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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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To celebrate the re-opening of the swimming pool and changing facilities we are having an open day on Saturday 20 January. Come along to the leisure centre between 8.15am-4.30pm to see the new facilities and join in a free taster session - contact us to book your place. Visit the open day timetable for a full list of activities taking place.     

Join and book 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 a class or activity online (you can also book online for use of our squash courts).


Our newly refurbished pool facilities are now open. Check out our new pool timetable for details of new aqua classes, fun sessions and swimming times.

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Learn to swim

From babies to adults, it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming lesson programme.You can progress at your own pace and 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 for more information and to sign up to swimming lessons.


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 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 - see our Leisure centre memberships 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. Visit our Book online to find out the latest timetable information for GX classes.

Courts and pitches 

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

Sign up for leisure centre membership and book a squash court online.

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.

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

Monday7.00am - 9.00pm
Tuesday7.00am - 9.00pm
Wednesday7.00am - 9.00pm
Thursday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Friday7.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Public holidays Closed 


  • 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
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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