Free swimming for East Riding kids during summer holidays

Thu 20th July 2023
Free Swimming For East Riding Kids During Summer Holidays

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering free swimming sessions for all children aged 16 and under throughout the summer holidays.

As part of the council’s Help for Households campaign and Schools Out programme, all children aged 16 and under will be able to enjoy the benefits of swimming this summer without it costing a penny.

From Wednesday, 26 July, to Sunday, 3 September, the council will be offering a total of 19 hours’ free swimming across nine East Riding Leisure centres.

Each centre will have a minimum of two free sessions per week, with each session lasting an hour.

The centres offering free swimming sessions are:

  • Bridlington
  • Beverley
  • Driffield
  • Francis Scaife (Pocklington)
  • Goole
  • Haltemprice
  • Hornsea
  • South Holderness
  • Withernsea.

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture leisure and tourism, said: “Supporting children and tackling health inequalities are among the council’s top priorities, so we are delighted to offer these free swimming sessions this summer.

“This will not only benefit children, it will also give parents, carers and grandparents the opportunity to have fun and stay active along with them.

“The school holidays can be an expensive time for families, so we hope everyone takes advantage of this fantastic offer as we continue to support Help for Households campaign”.

There is no need to book for the free sessions, as they will be on a first come, first served basis.

Under-eights must be accompanied by an adult, and standard adult swimming fees will apply. Children under three years old can swim for free at any time.

During the summer holidays, more than 1,500 activities will be on offer across the East Riding, many of them free. Visit the Schools Out website to find out more.

The council's Help for Households campaign is dedicated to supporting East Riding residents who need financial aid during the cost of living crisis. To learn more about the help available, visit the Help for Households website. 

See the timetable of free swimming sessions below or visit

Free swimming sessions timetable (26 July to 3 September)


Bridlington: 11am-12noon

Francis Scaife: 2pm-3pm

Hornsea: 5pm-6pm


Beverley: 2pm-3pm

South Holderness: 5pm-6pm


Haltemprice 9am-10am

Bridlington: 11am-12noon


Beverley: 2pm-3pm

Driffield: 3pm-4pm


Haltemprice: 9am-10am

Withernsea: 4pm-5pm

Goole: 4pm-5pm


Francis Scaife: 2pm-3pm


Goole: 9am-10am

Withernsea: 10am-11am

Hornsea: 11am-12noon

Beverley: 2pm-3pm

South Holderness: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Driffield: 4pm-5pm

Just Beverley