New Opening Times - 6th September

Following members' feedback we'll be extending our opening times for the Health and Fitness side of the club from Monday 6th September:

  • Monday to Thursday: 6.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m
  • Friday: 6.30 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7.30 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Family Activities

Encourage an active family lifestyle by getting involved in The Essex’s dedicated children’s activities. A combination of fun, education and fitness available for children from age 6 weeks to 16 years.

New Junior Timetable

We’ve got a brand-new junior timetable packed with activities for kids of all ages - so whatever they're into,
you’re sure to find something to keep them active and entertained this autumn.

View Junior Timetable

Cheeky Monkeys Essex

Our nursery in Colchester, Essex is managed by our approved partner Cheeky Monkeys.
A brilliant place for children to flourish and learn.

Book with Cheeky Monkeys

Swimming Pool

Swim, play and learn in our indoor swimming pool with dedicated family swim time, splash play sessions and swimming lessons.

Designated Family Times:

Monday to Friday: 15:30-18:00

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-18:00

Swimming Lessons

We believe that swimming is a great way to stay healthy, that is why we offer professional and fun swimming lessons for all ages and levels. Our swimming lessons ensure that your children gain confidence and feel comfortable in the water.

Read about swimming lessons

Teen Gym

A supervised session for teens who want to learn how to use the gym whilst having a member of our Wellness Team on hand to offer guidance and advice.

Teen Gym Times:

Monday to Friday: 16:00-20:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-20:00