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The Louisa Centre

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

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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 - visit The Louisa Centre for class details, times and prices.

Join online - memberships

Visit Lifestyle Fitness at The Louisa Centre to join online. 


Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our two pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a great low impact way to get fit and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just splash about with the kids?

Visit The Louisa Centre for pool timetables, including aqua class information.

Learn to swim 

From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming programme. Sign up for swimming lessons through our Learn to Swim programme at any time and progress at your own pace. 

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.


Whatever your level of fitness, or your goals, in our gyms you can exercise in a way that best suits you. Our gym staff will help you develop a training programme and, with ongoing support, we'll help you achieve your goals. Visit Lifestyle Fitness at The Louisa Centre to find out more about the gym or join online.

Contact us to book a gym tour.

Courts hire and activities 

Contact us to book one of courts or activities. You can book for:

  • cricket nets
  • 5 a-side football
  • netball
  • badminton / short tennis
  • snooker

Children and young people 

Sports clubs, gym membership for young people and holiday activities - there's lots for your family to do! Visit The Louisa Centre for more information.

Children's parties

Choose from our range of fun party options including sports, fun & games, pool parties and soft play. Some parties even come with their very own Party Coach who will entertain and lead the children in 60 minutes of party fun. Visit The Louisa Centre for more information.

Opening times and location​​

Monday to Thursday7.00am - 10.30pm
Friday7.00am - 9.30pm
Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Sunday8.00am - 8.00pm 
Public holidaysClosed 


  • two swimming pools
  • two soft play areas (up to 5 years and over 5 years - height restrictions apply)
  • aerobics studio
  • gym and weights room
  • cafe
  • courts
  • meeting room hire
Contact us
Louisa Centre
01207 218 877
Our address is:
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE
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