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Tuesday 24th October

Fitness Courses with Wave in association with The FitBox


Saturday 18th November 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford

Course Fee: £135.00

Would you like to offer your clients or class members the experience of Padwork Training?

This one day Active IQ & CIMSPA approved CPD, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to plan teach and progress Boxing & Martial Arts inspired training protocols for your clients.

Hitting pads is a great way to build cardiovascular fitness, but also develop confidence, co-ordination and balance; while smashing the calories and reducing stress levels.

For the trainer they are an ace addition to your skillset, allowing you to offer something different so as to stand out among the crowd. Alongside this, pads are highly portable and cost effective.

Your course fees include:

This course has been developed by our Head of Education, who has a background in Tae Kwon Do & Freestyle Kickboxing, and has been using Padwork with his clients and members in a fitness capacity for the last 12 years.

There will be a range of Padwork Training Sessions throughout the day to contextualise what you learn, and allow insight & experience as to Padwork Training applications.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions:


Outdoor Fitness

Thursday 7th December 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven

Course Fee: £135.00

Would you like to offer your clients or class members the experience of Outdoor Training?

This one day Active IQ & CIMSPA recognised CPD, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to plan teach and progress a training programme in an outdoor environment.

Outdoor Training is a great way to deliver one to one and group exercises, bringing the additional benefits of fresh and (sometimes) sunshine to your client’s experience.

For the trainer, developing your skillset to include outdoor training, allows you to offer something different, so as to stand out among the crowd, while being able to meet individual client needs, and support those who do not have access to a gym. Outdoor training is a low …cost option for the PT, and provides a wide range of new options and opportunities for both one to one and group training.

This course has been developed by our Head of Education, who has been teaching outdoor training sessions with his own members and clients since 2005, alongside the delivery of outdoor training courses for fitness professionals, including Walking, Outdoor Fitness and Training in Different Environments, since 2007.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions:


Super Circuits

Friday 8th December 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven

Course Fee: £135.00

Take your training to a whole new level with a fresh look at one of the most effective forms of exercise ever created.

This monster day of ideas will be almost entirely practical, as you experience circuit training. You’ll take away sessions and ideas that you can use right away with your own clients and members, in both one to one and group environments, with a course manual outlining the details for future reference.

This one day Active IQ & CIMSPA endorsed CPD event, is an absolute must for all fitness professionals, as circuits can be the perfect vehicle to deliver any specialism’s you might have.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions:

To book please email


Meet The Group Exercise & Gym Co-ordinator, Debbie McLean

Debbie McLean

Debbie would like to welcome Wave’s customers to come along and give their feedback.

Location: Lewes Leisure Centre

Date: Thursday 26th October 2017

Time: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

For further information call 01273 486000.

We value your opinion


Christmas Market at Newhaven Fort


Christmas Market 2017 for website

Saturday 9th December 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday 10th December 10:00am – 4:00pm

Free Entry* & Free Car Parking


1940s Tea Room open from 10:00am



Delicious MincePies


For further information and market pitch enquiries email: or call 01323 493061.

Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS

*no exhibitions open

Santa Experience at Newhaven Fort

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Saturday 9th December & Sunday 10th December

10:00am – 4:00pm

£9.95 per child*

To book your time slot to meet Santa visit:

For further information email: or call: 01273 517622.

Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS

 *(Each child to be accompanied by no more than two adults)

Halloween Roller Discos at Wave

Come along & skate to your favourite tunes*

Halloween’ fancy dress themed, prizes f or best dressed!

Peacehaven Leisure Centre Friday 27th October From 5:00 pm

Downs Leisure Centre Saturday 28th October From 5:15 pm

Lewes Leisure Centre Saturday 28th October From 4:00 pm

For further information email

*Skate hire available.

Drop in Football Session on the All Weather Pitch

at the Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford

Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Only £2.00 per person for 8 – 16 yrs

Call 01323 490011 for further information

Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford, BN25 4QW

Change4Life Event at Lewes Leisure Centre

Great News! Change4Life is back at Lewes Leisure Centre.

Monday 23rd October 2017   11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come along and give it a go!

FREE activities include:

J Fit- Exercise Class – 30 minute session (ages 8 – 12 yrs)

Table Tennis


Bouncy Castle

Trampolining* – 20 minute session (ages 2ó yrs – 16 yrs)

Aqua Tots* – 45 minute session (in toddler pool – under 5’s only)

Please book your session in advance, avoid disappointment and book today.

*Trampolining & Aqua Tots can only be attended once per child.

Don’t miss out – ask a member of staff or call 01273 486000 for full details & to book your child’s timeslot for J-Fit, Trampolining & Aqua Tots.


Zumba at Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford

Please note this week will be the last session of Zumba on a Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Downs Leisure Centre.

