Holiday Activities


Come and join us this Christmas and enjoy a gift from Leisure & Culture Dundee with our amazing Five for a Fiver offer. Any five people (subject to admission policies) can visit our most popular facilities on the following dates and get full access for only £5.00. Just turn up and enjoy!

Venue: Dundee Ice Arena
Dates: 22 – 31 December 2017
Exclusions: Winter Wonderland Disco on 24 December 2017. Skate hire not included

Venue: Olympia, Swimming Pools Only
Dates: 22 – 31 December 2017

Venue: Lochee, Swimming Pools Only
Dates: 22 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Venue: Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Dates: 22 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
Exclusions: Meet Santa on 23 December 2017

Events / Shows

Dundee Santa Dash – Get dressed up as Santa and join the fun at Leisure & Culture Dundee’s first ever charity SANTA DASH. Sign up now and help to raise funds for The ARCHIE Foundation in Tayside as you run, jog or walk your way around Dundee City Centre. This promises to be a fun day out for all the family whether you choose to take part or just come along to cheer everyone on.

Venue: Dundee City Centre – City Square
Dates: 26 November 2017
Times: 10.30 – 11.30am, registration from 9.30am

Sign up now at

Pete & Tink on Ice at Dundee Ice Arena – Tickets are on sale now for the ever popular winter show at Dundee Ice Arena with this years performance set to take you on a magical journey to Never Never Land. Featuring not one but three British Ladies Champions and the Irish Mens Champion it is sure to be another amazing spectacle of ice skating skills. 

Dundee Ice Arena - Saturday 16 December, 11.30am, 3.00pm & 6.30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Dundee Ice Arena. 

Meet Santa and the Animals – Come and meet Santa this Winter in his cosy Grotto situated in the heart of Camperdown Wildlife Centre. We’ll have face painting, arts & crafts, street performers and our ‘elfie zone. With the animals included, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Venue: Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Dates: 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 December 2017
Times: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Admission to Santa’s Grotto is also included in the normal entrance fee. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Leisureactive Memberships

Fit For Christmas - Christmas is just around the corner and with our brand new offer, you can get fit and save money at the same time. For just £20.00 you can get a Platinum Membership giving you unlimited access to our swimming pools, fitness studios and adult fitness classes (subject to spaces) until end December 2017. Memberships must be taken out between Friday 24th November until Friday 1st December and can be used at all 8 of our Swim and Sports Centres.

For more details on this amazing offer please contact the Leisureactive Membership Team

Telephone: 01382 432328 / 432347 / 432351

New Year New You - Why not get into shape in the New Year and take advantage of our amazing ½ price offer. Just sign up between 3rd – 31st January 2018 and you will then get your first and second direct debit payments for ½ the normal price. All you have to do is sign up at one of our Swim & Sports Centres, pay your first month and we’ll do the rest.  

Our membership packages have something for everyone from off peak packages to unlimited access - including fitness classes. We also offer couple memberships and our brand new Junior and Teen memberships.

Once a member, you can access up to 11 different Leisure & Culture Dundee Facilities right across the City.

For more details on this amazing offer please contact the Leisureactive Membership Team

Telephone: 01382 432328 / 432347 / 432351

Christmas Parties

Early Years - Come along and join the fun at one of our Christmas Parties where we’ll have a Family Fun session including games, bouncy castle and a chance to meet Santa himself. A parent/guardian (over 16) must accompany a maximum of 2 children and be responsible for them at all times.

Venue: Lynch Sports Centre
Dates: 11 December 2017
Times: 9.30 – 11.30am & 12.30 – 2.30pm

Venue: Douglas Sports Centre
Dates: 13 December 2017
Times: 9.30 – 11.30am

Venue: Douglas Sports Centre
Dates: 15 December 2017
Times: 9.30 – 11.30am & 12.30 – 2.30pm

Spaces must be booked in advance by contacting Vicky Hay on 01382 436984 or

Lochee Swimming & Leisure Centre – Our staff and the Lochee Community Library are excited to invite you to our Christmas parties! Come for a splash in the pool before some exciting festive art & craft activities in the Community Clubhouse.

Friday 15 December 2017
4.00-6.00pm, pool party 4.00-5.00pm; Festive arts & crafts 5.00-6.00pm
5.30-7.30pm, pool party 5.30-6.30pm; Festive arts & crafts 6.30-7.30pm

Saturday 16 December 2017
2.30-4.30pm, pool party 2.30-3.30pm; Festive arts & crafts 3.30-4.30pm

Cost: £2 per child, £1 per adult
Child admission policy applies
Tea/ Coffee/ Juice provided

Spaces limited and booking is essential. Please contact our Reception Team at Lochee Swimming & Leisure Centre for further details on 01382 431840.

Family Fun

Family Fun Gymnastics Sessions - Family fun sessions provide families with children (Birth – 13 Years Old) with the opportunity to access the Dick McTaggart Gymnastics Centre and have fun using the fantastic facilities within the purpose built gymnastics centre.

Children and adults can enjoy jumping into the large foam pits, swinging from bars, walking along beams, having fun on the spacious sprung floor, jumping on a full-size trampoline and experiencing the fast-track and tumble track. There is also gymnastics kit especially for children in their pre-school years.

Venue: McTaggart
Dates: 19 & 26 November / 3, 10 & 17 December 2017
Times: 11.30-12.30pm & 2.30 - 3.30pm

Adults (over 16 years of age) who have attended an induction prior to their first session can bring up to 2 children. Please note inductions are not available at all sessions. Check out our website for most up to date availability and booking instructions.

Coaching / Classes

Ancrum Dry Slope Skiing Lessons - Ancrum Outdoor Centre has Dundee's only dry ski slope and is an excellent facility for beginners to skiing. Our highly qualified staff will introduce you to equipment, balance, sliding and ploughing skills, preparing you for the snowsport season or holidays abroad. Through the winter months we organise 1 hour public courses over a 4 week block which are very popular and only cost £46.00. Check out our website for more details and booking instructions at

Adult Festive Fitness Timetable - If anyone over indulges this Christmas, then take a look at our Festive Fitness Timetable and pop along to some of our classes to bring back that feel good factor. Timetables are available at our Swim & Sports Centres, just book on as normal.


Winter Wonderland Disco – With just one more day to go before Christmas, now’s the time to chill out and relax at our Winter Wonderland Disco. Come and join the fun and meet Santa just before he flies off on his sleigh.

Dundee Ice Arena - Sunday 24 December, 12.30pm – 3.00pm

No need to book, just turn up on the day