major refurbishment now underway!

November 16 2020

As part of our commitment to Ashford Borough Council we are embarking on a major refurbishment project at The Stour Centre. Once complete, Ashford and it's residents will have some of the best health, leisure & fitness facilities in the country.

The project is now underway and comprises a total refurbishment of the gym facilities and improved group exercise stuios as well as exciting NEW facilities the whole family will enjoy. We'll be making regular updates as we progress but take a look at some of the changes happening at The Stour Centre - your community leisure centre.

updated artist impressions

Updated November 2020

NEW café & servery

We'll be updating the café servery and seating area by increasing the number of tables so you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink or snack after your workout or when you're sitting back and watching your little ones play on the NEW soft play area. We're excited to bring to Stour - the well known high street coffee chain - Costa Coffee serving all your favourite hot drinks and a range of healthy snacks.

NEW Soft play facility

Time with the kids is time well spent. They need everything that we do - to be entertained, to be challenged and to laugh with their friends. This fabulous new soft play will provide them with all this and more. You can relax and sit back while they burn off all that excess energy!

New reception area

We're improving the entrance and exits to avoid unnecessary queues particularly at peak times so you can get on with your swim, enjoy a workout in the gym or stop by for a coffee. The turnstiles will all be operated by a 'swipe' of your membership card giving you a fast and efficient service.


Other improvement we'll be making at the Stour Centre

new pool play features!


new climbing area!

new reception!


new soft play facility

We're delighted and excited to be working in partnership with Ashford Borough Council to refurbish The Stour Centre and provide the residents and visitors to Ashford some of the best health, leisure and fitness facilities in the UK.

Ivan Horsfall Turner | Managing Director, Freedom Leisure