Easter and May half-term holidays 2019


FlowRider® is the ultimate surfing and body boarding experience that's fun and safe for children and adults alike, and with sessions for up to eight people at a time, your friends and family and friends can all get involved.

Throughout the holidays we'll be firing up the FlowRider® for family fun. You'll be given a safety demonstration by our qualified instructor, then you'll be free to ride the waves for a full hour. Don't worry about falling off, the surface of the FlowRider® is cushioned for a soft landing. Just get back up and go again!

Group bookings for up to eight riders can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. All riders are required to wear a t-shirt over their swim wear.

Contact: Visit our website to book your place..

Level: FlowRider® riders must be aged five or above. Minimum height for bodyboarding is 3ft 6in (107cm). Minimum height for surfing is (4ft 4in/132cm).

Price: Juniors £10, Adults £12 with a GO Gateshead Card.

Snorkelling taster sessions

Learn how to snorkel and explore the underwater world, just off the coast of Heworth! Snorkelling taster sessions are a fun, educational activity that's easy for children and adults. For a full hour, we'll teach you everything you need to know about snorkelling, giving you the skills you need for a future family holiday.

Contact: Heworth Leisure Centre on 0191 433 5715 or contact us online.

Level: Must be aged 8 years or over. Beginners must be able to swim five metres with their face in the water. Intermediates must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres and be confident in deep water.

Times: Monday 15 April (Beginners) - 2 to 3pm, Wednesday 17 April (Intermediate) - 2.30 to 3.30pm.

Price: £10 per person.

Rafts and rings

School's out, floats out! We're big on family fun at Heworth Leisure Centre, so at dedicated times throughout the holidays we transform our swimming pools into adventure play pools filled with raft floats and rings. Surf on the floats, chill in the rings, and enjoy a great time splashing around.

Contact: Heworth Leisure Centre on 0191 433 5715 or or get in touch online.

Level: Rafts and rings is suitable for all ages.

Times: Monday to Friday (excludes Easter Monday and Good Friday): 9am to 3pm.

Price: Included in admission cost.