DG1 Leisure Complex

A large leisure centre in the heart of Dumfries, with 3 swimming pools, a health suite, a large gym, 2 fitness studios and a 6-court sports hall.

DG1 leisure complex


DG1 is a large leisure centre and swimming pool in Dumfries. Watch our video to see what activities are available at DG1.

DG1 timetables and booking

You can either:

  • log in and book as a member
  • book as a guest and pay for your session

You also go to our pay-as-you-go leisure facility prices.


You can swim in our main pool in either a public or lane swimming session. You can also swim in our popular leisure pool sessions which are a favourite for young children and families. 

Booking for all our sessions is strongly advised. Sessions are 1 hour.

Children under 8 must be accompanied in all public swimming sessions.

DG1 swimming timetables and booking

Pool ratios

Children under 8 must be accompanied in all public swimming sessions. 

Our ratios are as follows:

  • 1 responsible adult aged 16 years and over can supervise 2 children aged between 4 and 7 years old
  • children aged 3 years and under must be accompanied by 1 responsible adult aged 16 years and over on a one-to-one basis

Swimming lessons

We also offer both adult and children's swimming lessons. We also offer disability swimming lessons. 

Gym and fitness classes

Our gym includes a wide range of gym equipment, including:

  • free weights
  • strength and resistance kit
  • cardiovascular kit

Whether you're looking for a high impact workout, strength and conditioning, or something more gentle, there really is a fitness class for everyone. Our fitness instructors are highly experienced and can deliver a wide range of fitness classes, including globally known Les Mills workouts.  

Classes range from 30 to 60 minutes.  

Find out more about our fitness classes

DG1 gym and fitness class timetables and booking

Gymnastics lessons

Gymnastics is a fantastic sport for all ages and abilities. Our classes are taught by our team of qualified coaches who will help to improve strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility.

They will also help gymnasts to explore their own capabilities and improve their self-confidence. We offer a range of gymnastics lessons, including classes for:

  • preschool children
  • 18 months to 3 year olds
  • 3 to 5 year olds
  • boys only
  • adults
  • development squad (entry by assessment)

Find out about our gymnastics lessons

Sports hall hire

We have 6 courts, available to book for:

  • badminton
  • table tennis
  • short tennis
  • pickleball (coming soon)

DG1 court booking

Sports club hires and events

Whether you're looking for a regular weekly hire, or a space to host a club competition, please get in touch and we will check out our availability. You can hire either a single court or the entire sports hall. Please contact us for more information.

Health suite

Our health suite is the perfect place to relax and unwind, in either our sauna or steam room. You must be 16 years old and above to use this area. Sessions are 30 minutes long and you must book in advance. When available, you can also cool off in our swimming pool (please book separately).

DG1 health suite booking

Birthday parties

Find out more about hiring DG1 for a party.

Soft play sessions

Jump aboard our inflatable pirate ship at our soft play sessions. When available, our sessions are on Sunday and Monday mornings.

DG1 soft play booking

Food and drink

Subway is based within DG1 and provides both take-away and eat-in options.

Become a member

If you regularly book sessions at DG1, you may save money by signing up for one of membership packages. We have membership packages to suit everyone, giving you access to all of our leisure centres and pools. 

Go to leisure memberships

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DG1 Leisure Complex
Hoods Loaning
United Kingdom


We have:

  • accessible parking
  • accessible toilets and changing facilities


DG1 is a short walk from Dumfries train station and most Dumfries town centre car parks. Located close to Morrisons supermarket and the Cairndale Hotel, we are clearly signposted from most main routes into the town. 

Customers can park for free in our controlled car park, and we have:

  • disabled parking bays
  • parent and child bays

Getting here by bus

Many bus routes have been directed to drop-off and collect from shelters on the roadside next to DG1. 

Opening times

Venue opening times
  • Monday to Thursday, 6am to 9pm
  • Friday, 6am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 3pm

Reception opening times

  • Monday to Thursday, 6am to 8pm
  • Friday, 6am to 7pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 2.30pm