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Cool off in a local paddling pool

July 19th 2016
By: Melanie
Cool off in a local paddling pool

It’s great to have a proper hot English summer, however keeping cool can be a bit of a challenge, so we have provided a list of water paddling pools and swimming pools across Essex, Herts and Cambridge.

Cherry Hinton water pool  

Located in Cherry Hinton Park, this is a great place for the family to enjoy a great day out. There are two outdoor paddling pools, a picnic area and a fun park to enjoy.

Colleridge outdoor pool

Located on Davvy road, Cambridge, the pool has been recently refurbished and offers children a safe place to play whilst keeping cool in the water.

Abbey pools

If your children are too old to enjoy paddling pools then the Abbey Pools in Cambridge offer free entrance to children under 17 on specific days, please check out their website for more information. There is also a paddling pool for younger children and under 3’s go free.

The Priory Lido

This is a heated 30 meter deep outdoor pool, open throughout summer. Prices are £2 for children and £4 for adults. For more information please contact them by phone on 01920 460703.

North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth, this is an indoor pool with the added bonus of a wave machine, prices start at £4.90 per session for more information please visit their website.

Braintree swimming pool centre

Children must be 8 years or older, prices start a £4 per junior, and they provide slides and interactive equipment, for more information please visit their website

Harlow has an amazing choice of free paddling pools and splash parks including;

Bush Fair - By the Tye Green Bowls Club off Tilwicks Road

Harlow Town Park - Behind the Leah Manning Centre off Park Lane

Norman Booth - By the Norman Booth Recreation Centre off Mulberry Green, Old Harlow

Potter Street Splash Park - Off Southern Way

Staple Tye - By the Great Parndon Community Association off Abercrombie Way

Sumners - By the Sumners Recreation Centre off Broadley Road

For more information please visit their website.

Handy hint: To avoid the crowds it’s always best to arrive early, before 10 am if possible, as this will ensure you find a parking space and a shady spot.