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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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NGH, St Andrews and Avon - Cripps Only Budget Membership click here 



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


Car Parking at Cripps Recreation Centre

Our rear car park (Bedford Road) at Cripps Recreation Centre is now operated by Parking Eye. For our members this means increased safety and space availability. Please ensure you enter your vehicle registration into the terminal in the main hub area when you arrive to avoid a £100 parking charge.

The front car park is still operated by Northampton General Hospital and requires a Northampton General Hospital parking permit and a pay and display ticket from the machine (currently 60p). Please ask a member of staff for a parking permit if you do not already have one.

Click here to read our FAQs on Parking Eye at Cripps Recreation Centre


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.


Cripps Recreation Centre

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville Road

01604 838333


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 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.

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 and Wednesday only private hire 8-9pm
Thursday   6.45am to 8pm shared with swimming lessons 4-7pm
Friday       6.45am to 7.45pm shared with swimming lessons 4-7pm and private hire 6.45-7.45pm
Saturday   8am to 6pm shared with swimming lessons 11.45am-3.30pm
Sunday     8am to 5pm  

Please note only half the pool will be available for members during the following times:

  • Tuesdays (9 October-11 December 2018) - 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Fridays (12 October - 14 December 2018) - 8.30pm-9.30pm



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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 car parks next to Cripps. Please note the main car park in front of Cripps is not available on bank holidays.

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

Limited parking is also available beneath the Cripps Centre accessed from the Bedford Road and is for members only. This car park is operated by Parking Eye and members need to input their vehicle registration details into a keypad in the central hub each time they visit the centre to avoid a £100 parking charge.

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

 Information on public Carparks can be found here 

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Download your Cripps function booking form herepdfCrippsFunctionbooking

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