Parkside Pools and Gym have some of the best pools in Cambridge.

There are three pools in the centre. The fitness pool is 25 metres long and competition standard with 8 lanes. The teaching and diving pool has a movable floor and there is a children's leisure pool as well.

There are also two flumes: one suitable for individuals to ride and one suitable for two people to ride. 





Parkside Pools and Gym is the perfect place to train hard and feel comfortable doing it.

We have a 100 station gym with Cardiovascular, Resistance, and Free Weights equipment.

We provide a range of equipment to target all of your training needs.

With a friendly and vibrant atmosphere we also provide ample changing rooms.





Our Studio is a great space that hosts a wide range of fitness classes including yoga, pilates, step, boxfit, zumba and bodyfit to name just a few. 




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Functional Outdoor Fitness Area

We are proud to announce the arrival of the IGNITE RIG, a state of the art functional training frame, with multiple training stations including monkey bars, core plates, rebound board, battle ropes, pull up bars, a punch bag, a squat rack, and more! The introduction of the IGNITE RIG, will give you an exciting opportunity to take functional training outdoors with limitless options for inspirational exercise. We have also added shock absorbing flooring to limit the impact on knees and joints that can reduce risk of injury. Our flooring has marked areas for speed, agility and explosive training.
Nothing beats the feeling of training outdoors in the fresh air!



Birthday Parties

Book your party at Parkside Pools and Gym and choose from one of 4 great packages and make it a day to remember!

Package 1:

Enjoy your own private pool space for water polo, fun with floats, plus ride our flumes. Invite up to 15 friends and go wild for 1 hour! You will get VIP access all areas wrist band so you can access all our pools. * Available between 12:00-17:00 Saturdays and Sundays for ONLY £105

Package 2:

All the great benefits of package 1 plus 1 hour to chill and enjoy food and cake from our very own café with friends in our activity room and dance and sing along to your own playlist! You will get an access all areas VIP wrist band so you can go wild in all our pools. *Available between 12:00-17:00 Saturdays and Sundays from ONLY £125

*2 Options for package 1 and 2. Over 8’s Main Pool, Under 8’s Teaching Pool. 

Package 3:

Get your own private VIP pool for 1 hour using Diving boards or water polo, plus ride our flumes, pump up the music with your own play list. Invite up to 30 of your coolest friends and go wild for 1 hour. Afterwards chill out and eat your cake in our activity room. *Available Saturdays only 17:30-19:15 for ONLY £300

Ultimate Party,

Take over Parkside Pools for the Ultimate VIP Party with our 20 metre inflatable obstacle course, ride our flumes and rock out to your own playlist! It’s the ultimate party for kids and adults and you can invite up to 150 people! *Available Saturdays 18:00-19:00 for ONLY £500

Any under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.. 2 under 8s to 1 adult

Email: parksidepools@GLL.ORG or call 01223 446100


Healthwise (GP referral)

Better’s firm belief that physical activity at appropriate levels can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual underpins our commitment to the provision of a Exercise Referral scheme across our leisure centres. Working in Partnership with healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to breaking down barriers to physical activity and to tackle health inequalities.

The Better Health Team provide independently tailored opportunities for patients with existing medical conditions to be referred to a specifically designed physical activity programme, at an affordable rate – a programme designed to help them manage and improve their health.



To find out more information or to be referred on to this service, please speak to your Healthcare Professional. Alternatively you can contact the Healthwise team on: 01223 240 271 or email our Healthwise Department:


Better Coffee Corner

Following the renovation of the Better Coffee Corner we are pleased to announce we are open daily serving a range of healthy food and drink.

Why not have lunch with us following your workout or a coffee with friends?

We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to our new menu!