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Balham Leisure Centre - discounted Membership for WAND Card & WAND Card +holders

Places Leisure offer a special FREE  membership  to WAND Card and WAND Card + members and

Free Carers Access membership is also offered for those who accompany a WAND Card member.

This gives free use of Swimming, Gym and Playzone ( up to 8 yrs old)  for WAND Card Holder and parent/carer

Please visit Balham Leisure Centre to apply for this discount membership, to find out about how to book sessions and for information about times and other facilities at the centre.



Wand Card Holders  can request fast tracking to swimming.  To make your visit as stress free as possible, please try to avoid the busiest times of day and go early or later in the day.  In the first place, contact the centre before your visit. All staff have been informed and they should be able to direct you accordingly.   However, if a member of staff is new or unfamiliar with the WAND card, please explain that this has been approved by Places Leisure Management.

Before you go, please check the swim timetable on their website,  or contact Balham Leisure Centre for further information.

Find out about the WAND Card here.

The service provides many activities and facilities including:

  • large gym
  • sauna and steam room
  • exercise classes
  • swimming lessons

You can visit the website, telephone, email or drop in for information on activities.

You do not have to become a member to use the service, but membership will allow you to get discounts on activities. You can use the service during opening times and set activity times. It is advisable to bring: a towel, water bottle, change of clothes and appropriate footwear.

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
Balham Leisure Centre

Where to go

Balham Leisure Centre
Elmfield Road
SW17 8AN
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
session times subject to change - visit website or contact by telephone

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to be:

  • A WAND card holder, or the parent or carer of a WAND card holder.

The SEND Local Offer team value all feedback you may have about this service or the Local Offer in general. We invite you to click this link to leave your comments.

Last updated: 05 Jan 2024