Bag a Black Friday bargain with Calderdale sports centres

Calderdale Council’s sports service is launching its first ever Black Friday offer, with the opportunity to sign up for 23 days of fitness membership for just £20.

The offer gives full access to all Calderdale sports centres from 1- 23 December, and includes:

  • 100+ fitness classes a week
  • Access to three swimming pools at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Use of four gyms at Brighouse, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden
  • Free off-peak badminton
  • Free off-peak table tennis


The offer is valid on adult memberships and is available until Tuesday 30 November (membership will be activated from Wednesday 1 December). Visit to find out more and to join.


Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, Cllr Jenny Lynn, said:

“There’s so much variety included in a Calderdale sports membership it’s already great value for money, but this December offer is an especially good deal. It means that for less than a pound a day you can access each of our four sites, as many times as you like, between 1 and 23 December.


“Each site has so much to offer, including expert instructors to provide tailored advice and encouragement. So whether you’re new to exercise, looking to reach a specific goal or just wanting to try something new – there’s support on hand and options for everyone.


“These short-term offers don’t come along very often, so it’s a real opportunity to grab a great deal and experience the facilities in our centres before deciding to commit to an annual membership.”


Ducklings Swimming Lessons at Sowerby Bridge Pool

Ducklings are the Swimming Lessons for 3+ year olds and classes start on 8 January at Sowerby Bridge Pool and run by Sports Calderdale.

  • Monday 4pm
  • Thursday 3:30pm
  • Friday 4pm
  • Saturday 11:30am and 1pm.

The lessons start with Ducklings for children aged 3 up to 5 who are accompanied in the water with a responsible adult. Your little superstar will be guided by a fully qualified swimming teacher and learn the basic skills of swimming through a range of games to help build water confidence.

From Ducklings to going it alone!! Your child will then move to mainstream lessons (age 5+). These lessons take place with other children of the same ability in the water on their own. Calderdale uses the Amateur Swimming Association’s National Teaching Plan alongside their own awards where the emphasis is on learning through fun and games.

If your child hasn’t attended Ducklings but can swim without armbands please contact the pool of your choice. We can then assess your child in the water to make sure they join the appropriate class/level for their ability.

Learning to swim is a lifelong skill which no child should be without and can also lead onto other aquatic activities such as diving, synchronised swimming or water polo.

For more information email