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See the latest information and advice in Exeter. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS, who are well prepared to deal with this virus.

Our leisure centres

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5. Riverside Pool and Leisure Centre

Located near Exe Bridge, Riverside Leisure Centre offers an impressive 100 station fitness suite, 25m swimming pool, learner pool, sports hall, squash courts, spinning studio, functional fitness studio, wellbeing and group exercise studios.

The Riverside Centre is currently closed while we put the necessary COVID Secure measures in place. We are looking forward to opening the sports hall, gym and fitness studios again under the management of Exeter City Council on 12 October 2020. The swimming pool and health suite will remain closed for refurbishment, which is due for completion during 2021.

If you have an existing membership to our centres, your membership will be reopened absolutely free of charge from September until the end of 2020.

Please check back here for updates on the planned opening of the Riverside Centre and any changes to timetables or facilities.


When the Riverside Centre opens again, the available facilities will include:

  • Fitness Suite
  • Queen-ex suite (functional training)
  • Spinning Studio
  • Exercise to Music Studio
  • Wellbeing Studio (Yoga and Pilates)
  • Squash Court (for family/COVID bubbles)
  • Badminton

The sports hall will not be available for team sports just yet.

Showers and changing facilities will not be available.

We will update this page to keep you informed as further facilities can be made available.

Riverside Leisure Centre, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1AF