For further information please call 01323 490011.


Play Basketball with Seahaven Force at Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford


Have fun, work hard, keep fit.

Basketball is a great game, fantastic for fitness, fun for all abilities and easy to start at any age.

 Come along this Sunday (1st October) and on the 8th October 2017

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

 Suitable for ages 6 – 17 yrs

Call  07543 77 4000

All our sessions are led by a coach with at least a Level 2 Basketball England coaching qualification and who has a current, clean DBS check. We will develop leadership and coaching pathways for young people who would like to explore this route.

October 2017 School Holiday Programme

Make your school holidays fun by joining in with our holiday activity programmes during every half term, Summer, Easter and Christmas.  Enjoy your favourite sports, improve your skills or try out something new in a great fun atmosphere.

October Holiday Programme

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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course

Want to kick start your leisure career?


Become a lifeguard

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October 2017

Times: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Ringmer Swimming Pool

Course duration: 5 days

Cost: £250 (cost includes all materials and assessments)

To book your place or for further information call 01273 486000 or email:

Tap Dancing at Downs Leisure Centre

Please be aware the Tap dancing classes at the Downs Leisure Centre will not be running today Tuesday 29th August, Friday 1st September and Tuesday 5th September.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes you.

For further information please call the Downs Leisure Centre on 01323 490011.


Wave's Senior Active Lifestyle Events

Be Active, Stay Active, Get Active Health and Wellbeing Advice,  Information and Opportunities

Come and pick up your Discount Card  and hear about our  Special Offers throughout September and October.


 Monday 4th September

 Peacehaven Leisure Centre

 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Tuesday 5th September

 Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford

 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Monday 11th September

 Lewes Leisure Centre

 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Tuesday 12th September

 Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven

 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For further information please email 
or call 01323 493061

SEN & Autism Friendly Soft Play at Peacehaven Leisure Centre

First Wednesday of every month starting 6th September 2017.

Booking is essential as places are limited please call 01273 588858 or email

New Group Exercise Classes at Lewes Leisure Centre

Starting on Friday 16th June 2017

Pilates – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Barbell Conditioning – 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

To book or for further information call 01273 486000 or visit

Deep Water Aqua at Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre

Please be aware of session time change from Tuesday 6th June 2017.

The Deep Water Aqua class trial is now over.

A big thank you to those who tried the new class and for all of your feedback!

Please note in response to your comments the one hour class will now be at

8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

To book or further information call 01273 512498 or email

Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre - Fitness Lane Swim news

As you will know, we introduced a Fitness Lane Swim Session on Thursday mornings from 7:00 am – 9:00 am last year.

This was a success and has inspired the following change to our timetable:

Tuesday mornings at 7:00 am – 8:45 am will now be a Lane Fitness Swim Session.

For further information please call 01273 512498.

Wave Wins Quest Award Again!


Wave Leisure Trust Limited (Wave), the charity and social enterprise which promotes wellbeing, fitness and healthy lifestyles across East Sussex has just been named ‘Top Performing Facility in the UK’ for the second consecutive year for its Peacehaven Leisure Centre by QUEST, the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure.

QUEST has the endorsement of the four home country Sports Councils – Sport England, Sport Scotland, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland and is supported by a wide range of industry organisations. It is the industry tool used for continuous improvement in the management of leisure facilities and leisure development, and defines industry standards, good practice and encourages ongoing development and delivery within a customer-focused management framework.

 Wave’s Area Manager, Nikki Hughes-Faldo and Quality Services Manager, Fred Furner accepted the Award at the Annual QUEST NBS and CIMSPA 2017 Joint Conference. Commenting on the Peacehaven success, Nikki said: I’m extremely proud to accept this award on behalf of Wave’s Peacehaven Leisure Centre; it’s a huge honour to be recognised as the ‘Top Performing Facility in the UK’ for the second year in a row. The Team at Peacehaven are passionate about contributing to the overall wellbeing of the local community and it is really rewarding to see all their efforts recognised by QUEST.”

Leisure facilities throughout the whole of the UK competed for this prestigious accolade and were subjected to rigorous assessment which covered subjects such as centre management and community engagement across all customer groups including interactions with people with disabilities, children and the older generation.

The QUEST Team also explored how leisure facilities manage development among their employees, how events are managed and how they use marketing and sales techniques. The list of standards to be met is understandably very long and extremely thorough, so for Peacehaven Leisure Centre to be named the ‘Top Performing Facility in the UK’ for two successive years is something to be celebrated.

Fred added: “This is an industry standard award recognised across the whole of the UK and our Peacehaven Leisure Centre won, for a second year! This isn’t an easy award to win let alone retain. I couldn’t be prouder of the team in Peacehaven for what they have achieved.”

