New leisure facilities open to the public during free open weekend sessions

Friday, 4 March, 2022
Cllr Alex Porter cutting ribbon at new Wellbeing Zone Clacton Leisure Centre

Visitors have their first opportunity to use Clacton Leisure Centre’s new Wellbeing Zone following a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning (Friday 4 March).

Refurbishments to the Wellbeing Zone areas – previously known as the spa at Clacton Leisure Centre – have been completed and unveiled to the public for the first time today (Friday, 4 March).

The £575,000 investment in the district leisure facilities saw the sauna and Wellbeing Zone completely revamped, along with new changing cubicles, showers and toilets at the Tendring District Council-run (TDC) facility.

At the ceremony Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, cut the ribbon and welcomed everyone into the new facilities.

“The improvements to the facilities at Clacton Leisure Centre are outstanding, and provide a first-class experience for our residents.” Cllr Porter said.

“The refurbishments were needed and I hope we have exceeded customers’ expectations. I encourage all to come and give these new facilities a try, they do not disappoint.”

The district’s three council-run leisure centres – Clacton, Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles and Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles – are running an open weekend this weekend with free sessions on offer.

The initiative, part of TDC’s Back to Business plan to support people being active and healthy, runs from 12 noon today until the close of centres on Sunday, 6 March. During this time each resident can access one activity for free, choosing from things such as swimming, the gym, taster classes, a bouncy castle or family fun session.

People can download their pass from the Tendring leisure centres website (, from the leisure centres social media channels, or cut them out from the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and Harwich and Manningtree Standard. Restrictions may apply for individual activities.

Wellbeing zone at Clacton Leisure Centre

Last updated on: 07/07/2022 - 15:28