YMCA Thornton

YMCA Thornton Contact Information

Victoria Road East,

About YMCA Thornton

Opened in 1973, expanded in 1989, and recently refurbished in 2015, YMCA Thornton is an unrivaled leisure centre based in Thornton-Cleveleys. Come down and make use of our spacious gym area, full size sports hall, YMCA Bowl, and our FBK Café. YMCA Thornton stands as the premier sports facility within the area, offering a wide array of diverse sporting options and activities. See below for more!

Centre Activities

Gym & Fitness Studio

At YMCA Thornton, you’ll find all your essentials under one roof! Our spacious fitness studio features an extensive selection of free weights, machines, and cutting-edge cardiovascular equipment to cater to your fitness needs.

Fitness & Relaxation Classes

Embark on your fitness adventure or maintain your wellness routine with our range of group fitness and relaxation sessions. At YMCA Thornton, we have options to suit all preferences. Whether you prefer gentle, low-impact sessions or high-energy, intense workouts, we’ve got you covered! For a comprehensive view of our group exercise and class schedule, please refer to the timetable below.


Book via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app or contact the leisure centre on 01253 824108.


Les Mills

Elevate your fitness regimen with Les Mills, renowned for delivering unparalleled workouts. With over five decades of excellence, Les Mills is a must-try experience for all fitness enthusiasts. At YMCA Thornton, we proudly offer a selection of Les Mills classes, including BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyAttack, BodyBalance, Core, and Gritt Cardio. More information on Les Mills.


Book via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app or contact the leisure centre on 01253 824108.


Hit a strike at YMCA Bowl! Our 10 lane 10-pin bowling alley at YMCA Thornton is open 7-days a week and is the perfect family day out. Head to YMCA Bowl for more info and all our amazing bowling offers!


Book a lane by calling YMCA Thornton on 01253 824108.

FBK Cafe

Nestled to the side of our bowling alley, our FBK Café offers a cosy and inviting retreat. With a menu featuring freshly brewed coffee, freshly prepared sandwiches, a selection of hot and cold food and drink, and delicious desserts, it’s the perfect place to relax and refuel between strikes and spares. Just finished your fitness and relaxation class? Come and enjoy a brew and debrief with your friends! You can even enjoy a view of the action on the lanes while savouring delicious treats and soaking in the lively atmosphere of the bowling alley.


Need a group booking or a party? Contact YMCA Thornton on 01253 824108 for all enquiries and availability.

Boxing Studio

Bookable via our mobile app, our boxing studio is a great place to exercise with your friends. Perfect for bag work, and strength and cardiovascular training. Book via the phone on 01253 824108.

Raquet Sports

Fancy some bat and ball? We have squash, badminton, pickle ball, and table tennis at YMCA Thornton. Available to active members and pay on the day non-members.


Book via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app or contact the leisure centre on 01253 824108.

Court Hire

At YMCA Thornton we have a full multi-purpose sized sports hall with football, basketball, and badminton nets for hire. Equipped with full court line markings for netball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and football.


Book via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app or contact the leisure centre on 01253 824108.

Outdoor 3G Pitches

5 & 6-a-side outdoor 3G football pitches available for hire and bookable via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app or via phone on 01253 824108.

Junior Activities

Partnered with Thornton Gymnastics, we offer gymnastics sessions on a Monday, Thursday, and Saturday as part of the Y:Youth membership for 0-17 year olds.


We also run a stay and play pre-school session for those aged 0-4 every Friday from 1-3pm.

Room Hire

For all room hire enquiries please contact YMCA Thornton on 01253 824108.

Centre Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 06:30 - 21:30
Sat & Sun: 08:00 - 19:30

Latest Fitness Timetables

Outdoor Facilities

At YMCA Thornton we operate two outdoor 5-a-side 3G football pitches, as well full sized grass football pitches for hire.


Please book via the YMCA Y:Active mobile app, or phone YMCA Thornton on 01253 824108.

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