Blyth Valley Art & Leisure

Ashington Leisure Centre

Address and Contact Details

Ashington Leisure Centre
Institute Road
NE63 8 HP

Tel: 01670 622130 / 622131


About the Centre

We have a great team of friendly and professional staff, dedicated to providing you with a quality leisure experience whenever you visit.  We’re here to help you, whether you want to get fit, stay fit, have fun, learn something new, meet new friends or just relax.


Swimming Pool
Swimming Lessons

Swimming Parties
Lifestyle Gym
Fitness Classes
Sports Activities
Room Hire and Function Suites
Booking Online

Opening Times

Swimming Pool

Swimming is one of the most effective ways to exercise or if you just want to unwind and have some fun.  Our pools offer a balanced mix of everything from casual public swimming to competitive swimming for our clubs, swimming lessons and aquafit.  For those who want to have fun come and try out our inflatable sessions.

All our poolside staff are fully qualified lifeguards, providing a safe and secure environment for all our customers.

Ashington Leisure Centre's Swimming Pool Timetable

Swimming Lessons

The swim programme is designed for all ages.  Our highly trained instructors offer lessons for toddlers through to adults and beginners through to competitive swimmers. 

For more information on how to register you or your child please contact reception.

Swimming Parties

A pool party ia a great way for your child to celebrate their birthday with all their friends.  We offer several options for swimming parties at Ashington Leisure Centre.

For the stronger swimmer you can hire exclusive use of the main pool with the BIG inflatable.

For the younger and less confident swimmer you can hire the learner pool with the smaller inflatables and rafts.

Main pool parties are available on Sundays 3.30 – 4.30 and 4.45 – 5.45.
Learner pool parties are available on Saturdays 4.00 – 5.00, Sundays 3.30 – 4.30 and 4.45 – 5.45.
Please contact Ashington Leisure centre for more details.

Lifestyle Gym

The Lifestyle Gym is equipped with the latest in Technogym equipment, the Excite Range with Wellness System, a revolutionised workout which offers a totally innovative experience.

The Wellness System is a state of the art system, which allows members to track their workout progress.  It is simple to use and has great benefits.  Members are issued with a special key, which stores all personal information and records all activity undertaken.

From your first visit you will be welcomed and taken through a personalised induction assessment with our friendly staff. Your induction will give you a complete understanding of the state of the art Technogym equipment and will show you how to get the most from your exercise sessions.

You also have the option of an in-depth fitness assessment that will enable us to tailor you a more efficient training programme.

Lifestyle Fitness Classes

We provide a wide and varied range of fitness classes that cater for all tastes and levels of fitness.

You can simply come along and pay before your class, but we recommend that you book in advance at reception

Lifestyle Memberships

If you use the swimming pool, the gym or the fitness classes regularly, you could save money by joining as a Lifestyle Member. For details of prices, please click on the link above. 

Ashington Leisure Centre's Fitness Class Timetable

Sports Activities

Both Ashington and Newbiggin centres boast main halls that house both 5 a side courts and badminton courts. These can also be hired for basketball, netball, tennis and other racket sports. 

As well as the sports halls, the 2 centres are comprised of 5 squash courts (3 at Ashington, 2 at Newbiggin), both indoor and outdoor bowling greens, a small gym area, spinning studio, sauna and steam room and a boxing ring and training room.

Room Hire and Functions

Within our centres we have rooms available to hire privately for specific events, such as conferences, weddings, parties, exhibitions and dance/music shows. Ashington Leisure Centre is also registered for civil wedding ceremonies.
Our Bars and Catering Manager will be able to help you with all your function requirements, but please take a look at the following brochures for an idea of what we have to offer:

Wedding Brochure
Children's Parties, Conferences and Celebrations Leaflet 

Booking online

Centre members are now able to book online for selected activities.
Membership cards are available from Ashington Leisure Centre and Newbiggin Sports & Community Centre – get yours today!!

Members wishing to book online must have an ID number and PIN number, which can be obtained from reception.

Bookings can be made a maximum of 14 days in advance and all online bookings MUST be paid for at the time of booking.

If you wish to cancel or move a booking please contact the Leisure Centre directly.

If you have your ID number and PIN number, then book and pay online NOW!

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 7am – 10pm

Saturday: 9am – 7.30pm

Sunday: 9am – 9pm