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Balham Leisure Centre - free swimming and discounted activities for WAND Card holders

WAND Card holders and a parent or carer can swim for free at Balham Leisure Centre and there are up to  50% reductions on Junior Gym & Squash.

The WAND card holder and one parent or carer can request fast tracking to swimming.  To make your visit as stress free as possible, please try to avoid the busiest times of day and go early or later in the day.  In the first place, contact the centre before your visit. All staff have been informed and they should be able to direct you accordingly.   However, if a member of staff is new or unfamiliar with the WAND card, please explain that this has been approved by Places Leisure Management.

Before you go, please check the swim timetable on their website,  or contact Balham Leisure Centre for further information.


Additionally, parents or carers presenting a WAND card benefit from a 50% discount on swimming and many classes at off-peak times (9am – 4pm Mondays to Fridays).

Babies, children, young people and adults of all abilities are welcome. You will need to pay to use these facilities, unless you are a WAND Card holder. 

Find out about the WAND Card here.

The service provides many activities and facilities including:

  • large gym
  • sauna and steam room
  • exercise classes
  • swimming lessons

You can visit the website, telephone, email or drop in for information on activities.

You do not have to become a member to use the service, but membership will allow you to get discounts on activities. You can use the service during opening times and set activity times. It is advisable to bring: a towel, water bottle, change of clothes and appropriate footwear.

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
Balham Leisure Centre

Where to go

Balham Leisure Centre
Elmfield Road
SW17 8AN
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday -Friday: 6.30am - 10.30pm,Saturday: 7.30am - 8.30pm,Sunday: 7.30am - 10.00pm

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to be:

  • A WAND card holder, or the parent or carer of a WAND card holder.

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Last updated: 03 Aug 2020

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