Call or leave us a message on 01226 763949.
The following busses stop on Thurlstone Road- 21, 21a, 23, 25, 25a, 29, 407.
Or we are approximately a 15min walk from Penistone Train Station.
We have a bike rack available for bike storage.
There is a car park with no parking charges for customers of the Leisure Centre.
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The Leisure Centre has two paid staff, who work part-time, under the trustees and alongside the volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the centre.
Meet our Staff!
Rosies background in Graphic design is a great asset to us and she uses her knowledge and does a lot of the communications work (website content/newsletters/press) all our visual promotion posters leaflets including the social networking platforms such as Facebook
Sarah is on reception on Mondays, Tuesdays &Wednesdays and and also works from home! Sarah is the smiley face you’ll often see on reception! She deals with organising the leisure centre, and the many classes and external bookings and much of the day to day finance administration and also party enquiries and bookings.
Shell is our Hub community cafe manager and is always striving to offer a delicious locally sourced menu. The Cafe is open Tue 9-4pm Fri 9-4pm and Sat 9-1pm
Shell also caters on Saturdays for any parties that are booked – making life easy for the parents to enjoy the party too.
There are a team of seven trustees who lead the Leisure Centre. The Chair of trustees is Rachel Gibbons (Rachel is pictured here on the left, along with another trustee Amanda on the right). You can contact Rachel on-
Being a trustee is a volunteer role and is a valuable way of sharing your skills with the community. To find out more or to apply to be a trustee, please see the ‘Volunteer’ page.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Do I need a gym membership to use the gym?”
You do need to sign up for a gym membership to use our gym. You can sign up to join the gym here – it’s £3 but then you get a free 1st session once your induction is complete. Please choose the appropriate level (experienced/comfortable or New user) to book in with the correct instructor and to allow enough time for your induction. The gym membership means we can make sure we have up to date health information for you (in the form of a brief document called a PAR-Q which needs to be completed annually). You don’t need a membership to attend our classes.
“How can I Help?”
There are lots of ways to support what we do here at Penistone Leisure Centre. If you’re interested in volunteering your time or expertise, you can find out more on the Get involved page of our website, or by contacting Sarah. We are always on the look out for new volunteers and have roles to suit everyone! Reception, maintenance, being a trustee, the Leisure Centre relies on a broad variety of skills from our community and we wouldn’t be here without YOU!
“What classes do you have?”
You can find out more about what classes we have and their times, prices and the coaches by clicking on the ‘classes’ page.
“I’m a Coach and I’m interested in running my class at Penistone Leisure Centre, how much is it, and who do I contact?“
We have a run down of the facilities that are available to hire, along with prices etc on our ‘facilities room hire’ page. If you need any help, further information or to query availability please contact Sarah.
“I’m interested in having a party at Penistone Leisure Centre, how do I find out more information and who should I contact to book?”
There’s lots of information on our ‘Parties‘ page! You can find out more about what we can provide, what you need to bring, prices etc. Nikki handles all of our party bookings and can confirm availability and answer questions etc. We now do catering for parties on a Saturday – Self-cater option on Sundays.
“When is the Cafe open?”
The Hub Community Cafe is currently open
“Is Penistone Leisure Centre Accessible?”
As part of our recent refurbishments, we have made big changes to the layout of the centre in order to make it accessible to everyone. We have installed a ‘Changing Places’ with a shower, toilet, adult sized changing table and hoist. We also have wide corridors, with high contrast door frames, lower serving counters and ramped access to all entrances/exits.
“Will I be welcome here?”
We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly venue! Everyone is welcome at Penistone Leisure Centre.