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, baby & toddler social groups, and activity rooms that 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.

Baby & toddler socials

Our weekly baby & toddler socials are a hit with little ones (and their grown-ups!). We have BabyPod (0-12 months) and ToddlePod sessions to choose from, and all these sessions are drop-in.

£3.50 per session. Includes a hot drink from our cafe.

A group of mums and babies eat and drink in a play cafe
Two children lie on the floor playing with brightly coloured building blocks

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


Hello World

Music Bugs

Frequently asked questions

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).

Our baby & toddler sessions are also drop-in, and run term-time only.

If you are interested in booking some of the other activity classes at PaddlePod, please contact the class providers directly.

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

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

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