K2 Leisure Centre
The K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley hosts a large range of sports activities and clubs. The main hall is also used at weekends for exhibitions, wedding fairs, and toy fairs.
The building contains:
- a café
- a licensed bar
- meeting rooms suitable for conferences
- the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in the south of England outside London
- a floodlit 8-lane athletics stadium with seating for 450 spectators
- a climbing wall
- all-weather sports pitches for football, hockey and tennis
- a health and fitness gym with more than 150 pieces of equipment
- 12 badminton courts
- 5 glass-backed squash courts
- a martial arts room
- tennis courts
- cricket nets
- table tennis tables
- 5 treatment rooms
- a sauna and steam room
- a teaching pool and leisure water pool
- 2 aerobics dance studios
K2 Leisure Centre Opening Hours
Main Leisure Centre Facilities
- Monday to Friday: 6.00 to 23.00
- Saturdays and bank holidays: 8.00 to 18.00
- Sunday: 8.00 to 20.00
- Monday to Friday: 6.00 to 22.00
- Saturday: 8.00 to 18.00
- Sunday: 8.00 to 20.00
Other facilities, such as the crèche, the swimming pool, and the sauna, may open later and close earlier than the main facility. The K2 Leisure Centre normally operates reduced hours over Christmas. (Opening hours are correct as of July 2014).
K2 Leisure Centre Phone Numbers
- Main reception: 01293 585300
- Aerobics timetable: 01293 585340
- Swimming timetable: 01293 585341
- Membership information: 01293 585385
- Fitness information: 01293 585333
- Booking and events: 01293 585309
- Birthday party bookings: 01293 585308
Prices and Membership
Various levels of membership at the K2 Leisure Centre are available, covering different ages, groups and activities. Prices for most activities and types of membership are not publicised, which suggests that they aren’t cheap. To find out the latest prices, you will need to turn up in person or phone 01293 585385.
Active Crawley Card
Holders of an Active Crawley Card qualify for reduced prices for some activities. As of May 2014, the card costs £5 for adult residents of Crawley, with reductions for certain groups.
Climbing tuition at the K2 Leisure Centre is provided by High Sports. See their website for up-to-date details of activities, timetables and prices.
Sports massage at the K2 Leisure Centre is provided by Bodycare Clinic.
The Crawley Wellbeing team is based at the Leisure Centre, and offers advice on exercising, dealing with stress, kicking a habit, and other lifestyle questions.
Location, Directions and Parking
Arriving by Bus or Train
The K2 Leisure Centre is a little over one mile from Crawley railway station. To walk to the leisure centre, turn right out of the station, then right again at the traffic lights onto Southgate Avenue. At the end of Southgate Avenue, turn left. The leisure centre is about 200 yards ahead of you on the left-hand side of the A23.
The number 2 bus between Tilgate, the town centre and Ifield visits the K2 Leisure Centre approximately every 15 minutes. The number 10 Fastway bus stops nearby, at Broadfield Stadium and on Southgate Avenue.
Arriving by Car
From the south, follow the A23 towards Crawley. About one mile past Pease Pottage, get in the outside lane and turn right at the traffic lights. Watch out for the 50 mph limit as you approach the lights — there are sometimes speed traps.
From the north, follow the A23 through Crawley. Look for a roundabout containing a giant football, outside Broadfield Stadium. Go straight on in the left-hand lane, and very soon you will see the K2 Leisure Centre to your left as you approach a set of traffic lights.
From the M23, leave the motorway at junction 11, Pease Pottage. Get in the right-hand lane on the slip road, follow the roundabout all the way round and join the A23 heading towards Crawley. The K2 Leisure Centre is a little over one mile along on your right, at the first set of traffic lights.
Free car parking, including disabled bays close to the main entrance, is available but usually fills up early when the K2 Leisure Centre is hosting toy or wedding fairs. Other locations nearby are often used as overflow car parks, and will be signposted when in use.
The Other K2
Climbing at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, Sussex, is a lot cheaper and less dangerous than climbing the other K2.