Hebburn Central


Hebburn Central is a world-class building at the heart of Hebburn, offering a gym, exercise and fitness classes, two pools and a state of the art library. 

Hebburn Central is proud to be part of the Leisurewatch scheme. This provides training and support to our staff to help them recognise concerning behaviour and act to stop it, making our public spaces safer for all of us.

Hebburn Central gym sports hall
Hebburn Central main pool
Hebburn Central main pool
Hebburn Central gym (in sports hall)


Getting here

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Hebburn Central
Glen Street,
NE31 1AB

Phone: 0191 424 7801 (leisure enquiries)
Email: hebburn.central@southtyneside.gov.uk

How to get here

By car

Hebburn Central is located via the A185 and B1927, approximately 0.3 miles from Hebburn Town Centre.

There is ample FREE car parking directly outside of Hebburn Central and behind Hebburn Town Centre.

Free parking is also available for all of our leisure facilities with the multi-activity membership (£28.50) and joint household membership (£50). 

For more information visit our leisure memberships page.

By local bus services

Bus numbers 27, 88, 88A, 515, 960 and TB529 stop on either Glen Street or Station Road. 

Station Road is where Hebburn Town Centre is situated and Hebburn Central is directly behind this.

By metro

The nearest Metro station is Hebburn followed by an approximate 5 minute walk.

On leaving Hebburn Metro station, walk straight ahead until you come to the traffic lights. 

Cross the road at the traffic lights and continue to walk straight ahead until you come to Hebburn Central, which is located on your left hand side.


Opening times
Monday6am - 9pm
Tuesday7am - 9pm
Wednesday7am - 9pm
Thursday7am - 9pm
Friday6am - 9pm
Saturday7am - 4pm
Sunday7am - 4pm

Gym at Hebburn Central

Hebburn Central fitness suite is a great place to help you to achieve your health and wellbeing goals, whatever your age or fitness level.

You must be aged 14 or over to use the gym.

There is more gym space as equipment has been moved into the sports hall.

For information about using the gyms at our leisure centres, see Gyms.



  • Non member - £7.40
  • Get Active discount card holder - £5.65
  • Get Active Plus discount card holder: £3.10


  • Non member - £5.15
  • Get Active discount card holder - £3.10


  • Non member - £1.85
  • Get Active discount card holder - £1.85


Find out about leisure memberships.


How to book

You do not now need to pre-book in advance.


View the swimming pool timetables:

Our pools

There are 2 pools available at Hebburn Central:

  • Main pool
  • Learner pool

Main pool

The pool is 25 metres in length and has 6 lanes.

Please note: the swim lanes are sometimes used by local swimming clubs. During this period the number of swimmers is reduced in swim lanes and the lanes can be used by swimmers of mixed ability.

For information about swimming at our leisure centres, see Swimming.


Hebburn Central swimming prices


Non member

Get Active Discount CardGet Active Plus Discount Card
Under 5s£1.2555pn/a
Junior (up to 18 yrs) / OAP£3.90£2.45n/a
Adult (18 yrs+)£5.50£4.30£1.85
Adult (60 yrs+)n/an/a£1.80
Adult carer/helper£1.85£1.85£1.85
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)£18.35£12.25£9.75
Spectator (must be accompanied by a paying customer)FreeFreeFree

Swimming lessons

Swim lessons
ActivityNon memberGet Active Discount Card*Get Active Plus Discount Card*
Swimming lessons£7.15£5.00£5.00
Crash course£7.35£5.50n/a
Badges and certificates£3.35£3.35n/a
Spectator (must be accompanied by a paying customer)FREEFREEFREE

If you would like to read about the different types of swimming lessons that are available; see swimming lesson stages before completing the application form.

Please make sure you have read our important information on swimming lessons before applying.

Pool parties

Hebburn Central offers both pool parties and soft play.

For more information please contact reception on 0191 424 7801.


Find out about leisure memberships.

