Self-contained building within the entrance of the school with a full spectator area. Whether it is for sports coaching or training, this superb indoor multi use space can be hired for a range of activities.
1 basketball court / 2 smaller courts
4 badminton courts
1 volley ball court
1 netball court
Changing room and toilets available
Self catering kitchen
Size: 36m x 19m
If you love sport but hate bad weather, this is the ideal place to play!
Our indoor court is the jewel in the crown. The air dome makes a spectacular sight when you first visit, which provides a 1st class sports experience during poor weather.
1 indoor court (tennis dome)
A versatile space available to host fitness and dance classes.
Surround sound system
Size 12m by 7.5m
General Opening Hours
Frequently asked questions
Everything you will need to know about Sports at Marden Park.
How long can you swim for?admin2021-01-07T13:56:46+00:00
A minimum of 1 hour is required to booking the swimming pool. In order to ensure that all hirers get their full time allocation, please be prompt in finishing your session. Any problems please contact our onsite caretakers 01883 654 231.
Can we bring our own food and drink?admin2020-11-03T15:49:02+00:00
Please wear appropriate clothing for the activity. It is suggested that users of the pitch cover arms and legs to avoid grazes. Shin guards are strongly recommended for hockey and football activities in addition to any other required protection.
Which footwear can be worn on the Astro?admin2020-11-03T15:44:57+00:00
Only appropriate footwear will be allowed. This is indicated on the sign at the entrance to the pitch and on the appendix below. Only those with appropriate footwear are allowed to enter the facility. Anyone wearing inappropriate footwear is required to stand outside the fenced area.
Suitable footwear must be worn. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PITCH WITHOUT THE CORRECT FOOTWEAR!
No Muddy footwear will be allowed on the pitch.
Which sports can use the Astro?admin2021-01-07T13:58:00+00:00
Yes, all babies must use the double nappy system which is a disposable swim nappy, with a reusable ‘happy nappy’ over the top. These fit securely around the thighs and waist and ensure that any accidents stay securely in the nappy. Disposable nappies may be disposed of in the bin on site.
Happy nappies are a good idea even for toilet trained toddlers, as accidents can happen especially when they are enjoying themselves. If an accident happens, this unfortunately can close the pool for several days.
Does the time we book the swimming pool include getting changed?admin2021-01-07T13:58:57+00:00
No, we provide you with an extra 15 minutes at the start and end of your booking for changing. We ask that you are ready to leave promptly to ensure the pool building is clear for the next group. Late departures will be charged the hourly rate.
Why does it say ‘no diving, jumping or bombing’?admin2020-11-03T15:41:42+00:00
Yes, there are several benches around the pool to accommodate spectators. There is no additional seating around the astro, tennis bubble or netball courts. The sportshall viewing gallery is on the 2nd level. Hirers should note that we have neighbours close by and there are other community and educational hire activities taking place within the school during the evenings, users should keep noise to a reasonable level. Any unsociable behaviour or language may result in the termination of use.
Do you have changing facilities and showers?admin2021-01-07T13:59:31+00:00
On arrival, please follow the signage to the swimmers’ designated car park. Follow the path leading up to the pool; please do not walk on the grass. Each group is provided with a keypad entry code to enter the building. The entry code is operational only during the time of hire and will not work if you arrive early.
Does the pool have lifeguards?admin2020-11-03T15:38:42+00:00
No, as the hirer, you must ensure a lifeguard is always present when the pool is in use and we will need evidence that you will be able to provide this at the time of booking. Where possible we will provide details of local lifeguards on request.
Can we hire the pool for our swimming club?admin2023-12-05T22:51:09+00:00