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Aspire Defence operates Tidworth Leisure Centre for the MoD in partnership with Wiltshire Council and Army Library Services. Wiltshire Council staff provide a complete service seven days a week to both the garrison and the local community, from 0900 to 2100 hrs (2000 hrs on Saturdays).

Contact us: 01980 847140

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is the scene of many varied activities, from climbing and abseiling to trampolining and short tennis, basketball to hockey and football, netball to volleyball and badminton.

It also contains two gymnasia, one for MoD personnel and one for the community.

Tidworth Leisure Centre: 01980 847140

Fitness Studio

With 53 items of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment, the fitness studio is available during normal leisure centre opening hours. New users will need to take an initial induction session with a qualified instructor.

Tidworth Leisure Centre: 01980 847140

Swimming Pool

The leisure centre has a six-lane, 25-metre pool, which is reserved for MoD military training from 0700 to 1400 hrs from Monday to Friday (until 1700 hrs on Wednesdays). It is available for public use during other normal opening hours – as are the learner and splash pools, complete with 50-metre flume.

Tidworth Leisure Centre: 01980 847140

Library Service

All members of the community can use the library free of charge. As well as books, magazines and reference documents, it provides videos, CDs, tapes, Internet-access, activities for children and
study materials using media including CD-ROM.

Library service: 01980 843460


Paula’s Café is open seven days a week, from 0930 to 1700 hrs on weekdays, and 1000 to 1700 hrs at weekends.

Tennis Courts

The leisure centre grounds contain two new hard tennis courts which may be used free of charge by all service personnel.

Call: 01980 847140

Squash Courts

The leisure centre has four squash courts – service personnel can use them free of charge between Monday and Friday.

Call to book on: 01980 847140

Army Welfare Service

The Army Welfare Service provides a crèche, open to all children between nine months and three years, and a playgroup for three to five-year-olds.

There is also a confidential advice bureau for families, as well as a Families Centre with a resident community development worker.

Army Welfare Services: 01980 650224