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Fort Fit Camp Explodes

at Newhaven Fort from Wednesday 12th April 2017
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7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Weekly, Outdoor, Inclusive, Encouraging and Motivating Fitness Sessions.

To help you become a Healthier, Stronger and Happier version of yourself.

To book your place, please visit

or for further information email

NEW KidsZone at Downs Leisure Centre

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NEW Supervised Play & Craft Sessions

Weekdays 6pm – 7:30pm

£3.50 per child, per session

Booking essential – Tel: 01323 490 011 • Email:

Refuel the kids at Cafe Wave

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Save yourself some time and grab a kid’s munch box, perfect for the kid’s once they have worked up a healthy appetite.

Available all day at Cafe Wave.

Only £3.40 

NEW Orienteering at Newhaven Fort

Let the adventure begin – Orienteering Sessions @ Newhaven Fort

Starting Wednesday 25th January 2017

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


For children 11 – 16 yrs

To book or for further information call 01273 510784


Swim Clinic at Seaford Head Pool

Starting on Tuesday 18th October 2016

Tuesdays 8:15 – 8:45pm

The adult swim clinic is open to those who can swim but may be looking for some helpful tips to improve their technique in the pool. 

The cost is £5.90 per session and no booking is required.

Open to ages 16yrs+

To book your place or for further information

call: 01323 897632.

Sutton Avenue, Seaford, BN25 4LX

Team Mates at Shakespeare Hall

Where children with Special Educational Needs make friends through sport and games.

Thursdays at Shakespeare Hall

5:00 – 6:00pm – 

8 – 17 year olds      

£1.50 a session 

Inclusive multi-sports for all disabled young people, those with SEN & behavioural problems & their non-disabled siblings & friends. Come & play a different sport every week with qualified coaches, trained volunteers & other friendly children & young people!

For more information please call 01273 510784

Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DL

Table Tennis at Seaford Head School

Thursday 6:00 – 9:30pm

A great way to develop your skills, these coached sessions are great fun & full of challenges.

6:00 – 7:30pm Junior Session

7:30 – 9:30pm Adult Session (15yrs+)

£2.00 junior & £3.00 adult

call 01323 490011 for further information

Seaford Head Lower School site, Steyne Road, Seaford, BN25 1AL

Climbing Wall Sessions


5:00 – 6:30pm – 7-15yrs

6:30 – 8:00pm – 16yrs+

8:00 – 9:00pm – 16yrs+ Drop in session

Within these sessions climbers will learn the basics of both traversing and top rope climbing including the ability to identify route grading’s, holds and be able to climb with confidence using a range of techniques.

Climbing harness and ropes all provided.

To book or for further information call 01323 490011

Seaford Head Sports Facility Seaford Head School, Lower School Site, Steyne Road, Seaford, BN25 1AL

Lewes Leisure Centre 60+ Swim Session

Monday 29th August 2016

Due to the Bank Holiday the 10am – 12pm 60+ session in the pool will be now be a general swim session.


Lewes Leisure Centre Ventilation System

From Monday 15th to Wednesday 31st August the air handling units providing ventilation to the Pool Hall and Sports Hall at Lewes Leisure Centre are going to be replaced.

Whilst these works are being completed there will be no ventilation in the Pool Hall or the Sports Hall. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and are sure that all of our customers will understand the importance of replacing the system to ensure the ventilation is working as effectively as possible in the future to provide you with a comfortable environment in which to exercise.

NEW Pickleball at Downs Leisure Centre

Starting 28th July 2016

10.00am – 12.00pm

For the 60+ – drop in session

A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Played indoors on a badminton-sized court and

a slightly modified tennis net. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

To book or for further information call Downs Leisure Centre on 01323 490011

Body Combat Classes

Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. No experience needed.

available at the Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford  – for class times and further details call 01323 490011

and Lewes Leisure Centre  – for class times and further details call 01273 486000

To book call your local centre or visit

Body Combat Video

Wave Holiday Club

Fun comes in all sizes, get ready to let loose and discover the fun at Wave!

Our holiday clubs run during all of the East Sussex County Council School Holidays

Lewes Leisure Centre

For ages 8-12yrs

Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.30pm

AM session 8.30am to 1.00pm

PM session 1pm to 5.30pm

£10.95 per session OR £19.95 for the whole day 

Activities include Crafts, Swimming, Trampolines, Games and Sport.

TO BOOK CALL O1273 486000

Downs Leisure Centre and Seaford Head Sports Facility

For ages 8-12yrs

AM session 8.30am to 12.30pm £8.00

PM session 1.00pm to 4.00pm £8.00

Extra Session 4pm to 5.30pm £4.00

£20.00 for the whole day

Optional Packed Lunch £3.30

Activities include Art, Baking, Swimming, Multi Sport and Games.

TO BOOK CALL O1323 490011



Strength & Balance Exercise Classes

This class is available to individuals over 60yrs and is designed to help reduce your risk of falling by improving your strength, balance and confidence. It is a selection of seated and standing exercises. Classes at:

Lewes Leisure Centre – Tuesday  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven – Tuesday  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford – Wednesday  1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. & Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pre book your space as the classes have a limited capacity, call your local centre to book your place.

For more class details please call 01323 408862 or email

Defibrillator donated to Peacehaven Leisure Centre

Peacehaven Leisure Centre have been awarded a brand new Defibrillator a vital piece of medical equipment, donated by The Connor Saunders Foundation. 


Newhaven Fort Comes Alive with History!

It’s 200 years this year since the Battle of Waterloo and on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June Newhaven Fort and Hands on History ( are giving you the chance to join Wellington’s Army!  

Visit Newhaven Fort this weekend and you will get the opportunity to experience joining up and try on the uniform of a British Redcoat soldier or his Officer.  There are a range of sizes so kids of all ages can join in the fun.

You will also have the opportunity to handle the muskets and flintlock pistols that a Napoleonic soldier would have used, and watch as the replica Howitzer cannon fires throughout the day!

The Fort’s permanent exhibits and audio visual presentations will also be open as usual, along with the Searchlight Café, Guard Room Gift Shop and under 12’s outdoor playground. 

Opening times are 10.30 – 6pm (last entry 5pm) and the activities will be available from 10.30 until 5pm. Tickets can be purchased on the door at the normal entry fee. 

For further information call 01273 517622 or visit

Let's get exploring at Newhaven Fort

From Friday 1st May, Newhaven Fort will be opening its doors for the first time under the management of Wave.

Wave is best known in the local area for successfully managing and operating leisure facilities and whilst the Newhaven Fort will bring diversification to the Wave portfolio by combining the skill sets of the Wave and Fort Management and Operations Teams, this new approach will drive success into this local and valuable heritage site.

Situated at the mouth of the river Ouse with a stunning view out over Seaford Bay, Newhaven Fort is an award-winning attraction. This striking Victorian fortification completed in 1871, has interactive displays, reconstructions and exhibitions that bring history to life for adults and children alike.

Duncan Kerr, CEO of Wave said:  “We are delighted that Wave has concluded negotiations with Lewes District Council for the management of Newhaven Fort.”

Kerr continues: “We are really energised about the opportunity of working with the staff currently at the Fort to bring to life a business plan that continues to offer a strong robust presence in the south and that raises the profile of exciting future prospects.”

Lewes District Council said: “Newhaven Fort is an important heritage asset and as a responsible custodian, Lewes District Council understands the need to protect the Fort for future generations. The Council believes that entering into a management agreement with Wave will safeguard the future of the Fort, by attracting more visitors and increasing the number of events, underlining the importance of the Fort not just to Newhaven but to the South Coast.”

The Fort boasts an immersive experience with the Second World War air-raid simulator in the Home Front exhibition; an interactive exhibition taking you through the D-Day landings in 1944, what life was like in the trenches during the First World War and the history of the Fort and its role in defending Newhaven.

New and regular visitors to Newhaven Fort are welcomed back from with a stunning timetable of events including VE Day celebrations on 9th May, Living History Weekend over the late May Bank Holiday.

Let’s get going, Seaford – Walking Football

Fun, Fitness & Friendship

For men and women, no skills required just bring your trainers.

Walking Football prohibits players from sprinting, running or jogging while the ball is in play and is also non-contact.

Volunteer Walking Football Coach, Dick Plowman says: “I am a retired frustrated footballer myself. We are running these sessions to help and encourage all over 50s to be active; and to offer a session for all frustrated footballers! It really does encapsulate fun, fitness and friendship.”


Introductory session       9.00am – 10.00am (drop in session) £2.00 (This session is open to beginners and those who are looking at becoming more active. This session will incorporate drills to improve on your skills and fitness).

10.00am – 12.00pm (drop in session) £3.50

The group relaxes after the session by meeting in the cafe for coffee.

To attend the Walking Football, contact Downs Leisure Centre on 01323 490011 or just turn up.

Let's Get Active Together

Take out a couples membership this Valentines and save £39.95 on the joining fee.
20% discount on the second membership is also available.
Offer only available between 12th – 15th February 2015 in centre.

We have everything you need to enjoy a fitter and healthier lifestyle in 2015, with a range of activities including cardio programmes, resistance training, exercise classes and swimming.
You can choose a membership that suits your goals and lifestyle with our range of great value memberships, including Active Choice which gives you unlimited use of gym, swim and classes.