Free open day to showcase Mountbatten’s new attractions

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Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre has been transformed and is throwing open its doors for local residents to get active for free on Sunday 29 July 2018 between 10am – 4pm.

They will be able to try out lots of sports and activities including the venue’s two brand new visitor attractions; a popular Clip ‘N Climb and a Soft Play zone.

BHLIVE MOUNTBATTEN GYM DAVIDEATON 1 reduced webBH Live’s 813 and 527 class programme for young people will be running throughout the day including street dance, junior boxing, tennis, walking netball and family stretch classes.

There is a free Wet and Wacky pool fun session between 10.15-12.15pm and children under 12 years old can swim for free during public swimming sessions.

The venue’s health and wellbeing facilities, event spaces and Terrace Café have been revamped too.

Instructors will be taking Power, Primal, Play and Pulse classes in the new-look gym and the health and fitness team will be on hand to promote activities and courses. This includes group exercise classes for people living with, or recovering from health conditions including diabetes, strokes and COPD.

The Terrace Café will be showcasing its improved food and drink menu and the venue’s refurbished function rooms and event spaces will be kitted out and open for event organisers, wedding couples and party planners to view.

Mountbatten’s venue operator, BH Live, has carried out these improvements in partnership with Portsmouth City Council as part of a 10-year investment plan into the city’s sport and event venues.

“The new attractions and refreshed spaces at Mountbatten look brilliant" says Mike Lyons, BH Live’s Director of Sport and Leisure. "We are especially excited to be unveiling our Clip ‘N Climb which is a super activity for all. At our open day there will be lots of free sessions and group exercise classes for people to enjoy. There will be five-day guest pass giveaways and we will also be promoting our summer activity programme, great value family membership, swimming lessons and pay-as-you-go activities – perfect timing for the school summer holidays.”


Cllr Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Sport adds, "The new facilities, range of classes and activities on offer at Mountbatten are great, and I hope lots of people will come along and try them at the free get active day on Sunday 29 July."

Find out more about the open day and booking activities by calling the venue on 02393 200 401 or visiting

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