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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.

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Thinking about joining? See our leisure centre memberships to see how you can save money when you join.

Exercise classes

Whether you want to stretch and tone, go high energy or invigorate yourself with a mind and body experience, there are fitness classes to suit you. Book a class or activity online (you can also book online for use of our squash courts), or look up class timetable online.

Join online - memberships

Sign-up for a gym or swim membership online, or see our leisure centre memberships page for more information about our memberships, including prices.

Courts and pitches

Smash, score, bowl or kick a victory when you hire one of our courts or pitches - you can book  our courts or pitches when you book a class or activity online.

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.

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 

An access guide for this leisure centre is available at DisabledGo: Riverside Leisure Complex

Contact us
Riverside Leisure Complex
03000 266 447
Our address is:
  • Riverside Sports Pavillion
  • Riverside South
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3QR
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