If you are always looking for something to keep the children entertained in the holidays, then why not take a look at some of the Water Playgrounds that we have found that we are sure you’re Children will enjoy and will also keep them nice and cool on those hot summer days.
Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Splash ‘N’ Play
Open 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week until the end of September 2017. Free Admission.
Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park is the largest park in Oxford. The Splash ‘n’ Play has lots of interactive water play, jets and water ways so it has something for everyone to enjoy. Kids are spoilt for choice at this fantastic park, with three play area, skate park and mini golf course. You can visit the ducks at the tranquil duck pond and take a picnic on the lawns. There are kiosk facilities available for hot drinks, Ice creams and confectionery.
Cutteslow & Sunnymead Park, Oxford, OX2 8ES. www.oxford.gov.uk
Abbey Meadow Family Water Park
The park is open all day, every day. Free Admission – car parking charges apply.
Families love the Abbey Meadow Water Park which provides a safe environment for youngsters to enjoy water fun on a hot day. Parents can relax at the side and watch the screaming and the giggling as the kids run around the spray fountains. With the heated outdoor pool, mini golf course and the play area all alongside it makes a day of fun that will keep the kids busy in the holiday without breaking the bank.
Abbey Meadow, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxford, OX14 3JD. www.abingdon.gov.uk
Wantage Memorial Splash Park
Open daily, 10.30am – 7pm until mid September. Free Admission.
Memorial park has a large grassed area for informal play, and a well equipped playground area with an interactive splash park activated by pressure pads. There are toilet facilities.
Wantage Memorial Park, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire. OX12 8DW. www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
War Memorial Park Splash ‘N’ Play
Free. Open daily from Wednesday 26th July – Sunday 3rd September, 11.00am – 4.45pm. (Closes for maintenance 1.oopm – 2.00pm).
Children can play in 36 water jets, with water rising to 1.5m – 2m in height. The central jets are surrounded by four other water features – the ‘Popits’ and ‘Water Ring’ are suitable for under eights and the ‘Mushroom’ and ‘Drencher’, which squirts water down from a height of 2.5m, are suitable for eight to twelve year-olds.
War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, Coventry, CV3 6PT. www.coventry.gov.uk
St Nicholas Park Outdoor Pool
Free. Open daily until Monday 4th September, 10am – 8pm (which may be extended pending weather).
At St nicholas Park the outdoor pool is reserved for kids aged up to 12. The pool is shallow, safe and perfect for younger children looking to cool down in the summer! So remember to bring swimming costumes when you go to St Nicholas Park and let you kids make a splash! Includes seating areas along side for adults. Plus play area, boating, mini golf and cafe.
St Nicholas Park, Warwick, CV34 4QY. www.stnicholaspark.co.uk/fun-park.php
Abbey Park Splash Parks
Open daily, 10am – 6pm. Free
Both Eversham and Penshore parks have plenty of open grassy areas, seating, picnic benches and children’s play areas. The splash parks have a variety of fountains and sprays which are great fun. Activated by pressure pads set in the floor surface. There are no changing rooms on site.
The Enbankment Splash Park
Open daily, 12noon – 6.30pm, Saturday 22nd July – Monday 4th September. Free Admission.
The splash park sprays, squirts, mists and shoots water and is perfect for children to have fun in the sun on a hot day. It offers everything families could need for a fun-filled day in the sun. As well as the main water feature there are picnic tables, a shelter and regular food and ice cream vans. There is free car parking, toilets and baby changing facilities.
Situated next to the River Nene at The Enbankment, Wellingborough, NN8 1LD. www.wellingborough.gov.uk
Open daily, 7am – 9pm, Saturday 22nd July to Monday 4th September. Free admission – car parking charges apply.
The extensive adventure playground is built of wood and surrounded by a moat. It includes water play, with small stream and water wheels, a large sand play area, a climbing tower with giant slide, tunnels, stepping stones, a sunken ship and much more. Grassy banks provide the ideal spot to set up base or have a picnic on warm sunny days. Visitor centre offers toilets, baby changing facilities, cafe and shop.
Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Northants, NN9 6GY. www.stanwicklakes.org.uk
Willen Lake Splash ‘N’ Play
Opening on the 15th July 2017. £3 per child for a 25 minute session. Car parking charges apply.
The new Splash ‘n’ Play at Willen Lake is due to open on Saturday 15th July 2017. It will be one of the UK’s largest outdoor splash parks, with over 60 unique water features for children to enjoy. For toddlers, there is bespoke water journey area called The Race to help stimulate their imaginative and interactive social skills. Toilets, cafe, baby changing and play park.
Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS. www.willenlake.org.uk
MK / Bucks
Open every day from 12pm – 7.30pm. Adults £7. Under 16’s £4.50. Under 3’s Free.
Whether you’re looking to swim yourself fit or simply escape the summer heat, nothing beats a refreshing dip in the open air. Plenty of space to sit by the pool or in the shade on the grass. Fully refurbished in 2016. The Woburn Lido is a charity and is managed by volunteers.
Crawley Road, Woburn, Milton Keynes, MK17 9QG. www.woburn-lido.co.uk
Leighton Buzzard Splash Park & Beach
Open daily from 10am – 6pm until mid-September.
The free 455m² splash park has a re-circulating water supply and includes a variety of kets and spray laid out on a brightly coloured surface. The 100 tonne sand beach is 20m by 20m, with sand at least 200mm deep. The beach is surrounded by treated decking, to create a proven sand retaining wall that collects sand and acts as a practical walkway and viewing area around the beach.
Leighton Buzzard Park, Parson’s Close, Recreation Groun, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1SD. www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk