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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.


The government has announced that leisure centres and swimming pools can reopen later this month. We are looking at the government guidance and we'll provide updates on when our centres will reopen as soon as we have this information.

All memberships, including fitness, swimming and swimming lessons, will be frozen for the period of the closure and direct debit payments will be automatically adjusted. If you have paid up front for any membership, the period of the closure will be added to the end of your contract.

While we are closed, we hope you can remain physically active  - see our Keep active in your home information and look out for links on our social media, @DurhamThriveActive, providing information on how you can keep moving and stay healthy.

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 our  fitness class timetable for class details, times and prices.

Join online - memberships

Sign up to a gym, swim or fitness class membership online visit Leisure centre memberships.

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.


  • Double side (two 5 a side courts) sports hall
  • Large spectator gallery
  • 25 metre main swimming pool
  • Learner swimming pool
  • Swimming spectator gallery (300 capacity)
  • Practice hall
  • Aerobics studio
  • Large rehabilitation gym
  • Shooting/Archery range
  • Board room
  • Two meeting rooms 
  • Two children's soft play areas
  • Full day care nursery
  • CafĂ© facilities
  • Library
  • Customer Access Point
  • Changing Places facilities
  • Social Services/Pathways facilities
  • Snooker and pool
  • Kitchen/catering facilities
  • Water fountain
  • Male and female changing
  • Disabled access
  • Mixed swimming changing rooms
  • Lockers
  • Baby changing
  • Sports equipment for sale
  • Vending machines
  • Office space

Find us


There is a free town centre car park available near the leisure centre.

Contact us
Louisa Centre
03000 262 444
Our address is:
  • Front Street
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH9 0TE
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