The Dolphin Centre | Day Out With The Kids

The Dolphin Centre

Darlington, County Durham, England

  • Swimming pool at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington
  • Mums and kids playing in soft play area at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington
  • Kids playing football at The Dolphin Centre in Darlington

Attraction Information

  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres icon Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas
  • Sports Centres icon Sports Centres

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

The Dolphin Centre is a fantastic place for you and your little water babies to have lots of splashtastic fun with an excellent pool complex and an Under the Sea themed Soft Play area!

The pools offer a great mix of watery activities, from a casual swim to competitive diving and swimming, plus the chance to have lots of fun on their inflatables and water slides. There is a 25m (82 feet) competition standard pool with 8 lanes, plus a Diving Pool with 3 diving boards (1, 3 and 5m) for those wanting to train and compete, or those who would like an enjoyable way to keep active.

Younger kids will love the interactive Toddler pool and everyone will enjoy the inflatables and water slides! Children must be able to swim unaided to use the inflatables, plus there will need to be 1 adult for every 2 children under 8 years old.

Under the Sea is a nautical adventure play area that includes Pirate Island, where you can meet Pirate Pete and maybe even find his treasure! There are a number of other fun characters, plus some great interactive features in this fantastic soft play area.

Plenty to keep kids up to the age of 10 amused, with a spectator area for the adults and a buggy park.


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Horse Market, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5RP, England


Click here to visit The Dolphin Centre's website
01325 388406

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 06:30 - 22:30
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 - 19:30
Please see website for Swimming Sessions details


General Admission (Swim)
Adults from £4.20
Kids from £2.45

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