Ponds Forge (< 1 mile)
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!
Millhouses Park (3 miles)
13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play, Skate Park, Boating Lake, plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around. Open all year and free to visit.
Rotherham Leisure Complex (6 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 (9 miles)
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool
Uniquely warm water for family swimming throughout the season from March to September. Playground and tennis facilities available.
Queens Park Sports Centre (10 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre
Offers a 185ft flume style water slide, 33m main pool, diving boards, teaching pool and toddler pond, plus lessons, Swimfit and gymnastics or trampling elsewhere on site. You stopped reading after water slide didn't you?
Maltby Swimming Centre (11 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Metrodome Leisure Complex (12 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.
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld (17 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. Park free to visit, small fee for kids to visit Playworld.
Water Meadows (20 miles)
Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; plus Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume!
Dewsbury Sports Centre (23 miles)
Dewsbury Sports Centre
Sports centre with Main pool and Small pool, plus a 45m flume. Wide variety of different swim sessions available at different times. Loads of other activities available for kids including Judo, Gymnastics, Archery, Trampolines, and more!
Hyde Leisure Pool (26 miles)
Hyde Leisure Pool
Large pool in a Leisure Centre with features such as slide, wave machine, and lazy river style area, plus water cannons, geysers, and bubble pool, as well as standard swimming facilities.
Halifax Swimming Pool (29 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 (29 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.
Beechdale Swimming Centre (31 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.
Eccleshill Pool (32 miles)
Featuring a 20m water slide, diving board, dedicated under 8s' and family sessions plus main pool and learner pool too of course, with swimming lessons available. In summary? WooHoo: water slide!
The Alton Towers Waterpark (32 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.
Manchester Aquatics Centre (33 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.
Shipley Pool (34 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Congleton Paddling Pool (34 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.
The Pods (36 miles)
offers an 8 lane, 25 metre swimming pool with teaching pool and family fun sessions! FunSplash session sees aquatic toys and novelty floats thrown into the mix!
Dimensions (38 miles)
Stoke On Trent
A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
The Leisure Centre, Keighley (39 miles)
The Leisure Centre, Keighley
Large sports facility with a pool, 40m waterside into a plunge pool, a separate learner pool and a fitness centre. SHOKK gym for kids, plus table tennis, badminton, and squash. Parties catered for.
Waterworld Stoke (39 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!
Yarborough Leisure Centre (39 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.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (41 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 Pelican Centre (43 miles)
The Pelican Centre
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.
Knaresborough Pool (43 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
The Hydro (43 miles)
Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (44 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (44 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
has a fun wave machine and immense water slide plus beach entry shallows for the smalls and room to swim too! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids.
Harpers at Grantham Meres (46 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.
Splashzone Warrington (48 miles)
Ultimate indoor water factory filled with sprays, springs, spouts, spinners, streams and super slides, and heated to the perfect temperature. A number of 2 hour sessions available, with limited numbers to prevent overcrowding. Splashtastic parties catered for too!
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!
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (49 miles)
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool
Warm outdoor brine pool open May through October for a family splash about. It also has indoor pool with teaching pool open year round, and picnicking is welcome by the lido.
Waves Water Fun Centre (49 miles)
Waves Water Fun Centre
If you are looking for family days out in Lancashire, Waves features include Regency gym, a lagoon shaped pool, Alien Encounter space bowl slide, children's shipwrecked slide, jacuzzi and a wave machine!
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre (51 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.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (53 miles)
Billinghay Swimming Pool
Outdoor swim facility with main leisure pool featuring small slide. The paddling pool is currently out of action.
Jubilee Park (54 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.
Woodford Leisure Centre (55 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.
Grimsby Swimming Pool (58 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.
Wyndley Leisure Centre (59 miles)
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Swimming facilities boasting diving pool with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards! There are also plenty of options of younger children including a playroom and kiddies' gym programme.
Walsall Gala Baths (59 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Lifestyles Garston (59 miles)
Offering: 5 lane 25m swimming pool; learner pool; water flume slide; Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years); Sports Hall; 4 badminton courts and 3 floodlit synthetic grass multi use courts.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park (60 miles)
Sandy Lane Aqua Park
Includes 10 pieces of water equipment operated by sensory touch pads. These are in place in the summer months and are replaced by play equipment in the winter period.
Tropical Butterfly House (10 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (19 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Aston Springs Farm (6 miles)
Aston Springs Farm
is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Wigfield Farm (10 miles)
is a working farm with lots of animals to see and feed. There are meerkats, donkeys, goats, cows, owls, pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodent room and an aquatics room. We have an outside play area, a cafe and gift shop.
Cannon Hall Farm (14 miles)
Cannon Hall Farm
Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular new adventure playground opening Easter 2011. Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Shepherds Place Farm (26 miles)
Shepherds Place Farm
Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Sheffield 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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