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Abbey Leisure Centre

Whether it's fitness, sport or family fun that inspires your visit, Abbey Leisure Centre has a great range of activities including a gym, exercise classes and loads of stuff for the kids to enjoy.

Join online

Sign-up for an annual gym or swim membership online, or see our leisure centre memberships page for more information about our memberships, including prices.

Book online

View our Icon for pdf Abbey Leisure Centre GX Timetable (PDF, 1.3mb)  for classes taking place and book a class or activity online (you can also book online for badminton, basketball, football, squash and table tennis).

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Whatever your level of fitness, or your goals, in our gym you can exercise in a way that best suits you. Our friendly gym staff will help you develop a training programme and with ongoing support we'll help you achieve your goals. 

Contact us to book a gym tour. 


Join today and enjoy a full inclusive health and fitness package offering use of the gym, sauna and steam room plus exercise classes.  

Choose a membership today - see our Leisure centre memberships information.

GX exercise classes 

Whether you want to stretch and tone, go to a high energy class to burn calories or invigorate yourself with a mind and body experience, there's a GX class to suit you. Contact us to find out more about GX classes.

Courts and pitches 

Smash, score or slam dunk a victory when you hire our sports hall or courts. Book today and enjoy a game of badminton, basketball, football, squash or table tennis. 

Children and young people 

Soft play for toddlers, dance classes, martial arts, holiday activities, skatepark, outdoor play area, gym membership for young people - there's lots for your family to do

Children's parties 

Leap and jump into your birthday with a bouncy castle party. A variety of packages are available for up to 35 children. Go-karting parties are also available on request. 

Hire a room 

Host your meeting, event, sport or club activity in our sports hall or activity room. We'll include room set-up for free. 

Opening hours

Monday8.00am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday8.00am - 11.30am and 3.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday9.30am - 2.30pm
Public holidaysClosed


  • air conditioned cardio gym
  • free weights, resistance machines and functional training rig
  • sauna and steam room (16+ only)
  • Sports hall 
  • two squash courts
  • activities room 
  • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
  • lockers - 20p non-refundable
  • sport equipment hire
  • disabled toilet
  • baby change
  • free water fountain 
  • vending machines selling snacks and cold drinks 
  • private physiotherapist 

For more information about Abbey Leisure Centre please contact us.

Contact us
Abbey Leisure Centre
03000 266 443
Our address is:
  • Abbey Road
  • Pity Me
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5DQ
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