Customer notice:

Due to unforeseen circumstances causing a health & safety issue in the car park at lifeLEISURE Cheadle, we have taken the decision to close the centre from 11:30am on Saturday 15th May. Click here for full details.

Grand Central

About the Centre

Customer notice: Monday 17th May

Following the latest announcement from UK Government, we’re re-starting our indoor classes from Monday 17th May! Online bookings for studio classes and will go live from 12pm Friday 14th May. For instructions on how to book, click here.


Health Suite:
To monitor capacity levels and to ensure members can socially distance from others, access to the health suites at Grand Central will be pre-booked only via your online account. Online bookings for the health suite will go live from 12pm Friday 14th May.

Re-opening Information


  • Gym (a booking must be made prior to attending the gym)
  • Indoor Studio Classes (From Monday 17th May)
  • Main Pool (for swimmers over 11+ years only)
  • Oasis Pool (suitable for babies and young children) 
  • Pool Changing Rooms
  • Gym Changing Rooms (Capacity restrictions are in place to enable social distancing. We are still advising all members to change at home where possible.)
  • Health Suite (From Monday 17th May and must be pre-booked)


  • Slides (in line with Government restrictions)
  • Créche

Located in the centre of Stockport, next to the train station, lifeLEISURE Grand Central provides first class fitness and swimming facilities*. The gym houses the latest fitness equipment and has a dedicated performance zone and aerobics studio with weekly programme of classes. Grand Central is also home to Stockport's only 50m swimming pool and Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club and learn to swim programme.  

Facilities & Activities include:

  • Gym/Fitness Suite with the latest training equipment
  • Performance Training Zone
  • Aerobics Studio with weekly programme of classes 
  • 50m Swimming Pool
  • Home of Stockport Metro
  • Health Suite*
  • Children's Splash Pool & Slides*

*We are currently unable to provide these services due to COVID-19 restrictions. As soon as our situation changes, we will be update our website to reflect this. Thank you for your patience. 

Watch our video to find out more:

Slides and splash pool

Please note: the slides and water features in the oasis pool are not switched on following Government guidelines. These will be back in action from Monday 17th May in line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown. Thank you for you understanding. 

We are delighted to announce the newly refurbished slides and splash pool** are now open at lifeLEISURE Grand Central. Please see our live swimming pool timetable on our online ticketing page.

Adult Swim & Slides £5.80
Adult Swim & Slides (Leisure Key) £4.05
Child Swim & Slides £3.30
Child Swim & Slides (Leisure Key) £3.15
Over 60's Swim & Slides £4.05

**Please note: slide customers must be a minimum of 1.1 metres tall and also be able to swim 25 metres competently.


lifeLEISURE Grand Central visitors will be granted 2 hours free parking if using the NCP multi-storey car park. Please be aware that any visit longer than 2 hours will be charged at the normal rate including the first 2 hours. Customers must validate their parking ticket using the machine at reception.

Stockport Metro Swimming Programme

Grand Central is home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club, with world class swimmers and Olympic medalists training here on a daily basis. The Stockport Metro programme also offers lessons for complete beginners from 6 weeks old. For more information contact the Swim Team on 0161 429 0401. For general centre enquiries please call 0161 474 7766.


A: Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TA

T: 0161 474 7766, Swimming Lessons - 0161 429 0401

Centre Opening Times (Starting Monday 12th April)

Monday-Friday 6.30am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 3.30pm
Sunday 8am - 6.30pm

Health Suite Opening Times

Monday - Sunday CLOSED

Class Timetable

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