If it's activity that you want, you'll find it at Heworth Leisure Centre.

We want to make your children's party the best celebration ever at Heworth Leisure Centre. And we've got an indoor surfing machine to help us do it!

Surfing parties on the FlowRider®

FlowRider® at Heworth Leisure Centre is the ultimate surfing experience. That's fun and safe for everyone above the age of five, and with parties available for up to eight children at a time, family and friends can all get involved. It's a unique kind of party that you won't find anywhere else in the North East!

FlowRider® parties include a qualified instructor who will provide a safety session before the surfing gets under way. Once that's done you're free to surf or bodyboard for a full hour! For those that prefer to watch rather than participate, there's a viewing gallery close by to take in all the action.

Children's parties cost £10 per person (less with a GO Gateshead card) for up to eight riders

*Group bookings for up to eight riders can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Please note there are no catering facilities at Heworth Leisure Centre.


Riders must be aged 5 or above. Minimum height for bodyboarding is 3ft 6in/107cm. Minimum height for surfing is 4ft 4in/132cm. Riders must wear shorts and t-shirts over their swimsuits when using the FlowRider®.

For further details, or to book your birthday party, please contact the team at Heworth Leisure Centre on 0191 433 5715 or get in touch online.