16 and Under

Fancy a splash around for FREE in your local leisure centre in the school holidays? Then dive right in and find out what's on offer.

You'll be amazed at what you can do at your local swimming pool and it won't cost you a penny! Now that's a good reason to read on.

You can access your local leisure swimming pool for FREE during all school holidays so there's no excuse for boredom anymore!

Applicable to all children 16 and under, the initiative entitles you to free splash sessions at selected times within your local leisure centre (times can vary at each pool) and at least one FREE structured activity session each week of the holidays.

These sessions can vary at each holiday and at different leisure centres but the type of activity may include

  • Snorkelling
  • Lifesaving
  • Water polo
  • Canoeing
  • Club taster sessions
  • Water discos
  • Fun sessions
  • Family sessions



Minimum Provision for 16 years and under

  • 14 hours of free swimming per week per Local Authority area during all school holidays, of which a minimum of 7 hours would be structured aquatic activities
  • 1 dedicated structured session for disabled children per week per Local Authority area during all school holidays
  • 2 hours of free swimming or a dryside activity per weekend per Local Authority