Sharley Park Leisure Centre.

That's unlimited use of:

  • Fitness suites
  • Swimming / exercise classes

*Sign up and get even better value memberships, with 1 & 2 months FREE on 6 & 9 month packages (regular price £30 per month).

Just Do More! Plus £12 per month

Just do More! Plus

To be eligible for this membership plan, you must be between 11 and 19 and have one other family member on our Just do More! Unlimited Membership.

Our Just do More! Plus card gives you:

• Unlimited fitness suite (Children between 11 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult)

• Unlimited swimming.

• Unlimited fitness classes/Junior Gym not available at Sharley Park Leisure Centre. (Age restrictions apply).

For just £12 a month* (via Direct Debit only)


Just Do More! Corporate  - £25/month

Do business with us and get discounts on the cost of monthly membership for your employees or volunteers. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – and more companies are recognising the benefits of encouraging their employees to be active:

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved concentration and confidence
  • Weight management
  • Reduced sickness absence from work

Our package gives unlimited use of leisure facilities in Dronfield, Eckington and Clay Cross:

  • Fitness suite
  • Swimming and exercise classes
  • Reduced rates for squash and badminton

This great value deal, which also includes a free induction for all members, is just £25 a month per person – plus:

  • Sign up for six months – get one month free
  • Sign up for nine months – get two months free

Corporate membership is also offered to constituted voluntary organisations in North East Derbyshire, including sports clubs and charities.


Super Saver Card - £19 per month

Unlimited use of fitness suites and swimming

  • Buy 6 Months for £114 and Get 1 Month FREE (Month 7)
  • Buy 9 Months for £171 and Get 2 Month FREE (Months 10 and 11)

Available to anyone with a valid Just do More! Discount Leisure Pass or Concessionary Pass membership.


Just Do More! Junior £16 per month

If you're aged between 8 and 15, why not join our Just Do More! Junior scheme? There's no long tie-ins or direct debits, just sign up at reception and pay £16 per month to get unlimited access to casual swim sessions, badminton, squash and table tennis (including racket hire) at weekends and off-peak periods at Dronfield Sports Centre and Sharley Park Leisure Centre.


Just Do More! No Strings -£6.40 per session

This membership gives you access to great discounts and advance booking privileges. Joining is free and all card holders get access to our leisure centres on a pay and play basis – there is no monthly payment.

Our Just do More! No Strings card gives you:

  • Advanced booking - get in first with our priority 8 day advance booking service
  • Online booking - book certain activities online, no need to phone
  • Special offers throughout the year
  • Additional 24 hours priority bookings for Fitness Classes - sign up early for those popular classes.
Just Do More! Discount (Must live in North East Derbyshire) - £2.30 or £3.10 dependant on which pass you are eligible for

We have membership packages (Leisure/Concessionary Pass) which give eligible people discounts on activities, with no monthly fee to pay.

You qualify if you’re:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Suffering ill-health and have been advised to exercise by your doctor
  • A full-time student (aged 16 or over)
  • Unemployed or on a low income
  • Disabled

There is a small fee to join and you will need proof of eligibility. Membership must be renewed every year.


Adult Swim Saver Cards - £33.30
Junior Swim Saver Cards - £20.70

10 swims for the price of nine! There's a lot less hassle - no need to mess about with cash and finding the right change. Just show your card and get it signed at reception each time you visit!

A full list of terms and conditions can be seen here.





Our fitness classes provide the perfect environment for you to keep fit with our wide range of group exercise. Our classes cater for any ability, from beginners to advanced. The programme is reviewed regularly to ensure that we are offering the right classes at the right times and introducing new classes to members and casual users. We offer the following classes (please check indvidual facility timetables (Dronfield SC, Eckington SP and Sharley Park LC) for when these classes take place):

  • Abs Class - Our abs classes are a great way to tone up the troublesome abdominal region! The class consist of specific moves, sequences and routines put together to give you a great abdominal workout. 
  • Aerobics - Our aerobics class is a high energy and fun fitness class where you perform a range of aerobic moves shown to you by our motivational instructors! No matter what your age, ability or experience, aerobics class is an inclusive activity suitable for everyone. Our upbeat classes will ensure you are boosting your fitness, getting a top workout, and having a great time!
  • Boot Camp - Boot Camp is a full body workout to help build strength and fitness using a variety of exercises and equipment.
  • Cardio Club - Open to people with a cardiac related problem and their carers, it follows  programme of activitiies to help you overcome cardiac complaints or cardiac surgery.
  • Chairobics - Chair based low impact exercise to music led by a fitness instructor.
  • Circuit Training - Multi-stationed group exercise class designed to work all the basic elements of fitness (strength, stamina, flexibility). No co-ordination required and all abilities welcomed.
  • For the love of fitness - High Intensity workout training, yoga sessions and bofit. Find something to suit you nd rekindle your love with fitness
  • Functional Fitness Training - An exercise workout that blasts body fat and tones and builds functional strength and balance.
  • G-Cycle - High energy calorie burning workout on the indoor cycles which gets the heart pumping.
  • High Intensity - High impact, high intensity fitness workout. Advanced class.
  • Hips, Bums and Tums - This class is designed to target those stubborn areas that normal exercise does not get to.
  • Insanity Live - The world's most insanely tough workout where you use your body to create the best body you can get.
  • Junior Gym - Supervised gym session providing a safe and effective fitness and toning workout  for 11 to 15 year olds
  • Jogging Groups - Improves your health, helps with weight loss, chance to meet new people led by friendly fully qualified instructors and all abilities are welcome.
  • Kettlebells - A hand held weight that is used for an all over top to toe workout combining cardiovascular and resistance exercise to give an all in one class.
  • Pilates - Helps improve posture and movement by strengthening and balancing all muscles of the body.
  • PiYo - Piyo is a fun, challenging class fusing Pilates And Yoga. You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and get a great stretch!
  • Virtual Instructor Sessions - *NEW* at Dronfield Sports Centre. Over 200 classes available to try for both members and pay and play customers.
  • Walking Football - Keep fit and stay active. Aimed at over 55s but suitable for all ages. Sessions will develop skills and improve health.
  • Yoga - Linked with a focus on breathing this eastern art incorporates strength and flexibility to help develop an inner sense of well being.
  • Zumba - Zumba takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why these classes are often called exercise in disguise.

