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PaddlePod @ Newcastle

Situated on the outskirts of Gosforth, and just a stone's throw from Great Park, Cramlington, and Killingworth, PaddlePod @ Newcastle is our largest facility - and it's also our head office. Whether you're visiting for a swimming lesson, or to enjoy our vibrant play cafe, you'll always receive the warmest welcome here.

Silverbirch Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 5AB

A group of happy young children share a pizza and some drinks together

Facilities

25m swimming pool

Modern changing facilities

Comfortable viewing area

Vibrant cafe, serving a range of food and drinks

A fun and exciting place to play for young children

Spacious activity room, offering a range of children's classes

Free on-site parking

What's on at PaddlePod @ Newcastle?

Where do we start?! There is so much going on at PaddlePod @ Newcastle - and it's all so exciting! There's swimming, there's ballet, there's cookery, there's children's first aid classes... And let's not forget the cafe and super-duper exciting play area!

Where are we?

Frequently asked questions

Got a question? You’ll find some of our more frequently asked questions below. If, though, we’ve missed anything, or if you want to know anything else about PaddlePod @ Newcastle, get in touch with us at [email protected].

Can you give me directions to PaddlePod @ Newcastle?

From the A1:

Take exit 79 (signposted Wideopen, Killingworth, Great Park, Gosforth). At the roundabout, take the exit onto Rotary Way (signposted Gosforth Park, Wideopen, Killingworth). Stay in the left lane, and take the second exit at the next roundabout (signposted Wideopen, Killingworth). Stay right onto the A1056 (Sandy Lane). Take the third exit at the roundabout (signposted Camperdown, Burradon, Killingworth). At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Station Road. Then, turn left at the mini roundabout onto Mylord Crescent. Take the first left onto Silverbirch Drive. PaddlePod @ Newcastle is the is on the right hand side, towards the end of the road.

From the A19:

Leave the A19 at the junction for Killingworth, Seghill. Turn onto Killingworth Way, and follow the signs towards Killingworth. At the roundabout, take the second exit (signposted Wideopen, Burradon, Gosforth Park) onto the A1056. Take the third exit at the next roundabout (signposted Camperdown, Burradon, Killingworth). At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Station Road. Then, turn left at the mini roundabout onto Mylord Crescent. Take the first left onto Silverbirch Drive. PaddlePod @ Newcastle is the is on the right hand side, towards the end of the road.

What are your opening hours

We are open seven days a week, and have over 450 swimming lessons for you to pick from. In addition, we also have a range of other classes - for children and adults - running from our activity room.

Our cafe and play area are open to the general public Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm; outside of these times, PaddlePod @ Newcastle is open to families attending our swimming or other classes only.

Is the swimming pool open to the general public?

PaddlePod @ Newcastle is used to deliver Nemo Swimming (0-4 years old) and SwimNE (5-12 years old and adult) swimming lessons; it is not available for public drop-in swimming sessions, but you can book in at any time to join us.

Remember that our cafe and play areas are open to everyone - so feel free to pop in and use them whenever you want.

How can I book swimming lessons at PaddlePod @ Newcastle?

If you’re looking for baby, toddler or pre-school swimming lessons (suitable for children aged 0-4 years old), please contact Nemo Swimming at [email protected]. If you’re looking for swimming lessons for children aged 5-12 years old, or for adults, please contact SwimNE at [email protected]. Both clubs can also be contacted on 0191 281 7678.

More information on our swimming lessons can be found here.

Do I need to be a member to visit the cafe or play area?

The cafe and play areas are open to everyone Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm; outside of these times, these areas are open only to families attending swimming or other classes at PaddlePod.  

Is the activity room available to hire?

It sure is! If you’re a children’s activity provider, and looking for a modern, spacious venue to run your classes from, then we would love to hear from you. To arrange a look around, or for more information, please contact [email protected].