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Riverside Leisure Complex

Whether it's fitness or sport that inspires your visit, Riverside Leisure Complex has a great range of activities including athletics, cricket, football, rugby and exercise classes.

Join 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 online

View our Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street and Riverside GX Timetable (PDF, 2.9mb)  for classes taking place and book a class or activity online (you can also book online for indoor cricket, table tennis, outdoor football, rugby, tennis and bowls).

Latest news

Find the latest sport and fitness news, including offers.

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  Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street and Riverside GX Timetable (PDF, 2.9mb) .

Courts and pitches

Smash, score, bowl or kick a victory when you hire one of our courts or pitches. Book today and enjoy a game of indoor cricket, table tennis, outdoor football (3G and grass pitches), rugby, tennis or bowls. Floodlit athletics track and outfields are also available. 

Children and young people

Sports clubs, gym membership for young people and holiday activities - there's lots for your family to do!

Sports clubs

Athletics, cricket, rowing, football - you're spoilt for choice if you want to join a club. Contact us to find out more.

Children's parties 

Score, jump or bat away your birthday with a unique sports party. Exclusive packages available which include your very own sports coach. 

Hire a room

Host your meeting, event, sport or club activity in our rooms and we'll include room set-up for free. 

Riverside Park 

Play area, skatepark, cafe, fishing, events arena, bowling green spaces, ornamental gardens, Splash Pad, wildlife area, river walks, weekly park run - there's so much to do you won't know where to start. Find out more about Chester-le-Street Riverside Park.

Opening hours 

Monday4.00pm - 10.00pm
Tuesday4.00pm - 10.00pm
Wednesday4.00pm - 10.00pm 
Thursday4.00pm - 10.00pm 
Friday4.00pm - 10.00pm 
Saturday9.00am - 5.00pm 
Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm 
Public holidaysClosed

Community clubs are still be able to access the facilities during the day with prior arrangement. Please contact us for more information.


  • indoor hall
  • athletics track
  • 3G outdoor pitch
  • grass football pitches
  • grass rugby pitch 
  • tennis courts
  • activities room 
  • mixed changing rooms (with hairdryer)
  • lockers - 20p non-refundable 
  • sport equipment hire
  • disabled changing room 
  • baby change 
  • vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks 
Contact us
Riverside Leisure Complex
03000 266 447
Our address is:
  • Riverside Sports Pavillion
  • Riverside South
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3SJ
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