Portway Lifestyle Centre

Please click here to read an important update for all members of Haden Hill Leisure Centre & Portway Lifestyle Centre.

Portway Lifestyle Centre is an exciting leisure facility for Sandwell, a vibrant and unique sports, health and wellbeing centre for the whole community and centre of excellence for people with disabilities. The sport and leisure facilities at Portway Lifestyle Centre are managed by charitable organisation Sandwell Leisure Trust which also runs seven other leisure centres on behalf of Sandwell Council.

Portway Lifestyle Centre reaches out to the broadest range of users and meets a diverse range of needs. With a 600m2 gym and over 120 pieces of equipment and a generous free weight and functional training area, it is an ideal choice for those looking for a complete workout in the gym. Add to this a popular Group Fitness programme of around 70 classes per week makes Portway a popular Centre attracting many different types of people whilst meeting their individual needs. The Hydro Pool is one of very few in the West Midlands area, the 3G Football pitches, Badminton and an outside Life Trail completes this diverse offering  which is well received by its members and the local community.

BRAND NEW: Live Well Toning Studio opens 23rd September 2023

Your new Live Well Studio at Portway includes 6 power assisted exercise chairs that help to increase strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and circulation in a sociable and relaxing environment. Ideal for promoting active aging and also rehabilitation. The Live Well Toning Studio gently works your entire body in a safe, relaxed and easy way . Make a real difference to your health, fitness and well being whilst also losing inches. Click here to find out more.

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  • Dance Studio
  • IFI Gym
  • Live Well Toning Studio
  • Sports Hall
  • 3G Football Pitches
  • Outdoor Life Trail
  • Multi-Purpose Activity Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Changing Villages
  • Indoor Cycling Studio
  • Hydrotherapy Pool 
  • Portway Family Practice GP Surgery
  • SLT Swimming Lessons

Swimming Pool Depth

  • Hydrotherapy Pool 0.9m x 1.2m

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  • Portway Pass

    Free access to sessions at Portway Lifestyle Centre at specified times, for eligible Sandwell residents.

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  • Portway Pass Plus

    Free access to sessions at Portway Lifestyle Centre at the specified times, along with all the benefits of the Concessionary Leisure Pass!

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There's no party like a Portway party!

We provide safe, stress-free 2 hour, self-catered parties for up to 15 children. With various fun-filled packages available, why not book your Portway party today!

Football Party

1 hour on the 3G pitch, 1 hour in the party room. Football included.

Pool Party

1 hour in the pool, 1 hour in the party room. Toys, floats, arm bands and music provided.

Roller Disco Party

1 hour skating, 1 hour in party room. Skates included.

Please contact the centre for details and for information about parties.

Inclusive Circuits

Portway Lifestyle Centre is an innovative facility combining health, leisure, sport and social care services,  promoting social inclusion for people with disabilities along with other disadvantaged and excluded groups who do not use current facilities.

We are a fully inclusive centre and work with SMBC Adult services, Albion Foundation and the Portway Family Practice and the NHS, to encourage more people with disabilities, in the Sandwell area, to use the facilities, take part in activities and lead healthy, active lives.

Centre Information

Contact Details

Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE

Call: 0300 012 0121 (Press 1, Press 5, Press 1)

For questions about membership, classes and swimming lessons:
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For enquiries about bookings, events, feedback or other general enquiries, email Portwayinfo@slt-leisure.co.uk

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 06:30 – 22:00
Saturday & Sunday 07:00 – 18:00

Please check the timetable for activity times.

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Disabled Access Disabled Access

Our staff are there to support all users of this facility, please let us know if you need help.

The centre has been specifically designed to help and support users with disabilities and includes the following facilities:

Disabled parking and drop off points close to main entrance.
Easy access ramp and walkways with tactile paving and handrails.
Colour contrast and braille signs for all key areas of building. A tactile map of the building is located in reception.
Disabled toilets and changing areas, the centre is also a Changing Places facility.
The centre has a hearing induction loop.
A Wayfinding audible navigation tool is in place to support visually impaired users.
Hoist facilities are available in changing areas and for access to the hydrotherapy pool
A virtual signing service on a tablet device is also at the centre. This service is subject to availability.

Power assisted doors are located throughout the building.

Guide dogs, Hearing dogs and Assistance dogs welcome. A dog spend area is available near the 3G football pitch.

Our timetable are available in large print and easy read. You can ask for these at reception.

Our gym staff and Sandwell Council's Adults Services staff will be glad to help you during your visit.

Disabled Access Travel Information

You can access travel information and plan cycling, public transport, and walking to the centre by using the Network West Midlands website.

The Network West Midlands website also has information on tickets, travel cards and concessionary travel.

From Tipton
You can catch the 42 National Express Bus from Owen St to Dudley Bus station, then catch the 126 National Express Bus to Newbury Lane.

From West Bromwich
You can catch the 289 National Express Bus from West Bromwich Bus Station direct to Newbury Lane.

From Wednesbury
You can catch the metro to West Bromwich. Then catch the 3/3A National Express Bus from West Bromwich bus station direct to Newbury Lane. 
From Dudley
You can catch the 126 from Dudley Bus Station direct to the Birmingham Road at the bottom of Newbury Lane.
Ring & Ride
If you require a Ring and Ride service you can book this by visiting; www.wmsnt.org or www.ringandride.org You can also call 0121 327 8128 or email: enquiries@wmsnt.org

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Latest News

21 March 2023

Portway Site Fitness Coordinator reveals exciting plans for the year ahead

Learn about the exciting plans for the fitness programme at Portway in the upcoming months.

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20 January 2023

Portway Extends Their Opening Times

Portway is now open earlier as of January 3rd, 2023. The centre will also be offering five new early bird classes at 6:35am - 7:05am.

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19 January 2023

Portway Lifestyle Centre’s Brand-New Classes

Portway now offer over 70 classes a week, including three new classes starting in January

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3 August 2021

Fitness within REACH at Portway Lifestyle Centre

A free community lifestyle initiative across Sandwell has been hailed an unqualified success by the very people it benefitted.

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