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Gym or aqualearn member at one of our leisure centres? We need to confirm your contact details are correct ahead of issuing new membership cards later in the year.

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Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre

Whether it's fitness, swimming or family fun that inspires your visit, Chester-le-Street has a great range of activities including gym, exercise classes, two pools and indoor adventure play.

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Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our two pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a great low impact way to get active and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just a splash about with the kids

View the latest Chester-le-Street Swimming Pool Timetable (PDF, 1Mb).

Our small pool will not be available for public swimming on a Thursday, between 11.00am - 2.30pm due to swimming lessons.

Learn to swim

From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming lesson programme. Sign up at any time and progress at your own pace. Prices start from just £19 per month which includes unlimited general swimming so you can practice what you learn as much as you like.

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.


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 carry out a free Check4life health check, help you develop a training programme and, with ongoing support, we'll help you achieve your goals. 

Contact us to book a gym tour today.


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

Choose a membership today - contact us for more information. 

GX exercise classes

Whether you want to stretch and tone, go high energy to burn calories or invigorate yourself with a mind and body experience, there's a GX exercise class to suit you. 

View the latest Chester-le-Street GX group exercise class timetable (PDF, 1Mb).

Courts and pitches 

Smash your way to victory when you hire one of our squash courts.

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.

Download the schools out holiday timetable (PDF, 84kb) for Summer 2015.

Children's parties 

Splash into your birthday with a pool party or climb and slide with friends in our indoor adventure play area. A variety of exclusive packages are available for up to 15 children. 

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.

Opening times and location

Monday7.30am - 10.00pm
Tuesday9.00am - 10.00pm
Wednesday7.30m - 10.00pm
Thursday7.30am - 10.00pm 
Friday7.30am - 10.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 6.30pm
Sunday8.00am - 6.30pm 
Public holidays Closed 


  • air conditioned cardio and strength fitness suite
  • weights room 
  • 25 metre pool
  • small pool 
  • swimming lessons
  • online booking
  • sauna and steam room (16+ only)
  • two squash courts
  • multi-purpose room 
  • indoor adventure play area
  • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
  • lockers - 20p non refundable 
  • 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
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