Downs Leisure Centre

The Downs Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose centre situated on the A259 to the east of Seaford Town Centre and in easy reach of Alfriston, the Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean, Wilmington and surrounding areas.


Downs Leisure Centre


To book your class or session, please click on the Book button above.

About the Centre

Centre Facilities

  • Newly refurbished, state-of-the-art Gym
  • Sports and Activity Halls
  • Outdoor 3G All-Weather Pitch
  • Dino’s - Large Soft Play
  • Aerobics Studio
  • Sunbed
  • Café Wave (with outside seating area, open to Members and Non-Members).
  • Nearby Pool (Seaford Head Pool) a few minutes’ walk from Downs Leisure Centre

Disabled Access

  • Downs Leisure Centre is fully accessible with:
  • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
  • An automatic Entrance Door
  • Reception Entrance for wheelchairs
  • Induction Loop at Reception and in Café Wave
  • Lowered Reception Counter

Tanning at Wave

A tanning sunbed is available at the Downs Leisure Centre.

Safe tanning is our top priority, and you will be asked to complete a Sunbed Record Card to ensure we can make sure you are staying within the recommended tanning session guidelines.

The Wave 3G Pitch at Downs Leisure Centre

At the Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford, Wave has a 3G Pitch available for hire to the community and groups.

The Pitch offers one full size pitch or three, Five-a-Side pitches. Floodlights are available at an additional charge, but are subject to time restrictions.

What’s a 3G Pitch?

Third Generation or 3G Pitches as they are known, represent a new development in synthetic turf. The Pitch itself looks like natural grass with similar playing characteristics, non-abrasive and can be used with rubber studs.

The open structure gives a firmer grip and provides for better ball control. Pushing off, running, stopping or tackling are all possible without additional risk of injury.

The floodlights and ‘all weather’ capabilities of the Pitch make it ideal for training. The durability of the surface means that matches can be played concurrently one after the other and could provide a solution to all those matches that are postponed during wet weather.

It is not just wet weather the Pitch is beneficial for, in summer grass pitches harden which increases the risk of injury whilst a 3G Pitch retains its impact absorbency.

These pitches are the latest revolution in providing ‘all weather’ playing facilities with an artificial playing surface that feels like grass, looks like grass and plays like grass.

For more information on the 3G Pitch, or to make a booking, please email:

Contact Details:

Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4QW.
Tel: 01323 490011. Email:

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bank Holiday opening times may vary.  Please check with the Centre for details.

Supervised Sessions for under 8’s, allowing you to enjoy a swim, gym workout or group exercise class and are available at the following times:

Tuesday        9:30 am - 10:30 am

Wednesday    9:30 am - 10:30 am 

Thursday       9:30 am - 10:30 am, 9:30 am - 10:30 am and 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday       9:00 am - 10:00 am and 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Booking in advance is essential, contact your local centre.


Inspiring Active Lifestyles

Junior Activities

At Downs Leisure Centre, we run a full activity timetable for our Junior Members. In addition to gym sessions (restrictions apply), other activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Roller Discos
  • Trampolining

For full details of all our classes and how to book, please email or call 01323 490011.

Fit Families @ Wave

Wave’s Fit Families programme provides fun and inclusive exercise sessions for the whole family to enjoy and take part in together. Exercise side-by-side in our state-of-the-art gym - create healthy habits whilst spending quality time together.

For further information, please email us at or call 01323 490011.


Launched this September at Downs Leisure Centre, MYZONE is a new innovative heart rate-based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity.

The MYZONE belt allows users to track their heart rate, calories, time and MYZONE Effort Points (or MEPs). Whether you are taking a class, working out in the gym, running or cycling, the MYZONE system accurately and conveniently monitors physical activity using wireless and cloud technology.

The Gym and Studio have MYZONE screens which displays color-coded heart rate zones to establish a percentage of maximum effort (intensity) based on your heart rate. Every minute of effort above 50% will earn you MEPs.

MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs) are a new metric for measuring your physical activity. The MEPs accumulate for every minute of activity that you spend in the five effort (intensity) zones based on your individual maximum heart rate.

The more effort that is put in, the more MYZONE Effort points you earn!

If you'd like to purchase a MYZONE Belt, please ask at Reception.


The newly installed equipment brings the latest in technology and entertainment to our gyms via the new Life Fitness cardio vascular, pin selector and free weights equipment.

