The ideal baby and toddler swimming venue.

We’re here to make sure you enjoy your swim!

The Fish Tank is our purpose-built family friendly swimming and activity centre. With four children of our own, a wealth of experience in customer service and the Early Years industry and plenty of market research too, we’ve designed the whole development to meet the needs of young families:

• A spacious and toasty warm heated swimming pool suitable for babies from birth, because we all know a comfortable and warm child is much more likely to enjoy the pool. We know that you as parents will be happy too!

• Clean, village style changing rooms with plentiful baby changing tables, vanity units and underfloor heating. No more hanging about in the corridors waiting for your partner or little one to be ready.

• A welcoming family friendly coffee shop with healthy and allergy friendly food options, high chairs and safe play space for your little ones while you relax.

• Oceans of space in our two activity rooms with a variety of activities from story time to messy play, sensory fun or even fitness classes for you and your little one. We’re working with local businesses to offer even more so watch this space.

• The perfect place for your next celebration. Our fantastic party options are coming very soon. We’re already receiving enquiries for once we re-open and expect our parties to be popular so please get in touch if you have a date in mind.

• Did we mention there’s free customer parking, a bicycle shelter and space to store your pushchairs too? However you come to our venue we’ve got you covered.

• And our helpful and friendly staff are always on hand to offer support and assistance where needed.

We can’t wait to share The Fish Tank experience with you. We look forward to seeing you all! If you have any questions or suggestions please get in touch via Facebook message or email us at enquiries@thefishtank.com.


  • 5 star review  Had a wonderful first visit last week! Lovely clean and tidy facilities, nice warm water. My son enjoyed the play area after his swim. I didn’t get a chance to... read more

    Suzanne Dobinson Avatar Suzanne Dobinson
    22nd June 2022

    5 star review  Wonderful, calm, warm and safe environment for a first swim. Really loved the experience

    Ali Deer Avatar Ali Deer
    15th June 2022

    5 star review  Dee is a wonderful teacher. She has made my daughter feel confident and happy in the water as Dee is so kind, patient and reassuring. wonderful facilities too. highly recommend.

    Mildred Hubble Avatar Mildred Hubble
    14th June 2022

    5 star review  Fantastic service, a lovely place and great coffee! ☕️❤️

    Vick James Avatar Vick James
    5th June 2022

    5 star review  great for all the family and we'll run and clean 👍👍

    Keith Thomas Kennedy Avatar Keith Thomas Kennedy
    31st May 2022

    5 star review  5 stars. This pool is well thought out don’t need money for lockers, decent size changing room, toilets and showers. Shower have shampoo and shower gel. This place is immaculate... read more

    Shelly Maddox Avatar Shelly Maddox
    30th May 2022
  • 5 star review  Our youngest daughter really enjoys her swimming lessons at the Fish Tank and this is down to her teacher Maddie. She enjoys the challenge and her swimming has really progressed... read more

    Lee Hammond Avatar Lee Hammond
    23rd May 2022

    5 star review  We had a family swim session here today. We choose this over other pools as its so clean & warm and never too full even though there are many closer... read more

    Jill Coote Avatar Jill Coote
    2nd April 2022

    5 star review  Visited today for the first time. We were made feel extremely welcome from the moment we walked through the door. The changing rooms were immaculate and warm which was perfect... read more

    Cher Rob Avatar Cher Rob
    30th March 2022

    5 star review  I have now visited twice and on both occasions have loved our swim. On my last visit I brought my father in law to a family swim to create memories with... read more

    Jess Moody Avatar Jess Moody
    25th January 2022

    positive review  I would really recommend a visit to this lovely little swimming pool, especially with younger ones/babies. Visited for the first time today with my 4 month old, the facilities are... read more

    Molly Reay Avatar Molly Reay
    12th January 2022

    positive review  We have visited the Fish Tank as a family of four on a number of occasions, and on every visit we have loved it more! yes it is expensive at... read more

    Georgina Gough Avatar Georgina Gough
    9th January 2022
  • positive review  I want to give a massive shout out to Jules, Anna, Rebecca and many more of the amazing staff here. Where to start so many thanks in so many ways... read more

    Fay Conway Avatar Fay Conway
    4th January 2022

    positive review  We have just got back from the fish tank- 100% recommend and you can book your lunch for when you get out 🤗 lovely pool, friendly staff, clean and tasty... read more

    Laura Elizabeth Johnston Avatar Laura Elizabeth Johnston
    1st January 2022

    positive review  First time at the fish tank today and it was fabulous! The facility is amazing but its the staff and their enthusiasm and help that make it really special!

