Leisure Services

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Leisure Services and Swimming Pool –  Covid-1

Please note we the leisure pool is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Recent government guidelines have indicated that swimming pools can re-open as from 31 August, unfortunately due to new operating protocols and safety guidelines for both staff and public the pool will not be ready in time.    

We will confirm our re-opening date on this webpage as soon as it is available.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you back

Wester Hailes Education Centre offers a wide range of facilities catering for the local community, businesses, clubs and organisations.

The Centre has an extensive recreation and leisure programme which operates 85 hours per week, 52 weeks a year, offering a variety of casual and coached activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Openings Hours

The Centre is open weekdays 09.00 – 21.30hrs and weekends 09.00 – 16.30hrs

The central feature is the leisure pool which consists of a 25m free form swimming pool incorporating a diving pool (with a 1m springboard and a 2m fixed board) and a toddler pool (with a slide and pool toys). Continuous admission throughout opening hours offers 40 – 60 minute sessions and programmed times for lane swimming, fun floats and pool inflatable sessions.  A comprehensive Learn to Swim and Dive scheme is in operation during the school term. NPLQ Courses (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) run throughout the year click here for more information.

The Leisure facilities are further enhanced by our fitness suite the Core which consists of the very latest cardiovascular equipment and resistance weights from Precor Fitness.  There is a free weights area and bench to ensure that you receive an effective all over body workout.

Sports facilities include 3 large games halls, 2 squash courts, the Core Fitness Suite, outdoor training areas, an aerobics/dance studio and a soft play area.

Fully equipped Conference Rooms and Meeting Rooms are available to hire for special events and extended lets.

Bouncy Castle Birthday Parties are available on request for children under 12 years of age plus free use of a party room for catering. For futher information and prices contact tel: 0131 621 8303

Coached sports activities available in badminton, basketball, football, gymnastics, trampolining, squash, swimming & diving; along with a variety of fitness classes such as aqua aerobics, boxfit, kick and step, circuits, karate, ultimate abs, and zumba.

For advance bookings of casual sporting activities such as badminton, squash and table tennis or hire equipment a Membership Card is required; applications can be made at the Cash Desk.  Bookings can be made up to one week in advance either in person or by telephoning 0131 621 8303.

Casual Use Prices


The Centre operates an advanced booking system for classes and activities. A Membership Card for the Centre allows the user to book up to 7 days in advance.

Non members are welcome to book on the day of their activity.

Concessionary customers are entitled to obtain a Membership Card at a reduced charge by providing appropriate evidence at the time of application.

Course Bookings

Due to the popularity of some programmed activities block bookings of between 8 – 10 weeks are required on the following activities: Gymnastics, Basketball, Badminton, Trampoline, Swimming and Diving.

Facility Bookings

To book any of our sports facilities or our excellent Conference or Meetings rooms or to enquire about rates, capacities and availabilty tel: 0131 621 8303 or email: bookings@whec.edin.sch.uk