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Waves Leisure Pool

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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Weekly treat

I bring my children here every Saturday as they love the wave machine. I’ve been coming here since... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile

This pool is decent but there is one lane that you could properly swim in. This leisure pool has 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“changing rooms”(11 reviews)
“pirate ship”(21 reviews)
Located on The Links in Whitley Bay, Waves has an ever-popular wave machine, high octane slides for adults and children alike, and a special aquatic play area featuring our very own pirate ship for younger visitors. Waves also offers an extensive...more
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The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1TQ, England
+44 191 643 2600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here with our 3 year grand daughter because our normal pool at cramlington is closed. All I can say is what miserable staff they have on reception and it's too expensive.£6.50 for an adult and it's only £4 at cramlington. Needless to say we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Olwyn H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I bring my children here every Saturday as they love the wave machine. I’ve been coming here since the 70s when I was a small child. A shame the diving pool is gone but the slide is good. Sometimes they get all of the floats...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StuNorman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pool is decent but there is one lane that you could properly swim in. This leisure pool has 2 pools. The water slide is fast. There is a bit for kids too. The changing rooms are ok.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven’t given 5 stars, only because of the lack of floats and play equipment for the little ones. Parking can be difficult if not there early.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank worn_boots-123
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This pool is not really for swimming it’s for play although it does have 1 swimming lane. A fun, bumpy, fast water slide where you can race. It also has a little children pool where you play and there is another pool for older children...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bibcay
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Nice clean pool and facilities, but why, oh why do these local authority run places insist on putting their most miserable and grumpy staff members front of house right at the customer's point of contact? On this, my first visit, this particularly delightful (sic), 'mature'...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank babeandbp64
Reviewed December 3, 2018

A nice pool with shallow area for little ones and good water slides. The waves are good fun. The interior of the building is beginning to look a bit sad and could do with a refurb. Parking can be difficult. It appears that people using...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank laurainlalaland
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I’m assuming Waves is known as ‘Waves’ because of its popular wave machine function. On Saturday 3rd November the wave machine was out of order, as to were the slides and water shoots. Not much fun for the kids at all.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank travelJonnyM
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Lush meal today for my daughter's godmothers birthday x staff were so lovely and as always made my daughter feel special x food fab as always x can't wait for next time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank littlebud33
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I visited the gym, the prices are quite expensive for either swimming or the gym. The gym is clean and has plenty of equipment such as rowing machines and treadmills etc. Depending on what time and day you go to the gym, it may be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 21, 2019|
Response from worn_boots-123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is a separate pool, it usually has inflatables for small children but recommend you take your own for a baby, there are small toys as well. Double check times as there are swimming lessons on in term time.
August 7, 2018|
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Response from travelJonnyM | Reviewed this property |
There is a small area to sit accessed next to the cafe. If you’re accompanying a child there is also seating around the smaller pool.
David C
October 28, 2015|
Response from widdowson | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you're coming from! I know for sure that the 309 stops right outside if you're coming from the direction of Blyth or Newcastle via the coast road.