Your Questions Answered: Activities & Online Booking

Booking rights

Members and non-members have different booking rights when it comes to booking online.

  • Members will be able to see and book sessions up to 14 days in advance
  • Non-members can see and book sessions up to 5 days in advance

You won't be able to see any sessions before 14 or 5 days in advance, which may affect the number of sessions you can see when you look at your online booking account.

Everyone, member and non-member, will get 5 days advance booking rights on Family Bubble and Family Flume sessions as these are not included in any memberships. You'll be able to see and book these in the app and online 5 days before they take place.

If you're not seeing a session and you think you should be able to, please email us on

Fancy becoming a member and getting 14 days booking rights and unlimited swimming, classes and gym sessions? Take a look at our membership options.

What activities can I do?

At this time, we will be opening sites for Gym and Group Exercise Classes, as well as Swimming.

Racket sports and other activities will be coming back in phases. Please speak to you local centre to hear the latest updates.

How do I book an activity?

To book your gym or swim session, or group exercise class, use the Wave booking website or download our app for Android and iOS devices. You can book an activity up to 10 minutes before it starts.

Will there be a limit to number of bookings that I can make?

At present there is no limit to the number of sessions a member can book.

My routine includes equipment from both gyms at The Downs, Seaford. How do I book this?

You will need to book a spot in each of the gyms if you wish to access equipment in both areas. Slots are every hour so, for example, you would book Gym 1 for 10am and Gym 2 for 11am.

  • Gym 1 is focused on resistance equipment, including Chest Press, Ab Cruncher, Leg Press, Squat Cage and free weights up to 50kg.
  • Gym 2 has more cardiovascular equipment, including treadmills, cross trainers and bikes. This gym also holds a selection of free weights from 1-10kg.

You will need to exit the centre after your first session and re-join the reception queue.

I've never used online booking before. How do I create my account?

You do not need to be a member to set up an online booking account with Wave. You will be able to book and pay for swim and gym sessions, plus group exercise classes through the online booking website or the Wave app.

To create your online booking account, you will first need to get your details logged on our system. Find a step-by-step guide to setting up an online booking account on our online booking page.

I'm having trouble setting up my account.

If you're having trouble setting up your account, make sure you've read and followed each step in our account creation guide. If you have done this, try taking a look at our troubleshooting page which lists common problems that may impact your setup. 

If you are still having trouble, please email the team at with as much detail as possible and we will look into this for you.

Booking through Hussle or Move GB?
You still have to book your gym sessions with us. As a non-member, you'll get 5 days book ahead rights.
  • Move GB users: Book through the Move GB service
  • Hussle Users: To book your gym session, call your local centre and the team will be able to schedule your session.
For more information, email

Will I still receive my Wave rewards stamp on doing an activity?

To reduce the chances of cross-contamination, we will not be stamping Wave reward cards for now.

Can I use the Boditrax machine at the Downs Leisure centre?

No – this machine will not be in use to reduce cross-contamination.