Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford

East Grinstead Sports Club

Lewes Leisure Centre

Peacehaven Leisure Centre

Ringmer Swimming Pool

Seaford Head Swimming Pool

Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre

Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven

Contact Details

Downs Leisure Centre,
Sutton Road,
East Sussex, BN25 4QW.

Tel: 01323 490011


Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bank Holiday opening times may vary. Please check with the Centre for details.

Getting There

The Downs Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose centre situated on the A259 to the east of Seaford Town Centre and in easy reach of Alfriston, the Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean, Wilmington and surrounding areas.Buses from Eastbourne, Newhaven and Brighton stop outside the Centre and Seaford Railway Station is just a 10-minute walk away. There is also free on-site parking.

Centre Facilities

  • Newly refurbished, state-of-the-art Gym
  • Sports and Activity Halls
  • Outdoor 3G All-Weather Pitch
  • Dino’s - Large Soft Play
  • Dino's Kiosk
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Sunbed
  • Café Wave (with outside seating area, open to Members and Non-Members)
  • Nearby Pool (Seaford Head Pool) a few minutes’ walk from Downs Leisure Centre

Disabled Access

Downs Leisure Centre is fully accessible with:

  • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
  • An automatic Entrance Door
  • Reception Entrance for wheelchairs
  • Induction Loop at Reception and in Café Wave
  • Lowered Reception Counter
  • Dedicated changing facility with shower and toilet
  • All facilities on a single floor level
  • Range of gym machines for Wheelchair Users

Wave Parties

Why not have your child’s birthday party with Wave this year? We have a great range of Wave Parties available and, don’t forget, our four swimming pools also make great kids birthday party venues.

At Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford, we can offer Football Parties outside on our All Weather Pitch or inside in the Sports Hall, Climbing Wall Parties, Soft Play Parties in Dino's, Roller Skating Parties, Basketball Parties and Trampolining Parties.

In Peacehaven, we host Big Bounce Parties, Football or Basketball Parties, Magic Castle Soft Play Parties, Roller Skating Parties, Tots Time Parties and Trampolining Parties.

Over in Newhaven, you can hire Shakespeare Hall for a private party, disco or Big Bounce Party and, in Lewes, have fun at an Ocean Adventure Soft Play Party, Big Bounce Party, Football and Basketball Parties, Roller Skating Parties and Trampolining Parties.

Our Swimming Pools also make great venues for birthday parties. There are a number of options to choose from including:

  • Giant Inflatable Pool Parties
  • General Pool Hire

If you know the Pool you’d like to have your bespoke Pool Party at, you can call them direct on the following numbers:

Lewes Leisure Centre  01273 486000
Ringmer Swimming Pool – 01273 813533
Seahaven Swim & Fitness Centre – 01273 894540
Seaford Head Swimming Pool – 01323 897632

If you’d like to find out more about the variety and range of parties we offer, catering options, venues and party themes, please email: