Days Out

Swimming & Leisure Centres

There are some fantastic places to take children on our doorstep and a short journey away.

Below are some suggestions for paying and free days out across our region. If you have any other suggestions for a day out that you have enjoyed, or want to feature your attraction, please contact us here.

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As Covid restrictions ease, please check directly with destinations listed here before travelling to find when they are open and what Covid policies they have in place, for example booking in advance only.

Albert Avenue Pool

Albert Avenue, Hull, HU3 6QE

01482 614826

Has a large and small pool, runs children’s swimming lessons

Beverley Leisure Centre

Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0LT

01482 395230

Has a pool and runs children’s swimming lessons

Beverley Road Baths

250 Beverley Road, Hull, HU5 1AN

01482 615986

Has a large and small pool, runs children’s swimming lessons

Calypso Cove

Come and discover Barnsley’s hidden treasure – the island paradise that is Calypso Cove Waterpark. Calypso Cove is home to fantastic flumes, sensational slides and wonderful waves – making it a great day out for the whole family! Splash your way through the slides, flumes and pools before retreating to The Hideout on poolside to refuel and relax with some hearty grog ‘n’ grub!

The Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN. 01226 730060.

Costello Stadium

Anlaby Park Road North, Hull, HU4 6XQ

01482 331315

Outdoor athletics track and indoor sports hall. No pool

Doncaster, The Dome

The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD

01302 370777

Approx 40 minutes drive from Hull but worth it for the multi-pool wonderland and lagoons, slides and rapids.

Driffield Leisure Centre

Bridlington Road, Driffield, YO25 5HZ

01377 257480

Has a pool and runs children’s swimming lessons

East Riding Leisure – Bridlington

Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ

01262 606715

Multiple pools, childrens swimming clubs, a ‘Splash Zone’ with waterslides.

Soft play sessions, Clip n Climb, sports clubs including indoor sports and beach volleyball. Occasional music and theatre clubs.

Also home to Cafe Vibe and a full gym.

Ennerdale Cycle Track

The regions only all weather 1km cycle circuit next to the Ennerdale Leisure Centre, offering a number of loops and straights for all cycling abilities, to help gain confidence and develop cycling skills. Sometimes it’s booked out to a club or school so please call ahead to check it is available for public use.

Open daily at selected times, and sessions must be booked online. Prices are Adult £4.75 per hour, child & OAP £2.35 per hour, under 5s Free. All age children welcome, must have a helmet on and under 8s need an adult with them aged 16 or over.

Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Sutton Rd, Hull HU7 6EA  01482 331136

Ennerdale Leisure Centre

Sutton Road, Hull, HU7 6EA

01482 331136

Large and small pool. Run Little Dippers sessions for toddler, see Weekly Classes East Hull section for details

Goole Leisure Centre

North Street, Goole, DN14 5QX

01405 769005

Approx 30 minute drive from Hull, recommended for the large pool and waterslide

Haltemprice – The East Riding Leisure Centre

Springfield Way, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ

01482 652501

Large and small pools, run children’s swimming lessons

Soft play sessions in the main hall, see Weekly Classes East Riding section for details

Large outdoor playground and library also within the centre

Creche facilities available £5.80 for two hours, £8.70 for three

Hornsea Leisure Centre

Broadway, Hornsea, HU18 1PZ

01964 533366

Large and small pool, run children’s swimming lessons

South Cave Leisure Centre

Church Street, South Cave, HU15 2EP

01430 422132

No pool. Children’s activities run in the main hall, call for details

South Holderness Leisure Centre

Station Road, Hull, HU12 8UY

01482 897609

Has a pool and runs children’s swimming lessons

The Dome, Doncaster

Huge swimming pool with multi-pool wonderland and lagoons, slides and rapids. Also a big ice rink, soft play centre and cafe. Great wet day activity, approx 40 mins drive from Hull. Advance booking is essential.

The Dome, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. 01302 370777

The Waudby Centre

Sports hall, 20 station fitness suite with life fitness cardiovascular and resistance equipment, adizone outdoor fitness gym with climbing wall, basketball ring and football goal.

Hemswell Avenue, Hull, HU9 5LD 01482 715550

Woodford Leisure Centre

Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU. 01482 331322

Large swimming pool and other sports facilities, recently refurbished.