Queen's Leisure Centre

Queens Leisure CentreQueen's Leisure Centre is a sport and leisure facility located in the city centre. You can swim, use the gym and take part in our group exercise classes.

Customer Information

Please see our Sports Centre Bank Holiday Opening Times.

Online Bookings
Due to essential maintenance of the system, book online will be unavailable until 7 April 2014. Please contact the centres directly to book a court or group exercise class.

Queen's Squash Courts
From Monday 2 June squash courts and table tennis bookings will not be taken.

Déda are undertaking an exciting expansion project which will link their existing building with a state of the art dance studio, performance space and conference facilities. The extension will replace the existing squash and table tennis courts at Queen's Leisure Centre.

Bookings for squash and table tennis will be available to book at Springwood Leisure Centre and Moorways Sports Centre.

For more information please ask at reception or visit Deda   to learn more about the exciting developments as they progress.

Programme changes

Any scheduled pool programme changes will be displayed on the swimming page. We also recommend you contact the centre before your visit.

During school holidays the pool programme will change, please visit our school holiday programme page for more information.

Opening times

 Centre and courts           Gym                              
Monday to Thursday 7.00am to 10.00pm 7.00am to 10.00pm
Friday 7.00am to 9.00pm 7.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am to 9.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm
 Swimming pool*     
Monday                     7.00am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 7.00am to 7.45pm
Wednesday 7.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday 7.00am to 6.45pm
Friday 7.00am to 7.45pm (adult only 8.00pm to 9.00pm)
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm and 8.00pm to 9.00pm

 *Please see our pool programme for public swimming times. The pool maybe open later than the above times for Aqua classes and private hire.

Off-peak times take place Monday to Friday until 3.45pm in our gym and until 4.00pm in our courts, and also all day during weekends and bank holidays.

Facilities and activities

Active Living sessions

We run activity sessions for people who are new to exercise or returning after a break called ‘Active Living’ sessions. Take part in swimming sessions and group exercise classes. These sessions are also suitable for older people.

Women’s only sessions

We run 'women only' swimming sessions in our swimming pools.


Queen's Leisure Centre has received the Level One (Provisional) Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) Mark showing that we’re working towards meeting the needs of disabled people by providing fitness facilities and accessible areas. Our b-active gym also uses Technogym equipment which has been accredited by the IFI.

At our sports centre and swimming pool, we have:

  • ramped entry into the centre
  • automatic doors for easy wheelchair access
  • a hearing induction loop available at reception
  • a Minicom to help hearing impaired people to contact us
  • toilets and changing rooms for disabled people
  • equality range of gym equipment
  • pool hoists and easy access steps
  • a wheelchair lift
  • disabled car parking
  • free admission for carers if they are helping a disabled person take part in an activity.

How do I get to Queen's Leisure Centre?

Queen's Leisure Centre is located in Derby city centre on Cathedral Road, DE1 3PA.

Catch any bus into the city centre and walk to the Cathedral Quarter. Queen's Leisure Centre is by the Magistrates' Court and the Joseph Wright Centre.

There are a few disabled car parking spaces outside the centre, and Bold Lane and Chapel Street car parks are within walking distance.


Contact details

Post address: Queen's Leisure Centre
Cathedral Road
Phone: 01332 641444
Minicom: 01332 640666

Queen's Leisure Centre
Cathedral Road