The Mariner Leisure Centre

The Mariner Leisure Centre is situated in Camelon, just outside Falkirk. With a large family friendly pool, sports facilities, soft play area and a cafe, the Mariner has something for all the family. 

Falkirk’s 4-star leisure attraction, the Mariner Centre offers a Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine, a laned swimming area, baby pool and frog, dolphin, whale and walrus chutes along with a frog-on-a-log water feature. It also has poolside viewing and family friendly communal changing village.

Other than swimming, the Mariner offers a wide range of sports facilities including a games hall, squash courts, dance studio, sauna suite and weights room. There’s also the popular Great Mariner Reef Softplay for kids aged up to 7.

The Mariner’s Café has a tasty selection of snacks, cakes and drinks. And parking is free!

The Mariner Centre Gym is located within the Centre and offers Scotland’s first immersive cycling studio, and the latest cardiovascular machinery and weights which are sure to raise that heart rate! Power-assisted exercise machines are available within the Shapemaster Hub.

So if you are looking for ideas of things to do in Falkirk with the kids then get along to the Mariner Centre in Falkirk.  

The Mariner Centre does now have a Changing Places Certified toilet for more info click here. These purpose built toilets are specially equipped to be used by anyone with complex care needs and are big enough to allow enough space for the person’s carer to assist them in comfort.


For full details please visit the Falkirk Leisure and culture Website.




Circuit Club

  • Fitness Club
  • Fitness Suite
  • Classes and activity sessions
  • Exercise programmes


  • The short-term creche is available for users of the centre who want to take part in an activity and have their pre-school child cared for whilst they do so
  • Open Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm

General Purpose Room

  • Used as a creche, Monday – Friday daytime
  • Suitable for smaller martial arts and aerobics groups
  • Suitable for meetings, groups and classes
  • Event hospitality and Birthday Party catering

Free Weights Room

  • Free weights area
  • Selected machines and fixed weights stations

Dance Studio

  • Area for dance, aerobics and martial arts sessions
  • Fitness and boxercise classes
  • Sprung wooden floor
  • Walled mirrors

Sauna Suite

  • Sauna Cabin
  • Steam Room
  • Relaxation area

Soft play area

  • Soft play area
  • For children up to 7 years of age
  • Used for Birthday Parties

Sports hall

The hall is the size of four badminton courts. Suitable for all indoor sports, including:

  • five-a-side football
  • basketball
  • netball
  • hockey
  • handball
  • volleyball

Ramped access for people with a disability and internal lift to lower floor. Spectator seating available for events.

Squash courts

  • 2 x squash courts
  • Squash Ladder operates
  • Annual squash tournament
  • Courts also suitable for Racketball and Rocketball

Swimming Pool

  • Lagoon-shaped leisure pool with beach area and wave machine
  • Includes 4 x 25m lane area
  • Includes a baby pool
  • Poolside viewing and family friendly communal changing village
  • Frog, dolphin, whale and walrus chutes along with frog-on-a-log water feature
  • Child and adult swimming lessons available


Overlooking the leisure pool and handy for the soft play area, the café serves a wide range of hot and cold, meals and snacks, including healthy options.

We have recently introduced a loyalty card in our cafes where every 7th hot drink is on us!

Vending service

  • Drinks, confectionery and snacks vending service available
  • Vending machines all in one area, close to front entrance

Changing Facilities

  • Changing Village for the leisure pool with family friendly changing area and large lockers
  • Separate male and female dry-side changing
  • Disabled changing rooms, showers, lockers and wheelchairs
  • £1 deposit for lockers
  • Toilets for people with a disability
  • Family Friendly with baby changing facilities

Monday - Friday

9am - 10pm

Saturday and Sunday

9am - 10.30 pm

The centre has undergone a recent refurbishment which includes improvements to wheelchair access and a Changing Places toilet. There is also plenty of free parking, including disabled spaces, at entrance level.

More information at The Mariner Centre website.

Next door to the Mariner Leisure Centre, you’ll find the Forth Valley Sensory Centre. It has a sensory garden that has been designed as a place for those with a sensory impairment to relax and enjoy. There’s also a fully accessible café and child-friendly sensory room in the centre too.