Fitness classes

Book fitness classes

You must book before attending a class. You can book online or by contacting a centre.

Book a fitness class


Classes available

For more about the classes available, visit our Fitness classes page. 


Find out about leisure memberships.



There is also a library within Hebburn Central.

The library at Hebburn Central is a Council-owned library.

For more information see Library at Hebburn Central.



Meeting rooms

Please contact Hebburn Central for more information.

Call 0191 424 7801 or email hebburn.central@southtyneside.gov.uk.



The cafe is a great place to relax and refresh yourself. The cafe is open 7 days a week, so why not come along with a friend for a snack and a chat.

Opening times
Monday - Friday9am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday9am - 4pm


Sauna and steam room

You no longer need to book to use our sauna and steam room.

Before entering the saunas and steam rooms, you will need to collect a wristband from reception - these are not transferable.

Plunge showers are available.


Activity    Non memberGet Active Discount CardGet Active Plus Discount Card

Sauna and steam room 

(includes swim session) Adult


Sauna and steam room 

(includes swim session) Junior



Opening times
DayStart timeEnd time

Soft play area

Soft play at Hebburn Central offers a suitable place to take small children to get them active. The soft play area features various interactive and fun features including:

  • babies tub and interactive patches
  • soft play cushions
  • play dome
  • trampoline
  • slide
  • log climber
  • webbing deck  

The soft play area is for children under 5, at a cost of £2.50 per hour, per child.

There is a maximum of 8 children in the main play area and 6 adults in the seating area.

Opening times

Soft play area opening times

Monday to Friday

9am to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday

9am to 4pm

Soft play terms and conditions

Rules of play:

  • All children must be accompanied by a Responsible Adult, over the age of 16, who must remain within the soft play room and be responsible for the children in their care at all times. South Tyneside Council does not accept responsibility for the supervision of any children whatsoever
  • Children should use the toilet and wash their hands before entering the soft play
  • Children must leave badges and jewellery with a Responsible Adult
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the soft play and socks or other suitable foot coverings must be worn at all times
  • Play may be restricted to 60 minutes during peak times
  • It is recommended that long sleeves and trousers or tights are worn in the soft play

The responsible adult must make sure that:

  • Children do not climb the slides or play in front of the slide exits
  • No sharp objects are taken into the soft play
  • Children do not climb on the netted walls or the system structure
  • No food or drink items are brought onto, consumed, or left on any of the play equipment. Chewing gum is strictly prohibited
  • Children who become unwell in the soft play must leave immediately. Children who are unwell, or who have been unwell should not play in the soft play for at least 48 hours after the illness

Fighting, bullying, abusive, aggressive, or any type of behaviour deemed to be unsuitable towards staff, management, or other members of the public, from either children or adults, will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Management reserve the right to enforce total bans.

By entering the soft play room the responsible adult accepts:

  • Full responsibility to supervise their children at all times
  • That they undertake to observe their children to ensure that they are capable of using the equipment safely
  • That they must explain these rules of play to the children and monitor their behaviour
  • That they must report all accidents to a member of staff, to ensure that we can provide any necessary assistance and minimise the potential of reoccurrence. If necessary, these will be logged and are an important part of ongoing safety audits
  • That they must report any damage to the soft play to a member of staff
  • That they must report any behavioural concerns to a member of staff, and will not attempt to intervene themselves

Management reserve the right to refuse entry and also to ask anybody to leave, at any time, at their discretion. Responsible Adults should note that whilst every consideration has been given for the safety of children using the soft play, South Tyneside Council cannot be held responsible for accidents which occur as a result of children playing on the equipment.

Kids will be kids and accidents happen.

Inflatable fun sessions

Swimming at Hebburn Central is guaranteed to be even greater fun for families and children at our inflatable fun sessions.

Try and conquer the many challenging obstacles and beat your friends to the splash.

Session times

Inflatable fun session times


2pm to 3pm


11am to 12.30pm