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As part of our leisure transformation programme we are currently consulting about facilities at Abbey, Peterlee, Spennymoor and Teesdale. Have your say before 5.00pm on Friday 12 November 2021.

Leisure centre pricing guide

We have standardised pricing across our 13 leisure centres to offer you the best options available in your area with multi-site usage and great swimming options.

We are encouraging and recommending you continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, in our leisure centres, to protect our staff and each other.

This page will provide you with current pricing information across our leisure centres. If you have any queries please speak to a member of staff at your local leisure centre who will be happy to help. 

thrive loyalty card

Our thrive card can be used at any of our leisure centres to get discounts on some of the services we offer. Cards are valid for 12 months. 

Replacement card£2.50
Gym, swim and fitness class membershipsFree

For more information visit Thrive card.


Concessions are eligible for discounts on some leisure centre facilities, please review the pricing for your activity to see if a concessionary rate is available. Concessions include: 

  • under 19 years
  • over 60 years
  • registered disabled
  • a carer
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Job Seekers Allowance (contributions based)
  • Employment Support Allowance (support component)
  • Employment Support Allowance (related component)
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Working and Child Tax credit
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • War Pension Mobility Scheme
  • Universal Credit (from September 2015)
  • Durham County Carers

Swimming prices

Swimming prices are the same for each of our eight pools, including, Chester-le-Street pool timetableConsett Leisure Centre pool timetableFreeman's Quay pool timetableThe Louisa Centre pool timetableNewton Aycliffe pool timetableSpennymoor pool timetableTeesdale pool timetable and Woodhouse Close pool timetable.

General swimming 

See below the prices for a swimming session at any of our pools.

Non thrive card holder£4.20
thrive card holder£3.80
Under ones£1.00
Family/group swim (max four)£11.00
Additional sauna/steam£1.50

Splashtots / Ready, Sett, Splash and Disney Inspired swim sessions (price includes one adult and one child, each additional child £1)


Swimming memberships

If you are a regular swimmer then our great value multi-site swim membership can help you save. 

Swim memberships include: 

  • Unlimited access to general swimming
  • Pool based fitness classes
  • Multi-site access across eight pools
  • A free thrive card
Standard swim membershipsdirect debit (12 month contract)£22.50 
Standard swim membershipsdirect debit (non contract)£27.50
Standard swim membershipsannual (paid in full membership)£270
Concession swim membershipsdirect debit (12 month contract)£15.00
Concession swim membershipsdirect debit (non contract)£20.00
Concession swim membershipsannual (paid in full membership)£180

To find out more and sign up to a swim membership visit Swim memberships

Swimming lessons

Our Learn to Swim programme offers opportunities for all ages and abilities. From babies, you can enjoy the water with your child during our instructor led sessions to build their confidence. Older children can start lessons, to help them build their confidence and develop technique. One to one or small group sessions are also available. 

Time to Swim / aqualearn members also get free swimming at any of our eight pools to make sure you have plenty of time to practice. 

aqualearn / Time to SwimTypeCost
aqualearn / Time to Swim (Consett and The Louisa Centre) juniorsdirect debit non contract£19.00 
aqualearn juniorsquarterly£67.00
Time to swim (Consett and The Louisa Centre)ten sessions£50.00
aqualearn crash coursefive day course£23.00 

My aqualearn - one to one, one to two, and one to three swimming lessons

Teacher / pupil ratio (number of lessons)Cost
1 to 1 (2 lessons)£33.00
1 to 1 (3 lessons)£44.55
1 to 1 (5 lessons)£70.12
1 to 2 (2 lessons)£49.00
1 to 2 (3 lessons)£66.15
1 to 2 (5 lessons)£104.10
1 to 3 (2 lessons)£60.00
1 to 3 (3 lessons)£81.00
1 to 3 (5 lessons)£127.50

To find out more about our learning to swim programme visit Swimming lessons.

Swimming lessons for adults

We also offer swimming lessons for adults too, it's never too late to learn to swim. 

aqualearn adultsdirect debit non contract£23.50
aqualearn adultsquarterly£80.50

Gym membership prices

We have an exciting range of gym memberships available. Multi-site memberships mean you can access other gym facilities depending on the group membership that you have. Your group membership includes: 

  • multi-site use within your group
  • a one to one induction and personal fitness plan
  • free swimming within your membership group
  • fitness classes at leisure centres within your membership group (aqua classes not included)
  • a free thrive card offering discounts to facilities outside of your membership group

To find out more about gym membership visit Gym memberships.

