At the heart of our local community in Tyldesley, Atherton and Astley since 2012, the Pelican Centre helps people to feel good mentally, physically and socially through fitness, friendship and charitable support.
Fully independent, self-funded through memberships and a registered charity, our affordable and accessible swim, gym, classes and community spaces help you to achieve your fitness goals and offer fantastic opportunities to learn a new skill, to connect with others and to support those who need it.
The Pelican Centre is run by a dedicated team of permanent staff, volunteers and trustees, and our facilities include a full-size swimming pool, fully-equipped air-conditioned gym and a classes hall, with community spaces available for small groups or meetings.
Starting life as the 950-seat Majestic Cinema in 1923, the building was transformed into Tyldesley Swimming Pool in 1964. Under threat of closure in 2011, a local community group was formed and took over management of the Pelican Centre on 1st April 2012.
We’re now proud to be Wigan Borough’s largest independent charitable facility, and we work closely with other single-site centres around the country to support community ownership of these essential amenities.
The Pelican Centre’s mission is to help our local community to feel good mentally, physically and socially through fitness, friendship and charitable support.
Accessible & affordable fitness, with pressure-free activity & training to achieve your goals.
Charitable outcomes that support our local area, & sociable groups that connect people.
Committed to your wellbeing, volunteering opportunities & continual facilities investment.
A place where every member of the community is welcome & part of our success.