Blandford Leisure Centre (7 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Fantastic fun for all the family. Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the swimming pools during our Water Wonderland Sessions. See inside for times and website.
Splashdown (20 miles)
With 12 fantastic flumes it's fun for all the family: the truly terrifying Screamer for Dad, short sharp Baron's Revenge for the boys, Colorado Coaster with its bends for the girls and the mighty Mississippi Drifter river ride for Mum. It's non-stop!
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (20 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (21 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (23 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Littledown Centre (24 miles)
Swimming pools for the whole family, Yellow Peril and Green Scream waterslides, scrummy food served in the Cafe and a free outdoor playground with paddling pool set in acres of green parkland, the Littledown Centre is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (25 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (27 miles)
Lymington Sea Water Baths (35 miles)
Lymington Sea Water Baths
Unheated sea water baths open daily to swimmers from May to September from 10am to 7pm. Children's paddling pool and sandpit also available.
The Rapids (36 miles)
Experience a world of water, fun and adventure for all the family! Ride The Rapids, zoom the flume, explore the pirate galleon, dodge the tipping bucket or relax in the bubble seats. There's something for everyone!
Portishead Open Air Pool (44 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool
A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (45 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
Wotton Pool (49 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Oasis Leisure Centre (49 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
Penarth Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (53 miles)
Topsham Pool (53 miles)
Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
The Pyramids Centre (54 miles)
The Pyramids Centre
Come visit the Pyramids for Family Fun! Enjoyed by all ages, be entertained with our Fun Pools with funky flumes and wacky waves. Visit our exciting Indoor Soft Play Centre. Mums and Dads, take time out and relax in our Unique Spa Facilities.
Newport Centre (54 miles)
The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Highworth Recreation Centre (55 miles)
Riverside Leisure Centre (56 miles)
Riverside Leisure Centre
The 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, Aquazone Lessons for children and adults, Aquafit Classes and Inflatable Fun Sessions. It can also be booked privately for special events and parties + Bumbers Backyard Soft Play Centre
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (56 miles)
Basingstoke Aquadrome (57 miles)
With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Havant Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Teignmouth Lido (59 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Petersfield Pool (60 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre (61 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre
A playzone, toddler pool, leisure pool with rapids and slide and much more! An indoor retreat with something fun to offer to everyone! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Chudleigh Lido (61 miles)
Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (63 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Waves Leisure Pool (63 miles)
Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire and we also hold various swimming lessons throughout the year including parent & toddler sessions.
GL1 (65 miles)
- in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (65 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (65 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool, wave machine, sunbeds, aqua action, giant flume ride, creche, parent and toddler, lane swimming, children's parties.
Quaywest Waterpark (65 miles)
Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Toon Town Pool where they can paddle in safety. Children can play to their hearts content in the Submarine Play Zone.
Westgate Leisure Centre (66 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains three pools: main pool, leisure pool and a toddlers' pool.
Sandford Parks Lido (67 miles)
Sandford Parks Lido
The lido is a great day out in the heart of Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. Our 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open in the spring to autumn.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (68 miles)
Central Swimming Pool (68 miles)
Central Swimming Pool
offers four separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and has a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions to satisfy the needs of most swimmers.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Sturminster Newton 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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