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PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth)

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 soft play, 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 soft play for children aged 0-5 years old

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

Free on-site parking

Let's take a look around!

“I couldn't have picked a better place for my little girl to learn to swim. Fantastic facilities, friendly staff, and the best swimming lessons”

A young boy uses a yellow woggle to learn to swim with his mum

Swim @ PaddlePod Newcastle

At PaddlePod Newcastle, you'll find swimming lessons for babies, all the way up to adults. With over 450 lessons every week, there's something to suit everyone!

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.

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 click here.

If you’re looking for swimming lessons for school-age children, or for adults, please click here.

Note that swimming lessons at PaddlePod are delivered by Nemo Swimming and SwimNE. Both clubs can also be contacted on 0191 281 7678.

More information on our swimming lessons can be found here.

Is the pool at PaddlePod Newcastle available to hire?

You can hire an area of our pool at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth) from as little as £20 per household. We include small inflatables, toys, and floats... and there will be a lifeguard on duty at all times.

Book your family swim session here

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].