Fun Pools and Water Parks

We have tried to find the best swimming pools, Water parks and Fun pools in the UK. We searched for swimming pools that also had Wave machines, water slides, spas, bubble pools, todlers creek, jacuzzi and aqua aerobics classes. We also looked at facilities. Can you you take swimming lessons for example? For toddlers, older or disabled people, can they walk into the water because the swimming pool starts with a beach and just gently slopes down to deeper water?

Many fun pools are designed as tropical lagoons with water side cafe's, beaches, slides, water cannons, lazy rivers and many other features that make them ideal for a day trip. However, it wasn't possible to include them all. Hopefully, this page will provide a few of the best swimming pools in the UK. However, if you are just searching for inspiration for things to do with the family why not explore some of our other pages.

Fun Pools and Water parks near you

Jump to Fun pools in the:    Southwest,   Southeast,  Northwest,  Northeast,  London,  Yorkshire,  Midlands,  East Anglia,  Wales,  Scotland,  Northern Ireland 

Multi-activity centres with accommodation and fun pools:    Centre Parcs,   Butlins, 


Oasis Leisure Centre
Swindon, Wiltshire

Cascades Tropical Adventure Pools
Braunton, Devon

Poole, Dorset

Splashdown Quaywest
Paignton, Devon

Newquay, Cornwall

Ships and Castles Fun Pool
Falmouth, Cornwall

Meadowlands Leisure Pool
Tavistock, Devon

Riviera Centre
Torquay, Devon

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Pyramids Centre
Portsmouth, Hampshire

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

Maidstone Leisure Centre
Maidstone, Kent

Tenterden Leisure Centre
Tenterden, Kent

Guildford Spectrum
Guildford, Surrey

Sovereign Centre
Eastbourne, East Sussex

Triangle Leisure Centre
Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Tides Leisure Centre
Deal, Kent

Coral Reef
Bracknell, Berkshire

The Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Didcot, Oxfordshire

Swan Pool and Leisure Centre
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

The Pavilion Leisure Centre
Bromley, Kent

Westgate Leisure Centre
Chichester, West Sussex

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

Uckfield Leisure Centre
Uckfield, East Sussex

Strand Leisure Park
Gillingham, Kent

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East Anglia

The Blackwater Leisure Centre
Maldon, Essex

Colchester Leisure World
Colchester, Essex

Bedford Oasis Leisure Centre
Bedford, Bedfordshire

North Herts Leisure Centre
Letchworth, Hertfordshire

Breckland Leisure Centre
Thetford, Suffolk

The Marina Leisure Centre
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Uckfield Leisure Centre
Uckfield, East Sussex

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London is better known for its Lido's (outdoor swimming pools) and conventional swimming pools than fun pools. Here are a few Lidos.

London Fields Lido (Heated)
Open all year (except holidays)

Serpentine Lido
Restrictions during Olympics

Parliament Hill Lido
Open 5th May 2012 - 23rd Sept 2012

Tooting Bec Lido
Open 19th May 2012 to 30th Sept 2012

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Rhyll Sun Centre
Rhyll, North Wales

LC Waterpark and Leisure Complex
Swansea, South Wales

Blue Lagoon Water Park
Narberth, Mid Wales

Cardiff International Swimming Pool
Cardiff, South Wales

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The Midlands has many swimming pools but hardly any can be classed as fun pools. The biggest and most popular in the area is Water World. Water World is one of the UK's top Tropical Indoor Aqua Parks. The Facility is built around a wave pool with slides, rides, flumes and includes an indoor water roller coaster. There is plenty to do for all ages, weak and strong swimmers. Waterworld attracts over 400,000 visitors a year making it a leading visitor attraction in North Staffordshire but also a very busy place.

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North West

Waves Water Fun Centre
Blackburn, Lancashire

Park Leisure Centre
Barrow, Cumbria

Dunes Splashworld
Southport, Lancashire

Blackpool, Lancashire

Europa Pool
Birkenhead, Wirral

Gullivers Splashzone (up to 13 years old)
Warrington, Cheshire

Keswick Leisure Centre
Keswick, Cumbria

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The Dome
Doncaster, South Yorkshire

The Hydro
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Bradford, West Yorkshire

Ponds Forge Leisure Centre
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Knaresborough Pool
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Bridlington Leisure World
Bridlington, East Riding

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North East

Prudhoe Waterworld
Prudhoe, Northumberland

Wet n Wild
Royal Quays, North Shields

Spennymoor Leisure Centre
Spennymoor, Durham

Tropicana heated outdoor fun pool
Newcastle, Tyne & Wear

Temple Park Leisure Centre
South Shields, Tyne & Wear

Whitley Bay Leisure Pool
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Concordia Leisure Centre
Cramlington, Northumberland

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The Moray Leisure Centre
Elgin, Grampian

Inverness, Highlands

Beach Leisure Centre
Aberdeen, Grampians

Olympia Leisure Centre
Dundee, Tayside

Perth Leisure Pool
Perth, Tayside

East Sands Leisure Centre
St Andrews, Fife

The Time Capsule
Coatbridge, Strathclyde

Waterfront Leisure Complex
Greenock, Strathclyde

Magnum Leisure Centre
Irvine, Strathclyde

The Ryan Leisure Centre
Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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Northern Ireland

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

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Large Fun Pools with other activities and accomodation

Centre Parcs

Elveden Forest - Near Cambridge

Longleat Forest - Near Bath

Oasis Whinfell Forest - Near Penrith

Sherwood Forest - Near Nottingham
Center Parcs have four Holiday Villages in the UK; each one set in a forest environment, providing high quality holiday accommodation in fully equipped villas, apartments and holiday lodges. Each Village offers an extensive range of sports and leisure activities all centred around a huge tropical lagoon style fun pool. Each complex has a range of different bars and restaurants serving foods from around the world. On-site facilities also include sports centre's where badminton and other sports can be played. Cycles can be hired to enjoy cycling along forest tracks. Other facilities include ice rinks and lakes for water sports.

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Butlins at Bognor Regis and Minehead have Splash Waterworlds and the Fun Pools have a shallow beach area with mini slides and paddling pool ( ideal for babies and young children to splash safely in). Waterfalls, wave machines, exciting rapids, cool flumes, water cannons, and a Space Bowl for older kids. For those who just want to relax there are relaxing bubble pools to enjoy in the warm, subtropical climate. Minehead and Bognor Regis also have outdoor fun pools open between June - August. Butlins Skegness also has a Splash Waterworld but it is closed for refurbishment in 2012.

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