Play @ PaddlePod

We are more than just a swimming pool here at PaddlePod... Both our venues feature play areas for children under five years old, sensory rooms for babies aged 0-12 months, and activity rooms which host a range of children's classes.


"The soft play here is brilliant! Perfect size to keep an eye on the little ones."

Soft play

You'll find a cracking soft play frame at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth), which is perfectly designed for children aged 0-5 years old.

PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor) features a smaller play area within the cafe - great for little ones to explore as you grab a cuppa and catch up with friends.

A baby plays in a ball pit filled with bright, colourful balls

Sensory room

We have two brand-new sensory rooms within our venues - one at PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor), and another at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth).

These sensory rooms are designed for children aged 0-12 months.

Activity room

It's not just swimming lessons that we offer here at PaddlePod - we have a range of other classes available in our activity rooms, too! Our timetable includes classes from:




Rhythm Time


Two children lie on the floor playing with brightly coloured building blocks

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to book?

Sessions in our sensory rooms can be booked in advance via our online booking platform, Doddle.

You can use our play areas on a drop-in basis also. They are free to use (when making a purchase from the cafe) if you're here for a swimming lesson or other class; if you're just popping in to play, a charge of £2 per child will apply at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth)


What ages are the play areas and sensory areas suitable for?

Our play areas are suitable for children aged 0-5 years old.

Our sensory rooms are suitable for babies aged 0-12 months.

Are the activity rooms available to book?

They sure are! Get in touch and we can tell you more!