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13 PLACES TO SPLASH THIS SUMMER – LIDO’S, PADDLING POOLS AND SPLASH PARKS

Posted by Kat Heath on 21 Jul 2019

SPLASH! Lidos, Paddling Pools and Splash Parks local to Epsom and Ewell.

You don’t need to travel on a fully inclusive break abroad to sit by an outdoor pool this summer (even though we all would like to!)  Around the area we have a large selection of Lidos, Splash Parks and Paddling Pools to keep you and your family nice and cool on a hot summers day.

LIDOS: (all under 10 miles from Epsom/Ewell apart from Guildford Lido: 17 miles)

BROCKWELL LIDO. (10 miles)
Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road, London. SE24 OPA
020 7274 3088

Opened in 1937, Brockwell Lido hosts not only a 50metre pool but also a gym, sauna and steam, cafe and a crèche!
What’s not to love?!
It is a one stop health and fitness centre located within the stunning grounds of Brockwell Park. A great day out for the whole family.

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 6.30am-10pm
Sat: 7.30am-9.30pm
Sun: 7.30am-9pm

Ticket Prices: (peak)
Adults: £6.10
Child: £4

GUILDFORD LIDO. (17 miles)
Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1HB.
01483 449108

A beautiful lido built in the 1930s, situated within Stoke Park.
The main pool is an impressive 50metres with facilities including a gym, cafe, mini golf and deck chair hire.
A great day out with parking available for lido customers.

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri : 10.30am-6.30pm (general use)
Sat: 10.30am-6.30pm (general use)

Ticket Prices:
Adults: £6.70
Children (3-15years): £5.10
0-3years: Free

HAMPTON LIDO (8 miles)
High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
020 8255 1116

Set in the grounds of Bushy Park, Hampton Lido really is a joy! It is the only lido which is open 365 days a year!
Facilities include a learning pool, ideal for babies and toddlers and a cafe.
During the Summer, Hampton Lido plays host to Moonlight Dip, which allows swimmers to enjoy the pool under the midsummer nights sky. This event gets extremely busy so booking is essential the following dates for Moonlight Dip are:
26/7 16/8 13/9 between 10pm-12midnight.

Opening Times:
Main pool:
Mon-Fri: 6am-5pm (apart from tues and thurs: 6am-9pm)
Sat and Sun: 9am-5pm

Learner Pool:
Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm
Sat and Sun: 9am-5pm

Ticket Prices:
Adults: £6.60 (mon-fri)
Child: £3.90 (mon-fri)
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Prices: Adult: £7.60 Child: £4.40

Notes:
All children under 8 must be supervised by an adult no further than arms length.
2 children to 1 adult at all times.

RICHMOND POOLS ON THE PARK. (8 miles)
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SF
020 3772 2999
Leisure@richmond.gov.uk

A swimming complex within beautiful gardens, west of Richmond town centre.
A great place to visit on a sunny day to have a dip and walk around the stunning gardens.

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 6.30am-7.45pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-5.45pm

Ticket Prices:
Adults: £5.50/£9-swim & gardens
Child: £4.20/£5-swim & gardens
Under 5s: Free

TOOTING LIDO: (8 miles )
Tooting Bec Road, London, SW16 1RU
Enquires@tootingbeclido.co.uk

Built in the 1930s, Tooting Lido is the UKs largest lido set within the beautiful surrounds of Tooting Bec Common.

Reknown for its Olympic sized pool, Tooting Lido also has a beautiful paddling pool for children under 5.
Facilities include a Cafe, Shop and lockers for valuables at reception.
It really is a favourite amongst families. A definite ‘go-to’ this summer.

Opening Times:
Main pool: Mon-Sun: 6am-7.45pm
Paddling Pool: 10am-6pm

Ticket prices: (peak)
Adult (16+) £7.70
Child: £4.70
Family tickets available.

Note: Children under 8 must be supervised at all times. 2 children to 1 adult.

SPLASH PARKS AND PADDLING POOLS.
All FREE of charge.

PADDLING POOLS:
SIR JOSEPH HOOD MEMORIAL PLAYING FIELDS.
Marina Avenue, New Malden, KT3
Leisure@merton.gov.uk

Named after the mayor of Wimbledon, Sir Joseph Hood.
The park opened in 1931 providing the residents of suburbia an oasis to relax and play.
Facilities include not only a large paddling pool but tennis courts, crazy golf and a cafeteria.
Opening times: 8am until dusk.
Paddling pool: 10am-5pm (21st July-2nd Sept.)

SIR JOSEPH HOOD RECREATION GROUND.
Martin Way, Morden/Raynes Park, London, SW20 9BX
Leisure@merton.gov.uk

Not to be confused with Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields in nearby Motspur Park, SJH recreation ground consists of not only a generous sized paddling pool but also hosts two play areas, a football pitch, cricket ground and outdoor bowling.
Opening times: 8am till dusk
Paddling pool: 10am-5pm

KING GEORGE’S PLAYING FIELDS
Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN
Leisure@merton.gov.uk

Hosting an impressive paddling pool, King George’s Park also facilitates an outdoor gym, a large playground, tennis courts and a cricket pitch.
Opening times: 8am till dusk
Paddling Pool: 10am-5pm

MORDEN PARK
London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 4SF
Leisure@merton.gov.uk

Originally Morden Park was part of the Morden Hall estate, owned by the Garth Family. (A road in Stonecott Hill is named after the family)
In 1945 it became a public park for all of the local residents and families to enjoy on their return from evacuation during world war 2.
The park consists of a large paddling pool, cricket pitch, multi sports play ground and an outdoor gym.
Opening times: 8am-dusk
Paddling Pool: 10am-5pm

COLLIERS WOOD RECREATION GROUND.
South Gardens, London, SW19 2NT
Leisure@merton.gov.uk

This beautiful park won the Green Flag award in 2009 due to its ornamental gardens. It really is a stunning park comprising of a paddling pool, children’s play centre, tennis courts and outdoor table tennis.
Opening Times: 8am-dusk
Paddling Pool: 10am-5pm

SPLASH PARKS:

REIGATE PRIORY PARK
Priory Road, Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7RL
Greenspaces@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

A beautiful park which consists of a splash area, a lake, an adventure playground and an award winning cafe designed by world famous architect, Dominique Perrault, who also designed the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in central Paris.

In addition to this beautiful park and cafe, the Woodland Trust provide various activities for children including nature and wildlife trails.
A must do for all families.
Opening times: 8am-dusk

MEMBERSHIP POOLS
DAVID LLOYD LEISURE CLUBS

CHEAM:
Ewell Road, Cheam, Sutton, SM3 8DP
020 8786 3150
Cheam@davidlloyd.co.uk

This members only health and fitness club includes a children’s outdoor pool and an impressive 20metre outdoor pool for adults. Other facilities include a crèche, gym and an indoor pool.
A great way to relax and unwind with the family or on your own!
Three month membership trials are available.

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 6am-11pm
Sat-Sun: 7.30-10pm

EPSOM:
Central Boiler House, Horton Lane, Epsom, KT19 8PL
01372 747224
Epsom@davidlloyd.co.uk

Set in the surroundings of Horton Lane, the members only health club consists of a beautiful outdoor pool which is reminiscent of London’s prestigious Shoreditch House. deckchairs and loungers are laid out and there is a relaxing atmosphere surrounding the outdoor pool.
Facilities include a children’s outdoor pool and usual gym facilities.
Three month trial memberships available.

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 6am-11pm
Sat-Sun: 7.30am-10pm

Do get in touch directly with all the above for more information / before setting off on your journey.

Enjoy!

Kat xx

 
Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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