Live Better at Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Margate Thanet

With Live Better, there's no sign up feeNo old-fashioned on-peak vs. off-peak limits on your enjoyment. Just the freedom to be in control of your health & fitness goals with UNLIMITED* Classes, Gym & Swim! 

*T&Cs apply see membership pages for details.

Welcome to

Hartsdown Leisure Centre

Your Leisure is here to help you "Live Better"! Whether you are new to exercise or looking for somewhere new to work towards your health and fitness goals, Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Margate Thanet is the right place for you. The leisure centre offers a wide range of group exercise classes, has a fully equipped gym with TechnoGym machines and free weights, two swimming pools (main pool and teaching pool), swimming lessons with Your Swim School, our Hartsdown Gymnastics Centre and the famous FeelGood Factory plus a sports hall with badminton, table tennis and more. Hartsdown Leisure Centre is a cashless facility.

Our Customer Support Team is available Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm and Sat/Sun 8am - 2pm. 

Please note that activities can be booked online and in centre, payment by card only. Non-members can book 5 days in advance, members can book as per their membership's advanced booking perk.


Hartsdown Swimming Pool

For your enjoyment we have put together a number of different sessions that aim to assist in your enjoyment of our pools and accommodate a variety of users. Swimming sessions are open to members and non-members to be booked online. Session descriptions can be viewed via the pool timetables. All swimmers need a booking. Read Pool Admission Policy here.

25m Main Pool: Deep end 2.25m – Shallow end 1m
12m Teaching Pool: Deep end 1m – Shallow end 0.75m

NBWhen booking an Open Swim just select Lane 1 when the booking system asks; there are no lanes for an Open Swim Lane 1 books a place in the pool.

Book online via "Search & Book" or using the Live Better app. Timetables subject to change, always check online booking system and app for changes. Gaps during days are for private pool hire and swim schools.

NB: ** Aqua Aqua & Active Aqua sessions are available to book through the Group-Ex programme not swimming.

NB: All swimmers (including 0-15 year olds) must have a session booking to enter the pool, either a paid online booking in advance or booked online and paid for on the day in centre (card only) or booking as part of a valid membership.

NB: Please note, once a session is full, no more bookings can be made online or in centre.

NB: When booking an Open Swim just select Lane 1 if the booking system asks; there are no lanes for an Open Swim Lane 1 books a place in the pool.

NB: Only Parent & Toddler*** sessions include a joint booking for 1 Child (0-4 years) and 1 Adult (16+) to enter the pool under one booking. All other swimming sessions require an individual booking per swimmer - Example, 4 swimmers = 4 bookings (***excluding Tides where you can book multiple spaces on one booking for Parent & Toddler - please check Pool Admission Policy for Ratios).

NB: Only Disabled Swim sessions include a joint booking for 1 Service User and 1 Carer to enter the pool under one booking. All other swimming sessions a holder of a carers' membership can accompany the 'cared for' free of charge but these sessions require two individual bookings to admit two people into the pool. Click here for our Carers Policy. 


Hartsdown Gym

Our TechoGym and free weight equipment is ideal for all user levels and includes a comprehensive range of cardio and strength equipment covering upper, lower and total body routines, ensuring exceptional training comfort along the way. Our friendly and professional trainers will always be on hand to support you in your goals. 

We recommend all members pre-book gym time on the app prior to arrival so you can scan and go straight in. Junior members need to book in advance using the Live Better app. Non-members can book in on the day using our reception kiosks (card payment only). 

The Kit

46 station gym including:

  • 17 pieces of resistance kit
  • 9 Treadmills
  • 8 Cross Trainers
  • 7 Bikes
  • 2 Spin Bikes
  • 2 Rowers
  • 1 Arm Bike
  • 1 Ski crossover
  • Weight Area
  • Dumbbells up to 50kg
  • Squat Rack
  • Smith Machine
  • Pulley Station
  • Kinesis Machine
  • Tanita Body Scan Scales

Gym Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6am to 10pm 

Friday 6am to 9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 7am to 5:30pm

Non-member Prices:

Adult (16+) Gym: £10.00

Non-members can book in on the day using our reception kiosks (card payment only).

