Customer Notice:

Due to an act of vandalism at lifeLEISURE Cheadle, we have had no option but to close the main pool from Sunday 25th July to protect the health & safety of our staff and swimmers. The small pool will remain open as normal for lessons and public swimming session.

Customer Notice:

As part of the extensive investment into by SMBC, the pool at lifeLEISURE Avondale will be closed from Monday 9th August - Friday 13th August (inclusive) to enable essential work to be carried out on the roof.

Grand Central

About the Centre

Following the latest announcement from UK Government, we’ve increased capacities on all activities from Monday 19th July. We will be making gradual changes over the next few months to ease us back into 'normality' as safely as possible. View our updated roadmap here.

Re-opening Information


  • Gym (bookings can be made in advance online or check-in with reception upon arrival)
  • Indoor studio classes
  • Main pool (for swimmers over 11+ years only)
  • Oasis pool (suitable for babies and young children) 
  • Pool changing rooms
  • Gym changing rooms (we are still advising all members to change at home where possible)
  • Health Suite (requires booking in advance. Steam room is closed due to essential maintenance as of 5th July 2021)
  • Slides (In line with government guidance) 


  • 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


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. 

Watch our walkthrough video to see what our centre looks like under Covid-19 guidelines..

Slides and splash pool 

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. The slides are currently open on weekends only with extra sessions added during school holidays


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 - Friday 7.30am - 9.15am & 4.30pm - 9.15pm
Saturday 8.30am - 3pm
Sunday 9.15am - 5pm

Class Timetable

For week commencing 2nd August
Filter class
  • Today
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Club Day Time Activity