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Splish Splash: Best splash parks & splash pads in the UK

Lisa O'Keeffe

25 June 2018

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Summer is *finally* here and nothing screams ‘summertime’ than a visit to a spectacular Splash Park! So… cossies and swimshorts at the ready, as we’ve got your guide to the best Splash Parks and Splash Pads across the UK. Featuring interactive sprinklers, fountains, jets and much more, they're the coolest place to cool off this summer! Plus, many of them are FREE too – just don’t forget some change for those all-important ice creams! Dive on in and check out our winning water playground guide…

  1. Happy Mount Park, Lancashire

    Found on the picturesque Morecambe Promenade, Happy Mount Park is a family fun day out bursting with loads of different activities. The splash park is full of interactive sprinklers and other water activities all powered by movement, so the more your kids explore, the wetter they’ll get! There are four sessions a day to ensure it doesn’t get too crowded, so head to the park kiosk when you arrive to book your slot.

    Kids running through sprinklers at Happy Mount Park

  2. Cassiobury Park, Watford

    Have a splashing time at the refurbished paddling pools in Cassiobury Park, with loads of water-based fun to be had! Water splash fountains, jets and paddling pools provide something for all ages to enjoy, and interactive push buttons allow kids to control the water flow themselves. It’s also home to  Changing Places facilities too, making it a fully accessible day out too.

    An aerial shot of the splash park at Cassiobury Park

  3. Clifton Park, Rotherham

    This is just the place to cool off on a hot summer’s day, with Clifton Park being home to acre of features, fountains and fun! With a paddling pool to splash in, dancing jets and high jets that kids can control, there’s loads of ways to ensure a splashing day out. It’s free to enter, but just remember to bring some change for car parking - and maybe even an ice cream too!

    Families enjoying the splash park at Clifton Park

  4. Danson Splash Park, Greater London

    FREE to enter and open from May to September, it’s no surprise that Danson Splash Park is one of the most popular splash pads on our site! Set within the wider Danson Park, the splash park features a host of interactive water play activities, including the very cute rainbow arch walkway! Make sure you pack some change, as parking charges do apply.

    An aerial shot of Danson Splash Park

  5. Gulliver’s Splash Zone, Milton Keynes & Warrington

    Splash pads are often found outside, making them great for sunny days out, but Gulliver’s Splash Zone brings all the fun of a splash park indoors to enjoy all year round! With sprays, streams and super slides, the zone is heated to the perfect temperature, allowing the whole family to enjoy a splashtastic water day out whatever the weather.

  6. Dippy’s Splash Zone at ROARR Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk

    Just one zone within the ultimate dino day out that is ROARR Dinosaur Adventure, Dippy’s Splash Zone is themed in purple and yellow, with 31 water play features to explore. Home to tipping buckets, spraying showers and loads more, it’s a must-see if you’re visiting on a sunny day!

    Dippy's Splash Zone at ROARR Dinosaur Adventure

  7. Victoria Park, Cardiff

    Set across three different areas for toddlers, juniors and families, this splash park is set within the stunning Grade-II listed Victoria Park in Cardiff. With 33 features and fountains, kids will love exploring the jets, buckets and tunnels - kids from local primary schools even had the chance to have their say on the design before it was built! Perfect for a hot day, and coming with a kids’ seal of approval makes this a winning splash pad to visit!

    Splash park at Victoria Park in Cardiff

  8. Bubbles World of Play, Liverpool

    Known for its amazing indoor soft play area, did you know that Bubbles World of Play is also home to a fantastic outdoor splash park? With a separate entrance on the promenade, and with its own entry prices too, it’s run alongside the soft play centre, rather than as a package. With loads of interactive pressure points to get the water spraying, squirting and more, there’s also a pirate ship that kids will love exploring! Surrounded by picnic tables, and with one table allocated per family, it’s a great sun spot right next to the New Brighton beach!

    The outdoor splash park on the promenade at New Brighton Beach

  9. Get Wet! Drusillas Park, East Sussex

    Just in case the zoo and Hello Kitty Secret Garden at Drusillas Park wasn’t enough to get you planning your visit, the Get Wet! Splash Pad might just do the trick! Open from Easter to the end of September each year, kids will love running through jets and putting all of the other exciting equipment to the test in the ultimate water playground. Perfect for a quick stop-off as part of a bigger day out to the zoo, just remember to pack your cossies and a towel for the journey home!


  10. Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

    Willen Lake is a treasure chest of activities, including archery, treetop walkways and a miniature railway, but it’s Splash ‘n’ Play that we love! Home to over 60 unique water features this is one of the biggest splash parks in the UK, and trust us, there’s no chance of staying dry here! Home to the Super Splash Bucket, Water Tunnels and loads of cannons too, there’s even a separate toddler are that’s perfect for smaller splashers. It’s £2 per child off-peak, or £3 in peak season, but adults and guardians go free.


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Lisa O'Keeffe

25 June 2018

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Lisa is Brand Manager at Day Out With The Kids. Originally from London, she now lives in Birmingham and is a big kid at heart!

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