Shap Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Shap Swimming Pool
They have a 25m and toddler pool, at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! They also have a small paddling pool, benches and picnic tables.
Dalton Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Dalton Leisure Centre
New Splash Zone features overhead tipping buckets, spray rails, giant spraying snake and interactive play panels with indoor swimming and more available too.
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools (18 miles)
Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools
Two outdoor public heated pools, one for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long with a qualified lifeguard on duty. The pools are surrounded by half an acre of green space bordered by trees.
Keswick Leisure Pool (19 miles)
Keswick Leisure Pool
warm waters, wave machine and 'black hole' flume there is fun for all the family
The Park Leisure Centre (21 miles)
Barrow in Furness
The Park Leisure Centre
The Park Leisure Centre has two pools, both heated to a warm 29 degrees C. The Main Pool is a 25m, six lane deck pool that ranges in depth from 0.9m to 2.0m. The Leisure Pool is free form with a wave machine, water Cannons and an exciting 20m water slide.
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool (22 miles)
Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool
offers an open-air swimming pool, a football playing field and two children’s play areas. The open-air swimming pool opens May to September.
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool (22 miles)
Sandcastle Waterworld (40 miles)
A fantastic tropical adventure full of heart-stopping rides, water chutes with undulating twists and turns, cascading water features and tranquil glittering pools. 18 major features!
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool (45 miles)
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
Come and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor swimming in a warm (tropical water temperature of 80+ degrees Fahrenheit), safe, family environment. Features slide and springboard plus inflatables sessions and kayak practice!
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre
25 metre pool with giant flume slide, dedicated learner pool and tots' paddling pool with fun toys for toddlers and babies. There is also a great adventure play area. Tickets give same day free return.
Waves Water Fun Centre (46 miles)
Waves Water Fun Centre
If you are looking for family days out in Lancashire, Waves has a lagoon shaped pool, Alien space bowl water feature, childrenâs shipwreck slide, jacuzzi, waves machine, a vending area and a Regency Gym.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (46 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool has a wave machine, a roof high water slide. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Splash at Riverside (48 miles)
Splash at Riverside
No special play features beyond the standard pools BUT they are chlorine free pools which is a big plus for children with asthma or delicate eyes!
Dunes Splash World (49 miles)
Dunes Splash World
A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities.
With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive in and make a splash today!
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (53 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido (54 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
The Dolphin Centre (56 miles)
The Dolphin Centre
An outstanding pool complex that includes an
8-lane, 25m competition standard swimming pool, Training Pool, Interactive Toddler Pool, 1m, 3m and 5m Board Diving Pool and two water-slides as well as an Under The Sea themed indoor play area.
Spennymoor Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Spennymoor Leisure Centre
has a free - form Leisure Pool with a large shallow water area and a maximum depth of 1.8 metres. A water slide and wave machine are also available, but these only operate during evening, weekend and school holiday sessions. The pool is approximately 18 metres wide and 30 metres long.
Shipley Pool (59 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Prudhoe Waterworld (60 miles)
A large leisure pool with wave machine, aqua slide and beach area where children and adults can swim, play and relax, or while the children are playing in our Space Jack's Soft Play area, you can enjoy a drink or something to eat in the cafe.
The Hydro (61 miles)
- offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, Harry's Place creche, The Energy Bar cafe and more.
Tyldesley Pool (61 miles)
Now known as Tyldesley Pelican Centre they offer standard, teaching and diving pools with regular 'fun and floats' sessions, kids' parties, and holiday activities. For toddlers the Swim Tots session includes music and toys in a safe and controlled environment.
Eccleshill Pool (61 miles)
Leisure centre with a main pool, learner pool, 20m slide and diving boards as well as a gym with family access.
Halifax Swimming Pool (62 miles)
Halifax Swimming Pool
25 metre swimming pool, with separate teaching pool and diving facilities. Comprehensive Learn to Swim programme, plus Lifesaving, Competitive Swimming Training, Diving and Synchronised Swimming lessons available.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (63 miles)
Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Indoor leisure pool with black hole waterslide and tyre ride. Also features a kids' gym designed for fun exercise for 8 to 15 years olds.
Knaresborough Pool (64 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (65 miles)
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
The centre has:
A twenty five metre four lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over eight years)
Four 7-a-side all weather pitches
Four floodlit 7-a-side football pitches
Free car parking
IOM National Sport Centre (66 miles)
IOM National Sport Centre
Leisure pools featuring slides, bubble tubes, geysers and other interactive features. Plus 8 lane competition pool with multi purpose movable floors for more serious swimming.
