The ultimate baby and toddler swimming centre.

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.

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

  • A lovely calming place for babies and toddlers

    Shan Lendrum Avatar Shan Lendrum
    8th November 2022

    Absolutely love this place. My little boy really enjoyed it here. The most baby friendly place I have ever been. When booking there was an issue with booking twice, this... read more

    Sammy Cook Avatar Sammy Cook
    7th November 2022

    We love The Fish Tank! My son absolutely loves the pool and practising his skills from his swimming lessons. The changing rooms are spacious, clean and plentiful and the cafe... read more

    Emma Straker Avatar Emma Straker
    5th November 2022
  • Pretty disappointed with our last visit. My little girl and my friends little boy suffer from dairy allergies and the staff had absolutely 0 knowledge or understanding if any of... read more

    Izzie Humphreys Avatar Izzie Humphreys
    1st November 2022

    I wouldn’t personally recommend the fish tank, we went to the baby sensory and it was so over crowded it was ridiculous! 7 kids In all together when they should... read more

    Natalie Morgan Avatar Natalie Morgan
    27th October 2022

    We had an absolutely amazing morning at your new interactive soft play area. It was absolutely immaculate and well thought out. Our 1 year old had so much fun and... read more

    Emma Taylor Avatar Emma Taylor
    22nd October 2022
  • it's a fantastic place to learn you to swim. not ideal if your child more a slide and swm person but good just for swim around will be bck

    Kathy Winterton Avatar Kathy Winterton
    25th August 2022

    We visited for the first time yesterday and from walking through the door you are made to feel so welcome. The staff were great throughout the visit. Fantastic facility and... read more

    Lee Kerswell Avatar Lee Kerswell
    21st August 2022

    What a lovely venue for swimming! Plenty of parking outside and a space in the venue to leave my pushchair too. From the moment we arrived to the minute we... read more

    Charlotte Walcott Avatar Charlotte Walcott
    10th August 2022
  • Doctor Solution Can cure Herpes, He cured me of Herpes 2, I’ve been diagnosed with for a long time! His herbal medicine is very safe, active and also have no side effects.... read more

    King Solo Avatar King Solo
    9th August 2022

    I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff working at The Fish Tank they were amazing support I explained my worries bringing my 3 year... read more

    Louise Clarke Avatar Louise Clarke
    31st July 2022

    Absolutely wonderful pool. Great facilities (best we have ever found), friendly staff who were very helpful, and a nice cafe attached which has a really good range of options catering... read more

    Sbeth Quentin Avatar Sbeth Quentin
    27th July 2022
  • My babies first time in a pool and it was fantastic. Calm atmosphere, gorgeous and warm. The facilities were extremely clean, plenty of space and ‘dry’ changing rooms. Staff were super... read more

    Ruth Tarrant Avatar Ruth Tarrant
    7th July 2022

    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

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

    Ali Deer Avatar Ali Deer
    15th June 2022


Welcome to our beautiful pool

A spacious and toasty warm heated swimming pool suitable for everyone and perfect 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.

Book into our sessions and enjoy our pool. Perfect for you and your family.

If you are looking for structured swimming lessons, we’re partnered with The Happy Swim Company.

Lessons run 7 days a week with classes suitable for babies from birth all the way to the higher stages of swimming. Check out their website and book online.


Exciting and immersive adventures at The Fish Tank

Come and explore our brand new interactive indoor play and immersive sensory room. Opening this October, we can’t wait for you to try it out!

Under the sea sensory room

Immersive indoor play

Interactive fun on our Active Wall


Sustainable sourced hand roasted specialty coffee

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.

First coffee of the day or lunch with family and friends? Our welcoming staff and family friendly environment will make The Reef the perfect retreat for you. Take a glimpse at our menu to tempt your taste buds and we’ll look forward to meeting you soon. #keepingyouafloat


Let us take care of your party

The perfect place for your next celebration. Whether you want a splashy pool party or an interactive play party, we’ve got options to suit you all.

Make some waves on their special day at our fantastic venue. Let our fun and experienced team take the stress out of your special event.

Latest news

Catch up with the latest news and read about upcoming events. If you’d like to receive regular updates, why not sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the page?

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




01325 965 965

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