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Teesdale Leisure Centre

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

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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 timetables online.

Join online - memberships

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.


Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a 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 swimming timetables:

Learn to swim

From babies to adults, it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming programme. Sign up to Swimming lessons 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 like.

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.

Dementia Friendly Swimming 

If you are living with dementia or care for someone who does, come along and take part in one of our Dementia friendly swimming sessions.


Whatever your level of fitness, or your goals, in our gyms 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.

Teesdale gym is run in partnership with Lifestyle Fitness.

Courts and pitches 

Slam dunk or score a victory when you hire our sports hall or courts - you book the sports hall or courts when you book a class or activity online

Children and young people

Gymnastics, indoor adventure play, martial arts, tivity tots, indoor climbing, gym membership for young people, football and trampoline coaching, holiday activities and swimming - there's lots for your family to do.

Children's parties 

Splash into your birthday, bounce with friends on a trampoline or how about a race to the top of our climbing wall? A variety of exclusive packages are available. 

Hire a room 

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

Indoor climbing 

Scale the heights and test your abilities on our indoor climbing wall. With slabs, overhangs, freeform fibreglass and belay ledges there's plenty to challenge climbers of all abilities. 

Opening hours

Monday 7.00am - 10.00pm 
Tuesday7.00am - 10.00pm
Wednesday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Thursday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Friday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Sunday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Public holidayClosed 

Climbing wall opening hours

Monday 3.15pm - 6.00pm 
Thursday3.15pm - 10.00pm 
Saturday2.00pm - 5.00pm 
Sunday12.15pm - 5.00pm 
Public holidaysClosed 

Sauna opening hours

Monday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Tuesday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Wednesday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Thursday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Friday7.00am - 10.00pm 
Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Sunday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Public holidaysClosed 


  • air conditioned gym
  • free weights
  • 25 metre pool
  • small pool
  • swimming lessons
  • sauna (age 16 years and above)
  • sports hall
  • indoor climbing wall
  • 3G outdoor pitch
  • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
  • lockers - 10p non-returnable 
  • disabled changing room
  • disabled access throughout the building 
  • baby change
  • free water fountain
  • sport equipment hire
  • vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks 
  • gym and swim items for sale from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 

An access guide for this leisure centre is available at DisabledGo: Teesdale Leisure Centre

Contact us
Teesdale Leisure Centre
03000 260 862
Our address is:
  • Strathmore Road
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL12 8DS
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