 Online booking is available for most of our fitness classes here

We offer a range of party options at our three leisure facilities. .

Pool Parties
Splash out on a pool party at Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre and Sharley Park Leisure Centre. A small pool party with floats and rafts costs from £95, whilst a big pool party lets you clamber across our giant inflatable obstacle course for just £170. To book your party please telephone 01246 217277.

Sports Hall Parties

Our new great value package includes:

  • 90 minutes sports hall hire - your choice of football, short tennis, badminton, netball, basketball, uni-hoc or kwik cricket. Activities can be combined as much as you like.
  • A huge bag full of all the equipment you'll need for a great party experience.
  • A free family swim voucher for the birthday boy or girl.
  • Discount "Family Swim for a Fiver" voucher for every child attending.

Continue the fun and celebrations in our party room - you're welcome to bring your own food, banners, balloons and entertainment to make the party go with a swing. Our all-inclusive package costs just £70 for a maximum of 20 children and is available on Saturdays, Sundays and up to 6pm midweek (subject to availability). Bookings are taken up to three months in advance. Please note all sessions are unsupervised.

To book your party please contact Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217, Eckington Swimming Pool and Fitness centre on 01246 217481 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217277.

Kids Climbing Parties
Available at Dronfield Sports Centre, let your guests scramble around the climbing zone and then have your party food in the hall while you continue with the fun on the wall. There are loads of different games to keep everyone fully entertained.

The climbing zone will be available for all ages, although under 3's cannot use the Freedom Climber Wheel. This party package costs £70 for 2 hours use (including meal time) for a maximum of 15 children. To book your party please contact Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217.

We hold sessions for tiny tumblers, gymnastics and trampolining.

Tiny Tumblers

Tiny Tumblers, Little Flyers and Mini Movers arespecially developed pre-school movement and learning programmes designed to improve your child's co-ordination and balance. The course will introduce toddlers to the basic skills required in gymnastics such as tumbling, balancing and bouncing. The sessions are designed to be fun for the children whilst at the same time developing their co-ordination and alertness. An award scheme is incorporated to encourage progression through the 10-week duration of the course. The courses are suitable for children aged from 18-months up to five years. Please note that parent participation is a major aspect of the course. All courses are delivered by qualified British Amateur Gymnastics Association (BAGA) instructors.

Session Times

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - Monday's 9.30am-10.15am (Under 3s) ; 10.15am-11am (3 to 5 years); 11.00am-11.45am (Mixed Age Group) and Friday's 1.30-2.15pm (Mixed Age Group); 2.15-3pm (3 to 5 Years)
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre - Wednesday's 9.30-10.15am (U3s); 10.30-11.15am (3 to 5 Years) and  11.30am-12.15pm (Mixed Age Group)

If your child(ren) are not ready to start Tiny Tumblers at present but would like to be notified of places which become available in the future please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you about future courses.


Our gymnastic courses are held at Dronfield Sports Centre and Sharley Park Leisure Centre, covering four main gymnastics disciplines: Floor, Vault, Beam and Bar. All courses are delivered by qualified British Gymnastics instructors. Awards are taken by children who are old enough and who have reached the appropriate standard. 

If you wish to enrol your child(ren) then please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you when a place becomes available.

Dronfield Sports Centre Session Times


Monday with Lauren Castley

Tuesday with Lauren Castley

Friday with Lauren Castley

Saturday with Lauren Castley

4.00-4.45pm - Beginners

4.00-4.45pm - Beginners

4.00-4.45pm - Beginners

9-9.45am - Beginners

4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers

4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers

4.45pm-5.30pm - Improvers

9.45-10.30am - Improvers

5.30-6.30pm - Advanced

5.30-6.30pm - Advanced

 5.30-6.30pm - Advanced

10.30-11.15am - Advanced



Sharley Park Leisure Centre Session Times

Tuesdays Wednesday Saturday
4.15-5pm - Beginners 4-4.45pm - Beginners 9-9.45am - Beginners
5-5.45pm - Improvers / Advanced 4.45-5.30pm - Beginners 9.45-10.30am - Improvers
5.45-6.30pm - beginners / Improvers   10.30-11.15am - Improvers / Advanced



Our trampoline lessons are coached by British Gymnastic Trampoline coaches. Courses are available for young people aged 6 to 16. They include progressive and fun weekly sessions focusing on improving skills and working towards National Awards.

Session Times

  • Dronfield Sports Centre - Every Saturday from 12noon-1pm (6 - 8 Year); 1-2pm (9+years) and 2-3pm (9+years).
  • Sharley Park Leisure Centre holds 45 minute mixed ability sessions every Thursday at 4pm, 4.45pm and 5.30pm.

If you wish to enrol your child(ren) then please contact either Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217 or Sharley Park Leisure Centre on 01246 217227 and we will contact you when a place becomes available.

Outdoor Recreation contacts

  • Tel: 01246 217285
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