Prudhoe Waterworld, Front Street, Prudhoe, Northumberland NE42 5DQ
tel: (01661)833144 fax: (01661)833885 „
I visited my parents in the North east and we decided to take my little Brother age 9 and my daughter aged 5& 3 swimming and activity chosen to suit their different ages and abilities.
We headed to Prudhoe a small town about 20 minute's form my parents for full details check out their website at wwwnorthcountyleisure.org.
I have to be honest from the excitement that was greeted when we said we would go to water world and indeed from the name I expected rapids, various slides, whirlpools and fountains.
Waterworld has an inflatable assault course which my hubby and brother enjoyed not suitable for my girls as you have to swim 25 metres whilst that is on there is nothing else available however there are balls in the shallow end and a small slide for the little ones. After about 30 minutes the inflatable was removed and the one and only slide was opened again about 30 minutes later the wave machine opened.
I was expecting far more equipment however the 3 children had a brilliant time they all enjoyed themselves and we spent about 2.5 hours at the pool.
The pool areas are very clean changing rooms big enough to actually change a family in, clean showers and decent toilets by poolside.
We paid £20.00 for family to get in 2 children and 2 adults however when leaving I picked up some leaflets and said to my hubby we shouldn't have paid for my brother as he has swimming lessons the receptionist heard and gave me a refund as all children who get swimming lessons get free swimming in the county pools a brilliant service.
I have to say entertaining children of different ages and sexes can be a mammoth task one that can cause stress and tears before bedtime however swimming was a sure fire hit and the pool was lovely not too cold and well laid out just take out the waterworld element and call it a swimming pool with a slide and fountains and all will be well!
The pool was also very quiet for a holiday day and so we could play catch without having to apolagise and also a great game of shark and so we will be back again.