Water Meadows (< 1 mile)
Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; plus Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume!
Queens Park Sports Centre (12 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre
Ride the hipper dipper waterslide 185ft long (bigger than your average flume). Plus 33m pool with diving area for 1, 3 and 5m boards. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Beechdale Swimming Centre (12 miles)
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus diving and standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone and a sensory room.
Millhouses Park (19 miles)
13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around.
Maltby Swimming Centre (20 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Ponds Forge (20 miles)
Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
Rotherham Leisure Complex (21 miles)
Rotherham Leisure Complex
Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (23 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool
Uniquely warm water for family swimming throughout the season from March to September. Playground and tennis facilities available.
Harpers at Grantham Meres (28 miles)
Harpers at Grantham Meres
- offers 4 swimming pools: an 8 lane 25m pool, a learner pool, 2 fun pools, a flume and a Jacuzzi. Other sporting opportunities available.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (28 miles)
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and many other activities on site besides, some of which may need pre-booking.
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (29 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
The Alton Towers Waterpark (31 miles)
The Alton Towers Waterpark
Boasting hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster, this Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round.
Metrodome Leisure Complex (31 miles)
Metrodome Leisure Complex
Offering waves in theCalypso Cove lagoon pool, 3 great white knuckle rides and more slides for the young 'uns, plus leisure waters, toddler pool, play ship and BIG diving boards.
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre (33 miles)
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre
Facilities include a fun leisure pool with wave machine, two exciting flume rides, children's interactive activity pool plus a dedicated toddler and baby pool.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (34 miles)
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld
Bringing the seaside to Yorkshire! Here you will find lakes with pedalos and sandy beaches plus an outdoor adventure playground suitable for children of all ages.
The Pods (38 miles)
Eight lane, 25 metre swimming pool with teaching pool and family fun sessions for a simple splash about or some fun skill development.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (38 miles)
Billinghay Swimming Pool
Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide. The paddling pool is currently out of action.
Jubilee Park (41 miles)
Beautiful park with a children’s play area open all year round. Our heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool is open May to September (please check the website for our timetable). We also have tennis, putting, bowls and croquet.
Hyde Leisure Pool (42 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.
Dewsbury Sports Centre (42 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Main and small pool plus a 45 metre flume and changing village make this a popular choice for families.
Congleton Paddling Pool (42 miles)
Congleton Paddling Pool
An outdoor pool for paddling and wading designed for under 11s and open in the summer months with an attendant and toilet facilities. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dimensions (42 miles)
A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
Waterworld Stoke (42 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Experience the thrills and spills of the UK's 1st indoor water rollercoaster; plummet through the thunder and lightening in the black hole; speed through the thundering waters of the superflume; turn your world upside down and plunge into the deep blue water of the space bowl!
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (43 miles)
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
There are two pools, one a paddling pool for the toddlers and the main pool which is 48m long and 12m wide. Open from May to September (weather permitting).
Stamford Leisure Pool (45 miles)
Stamford Leisure Pool
Leisure pool with flume and wave machine, plus 25 metre pool for swimming development and exercise.
Harborough Leisure Centre (48 miles)
Harborough Leisure Centre
Great standard swimming pool but the Tiger Pool comes complete with Octopus slide and interactive water features, waterfalls, squirty fish, water dams and tipping bucket, making it suitable for the whole family.
Wyndley Leisure Centre (48 miles)
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Swimming facilities with diving pool and 1, 3 and 5m diving boards. There are also plenty of options of younger children including a playroom and kiddies' gym programme.
Halifax Swimming Pool (48 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.
Manchester Aquatics Centre (49 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.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (49 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.
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool (50 miles)
Corby International Swimming Diving Pool
Feeling adventurous? Enjoy the aquatube flume, Pirate Ship Fun Pool and four springboards (1 to 3m) with a 5m diving platform, as well as many other facilities. Creche also available.
Metheringham Swimming Pool (50 miles)
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (50 miles)
Kingstanding Leisure Centre
The water flumes and wave machine are a big hit with kids of all ages and the leisure pool provides fun for all the family.
Walsall Gala Baths (50 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre spring board, brine pool and children's gym.
Eccleshill Pool (52 miles)
Leisure centre with a main pool, learner pool, 20m slide and diving boards as well as a gym with family access.
Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre (52 miles)
Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre
We are an indoor centre which provides a wide range of activities specifically suited to families - we have two swimming pools (one with flume ride and features), a large sports hall for ball games and racquet sports, a soft play area called Jungle Junction and crÃÂ¨che facilities.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (53 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area; 2 water slides; lazy river and wave machine.
Meridian Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Meridian Leisure Centre
Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children over 1m tall. Plus indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Shipley Pool (54 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Grimsby Swimming Pool (54 miles)
Grimsby Swimming Pool
Main and teaching pools plus Diving Bay with a 1m spring board and 3m stage and inflatable slide open during fun sessions.
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (55 miles)
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool
Warmed outdoor brine pool. The outdoor pool is open for the summer season on May - October. Also has indoor pool with teaching pool. The building is currently undergoing a refurbishment with new changing rooms, fitness suite and aerobics studio being built.
Tudor Grange Sports Centre (56 miles)
Tudor Grange Sports Centre
Standard swimming and teaching facility also with separate diving pool equipped with 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are more sporting opportunities besides.
Peterborough Lido (56 miles)
Three outdoor heated pools: a 50m, a teaching and a paddling pool in a Grade II listed building. Seasonal opening for a family splash about! Also a large lawn area with play facilities, balcony and refreshment area. What better way is there to enjoy the summer sun?
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre (56 miles)
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
Recently refurbished swimming and leisure swim facilities including 25m fitness pool with flume, waves and beach entry.
Woodford Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Woodford Leisure Centre
Multi functional leisure facility from every kind of dry sports activity you can think of, to the only lesiure pool in the area, the Pirates Paradise pool boasts a shipwrecked boat, water cannons, diving bell and slide. There is also a relaxation area on the poolside for you if you use the sauna or steam room.
Cocks Moors Woods (58 miles)
Cocks Moors Woods
Leisure pool features a wave machine, a 50 metre flume, interactive water features, baby pool and beach entry. Soft play facility and other sporting opportunities also available.
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (58 miles)
Tyldesley Pool (59 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.
Water World (59 miles)
Where the kids can slide down one of the three exciting flume rides, dare them to face 'The Edge', swim against the waves, ride the 'Torpedo Tube' or endure the 'Rapids Descent! Interactive area for smaller children available too.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Mansfield 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.
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