Leisure Centres

Council Leisure Centres

Enfield’s Council’s leisure centres are now run by a social enterprise GLL, which trades under the name Better. Click here to visit its web page for Enfield.

Better offers concessions to anyone who is 50 years of age or older. To access these 50+ concessions, you need to buy a concession card. This card is available to Forum members for just £7.50 a year instead of the standard price of £20 per year.

Visit the Better website or go to one of the leisure centres (listed below) for more details of monthly, annual, disabled, carer and off-peak memberships that are available.

Better Leisure Centres is a non-profit, staff-owned, charitable social enterprise with 30 years’ experience in the industry, running more than 250 sports and leisure facilities in London and across the UK.

The centres are owned by Enfield Council and run by GLL, trading as Better.

Southbury:192 Southbury Rd, Enfield, EN1 1YP
Southgate:Winchmore Hill Road, London, N14 6AD
Edmonton:2 The Broadway, London, N9 0TR (currently closed)
Albany:505 Hertford Rd, Enfield, EN3 5XH

What are the Over 50s Days run by Better?

Most of Better’s centres in Enfield run Over 50s Days which offer a wide range of activities for just one price – £6.50 a day (compared with £10.50 for those without a concession card).

Southgate – Tuesday and Friday, Southbury – Tuesday and Wednesday, Albany – Thursday. For a full, up to date list of activities, contact the centre. Note: these days include swim, gym, sauna, badminton (where available) but only classes which are designated as Over 50s classes.

Cheaper fitness for members

We are continually getting messages about keeping our minds and bodies active in order to stay healthy and happy as we grow older. The Forum heartily endorses these sentiments so we try and offer our members as many incentives as possible to get out and about in the borough – and further afield.

One major advantage of joining the Forum (for just £11 a year) is that, if you are an Enfield resident, your membership entitles you to reduced prices at the council’s leisure centres which are run by Fusion.

Take your Forum membership card along to one of the Better Leisure Centres and buy an annual concession card for just £7.50 instead of £20.00. Then you are eligible for discounts which in most cases means half price for swims/sauna, using the gym and talking part in classes and other activities.

Better Leisure Centres runs Over 50s Days in all the centres which cost just £4.50 (instead of £9) for concession card holders and enable attendees to take part in all the activities including swim, gym, walking football / netball, pilates, yoga, badminton, aquafit and even dancing on some days. See below for a list of centres and their timetables

You can just turn up on the day – no contract, no signing up. It is a great way to meet new people as well as taking the chance to try out new activities – or get back to old ones you used to enjoy.

Walking to Fitness

For details of this free activity, see our news item.

Over 50s days at Leisure Centres

Click here for a printable list

Albany Leisure Centre

505 Hertford Rd
Tel: 020 8804 4255

Southbury Leisure Centre

192 Southbury Rd
Enfield EN1 1YP
Tel: 020 8245 3201

Southgate Leisure Centre

Winchmore Hill Rd
N14 6AD
Tel: 020 8882 7963