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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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Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex

Whether it's fitness, swimming or family fun that inspires your visit, Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex has a great range of activities including gym, exercise classes and two pools.

Price changes 

From 1 October 2015 prices are changing in our leisure centres. To find out about this and other changes please check our leisure centre changes page.


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 fit and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just splash about with the kids? 

View our latest timetables:  

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 want.

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 fully inclusive health and fitness package offering use of the gym, exercise classes, saunas and steam room and swimming. 

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 Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre GX group exercise class timetable (PDF, 178kb).

Children and young people

Gym membership for young people, parent and toddler swimming, holiday activities, floats and inflatables and general swimming - there's lots for your family to do. 

Download the Schools out timetable - Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex (PDF, 438kb) for Summer 2015.

Children's parties

Splash into your birthday with a pool party. A variety of exclusive use packages are available. 

Hire a room 

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

Opening hours

Monday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Tuesday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Wednesday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Thursday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Friday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Saturday8.30am - 3.30pm 
Sunday8.30am - 3.30pm 
Public holidaysClosed 


  • air conditioned gym
  • online booking
  • weights room
  • 25 metre pool
  • small pool
  • swimming lessons
  • sauna and steam room (16 years and above)
  • cafe (upstairs and no lift available)
  • studio (upstairs and no lift available)
  • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
  • lockers - £1.00 refundable, £5.00 returnable sauna
  • disabled changing room (ground floor)
  • free water fountains
  • baby change
  • vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • gym, swim and squash items for sale from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 
  • private physiotherapy 

Wearfit card prices

Holders of a Wearfit card are entitled to discounts on selected activities:

Standard: £13.80 per year
Concession:  £7.95 per year
Replacement card:  £4.00 per card

Casual swimming prices

Swimming prices from 1 April 2014:

Prices per personStandardUnder 19sConcessionFamily
 CardNo CardCardNo CardCardNo CardCardNo Card
Public swim session£3.10£4.25£1.60£2.75£2.75N/AN/A£9.35
Fun sessionN/AN/AN/AN/A£2.75N/AN/AN/A
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