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Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre reopened on Wednesday 29 July - only the gym is available at this stage and you must pre-book your visit. If you'd normally use the fitness classes at this centre, you can attend Fitness classes at other leisure centres (you must book in advance).

Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre


Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre reopened on Wednesday 29 July - only the gym is available at this stage and you must pre-book your visit. You will be able to access fitness classes at other leisure centres as part of your membership.

We are still looking at how we can safely reopen our fitness classes, swimming pool and other leisure centre activities such as courts. 

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Our leisure centres have reopened. Gyms and fitness classes will be available at first and you must pre-book your visit. See Leisure centres re-opening information for full details.

You must wear a face covering when moving through the leisure centre. Our staff will also be wearing them. You can remove your face covering once you start your activity in the gym, fitness hall or pool. 

Opening times

You must book a gym session online before you can attend.

DayOpening hours
Monday7.30am to 8.30pm
Tuesday7.00am to 8.00pm
Wednesday7.30am to 9.00pm
Thursday7.00am to 8.30pm
Friday7.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday7.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday7.30am to 4.30pm

Book a class or gym session

You can only return to your leisure centre if you login or register to book your class, gym or weights session online in advance (you can book up to seven days in advance). This includes Young Lifestyle member sessions. To see available sessions and classes, select 'Classes'.

You can also contact your leisure centre to book over the phone if you have a leisure membership only. See our Fitness classes page to view our timetables.

Non members

If you don't have a leisure membership, you can still book and pay for your sessions online but you must have a Thrive card. Login or register to book your class, gym or weights session online.

If you don't have a Thrive card, you can order this online free of charge, using the promotion code COMEBACK. Simply request your leisure centre membership online and select 'Leisure Card Adult' (normally £5). Once you've placed your order, you'll be given your membership number so you can register to book your session and we'll give you your card next time you visit the centre.

Lost cards (members and non members)

If you've lost your card, please email csleisuremanagement@durham.gov.uk. We'll order a replacement card for you, and also give you your membership number so that you can login or register to book your session.

Information about your session

Gym slots are one hour in length. This includes time taken to enter and leave the building, and we aim to give you a workout time of 50 minutes.

You can book up to two sessions in a day, either fitness classes, gym or weights sessions or a combination of these. At the end of each session, you must leave the leisure centre and re-enter, following our entry procedure.

As part of our interim Covid-19 fitness class programmes, you can book any class in any leisure centre regardless of what group your membership is in. We have changed the names and descriptions of some of our fitness classes - see our Fitness classes.

Cancel if you can't attend

Please remember to cancel your class or session if you're not able to attend. If possible give a minimum of 12 hours notice, so that someone else can book the place. Login to your account, as if you are going to book your class, gym or weights session online to cancel your session.

How to use the leisure centres safely

See our Leisure centres re-opening information for information on how to use your leisure centre safely.

Facilities 

  • air conditioned cardio and strength fitness suite
  • weights room 
  • 25 metre pool
  • small pool 
  • swimming lessons
  • sauna and steam room (16+ only)
  • two squash courts
  • multi-purpose room 
  • indoor adventure play area
  • changing village with family changing facilities
  • lockers - £1 returnable 
  • disabled shower room 
  • stair lift to upstairs gym
  • free water fountains
  • racquet hire
  • baby change
  • vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • gym, swim and aqua items for sale from high street brands Adidas and Speedo

Find us

Parking

There is a pay and display car park available at the leisure centre costing 40p per hour.

Hire a room 

Host your meeting, event or club activity in our multi-purpose room and we'll include room set-up for free. Please note that the room is upstairs and there is no lift.

Children and young people

Climb, slide and crawl about in our three tier indoor adventure soft play area for kids up to age 11. There's also gym membership for young people, holiday activities and swimming for all your family.

Contact us
Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre
03000 266 444
Our address is:
  • Burns Green
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3QH
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