Summer is here! As the mercury rises, what better way to spend the day than having a paddle or just sitting back while the kids splash around in the water? Berkshire has so many outdoor paddling pools and even open air swimming pools, you’ll find it hard to choose!
Jock’s Lane: Paddling pool, café including ice creams, playing field, walks, play park. Free entry, free parking.
Great Hollands pavilion: Paddling pool, café including ice creams, playing field, play park. Free entry, free parking.
Coral Reef: Indoor pools, splash pool, flumes and outdoor pool. Totally refurbished for 2013. See website for prices and full details
Beale Park: Paddling pools included in entrance to the wildlife park.
Newbury Lido: 75m outdoor pool, indoors pools. Admission fees apply
Legoland: fountains (new water area for 2013) included in entrance to the theme park.
California Country Park: Paddling pool (£1.60 per paddler in 2014), pay and display car park, adventure playground, lake, walks, café including ice creams. Open 12th July to 7th September 2014.
Others in the area
Dukes Meadow Children’s Water Play Area, Chiswick.: Sand pit, recently re-tiled pool, café. Please telephone 07554 022307 for prices and information.
Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, Surrey: Splash Pool, play park, riverside walks, boat trips, magna carta and JFK memorials. Car park fees apply
Abbey Meadows Outdoor PoolAbingdon, Oxfordshire: ; 40m outdoor heated pool. Admission fees apply
Aldershot Lido: flumes, diving boards, pool and toddler paddling pool. Admission charges apply
Uxbridge Sports and Leisure Complex (Lido) Cascades, indoor and outdoor pools. How many places can boast separate wet and dry changing facilities?