Corporate membership

Our corporate membership scheme offers an 18% discount on standard memberships, when your organisation signs up to the scheme. For more information visit Health and fitness corporate membership scheme.

Membership groups

Group 1 

Membership includes use of the facilities at Freeman's Quay gymNewton Aycliffe gymShildon-Sunnydale gymSpennymoor gym and Teesdale gym.

Type of membershipCost
standard direct debit 12 month contract£34.50 
standard non contract£34.50 -  saving £10 plus no joining fee (usually £20)
corporate membership 12 month direct debit£28.50 
concession 12 month direct debit£22.50 

Group 2 

Membership includes use of the facilities at Shildon-Sunnydale gym and Teesdale gym.

Type of membershipCost
standard direct debit 12 month contract£26.00 
standard non contract£26.00 - saving £10 plus no joining fee (usually £20)
corporate membership 12 month direct debit£21.50 
concession 12 month direct debit£17.00

Group 3

Membership includes use of the facilities at Abbey gymChester-le-Street gymMeadowfield gymRiverside Leisure Complex and Woodhouse Close gym

Type of membershipCost
standard direct debit 12 month contract£26.00
standard non contract£26.00 - saving £10 plus no joining fee (usually £20)
corporate membership 12 month direct debit£21.50
concession 12 month direct debit£17.00

Group 4

Membership includes use of the facilities at Consett Leisure Centre gym and The Louisa Centre gym

Type of membershipCost
standard direct debit 12 month contract£32.50
standard non contract£32.50 - saving £10 plus no joining fee (usually £20)
corporate membership£27.00
concession 12 month direct debit£21.50

Group 5

Membership includes use of the facilities at Wolsingham Leisure Centre.

Type of membershipCost
Standard direct debit 12 month contract£30.00
Standard non contract£30.00 - saving £10.00 plus no joining fee (usually £20.00)
Concession 12 month direct debit£22.00

Young Lifestyle gym membership

A Young Lifestyle membership is exclusively for 11 - 15 year olds (access times may vary at each leisure centre - please check with individual centres for more details). Membership includes: 

  • access to the gym at your home centre, where applicable*
  • fitness classes at your home centre*
  • free swimming at any pool
  • a free thrive card

*Age restrictions apply to opening hours and some fitness classes. 

£12.00 non contract direct debit - visit Young Lifestyle (11-15 year olds) for fitness class timetables and more information. 

Fitness class

We offer an exciting range of group exercise classes at all of our leisure centres including pool based fitness classes at those with pools. Gym members can access selected fitness classes free of charge and swim members can access aqua classes free of charge as part of their membership. 

Group exercise - 30 minsNon thrive card holder£4.20
Group exercise - 30 minsthrive card holder£3.20
Group exercise - 30 minsConcession£2.70
Group exercise - 45 minutesNon thrive card holder£5.50
Group exercise - 45 minutesthrive card holder£4.50
Group exercise - 45 minutesConcession£3.60
Group exercise - 60 minutesNon thrive card holder£6.50
Group exercise - 60 minutesthrive card holder£5.50
Group exercise - 60 minutesConcession£4.20

Other leisure centre service prices

We have a range of other leisure centre services that you can also book and access.

Badminton and tennis courtsStandard£8.50
Squash courts and table tennis

non thrive card holder

thrive card holder





5-a-side football

Standard - Adult

Standard - Junior



3G football pitch

Consett Leisure Centre, Meadowfield Leisure Centre and Riverside Leisure Complex

Full pitch

1/3 pitch

Match rates

Junior prices apply to all pitch hire rates





3G football pitch 

Shildon-Sunnydale and Teesdale Leisure Centres

1/2 pitch not available at Teesdale Leisure Centre

Full pitch

1/2 pitch

Junior prices apply to all pitch hire rates




Indoor play area

Under 1 year




Additional child £1.00

Sauna and steam room

Non thrive card holder

thrive card holder





 Discounts do not currently apply to any team sport activities.