New Barnet Leisure Centre is a cashless facility which means that we are only able to take payments online or in-centre via contactless or credit / debit cards. 

As a company we’ve noticed that the use of cash by our customers has declined significantly over recent years, with more and more people booking online and using credit or debit cards. We are confident that removing cash-based transactions, will improve customer service by reducing queues at reception and eliminating the potential for cash thefts.

We have implemented a cashless operation in several centres across the UK and this has allowed us to vastly improve our speed of service and customer experience.

We will be working with all our customers to ensure that they are able to manage this by finding a suitable, alternative method of payment, should they currently be using cash.

Move to cashless transactions: Frequently asked questions

  1. Q. How can I book to use the pool, a lesson or course?
    You can do this online via our website, by creating an online account. Or you can use our fast payment kiosks in the centre.
  2. Can I pay by cheque?
    A. No, we will not be accepting payment by cheque.
  3. I don’t have a credit or debit card. What should I do?
    A. Please speak to the centre for help and advice on the options available to you.
  4. My children don’t have credit or debit cards and usually pay with cash. How can they continue to use the facilities?
    A. You can pay for your child’s visit by card in advance online or by phone. Alternatively, we have partnered with nimbl, a pre-paid debit card and smartphone app with unique parental controls, helping children aged 8-17 learn how to spend and save responsibly. More information can be found by visiting: https://nimbl.com/how-it-works
  5. I would like to set up a nimbl account but have questions about this. Where can I go for help?
    A. You can find out more information by visiting nimbl’s website https://nimbl.com. If you need any further help, feel free to contact team nimbl at help@nimbl.comor call 02476 994 000
  6. I am confused about these changes, who can I speak to for help and advice?
    A. Please call 020 8368 7070 during opening hours or email new-barnet@gll.org for help and advice on these changes.