We have really missed swimming as a family so we are excited for the local pools to reopening. Whether you are wanting to hire your own pool for a private swim or are ready to make a splash in a public session.......DIVE in and see what's available within our area.
Private Hire Pools
Carrock View Leisurepool, Brampton CA8 9BG. The purpose built, indoor pool offers the perfect tranquil location for all, young and old, to relax and unwind. Enjoy the ultimate swimming experience in their fully heated 11m x 4.5m swimming pool, with your own spacious changing room, baby changing facilities and full Disabled Access. Carrock View Leisurepool is available for Private Hire on an hourly basis by individuals, families or groups. Open 7 days a week, rates are £25 per hour (for up to 8 people). Tel: 07957 864708.
Quarrybeck Swimming Pool, Quarrybeck House, Brampton, CA8 2EY. Quarrybeck Swimming Pool is an 18′ by 38′ leisure pool with a Jacuzzi spa that can be rented for 2-8 people in 75 minutes periods for only £15. You can book on an ad-hoc basis or book a regular weekly space, depending on current availability. Tel: 016977 2020.
Hayton Swimming Pool, Gelt House, Hayton, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 9JD. Hayton Pool is a new private infinity pool available for hire that was completed in February 2019. It is situated next to the popular Hayton Farm Shop and Tea Room. The swimming area features a relaxing hot tub spa, a central Roman styled stepped area into the pool and waterfall at the side of the pool. Tel: 07407 008 000.
Glendale Leisure, Northroad, Haltwhistle. Enjoy private swimming in their self-contained, indoor, heated pool every day of the year. The pool and its facilities are all located on the ground floor, making it ideal for individuals with mobility needs. Tel: 07971 691631.
Calvert Trust, Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi Kielder, NE48 1BS. A fully accessible swimming pool which is heated to a minimum of 30 degrees and complemented by a sizeable Jacuzzi. Facilities include Sport England standard high-needs changing facilities, and hoists for both the pool and the Jacuzzi. As well as being available for guests as a leisure activity, the swimming pool is available for hire by local individuals, schools and groups. Sole booking (for exclusive use of the pool) is available for £25 for up to 7 people. Tel: 01434 250232.
Outdoor Swimming Pools
Haltwhistle Outdoor Swimming Pool, NE49 9DW. There is normally 3 heated pools but unfortunately the Paddling Pool will remain closed until the current restrictions are relaxed. Under 4s and non-swimmers can still swim in the Learner Pool when accompanied in the water by an adult. Due to current restrictions pool numbers are limited, so booking for sessions is essential. Please arrive ready to swim, as sessions are on a strict time restraint. Spectating is still welcome, but is recommended to limiting this to one adult per child. CLICK HERE TO VIEW POOL TIMETABLE or call 01434 320727 to book your session. You can also arrange private hire for large groups or birthday parties.
Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool, DL13 2LU. The only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham is due to reopen in early June. The water is heated to a tropical 80+degrees Fahrenheit nearly 30 degrees centigrade, making it an enjoyable experience, come rain or shine!
Indoor Swimming Pools
Active Northumberland Swimming Pools - Members can now book 14 days in advance, with non members (Pay as you Go) able to book up to 7 days in advance. Sessions last 45 minutes, we encourage customers to have 15 minutes post swim changing time where possible to ensure our team have time to clean.
Swimming pools opening from Monday 12th April in the following centres:
- Ashington Leisure Centre
- Blyth Sports Centre
- Concordia Leisure Centre
- Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth
- Ponteland Leisure Centre
- Prudhoe Waterworld
- Swan Centre, Berwick
- Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham
- Willowburn Sports & Leisure Centre, Alnwick
Waves, Whitley Bay, has an ever-popular wave machine, high octane slides for adults and children alike, and a special aquatic play area featuring a pirate ship for younger visitors. All recreational bookings need to be made over the phone so please call 0191 643 2600.
We have lots of lovely hotels with swimming pools in our area too, I have contacted several to see if their leisure facilities are open to no members and as soon as I get any confirmation I will update this page.
Disclaimer - I have worked with some of the businesses listed above before but I have not been asked or paid to publish and share these ideas. I just thought it would be helpful so if you do visit any of these businesses please mention that you saw it in Raring2go!