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Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex

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

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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 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.  


Our great new timetable offers something for everyone with swimming at different times of the day and memberships to make things easier. Try one of our new aqua classes to shake up your workout or, if you're looking for family fun, try one of our fun family sessions.

View our latest timetables:

The pools will be closed and swimming lessons will be cancelled on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May due to a swimming gala.

Learn to swim 

From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming lesson programme. Sign up to Swimming lessons at any time 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 want.

Contact us to sign up for swimming lessons today.

Future pool closures

There are currently no planned temporary pool closures.


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

Children and young people

Gym membership for young people, parent and toddler swimming, holiday activities, floats and inflatables and general swimming - there's lots for your family to do.

Children's parties

Splash into your birthday with a pool party. A variety of exclusive use packages are available. 

Hire a room 

Host your meeting, sport or club activity in our meeting room or studio and we'll include room set-up for free. Please note that the studio is upstairs and there is no lift available. 

Opening hours

Monday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Tuesday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Wednesday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Thursday7.00am - 9.00pm 
Friday9.00am - 8.00pm 
Saturday8.30am - 3.30pm 
Sunday8.30am - 3.30pm 
Public holidaysClosed 


  • air conditioned gym
  • weights room
  • 25 metre pool
  • small pool
  • swimming lessons
  • sauna and steam room (16 years and above)
  • cafe (upstairs and no lift available)
  • studio (upstairs and no lift available)
  • male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
  • lockers - £1.00 refundable
  • disabled changing room (ground floor)
  • free water fountains
  • baby change
  • vending machines selling snacks and cold drinks
  • gym and swim items for sale from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 
  • private physiotherapy 

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

Contact us
Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex
03000 261 322
Our address is:
  • Woodhouse Lane
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL14 6JX
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