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Durham County Council

There's a huge range of children's activities at our leisure centres this summer - Check out our School's out - summer holiday activities.

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Leisure centres


We offer a range of facilities at leisure centres across the county.

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See our leisure centres on a map.

List of our leisure centres

Leisure centres operated by other organisations

The following leisure centres are operated by Leisureworks (Derwentside Trust for Sport and Arts) in conjunction with us. For more information please visit the Leisureworks website:

The following leisure centres are managed by 1Life in partnership with us. For more information please visit the 1Life website:

  • Peterlee Leisure Centre
  • Seaham Leisure Centre

The following leisure centre is operated by SLAM Community Development Trust:

  • Spectrum Leisure Centre, Willington

The following leisure centres were transferred into community ownership as part of the 2011 indoor facilities review:

  • Deerness Gymnastics Academy
  • Active Life @ Coxhoe
  • Ferryhill Leisure Centre was transferred to Ferryhill Community Hub to be run as a community venue by a charitable group.
  • Sherburn Leisure Centre has transferred to Sherburn Parish Council to be run as a community club by a charitable group.

There are also Community gyms across County Durham.

Booking and payment system

A new IT system has been installed in each of our leisure centres which will improve your visit, making payments quicker and access easier.  We are working on introducing online booking for classes and activities, which will be coming soon. If you wish to book a class in the meantime please contact your local leisure centre.