Sovereign Centre fun pool with a blue swirling slide and a octopus baby slide

Sovereign Centre

Eastbourne

The Sovereign Centre is a large leisure centre offering a wide range of facilities including a gym, fun pool with wave machine and flume, Aqua Challenge inflatable assault course, 25 meter gala swimming pool, diving pool, swimming lessons, gymnastics lessons, sauna and steam room, workout studio, junior gym, birthday parties, cafe and much more!  

SEN friendly fun pool session from 7th May (i-go offer applies)

These run on the first Saturday of every month (term time only) for 09:30 session which is the first of the day. These sessions have no music, waves or pool features running in the Fun Pool area.  Sovereign will do their best to minimise sudden noises but please be advised there may still be whistle blows and tannoy announcements during this session as these are essential for pool safety and operation. All sessions will be banded with a coloured wristband - this can be worn by the parent/carer if it is a sensory concern.

There is full information on the website 

Accessibility

Mobility and/or building
  • Wheel Chair Accessible venue
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Entrance

Automatic wide entry doors with low level button and flat access.

There is a wheelchair gate allowing easier access to poolside, which has some hand rails around it.

The Fun Pool changing rooms in the Family changing area include large disabled changing rooms (without grab handles) and larger size group cubicles.

Low vanity areas and low level lockers are available.

Access to the poolside is ramped with rails. There are level open showers on poolside. Access into the water at the deep end is down steps with rails. There is also a gently sloping lagoon style entrance to the fun pool, pool wheelchairs can be wheeled straight into the water (at own risk). Water in this pool is heated to 30%C which is warmer than average. 

Poolside chairs can be requested from the Lifeguards.

In the older part of the building (the training pool area) there are cubicles with grabrails and a disabled shower with grab rails, safety cord and low sink. There is a gully across the entrance to this shower which causes a slight dip. 

Toileting/Changing
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Grab/Drop Down Rails
Outdoors
  • Wheelchair Access to Outdoor Areas

There is a step to access the outdoor grass area.

Hearing Assistance
  • Hearing loop
The Unexpected
  • There can be sudden loud noise

Music in fun pool and splashing water. There is music in the gym.

Offers & Events

Location

The Sovereign Centre Royal Parade
Eastbourne, BN22 7LQ