1. North East
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. Whitley Bay

Attraction Information

Waves Leisure Centre is a brilliant place for family fun with an exciting swimming pool with slides for adults and children. There's also a fitness suite with state-of-the art equipment! Friendly staff are on hand to help you enjoy your visit. So, let's take a look at things to do at Wave Leisure Centre..

Things to Do

Awesome Family Swimming Pool

Waves Leisure Centre has kept its ever-popular wave machine and introduced new aquatic play features such as a pool with pirate ship, The Rock Hopper! Aboard the ship there are mini water 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 slides. These 3 lane racing slide feature 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!

Gym Facilities 

Contours Gym is fully air conditioned and spacious. Fitness classes are available with expert instructors. 

Private Parties

Celebrate your child's birthday or other special occasion with a private party at Waves Leisure Pool. You can choose between a colourful soft play or pool party.

At The Play Den soft play party children can enjoy bouncing and climbing plus party food afterwards. Alternatively, kids can ride the  pool slides and jump the waves at a splashtastic pool party just for them and friends!


An nice cafe for parents or other visitors to take a break is available on site serving delicious drinks and light snacks. So, once you've taken advantage of the excellent pool with wave machine and other activities you can enjoy a rest! 

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 06:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday, 06:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday, 06:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday, 06:30 - 21:30
  • Friday, 06:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday, 08:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday, 08:00 - 17:30
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: £5.70
Kids: £3.90

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Yes there is parking.

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Contact Details

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Whitley Bay,
Tyne and Wear
NE26 1TQ

Tel: 0191 643 2600

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