Havant and Waterlooville have a range of activities that are fully inclusive with additional needs and actively welcome people with additional needs to our leisure centres. We also provide specialist sessions and concessionary prices across a range of activities.


Waterlooville Leisure Centre pool and cafe are on one floor making all areas easily accessible, there is a ramp leading up to the building with a large amount of disabled parking spaces. The gym is across three floors and has a lift to allow access to all floors. The play centre is across 2 floors and has a lift for easier access to the lower floor.

Havant Leisure Centre is across 3 levels with a lift connecting all three levels, the key for the lift is available from reception. The play centre, sports hall and gym are all on the lower level, the swimming pool is on the second level and the cafe is on the top floor.


Havant has a private changing place that is open for use to all those with disabilities and / or additional needs, regardless of age. The ‘deluxe’ wet room facility comes complete with electric hoists and beds and its own toilet, shower and hand basin. The surface from the changing room to the pool is flat, on the pool side there is a new pool hoist allowing easy access into the pool.

Waterlooville does not have a disabled/additional needs changing place however there is a family changing room and it does have a pool hoist allowing easy access into the pool.


One-to-one or two-to-one 20 min lessons with a qualified swimming instructor. in the pool with the customer. Our swim school staff will discuss your child’s swimming ability and needs with you before deciding what will be the most suitable for them. Booking is required, you must have a gateway card and there is a waiting list.

Customers must apply for a Gateway card prior to lessons. This can be done through the Hampshire County Council Website via Short Breaks.

For more information visit the additional needs swimming school page.


Horizon Oceans of Play at Havant is a soft play facility with easy access from the reception. There are also additional needs sessions available.

Horizon World Play at Waterlooville is on the lower floor. On arrival at World of Play reception please ask for the lift key to be able to access the lower level. There is also a separate sensory room under the Italy area of the Play Centre with enough space for one person and their carer. The keys to the sensory room are available from reception. Please present your Gateway card at entrance.


Gym instructors are available to advise customers with their workouts and assist in the use of the machines. During an induction the gym instructors can show the equipment that is most suitable and meets the customer’s needs. Both gyms are wheelchair accessible.


The sports halls are on the ground floor at Havant Leisure Centre allowing easy access and amenities’ including toilets on the same level.


Here are our centres described by DisabledGO:

Havant Leisure Centre
Waterlooville Leisure Centre


For more information about the acitivies please contact the Leisure Centre on the details below:

Waterlooville Leisure Centre: 023 9247 6026
Havant Leisure Centre: 023 9224 5900
Email: info@horizonlc.com


To find out more about working with us or promotional material please contact the Disability and Special Needs Coordinator, Debbie Jarmaine on:

E. djarmaine@horizonlc.com
T. 023 9247 6026


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