First phase of £5m Lancaster sports centre revamp completed

Mairi Everson, four from Bolton-le-Sands in the Energy Soft Play at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area
Mairi Everson, four from Bolton-le-Sands in the Energy Soft Play at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area
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The £5m refurb of a sports centre is hitting the heights thanks to the opening of a new indoor climbing wall and play area for kids.

The new three floor soft play area with slides and obstacles, cafe and climbing facility is now open at Salt Ayre.

Jake Robinson, seven and Mollie Robinson, five from Halton in the Energy Soft Play at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area

Jake Robinson, seven and Mollie Robinson, five from Halton in the Energy Soft Play at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area

This is the first phase of a major upgrade of the Lancaster City Council-owned Salt Ayre into a centre of excellence for sport and recreation.

Councillor Darren Clifford tried out the climbing wall first hand and afterwards gave it a thumbs up.

Future phases of the project will include an upgrade to the fitness suite with 100 stations and a new immersive spinning studio, an outdoor 20 metre high ‘thrill tower’, refurbished changing rooms and a spa.

Jenson Rigby, three from Morecambe in the Energy Soft Play at the opening of the new Salt Ayre Sports Centre Indoor Kids Play Area

Jenson Rigby, three from Morecambe in the Energy Soft Play at the opening of the new Salt Ayre Sports Centre Indoor Kids Play Area

Coun Darren Clifford in the XHeight at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area

Coun Darren Clifford in the XHeight at Salt Ayre Sports Centre's new Indoor Kids Play Area