As part of Wave’s continued commitment to ‘Inspiring Activity Lifestyles’, we want to encourage all our new and existing customers to ‘Get Connected!’ to FitConnect, which will connect and unite our members, their health data (from their own health tech apps / kit) and Wave together, all on one platform.

For new members, sign-up to FitConnect will either be at point on joining or at the initial gym induction. For existing members, our Fitness Team will be explaining the system and its benefits to encourage sign-up; and the awareness activity we will be undertaking will help this.

FitConnect helps everyone achieve their goals by sharing an individual’s information with their Wave Fitness Instructor, so that help is on hand 24/7 and at every step of the way.

What is FitConnect?

One Connection – All Fitness Data

1. FitConnect connects and unites you, your health data and your gym together.

2. FitConnect helps you achieve your goals by sharing your information with your Fitness Instructor so they can help you every step of the way. If you go off track, they will be there to support you and get you back on the rails.

3. FitConnect is one platform where you can save and access all the fitness data from your fitness Apps, devices and wearable tech.

It’s easy….

• It only takes two or three minutes to get you set-up on FitConnect.

• Speak to one of our Team who will get you on-board, quickly and smoothly.

• Whilst you train, your fitness data will be uploaded to your preferred Apps as usual but, with FitConnect you’ll now receive personalised advice and encouragement.

• To get the best chance to achieve your goal – share you goal!

Don’t delay! Get Connected Today!

New State-of-the Art Gym @ Downs Leisure Centre

As part of Wave’s continued commitment to ‘Inspiring Active Lifestyles’, and investing in the local community, we are delighted to announce that the refurbishments of all our gyms are now complete.

The newly refurbished gym at Downs Leisure Centre brings the latest technology and entertainment to the gym floor via new Life Fitness cardio vascular, pin selector and free weights equipment.

If you’d like to arrange an appointment with one of our qualified Fitness Instructors or speak to one of the Team about Membership options, please either call 01323 490011 or email us at

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Exercise Classes

Our Group Exercise classes come in all shapes and styles.

Whatever your fitness level, and whether you exercise regularly or are a complete beginner, our classes offer a great way to get in shape.

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Soft Play at Wave

Fun for Little Ones

Come and visit one of Wave’s three Soft Play themed adventure zones – have fun with Dinosaurs in Seaford, or explore a Magic Castle in Peacehaven or visit our Ocean Adventure in Lewes, a fun-packed soft play area over three levels for children under 8, with interactive sounds and a dedicated area for toddlers.

Packed with lots of fun and exciting things to do, each soft play is ideal for a weekend visit, a perfect choice for some after school play time or, for our younger guests, a great place to visit and discover during school term-time when it’s a bit quieter.

Children's Activities Fitness

Wave Swim School

Swimming can be a wonderful recreational activity for individuals and families. The pool makes a great playground and a great gym. There is so much more on offer now in our pools from aqua-aerobics to swimming lessons, diving to inflatable fun sessions. But that’s not all. Swimming keeps the body fit and healthy, and helps to fight the health risks of obesity and an inactive lifestyle – and children who keep fit and healthy tend to do better academically.

Learning to swim is not only fun and healthy, it is a life skill. Living in a costal location, our children are exposed to the dangers of water. By learning to swim they learn about the dangers of water and how to be safe around and in it.

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Older People's Activities

Wave designs, develops and provides activities which are tailored to meet the needs of the growing aging population of the Lewes District area. Wave’s Older People’s activities are inclusive of our outreach work and provided opportunities for increased participation and wellbeing. Our activity calendar includes 24 weekly timetabled sessions which are specifically designed to help support participation of those over 65 years of age. These sessions are at various levels of intensity and range from gentle exercise, such as Chair-Based Exercise and Strength and Balance classes, to higher intensity such as Pickle Ball, Table Tennis and Senior Gym sessions.

Older People Parties

Swimming at Wave

No matter what your fitness level, the general benefits of swimming are yours to go out and grab and make your own.  Swimming has the power to:

• Give your muscles a makeover
• Transform you into a Cardio King or Queen
• Calm you quicker than a secluded beach in the Bahamas

Eight Benefits of Swimming:

1. Gives you a full body work-out
2. Promotes a sense of wellbeing
3. Destresses and relaxes
4. Burns calories
5. Lowers the risk of diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease
6. Increases energy levels
7. Let’s you exercise without sweating
8. Swimming in water supports up to 90% of your body weight