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Under 16's Activities

We provide a wide range of activities for the Under 16s at the Nene Centre.   We cater for all ages, from babies to young adults.

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Under 16s at a Glance
Activity Day Time Age Group
Activators  Monday-Thursday 6.30am-10pm 11-17 yrs 
Fiday 6.30am-9.30pm
Saturday 7am-5pm
Sunday 8am-4pm
Adult & Child Swim Lessons contact Nene or Splash or swimschool@aspirationswellbeing.org.uk Parents with babies & pre-school children
Crèche ∑       Monday-Thursday 9.30am-11.30am  3 months-5 yrs            
Friday 9am-11.30am
Family Swim♦  please check the current swim timetable for details families♦
Ready Steady Parties ask at Reception or download/pick up a leaflet   all ages
Rookie Lifeguards ask at Reception or email swimschool@aspirationswellbeing.org.uk  8-13 yrs
Snorkel and Fins Sunday 9am-10am families♦
Synchronised Swimming Saturday  10am-11am  Stage 6 or 8+  
Toddler Splash please check the current swim timetable for details Parents/Carers & Tots♦

During school holiday times there may be extra sessions for Under 16s so check our downloads section below.  

♦ Family Swim is a session designed for families in a fun, relaxed environment.  Parents must accompany children in the water.

∑ Aspirations members receive 25% discount on these activities 


Our newly refurbished Nene Gym offers supervised training for all young people aged 11 to 17.   

Activator sessions enable young people of all ability levels to become more active and learn about the benefits of a healthier life style.

Activators can now use the Gym during normal opening hours.

Adult and Child/Parent and Tot Swimming Lessons

Start your child's development in water and build their confidence early.  The classes follow the structured ASA programme and are led by qualified ASA teachers.

As an introduction to water confidence for very young children we offer swimming instruction as follows:

Adult and Child Lessons - this level is designed for both Parent / adults with their babies / young children (age 1-4) to give them a safe and enjoyable first experience of the swimming pool.  Parent / adults are expected to play a full part in the lessons, helping their child develop water skills and confidence through play / nursery ryhmes with the child working towards our Duckling certificate and badge.

Frogs - Children who have attended the adult / child course or who are 4 years old. This group is designed for pre-school children of 4-5years. Learning more skills independently through play and gaining their own confidence within the group.

Our Swim School programme is designed to provide first class swimming tuition at value for money prices. It provides swimmers with the opportunity to learn and experience the fun and security of an excellent swimming development programme.

Our programmes follow the guidance of the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) National Teaching Plan.

The swimmer’s journey, following the National Plan for teaching swimming, results in their development of a wide range of skills and techniques.  They will become competent, confident and safe swimmers with the ability to build on these skills further developing a wide range of water-based sports.

Children should be taking part in activities that build their fundamental movement skills, with the emphasis being ‘Learning through FUN’.

Contact Splash Leisure Pool or the Nene Centre for more information or email swimschool@aspirationswellbeing.org.uk.


We offer lots of activities to keep your children entertained whilst you enjoy some 'you time' in the Centre.

Family Swim♦

The Nene Centre offers regular Family Swim♦ sessions.

Ready Steady Parties

We can offer a variety of children's parties at our 3 centres:  pool parties at the Nene Centre and Splash Leisure Pool; dryside play parties at the Pemberton Centre.

Download a copy of our Party Options by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or call into one of our centres and pick up a leaflet.

This is what we offer at the Nene Centre:

Pool Parties - £130 per party

All parties include 1 hour of activity under parental supervision. 

Choose between Inflatable or Floats and Rafts


Maximum number, 30 children

All under 8’s must be supervised in the water by an adult, as per the Centre’s admission policy.

Inflatable parties are for over 8’s and all swimmers must be competent in the water (swim 25m unaided). This may require a swim test and the Manager on duty will judge the child’s ability.  An area will be available for 45mins for party food (food is not provided by Aspirations Wellbeing) and 5 mins may be required for set up or set down.

Pool Hire (with no activity) - £100 per hour

maximum number - 30 people

(Only available on Saturdays 4pm, 5pm or 6pm)

Rookie Lifeguards

The Rookie Lifeguard Programme is the junior award scheme of the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (RLSS UK).  For most children Rookie Lifeguards will be their first opportunity to explore water safety and alternative safe aquatic play.  The Rookie skills will prepare Rookies to take better care of themselves, their family and friends, and give them the information they need to promote water safety in their day-to-day activities. 

The Rookie awards contain survival, rescue and sport skills as well as life support and water safety elements. The Rookie Lifeguard Programme fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum.

Age restrictions apply: 8 to 13 years of age only. 

For more information ask at Reception or email swimschool@aspirationswellbeing.org.uk.

Snorkel and Fins

The Nene Centre runs a Snorkel and Fins* swim session on Sunday 9am-10am.  No need to book. 

Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming for boys and girls is available at the Nene Centre as part of our Swim School programme. Swim school participants will need to be Stage 6 or above.  If you’re a competent swimmer aged 8+ you can also take part (but you will need to be assessed for your safety). You will need to book and pay for the course in advance – call into the Nene Centre or give them a call on 01832 734090.

Toddler Splash

Our learner pools are ideal for Toddler Splash sessions.  Parents/carers can enjoy time with their little ones in the safety of our smaller pools at the Nene Centre snd Splash Leisure Pool.
Under 16s
Ready Steady Parties