Leisure Centre

Dear Leisure Customers

It has clearly been a very difficult period of time for all Leisure facilities in the UK over the last four months.  Our Thorns Leisure Centre has been closed since 23 March and we have received numerous communications from our customers about when, or if, we will be reopening.  I am pleased to announce that we will partially reopen our external facilities from Monday 7 September but unfortunately, given the current financial climate, we have made the decision to significantly reduce the opening hours.  For the foreseeable future all the leisure facilities will remain closed at weekends, as it is economically unviable for us to open.  I know this will be very disappointing for the regular customers who have used the facilities for many years.

We will open our external football pitches between Monday and Friday 6pm- 9pm on an advance booking basis only.  Bookings will be made as part of our school lettings policy and no leisure attendants or supervisors will be available to set up any sports equipment.  Attached to this email is a booking form that you can complete if you wish to use our external pitches. This booking form should be returned to the email address indicated, preferably by no later than Monday 17 August.  Our administration team will then process all the forms and contact you by 2 September to confirm booking times and dates.  Long standing customers who have kept regular weekly evening bookings in the past will be given priority preference.  It would help us greatly if the timings that were booked prior to lockdown, were kept the same when we reopen.  This will assist us in securing the preferred times for each of our loyal customers and hopefully will not disappoint anyone.

Our indoor facilities will remain closed for the time being but we will review the situation at the end of October.  I am aware that our school community value the indoor facilities greatly and that you may have been looking forward to returning very soon, but regrettably there is no other option.  Can I take this opportunity to thank all our customers for the loyalty and commitment that they have shown to school’s Leisure facility over numerous years.  We will be in touch again if the situation changes.

Mr M Kelay

Opening Hours

Leisure Centre:
Mon – Fri: 6pm-9pm


Outdoor Pitch
Monday to Friday: 1-hour £49.00 quarter pitch
Block Booked: 1-hour £40.60 quarter pitch

Full Pitch Match: 2-hour £80.00
Block Booked: 2-hour £70.00

Dance studio
£26.00 per hour

Please complete the form and email to: info@tca.shirelandcat.net

Thorns Leisure Centre, Stockwell Avenue, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, DY5 2NU
Tel: 01384 816225