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Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre

Monday 19 September 2022 - Leisure centres Closures

Hambleton District Council’s four leisure centres will be closed to the public next Monday (September 19).

The centres – in Northallerton, Bedale, Thirsk and Stokesley – will be marking the bank holiday for the state funeral of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Users are asked to note that the 24 hour provision at Northallerton and Thirsk will also be closed during this time.

The centres will follow their usual opening hours on Sunday September 18 and from Tuesday September 20 onwards.

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Opening hours

Our opening hours are determined by the timetables for the day. We operate on reduced hours over Bank Holidays.


Thank you for providing feedback via our Booking Survey undertaken in December 2021. We received 1430 responses. Results can be found below:

Booking Survey Summary 2021/22

Leisure centre officially opened

Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre reopened in October 2021, after undergoing a £4M pound council funded makeover. More info:

thirsk sowerby new centre web banner


  • 25 x 10m main pool
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Changing rooms
  • Disabled access
  • Fitness studio
  • Floodlit pitch
  • Free car parking
  • Meeting/Activity room
  • Multi-station gym
  • Teaching pool
  • Vending


  • Children's activities
  • Children's parties
  • Fitness classes
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming lessons


Address and location

Chapel Street, Thirsk, YO7 1LU

Plan your visit 

The entrance to our centre is via the pavement with automatic fitted doors. We have an accessible changing area which includes a toilet, shower, hoist, adjustable bed and wash basin. There are handrails fitted for support and a pull cord emergency alarm. We have a wheelchair available for use in the Changing Village and Pool Hall. There is a Pool Hoist to ensure swimmers can access and depart the pool safely, along with larger accessible steps with handrails. Carers are welcome to use our facilities free of charge when providing support and assistance We have assistance alarms fitted in the gym, studio and group cycling studio

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