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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.

Opening times

Monday to Thursday6.30am - 10.30pm
Friday6.30am - 9.30pm
Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm 
Sunday8.00am - 8.00pm 
Public holidaysClosed 

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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 - download the  Icon for pdf Louisa Centre - fitness class timetables (PDF, 136.0kb) for class details, times and prices.

Join online - memberships

To join the gym online visit Lifestyle Fitness at The Louisa Centre. Swim memberships and class passes can be purchased by visiting the centre.

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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