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Leisure centre Summer holiday activities

Published June 20, 2022 3.41pm


Our leisure centres are offering a range of activities for children and young people over the summer holidays.

Families across County Durham can enjoy free travel for children on buses this summer, throughout the school holidays. 

Swimming 

Free swimming and healthy food is available during the holidays to all young people under 18 who live in County Durham. Free swimming includes general swim, fun and inflatable sessions. Funding is provided by Fun and food holiday activities. Free Splashability sessions are also available for children, young people and adults who have a disability. 

Swimming crash courses

Swimming crash courses are a great way to help your child develop their confidence in the water, whether they are a beginner or looking to improve their technique, our crash courses can help. 

StageDateTimePriceLeisure CentreCourse information
One/TwoMonday 25 - Friday 29 July9.30am - 10.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
ThreeMonday 25 - Friday 29 July10.00am - 10.30am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim five to 10 meters unaided. 
Four/FiveMonday 25 - Friday 29 July10.30am - 11.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those enrolled onto stage four or five, or those who can swim at least 10 meters front and back and comfortable in deep water. 
One/twoMonday 1 - Friday 5 August9.00am - 9.30am£23Woodhouse Close Leisure ComplexSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
Two/ThreeMonday 1 - Friday 5 August9.30am - 10.00am£23Woodhouse Close Leisure ComplexSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 
One/TwoMonday 8 - Friday 12 August9.30am - 10.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
ThreeMonday 8 - Friday 12 August10.00am - 10.30am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 
One/TwoMonday 8 August - Friday 12 August10.30am - 11.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little to five meters unaided. 
One/TwoMonday 8 - Friday 13 August9.00am - 9.30am£23Woodhouse Close Leisure ComplexSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
Two/ThreeMonday 8 - Friday 13 August9.30am - 10.00am£23Woodhouse Close Leisure ComplexSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 
OneMonday 15 - Friday 19 August2.00pm - 2.30pm£23Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
One/TwoMonday 15 - Friday 19 August9.00am - 9.30am£23Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters.
Two/ThreeMonday 15 - Friday 19 August2.30pm - 3.00pm£23Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 
Two/ThreeMonday 15 - Friday 19 August9.30am - 10.00am£23Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 
One/TwoMonday 22 - Friday 26 August9.30am - 10.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
ThreeMonday 22 - Friday 26 August10.00am - 10.30am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim five to 10 meters unaided. 
Four/FiveMonday 22 - Friday 26 August10.30am - 11.00am£23Peterlee Leisure CentreSuitable for those who are enrolled onto stage four or five, or for those who can swim at least 10 meters on front or back unaided and are comfortable in deep water. 
OneTuesday 30 August - Friday 2 September2.00pm - 3.00pm£18.40Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little but less than five meters. 
Two/ThreeTuesday 30 August - Friday 2 September2.30pm - 3.00pm£18.40Newton Aycliffe Leisure CentreSuitable for those who can swim a little to 10 meters unaided. 

Multi-sport camps

Multi sport camps are available at Consett Leisure Centre and include a range of activities including football, tennis, dodgeball and swimming. Activities are suitable for six to 12 year olds. 

Sessions are held 10.00am to 3.00pm each day and cost £10 per day or £40 per week.

Camps take place as follows:

  • Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July
  • Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August
  • Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August

Children will need to bring a packed lunch. Swimming kit will also be needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Young Lifestyle gym membership

A Young Lifestyle membership is available for 11 to 15 year olds from £12 per month.