The Pavillion is a leisure centre surgically attached to Bromley's main shopping centre; the Glades. There's a good range of activities available: aerobics/martial arts classes etc and a decent sized swimming pool. There are 5 squash courts - I've found you need to book at least 48 hours in advance to get the slot you want. The complex is part of a larger local network and membership with one gets you reductions at West Wickham swimming baths and Beckenham too. You don't even need to be a member to use the services - though the nominal annual membership fee knocks the price of most services down by 10-25%.
Reading the reviews below seems most people have had a pretty bad experience here. So to try and put them in context. The pool is in the centre of Bromley right next to a rather impressive shopping centre. It is in the middle of some major building works they are adding bowling and soft play not sure if they are improving the pool or the changing rooms. The entrance area and reception are are in the middle of works so not much room for queuing we walked straight in when we arrived but the queues were long when we left.
The showers were fine the changing rooms not great and the pool is strictly family leisure. Nowhere to swim lengths here and nowhere to dive. But as a busy if small family pool its fine. Bubble beds, a rather good wall waterfall, a large water jet, tipping bucket all were working. The wave machine is a bit tame to be honest. There is a separate toddler pool.
The only real reason to visit is the slides be aware though these are the only slides I know that operate a height rule. 1.4m to ride Kraken and 1.1m for The Buccaneer. So Kraken first an exhilarating fast slide my 8 year old managed to slip past the height mark and was impressed seriously fast a great slide. The Buccaneer is more leisurely but still a solid slide. They both snake above the main pool worth a visit but probably just the once for the experience. I would recommend travelling a couple of stops further out of town if your kids are keen swimmers to the pool at Swanley
The swimming pool at the Pavillion Leisure Centre is mostly clean and family friendly. Entertainment to keep the family amused includes a shallow children's pool, water fountains, two water slides and a wave machine. The cubicles are spacious and a few even contain their own shower. The only down side is the toilets which often smell and don't appear to be cleaned often enough. The Pavillion has its own car park and there's also a public one opposite so driving there isn't a problem and the Glades Shopping Centre is just next door so a trip to the shops can be easily combined with the outing.
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