Living on the Yorkshire Coast allows us the ability to enjoy both the sea and the many local rivers and lakes for a paddle, a swim, or just to splash with the kids.
Keeping our children safe in the water at whatever age is really important, so for this February half term, here at Team LYC, we’re championing swimming across the Yorkshire Coast.
Swimming has lots of health benefits (as well as being a great way to tire them out!), and there are so many options to choose from, with the majority being indoors, it’s the perfect treat for the half-term holidays.
Need a pool that satisfies kids of all ages? Try Alpamare with its huge wave pool, four adrenaline-pumping slides, tots splash zone and two heated outdoor pools; there is something for everyone!
If you can nominate a parent to police the kids, they have the luxurious Wellness Spa upstairs to escape to as well.
Booking online is essential, the three-hour blocks are priced from £13 for adult swimmers, £10 for children aged 6-15, £6 for children aged 1-5.
East Riding Leisure, Bridlington
East Riding Leisure in Bridlington is home to two state of the art waterslides plus an interactive waterplay structure alongside two pools making sure swimmers of all abilities are covered.
A 90-minute splash zone session starts with adults priced at £5.75, children aged 3-15 £3.78 and under 3’s free. After using the pool, why not try the excellent Clip n’ Climb walls too.
Dexters Surf Shop, Scarborough
For children who are water confident and are ready to hit the waves for that extra level of excitement, try Dexter’s Surf Shop for the Tuna Watersports Club. These extra special lessons are designed to provide the opportunity to learn about beach safety, sea awareness, surfing techniques, all safely and enjoyably! The emphasis is on fun and fitness in a friendly environment, all with fully qualified Surfing England & SLSGB instructors.
Priced at only £12 per child for an hour and a half lesson with all their kit included, we think it’ll be a truly memorable half term holiday experience. Places are first-come, first-served, so don’t delay to book!
Everyone Active, Whitby & Scarborough
If you are looking for affordable swimming in a less hectic environment to enhance the kids swimming techniques, head to the Everyone Active centres in Whitby & Scarborough. Sessions can be booked online for either the main or shallow teaching pool in 50-minute sessions.
Prices start from £4.85 for adult swimmers, over 5’s £3.55 and under 5’s swim for free. Floats, toys and games can be accessed in the training pool, however, you can’t switch between pools once you are there, so book wisely.
For more inspiration on things to do to keep your little ones entertained during winter on the Yorkshire Coast, click here.