Video Tour


Hartsdown Group-Ex Classes

Exercise with friends and family and receive the support of our trained group exercise class leaders. Your Leisure centres offer more exercise classes than the competition - including our own classes, world-class Group-Ex experiences designed by LesMills and virtual classes.  Group-Ex is fun, motivational and classes can be booked online.

Classes Include

LesMills BodyCombat | LesMills BodyAttack | LesMills BodyPump | LesMills RPM | LesMills BodyBalance | LesMills GRIT Strength | LesMills Core | LesMills Sprint | LesMills Sh'bam | LesMills GRIT Cardio

FightKlub | Legs, Bums & Tums | Yoga | Pilates | DanceFit | BalletBeFit | HIIT Step | KettleBells | HIIT Circuit | Spin 


Hartsdown FeelGood Factory

Our FeelGood Factory at Hartsdown offers a revolutionary way to lose weight via a completely unique 50-60-minute workout using power assisted equipment. This low impact exercise is ideal for people with osteoporosis, mobility problems, joint problems, poor posture, muscle tone problems.

Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm (last session starts 5:15pm)

Saturday & Sunday 8:30am to 12pm (last session 11:15am)

Book sessions via the Live Better app

Non-member Prices:

Adult FeelGood Factory (16+): £9.95

Non-members can book in on the day using our reception kiosks (card payment only).


Hartsdown Sports Hall

Hartsdown Sports Hall offers table tennis and badminton. You can also book the whole hall for netball and 5-a-side football. Contact the centre for more details.

Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm (last bookable court hour 8pm)

Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm (last bookable court hour 4pm)

Check availability & Book sports via the Live Better app


Your Swim School

Children's Swimming Lessons from 4 years+ & Adult Lessons

Your Swim School is delivering Swim England-accredited swimming lessons in Margate, Ramsgate and Deal. 

Learning to swim is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, develop a new life skill and be water safe, especially living by the coast. Your Leisure partners with Swim England to teach their Stages 1-7 Learn To Swim programme. Classes are also based on continual assessment of individual children and therefore run seamlessly throughout the year enabling children to move stages at their own pace. 

Swim School students also get free swimming at our centres so they can practice beyond lessons*


Hartsdown Gymnastics Centre

Here at Hartsdown Gymnastics Centre, our aim is to provide fun, active sessions whilst teaching gymnastics skills. Our sessions are age-based and all abilities are welcome. Our team of coaches not only teach the skills but help build the gymnast's self-confidence. Gymnastics benefits children's cognitive and physical development by improving gross and fine motor skills, strength, flexibility, balance, agility and coordination. Hartsdown Gymnastic Centre students also get free swimming at our centres during open sessions, ask at reception for details.



Read our FAQs online to find the answers to your questions quickly. 

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2-month pass only £50 includes gym, swimming and FeelGood Factory! Join online under "Promotions"!

Your Leisure Centres bring you the World famous Les Mills Group-Ex Classes! Get the best exercise class experience with BodyPump, BodyBalance, RPM, BodyAttack, BodyCombat & more across Your Leisure centres!

Check app timetables or search booking system for availability.


Main Pool & Teaching Pool

Swimming Lessons

Fully Equipped Gym

Exercise Class Studios

FeelGood Factory

Gymnastics Academy

Sports Hall

Personal Training

Accessible Changing Rooms

Step-free Access

Car Park


Get the live better app

Download the app for free from your app store. Check timetables, book on the go & stay up-to-date.

Getting to Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Margate and contact us

Address: Hartsdown Rd, Margate CT9 5QX

Phone: 0333 366 0661

Hartsdown Leisure Centre, Margate Thanet is operated by Your Leisure Kent Ltd in partnership with Thanet District Council.

Your Leisure Kent Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with charitable status. Registration number 28889R.

“The objects of the Society shall be to provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation in Kent and the surrounding area of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life and to advance the education of the public in leisure activities”.

Your Leisure strives to provide a broad range of leisure activities, quality entertainment and good customer service at its venues / centres and all feedback is very important to us so we can make improvements for the future.

If you would like to send us feedback, click the button below and complete the applicable online form and a manger will respond to you.

Head Office:

We are always keen to hear from our customers. Whether you want to give us feedback on what we're doing or suggest how we can make things better, send us a message or give us a call or write to us.

Your Leisure Kent Ltd, Discovery Park, Innovation House, Innovation Way, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9FF

T: 03333 660 661 E: info@yourleisure.uk.com