Splash (66 miles)
Stockton's newest leisure facility has been designed to meet 21st century needs. The complex includes a 25 metre pool with wave machine and water features, offering leisure and training facilities for swimmers at all levels. a learner pool, spa pool and flume slide complete the water based features.
Europa Pools (67 miles)
Leisure pool with kiddies' lagoon, two breathtaking water flume rides, the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geyser and water cannons.
Manchester Aquatics Centre (68 miles)
Manchester Aquatics Centre
The fantastic venue purpose built for the Commonwealth Games. There are special family sessions which offer a calm and enjoyable environment to develop skills and confidence in.
Lifestyles Garston (69 miles)
The centre has:
A five lane 25m swimming pool
A learner pool
A water flume
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years)
Village changing facilities
A Sports Hall
4 badminton courts
3 floodlit synthetic grass multi-use courts
Car parking for 145 cars
Dewsbury Sports Centre (70 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Hyde Leisure Pool (72 miles)
Hyde Leisure Pool
Features include slide, wave machine and lazy river style area, plus water cannons, geysers and bubble pool as well as standard swimming facilities.
Mill House Leisure Centre (72 miles)
Mill House Leisure Centre
Offers a range of activities and facilites including swimming pools including diving area with 1m and 3m spring board and 5m platform.
Sunderland Aquatic Centre (72 miles)
Concordia Leisure Centre (73 miles)
Concordia Leisure Centre
features an interactive kids' leisure pool with squirtums, sensory boards and underwater artwork. There is also a huge indoor play area for children with bouncy castles, Little Tykes climbing frames and more.
Wet 'n Wild (73 miles)
Wet 'n Wild
has safe water play areas for younger children, dare devil slides for older children and terrifying challenges for the really brave, some of them are 2 seaters so you can go along too! Indoor facility with outdoor lagoon.
Neptunes Pool (73 miles)
Enjoy the 25 metre pool caters for all types of swimmers, being shallow at both ends means you have twice the area to rest or practice with the children.
Temple Park Centre (73 miles)
Temple Park Centre
Ideal for swimming or just plain enjoying yourself!
Try out the fun wave machine, shoot down the aqua blaster spiraling water slide and float round the new McDonalds run. Temple Park Centre also boasts a diving pool and learner pool.
Tynemouth Pool (75 miles)
Standard swim facility with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards and fun sessions.
Predator Experience (3 miles)
Not a falconry centre, and are not open to causal visitors. They specialise in pre-booked interactive experiences for the adventurous of spirit, and those who are just fascinated by birds of prey!
Lakes Aquarium (6 miles)
See things that swim, things that fly and things that bite! Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit the lakes of the world, along with those a little closer to home- making it a captivating centrepiece to the Lake District. Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home of the breath taking diving ducks.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (13 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive 'hands-on' displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follow the development of life on Earth - from magic molecules to mischeivous monkeys.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park (17 miles)
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Prepare to be truly amazed with penguins, lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys and much much more: you will not experience anything like this anywhere else in the UK!
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary (21 miles)
Wetheriggs Zoo and Animal Sanctuary
We are a small family run zoo and animal rescue centre with a wide range of animals to see including donkeys, goats, raccoons, bats, free flying parrots, reptiles, meerkats, hedgehogs, chickens and much more. Cafe and kids' playground on site.
Trotters World of Animals (26 miles)
Trotters World of Animals
Now known as Lake District Wildlife Park, this is home to hundreds of friendly animals including traditional favorites, endangered species, birds of prey and reptiles. A great deal is under cover including play areas so rain need not spoil your visit!
Lake District Coast Aquarium (34 miles)
Lake District Coast Aquarium
45 carefully themed and informative aquatic displays + Adventure playground, radio controlled boats and mini golf.
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park (9 miles)
Lakeland Maze and Farm Park
Plenty to do on this Childrens Farm with large and small Maize Mazes in the summer months plus the working farm with animals to see and to feed and plenty of other activities and fun inside and out.
Duckys Park Farm (14 miles)
Grange over Sands
Duckys Park Farm
There's plenty to do at Ducky's. Meet a large variety of animals and enjoy hands on petting, have a go at the farm trail and play on the trampolines and huge indoor play frame with separate toddlers area.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Bowness-On-Windermere with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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