The Time Capsule
100 Buchanan St
Tel: 01236 449 572
Admission: Varies depending on time of day. At its most expensive the prices for a waterworld & ice combo ticket are £6.90 adults, £4.95 kids.
Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm. Fitness centre is open from 6.30 am – 10 pm every day. Adventure zone is open 12 noon – 8pm daily.
The Time Capsule is one of Scotlands most prestigious leisure facilities, and is located within the heart of Lanarkshire just a short drive from the centre of Glasgow.
The leisure centre features an Ice Rink, Adventure Zone, ‘Tiny’ Tots Play Zone, Dry Sports Facilities, a state of the art Fitness Suite, together with a free form Leisure Pool and a 25 metre Swimming Pool.
Waterworld leisure fun pool will take you back in time, millions of years ago, through a landscape of steam, tidal waves, geysers, canals, waterfalls, a volcano, prehistoric monsters and plants.
The journey starts at the origins of time, high in the mist and rain. From here it’s on to the Primeval Swamp, a pool of green water, bubbling steam and surrounded by lush vegetation and prehistoric animals.
Down a water chute, you will reach the start of the River of Life where the water is in constant eruption due to those pesky geysers and volcanic eruptions. A further chute, surrounded by waterfalls, leads to the rapids and the origins of man.
The River of Life also includes a completely recreational element: twin 100m flumes and a rubber ring ride, all of which start high in the building and splash down into two separate pools. (To use the flumes and rubber ring ride you must be a competent swimmer and be at least 4 years of age, and those between 4-8 years must be accompanied by an adult).
Ice Age is a medium-sized ice rink, which has a full disco package: lights, turntables and control equipment where you can ice-dance to all the latest chart hits.
Ice Age offers a wide range of activities for the young and old alike: Skating lessons for adults and children, Ice hockey, and for the really young children the Ice Cool Sunday Club is lots of fun in a safe environment.
The Adventure Zone is a multi-level play area for children age 5 years to 11 years. It has giant slides, time tunnels, ball pools, aerial runway and biff and bash canyon; great fun for any kid!
There is also a Tiny Tots Play Zone, for children under the age of 5. This is a little more conservative than the older kids adventure zone, with log ramps, bash bags, spiders webs, snakes and ball pools. Less chance for the big kids to knock your little one around!
The Fitness Suite facility is host to state of the art fitness equipment, with all cardiovascular machines complete with integrated TV screens. The space is fully air conditioned with a wide range of resistance machines. If your aim is to adopt a healthier lifestyle, toning up or simply keeping fit there is a qualified fitness team on hand to help you achieve your personal goals.
The fitness class timetable is packed full with both cardio and toning classes available. The ever popular Les Mills group fitness classes are also available including Body Pump, Body Balance, Body Jam and Body Attack.
There is a cafe available to stifle your thirst or hunger after a busy day in the pool, ice rink or gym. Childrens parties are available in Waterworld or Ice Age, and group discounts are also available.
The Time Capsule has disabled toilets and changing facilities throughout the building and serveral lift services throughout the three main floor areas. Waterworld has a disabled hoist allowing access to the Monster Pool and River Rapids. A disabled hoist is also available in the 25m Swimming Pool. Disabled car parking spaces are also available.