- Whitley Bay
- All Ages
- Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres, Water Parks
Waves Leisure Centre has kept its popular wave machine and introduced new aquatic play features such as its very own pirate ship, The Rock Hopper! Aboard the ship there are mini slides and water squirting geysers, perfect for keeping your bouncing buccaneers happy for a few hours. There is also a tipping water treasure chest and water squirting animals in the play area, all of which adds to the sense of it being as much playground as swimming pool. Hooray!
Then for bigger children (including mum and dad) alike, there's an awesome high-octane 3 lane racing slide featuring traffic lights and finish flags to see who can make it down the quickest! Top tip: arch your back with your arms crossed in front of you and reduce your contact with the slide to your shoulders and heels: not only will this speed you up but it reduces the chances of friction burnt elbows and killer bikini wedgies!
Plus there's also a wee little adventure play area dry side which is ideal for keeping non swimmers under about 5 years old and there's a connecting window so you can still see the action with the water lovers too. Just be sure if you're splitting forces that you've got enough grown ups to satisfy the supervision ratios or the plan won't work! You've also got to ensure of course that you attend the right session type to access the slides. So plan ahead!
Monday to Thursday 07:00 - 21:30
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 - 17:00
The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1TQ, England
0191 643 2600
WebsiteClick here to visit Waves Leisure Centre's website.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Waves Leisure Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.
Yes, Waves Leisure Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Waves Leisure Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Waves Leisure Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.