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Splash Pads & Paddling Pools in Berkshire

Splash Parks and Outdoor Pools in and around Berkshire!

Feeling Hot Hot Hot? The weather is finally warming up, so we have pulled together a round up of some of the best local splash pads, water parks and outdoor pools near Wokingham to keep cool over the summer.

Not all these splash parks are open yet, but we will update this guide regularly to keep you up to date with what’s open when.


Jocks Lane Splash Park
Open now. This is one of the most popular splash pads in the local area! There is so much to do here, including a brilliant playground, a large playing field and plenty of space for picnics. There is an onsite café with toilet facilities which are open during peak times.

This isn’t the largest of splash pads but its ideal for toddlers.

Open daily from 11am - 4.30pm
There is plenty of free parking

Address – Jocks Lane, Binfield Road, Bracknell RG12 2BH


Locks Ride Splash Park

Locks Ride splash park maybe as close to a beach holiday as we will get this year! With Sand and Water play this is a super popular one for the kiddies.
The Locks Ride Cabin sells ice creams and light refreshments, or if you are after something more substantial you can hire a BBQ area and stay all day!

There is plenty of free parking and toilet facilities.
Open Daily from 11am - 1pm and 3pm - 5pm.

Address – Winkfield Row, RG42 7NJ


Great Hollands Splash Park

Open now. The whale splash pad at Great Hollands features 13 water soakers and 2 bucket drenchers! The buckets slowly fill with water before tipping over to drench anyone standing underneath; perfect for cooling off on a hot day! The splash pad also features mini fountain jets, water bouquets and water tunnels!

There are plenty of picnic spots on the Great Hollands Field next door along with free parking and toilet facilities.

The coffee shop onsite open between 11am-4.30pm
Splash Pad will be open daily between 1amm and 4.30pm.

Address South Road, Wokingham RG40 3EE


California Country Park Paddling Pool

Splash pad opening summer 2024. We are still waiting for confirmation of when California Splash Pad will be open for the summer period, you can check here. Fab play park alongside the splash pad. Jacksons Café is also well worth a visit for drinks and snacks. 

There is plenty of carparking, charges do apply.

Address – California Country Park, Wokingham, RG40 4HU


Wellington Country Park

Now Open Wellington has a huge splash zone within the park which is now open. It can get busy during peak times so our top tip is to visit earlier in the day when it opens at 10am. We often get the splash pad to ourselves for half an hour or so if we go at that time.

Open 10:30 - 5pm. Park charges apply. 

Address - Riseley, RG7 1SP

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Beale Park

The Paddling Pool at Beale Park is open every day during the summer months when the temperature reaches above 15 degrees. Its very shallow, approximately knee height for toddlers but its great for a splash around and to cool off.

Address – Beale Park Pangbourne, RG8 9NW

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Woodford Park Paddling Pool

The paddling pool at Woodford usually opens end of May, we are awaiting confirmation check here for more details. Normally open from 11am – 6pm. 

Address: Woodley, RG5 4LY.  


Christchurch Paddling Pool 

Awaiting confirmation of opening date but normally towards the end of May. 

10am – 6pm (School Holidays), 11am – 5pm (Term Time, Monday – Friday) and 10am – 6pm (Term Time Saturday and Sunday)

Address: Reading, RG4 8BY.  


Stoke Park Paddling Pool

Guildford Borough Council are preparing to open the paddling pool on Friday 24 May 24. There is now wheelchair access to the pool. Public toilets are available.

There is parking available but charges do apply. The paddling pool is free to visit and no booking is required.

Address – Nightingale Road, Guildford, GU1 1ER


Guildford Lido

Open now until September, but pre booking in advance is essential as it gets very busy on sunny days. To book your tickets visit the website here:

https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/guildford-lido/

Pool will open from 10:30 (earlier for online bookings). Slide open 10:30am - 6pm on Saturdays/Sundays and holidays.

Address – Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 1HB


Frensham Great Pond Farnham

Now Open - A huge sandy lake with beach to play on and build sandcastles, swimming in clearly marked areas. There is a network of footpaths and a beautiful circular loop around the lake which is suitable for buggies. There is a visitor centre, café, toilets.
No bookings are required and it can get popular in the summer months so arrive early if you can. The carpark is often full by 10am on hot busy days. 

Address Bacon Lane, Churt, Surrey GU10 2QB

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Aldershot Lido

28th May -  Pre booking will be essential. For more information visit the website.

The lido is open from 10am to 6pm:

  • Open May Half Term
  • Weekends during June
  • Every day in July and August

Address Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP

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