I recently joined the Marriott Sprowston Manor Leisure club along with my husband. Set in a gorgeous manor house surrounded by an immaculate 18 hole golf course, the petite Leisure Club is packed with facilities.

The first thing you will see is the pool area. The main pool is 13 metres long and will comfortably take 5 or 6 people swimming lengths. There’s a smaller section to the side for kids and regular aqua-fit classes as well as a shallow splash pool for babies and toddlers. To the rear of the room is a large jacuzzi and you’ll also find a sauna and steam room next to the poolside eating area. There are plenty of loungers if you want to relax, both inside and out.


The gym area is small and delightfully cool! There’s a good selection of resistance weight machines as well as dumbbells up to 30kg. While that’s enough if you’re just starting your foray into fitness, or not looking to build your strength too much, these simply aren’t heavy enough for my husband.

You’ll also find three treadmills, a couple of cross trainers, bikes and rowing machines. There’s a small area for stretches and core work too. The treadmills have a great training programme to help you with your workouts and you can watch TV on most of the equipment too.

The Sprowston Manor Leisure Club is small, there’s no denying it. You will often have to wait to use equipment and getting more than a few lengths in at the pool is a hard task. Saying that, sometimes we go and there’s no-one else there so I guess it’s just pot luck really!

The staff are friendly and helpful, you can even have one of the personal trainers design you a training plan at no extra cost. The aqua-fit classes are free to members and for a little extra there are bootcamp and pilates classes too. You don’t have to remember to take a towel or pay for your locker key and there are shower gel dispensers in the showers – such luxury!

We joined on a summer offer of 6 weeks membership for £59. With full membership you aren’t tied into a contract and you get lots of benefits, from discounts in all their restaurants through to reduced rates on accommodation around the UK.

For more information on the facilities or to join visit the Marriott Sprowston Manor Leisure Club website.

Sprowston Manor
Wroxham Rd
01603 410871