Best Sports Centres In County Durham

We've rounded up the best sports centres in County Durham in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 14 County Durham sports centres to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including indoor and soft play areas. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the sports centres we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Spennymoor Leisure Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Spennymoor
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

This is a great chance to get a tropical leisure park swim indoors and at any time of year!Spennymoor Leisure Centre has a nice big free form Leisure...

Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre

  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Are you longing for an action packed day spent with all the family? Then grab your sport-kits, swimming costumes and get on down to Newton Aycliffe L...

Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre

  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

Feeling sporty today? Gather the kids and head out to Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre for a non-stop active day out. Practice your kickflips at...

The Dolphin Centre

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Dolphin Centre is a fantastic place for you and your little water babies to have lots of splashtastic fun with an excellent pool complex and an U...

Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis & Wellness Centre has lots to offer for families who want to stay active. The centre has a huge variety of indo...

Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope is all about great family fun outdoors. Have a kick about on one of the large 6/11-a-side football pitches,...

Teesdale Sports Centre

  • Barnard Castle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Teesdale Sports Centre This modern family friendly centre offers a good standard swimming pool with swimming lessons available if needed and loads of...

Sunderland Aquatic Centre

  • Sunderland
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Don’t let the weather stop your little ones from running around and blowing off steam! Take them to Sunderland Aquatic Centre for a huge selection of...

Eldon Leisure Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Eldon Leisure Centre offers a multitude of activities at their site in Newcastle. As well as the usual leisure facilities, you'll also find a tenpin...

Rainbow Leisure Centre

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Rainbow Leisure Centre is the home of active families in Coulby Newham. Get your sweat on in a modern 6-court sports hall, where you can practice bad...

Eston Leisure Centre

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Looking for a place to play sports with the kids? Eston Leisure Centre offers indoor facilities for all your favourite sports, including football, sq...

Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart

  • Redcar
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you love water sports, you’ll love Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart! This lovely family-friendly leisure centre in Redcar has 3...

Penrith Leisure Centre

  • Penrith
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Penrith Leisure Centre offers a massive range of activities all under cover, ideal for entertaining the family whatever the great British weather is...

The Hydro

  • Harrogate
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

A good local pool is worth its weight in gold, especially if you have children! The Hydro is Harrogate has three pools altogether, which means there’...

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