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. The sensory room at PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor) is open now; the sensory room at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth) will open in late-July 2021.

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:






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 and at our soft play at PaddlePod Newcastle (Killingworth) can be booked in advance via our online booking platform, Doddle.

You can play on a drop-in basis also, but please note that this is subject to availability.

You do not need to book our play area at PaddlePod North Tyneside (Shiremoor.

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!