A week to go until the adventure begins

Community Projects  |  5 June 2018

With only a week to go until families in Slough can enjoy new ways of getting active, Salt Hill Activity Centre is getting ready to open its doors.

The all-weather, indoor adventure centre, which was previously home to a ten-pin bowling alley, has been transformed and will introduce a number of new family-friendly activities for people in the borough when it opens on Monday 11 June.

It will continue to offer six ten-pin bowling lanes, as well as a soft play area and games and party rooms. Excitingly, it will also introduce a trampoline park, indoor high ropes that will offer the more adventurous among us a 15-foot-high aerial trekking experience, and caving, where a network of hidden tunnels can be explored.

The Activity Centre also features a new café and family seating area at the heart of the building, and additional car parking spaces have been added to make it more accessible.

Local people are invited to enjoy the facilities free of charge during a community open day being held on Saturday 16 June. Caving, high ropes and ten pin bowling must be booked in advance by visiting www.everyoneactive.com/centre/salt-hill-activity-centre.

As well as free activities, visitors will also get to enjoy an X-plorer trail challenge, tennis, craft activities, face painting, balloon modelling and much more. There will also be appearances from a number of popular children’s characters.

Sally Thomas-Ellis, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “With the opening only one week away you can really sense the excitement. This will be a unique facility in Slough and will provide families and friends with fun and novel ways of getting active together.

“Regardless of your age or interests, there are so many fun things to explore at Salt Hill Activity Centre. It will be a huge asset to the community and we can’t wait to welcome the first guests inside.”

Salt Hill is the latest facility to be completed under Slough Borough Council’s £62million leisure strategy. As part of this, the council began a new partnership with sports and leisure operator, Everyone Active, in June last year, and the duo have since reopened the renovated Slough Ice Arena. Langley Leisure Centre will also open later this month after an extensive refurbishment, followed by a brand new leisure facility on Farnham Road in 2019.

Councillor Rob Anderson, lead member for environment and leisure, said: “We can’t wait to welcome local residents to the Salt Hill Activity Centre. The new facility offers a range of exciting activities that will appeal to people of all ages and interests. They’re fun and challenging and provide a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy being active together.”

“Our leisure strategy is firmly on track and we are delighted to be delivering state-of-the-art leisure facilities across our town that will benefit local people for years to come.”

These exciting leisure developments are being delivered by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, which is driving regeneration across the town.

Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “We are delighted to be delivering these four new leisure facilities for the residents of Slough. The council’s vision to make such a significant investment is fantastic and, having watched the transformation of the Salt Hill centre, it will be great to see how popular it is for local families to have fun and be active together.”