Waves Leisure Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Waves Leisure Centre

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1TQ, England


Click here to visit Waves Leisure Centre's website
0191 643 2600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 07:00 - 21:30
Friday 07:00 - 20:30
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £5.70
Kids: £3.90

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