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The Gym expansion is now complete! There are 30 new pieces of fitness equipment and a bright, spacious new area. 

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Cripps Recreation Centre Centre facilities include a brand new state of the art members only gym, swimming pool, two function rooms and bar.


For members wishing to park at Cripps Recreation Centre please ensure you have read the parking information section below with details on how to obtain your Trilogy parking permit. Alternatively Midsummer Meadow Car Park has re-opened see information below.


Please note Cripps pool is unsupervised therefore members using the pool must be able to swim 50 metres .


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Normal Gym Opening Times:

Monday - Friday: 6.45am - 9pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 8am- 6pm

See below for swimming pool opening times.


For Christmas opening times 2017 click here 


Cripps Recreation Centre

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville Road

01604 838333


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NEW click here to take a virtual tour of Cripps Recreation Centre


 FREE WiFi available at Cripps


map markerCripps Recreation Centre - Class Timetable 
map markerCripps Recreation Centre - Member Swimming Times

Swimming is available for members 7 days a week. Over 16s only.

Please note:  The pool is unsupervised and members must be able to swim 50 metres in order to use it.

Monday - Wednesday      6.45am to 9pm (shared with swimming lessons 4-7pm)

Thursday                          6.45am to 8pm (shared with swimming lessons 4-7pm)

Friday                               6.45am to 7.45pm (shared with swimming lessons 4-7pm)

Saturday                          8am to 6pm (shared with swimming lessons 11.45am-3.30pm)

Sunday                            8am to 5pm


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Existing Trilogy Members can use Cripps as a 5th centre - The best value membership available is Trilogy Supergold £26 per month - giving use of all 5 centres plus Free Cinema and Free off-peak rackets

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A Cripps only budget membership is available for Northampton General Hospital Staff, Members of the NGH Fellowship, St Andrews and Avon Staff


map markerImportant Information for Cripps Members 

Barrier System

Cripps operates on a barrier system so you will need to bring your membership card in order to gain access. If you do not have a membership card please phone customer services or visit one of our other centres. Please ring the buzzer by the barrier should you need assistance.

  • Cripps is a members only facility, as a result there will no longer be a ‘pay as you go’ option for non-members. The only exceptions are badminton and snooker which can be played at a rate of £5 per hour.
  • Cripps will be cashless, this means only debit and credit card payments can be accepted. The only exception is the bar.
  • All bookings (fitness classes, badminton and snooker) should be made prior to attending by Booking Online or by calling 01604 634602 
  • Swimming sessions will be for 16+ only.  Family swims will no longer take place. By swiping in via the barrier you are acknowledging that the pool is unsupervised and that you have no medical condition that could impact upon your safety whilst using any of the facilities.
  • The new pricing model for salary sacrifice members will be £4 per session for gym, fitness classes and swimming. To sign in please ring the buzzer by the entry barrier and a member of staff will assist you.


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Parking for members is available for 60p from 3pm Monday to Friday and all weekend in the two main carparks next to Cripps.

These are accessible through the hospital grounds. In addition, members must display a Trilogy parking permit alongside their ticket which are available from Cripps Recreation Centre.

 Limited parking is also available beneath the Cripps Centre accessed from the Bedford Road on a first come first served basis - again this is for members only and will be controlled by a parking permit

 The nearest public carparks are Midsummer Meadows, St Johns and St Michael's Multi Story Carparks.

 Information on public Carparks can be found here 

map markerFunction Hire at Cripps

For more information about function hire click here

Download your Cripps function booking form herepdfCrippsFunctionbooking

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