    Stefanie Robinson-Hoyle Avatar Stefanie Robinson-Hoyle
    27th December 2021

    positive review  I can't recommend The Fish Tank highly enough. We've been swimming there with our daughter for the last year. Every time we go the staff are so friendly and helpful,... read more

    Kathryn Carruthers Avatar Kathryn Carruthers
    24th November 2021

    positive review  We took our baby girl for her first swim today and absolutely loved it! 10/10 would recommend this place to family and friends. the facilities are immaculate and the staff... read more

    Charlotte Holliday Avatar Charlotte Holliday
    18th October 2021

    positive review  Got recommended to come here from a friend who’s been loads of times with her little girl. Absolutely amazing experience. I don’t really know what I was expecting but it... read more

    Stacey Jane Henderson Avatar Stacey Jane Henderson
    17th October 2021
  • positive review  Went for the 1st time yesterday morning, brilliant from start to finish. Pool at a good temperature, Very clean. Restaurant good for morning coffee/breakfast. Staff absolutely wonderful.

    Jordan Smith Avatar Jordan Smith
    12th October 2021

    positive review  We love Fish Tank, and go most weeks. The staff are fantastic, the pool is warm and everywhere is super clean. Today my little boy had his birthday party there... read more

    Andrea Whitehouse Avatar Andrea Whitehouse
    2nd October 2021

    positive review  We attended The Fish Tank this morning for the first time with our 5 year old and 8 week old baby, we had a fantastic time. The pool was perfect... read more

    Sarah Usher Avatar Sarah Usher
    26th September 2021

    positive review  so today was our first time visiting the pool. staff were amazing. The pool was lovely and warm. no need to take shower stuff as they provide shampoo and baby/child... read more

    Rachel Susan Huggon Avatar Rachel Susan Huggon
    23rd September 2021

    positive review  Had our first visit today! Was fantastic such friendly service, nice warm pool and the kids loved it. The best I have ever seen my son do in the water... read more

    Vicky Ditchburn Avatar Vicky Ditchburn
    18th September 2021

    positive review  First swimming lesson today and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and explained everything so clearly. The changing facilities were clean and spacious, pool a balmy 32 degrees... read more

    Rachele Fabre Avatar Rachele Fabre
    10th September 2021
  • positive review  Thank you so much to the wonderful staff today who helped my 2 year old concur her fear of swimming pools, sorry about all the screaming at first 🙈. You... read more

    Emma Stephenson Avatar Emma Stephenson
    25th August 2021

    negative review  Very disappointed at the lack of contact following lessons having to stop there as the teacher clearly did not understand and treat my children with additional needs correctly. There’s no... read more

    Hall Lisa Avatar Hall Lisa
    14th August 2021

    positive review  This place was absolutely lovely. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Changing rooms and pool were absolutely immaculate. Kids had amazing time will definitely be back.

    Carol Rickinson Avatar Carol Rickinson
    31st July 2021

    positive review  visited the fish tank today for the 1st time with my disabled son and it was fantastic!! my son has had the best time and the staff where amazing. will... read more

    Hayley Mason Avatar Hayley Mason
    28th July 2021

    positive review  Visited today with my 5 month old for his very 1st swimming session and we loved it. Staff lovely, very clean environment and the pool temperature was just perfect. Looking... read more

    Lesley Terry Avatar Lesley Terry
    2nd July 2021

    positive review  We have been to The Fish Tank twice now and both times we have had a lovely time, the staff are so friendly and nothing is too much for them.

    Teresa Bland Avatar Teresa Bland
    29th June 2021

Meet our awesome activity providers

Selected to bring you the best quality activities at The Fish Tank

In addition to our open swim sessions, we’ve pulled together several high-quality class and activity options too. All designed to help inspire and encourage your little ones learning and growth. If you’re looking for a class or activity for your little one or would just like a friendly place to meet other parents and families for a coffee or lunch, we’ll look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous new venue.

We’re adding new activities, events and classes all the time so if there’s something you’d like to see us offer then please let us know. Or, if you know of a business who may be interested in getting involved then please send them our way.

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When we heard the news that we could reopen our pool, we thought what better way to celebrate than by launching our membership package to you all. We've been finalising the details and we're pleased to announce that our exciting new membership package goes live this week.
It feels like forever since we made the decision to temporarily close when fears of COVID-19 arrived. As you can imagine we were ecstatic to hear the news that we can reopen our pool for you all to visit. The good news is,
Final preparations are well underway at The Fish Tank. Coffee […]

The Fish Tank

Cumbie Way, Aycliffe Business Park

DL5 6YA

Contact

enquiries@thefishtank.com

Phone

01325 965 965

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