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Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Durham

Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Durham

Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Durham

Durham's newest facility has a 25 meter, 8 lane swimming pool, learner pool and dedicated dance studio. Offers swimming lessons for school age children, little ducklings lessons for pre school children, parent and toddler sessions and inflatable sessions. Other children's activities available such as dancing and basketball. 

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Laps, lessons, floats and fun - swim at our two pools and enjoy time in the water. Swimming is a great low impact way to get fit and stay fit. Why not try our aqua classes or maybe just splash about with the kids?
Learn to swim 
From babies to adults it's never too early or late to join our aqualearn swimming programme. Sign up at any time and progress at your own pace.

Whatever your level of fitness, or your goals, in our gyms you can exercise in a way that best suits you. Our friendly gym staff will carry out a free Check4life health check, help you develop a training programme and, with ongoing support, we'll help you achieve your goals. 

Courts and pitches 
Slam dunk or score a victory when you hire our sports hall. Book today and enjoy a game of badminton, basketball, football, netball, table tennis and volleyball. 

Children and young people 
Sports clubs, gym membership for young people and holiday activities - there's lots for your family to do! 

Children's parties
Splash into your birthday, dance with your friends at a disco or why not try a dodgeball or football party. A variety of exclusive packages are available for up to 50 children. 

Hire a room 
Host your meeting, event, sport or club activity in our sports hall or studio and we'll include room set up for free. 

140 station air conditioned fitness suite
free weights and functional training rig
25 metre pool
tepidarium (16+ only)
swimming lessons 
sports hall 
male and female changing rooms (with hairdryers)
mixed swimming changing rooms (with hairdryers)
lockers - £1.00 refundable 
disabled changing room with hoist 
disabled access throughout the building 
baby change 
free water fountain 
sport equipment and cycle hire 
vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks 
gym and swim items for sales from high street brands Adidas and Speedo 
private physiotherapist
Swimming galas
Freeman's Quay regularly hosts swimming galas for the swimming club and local schools. This sometimes means disruption to swimming times. 


Walkergate, Durham, Co Durham, DH1 1SW

5.29 miles  
  03000 268 488  
Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.