Need to cool down? We’ve put together a list of the best paddling pools, lidos and outdoor pools in Surrey and the surrounding area.
Lido Rd, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1HB
Open: April – September, various session times
The 50m heated outdoor pool is set in 3½ acres of landscaped gardens. There are three water slides and a separate paddling pool with toys and a mini slide. One to one supervision required for children under 5. One adult may supervise two children aged 6-8 years.
Cost: Adult £6.30 (£5.00 off peak), Child £4.90 (£3.80 off peak), Family £19.80 (£15.30) off peak. Unlimited use of slides £2.50. Season tickets available.
Stoke Park Paddling Pool
Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1ER
Open: From early May until the end of September
This large paddling pool is free to use and surrounded by greenery, grassy areas and plenty of shade for picnic and relaxing. The pool was refurbished in 2016. In the park there’s also a mini golf, model boating lake, play area and toilets.
Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP
Open: the last weekend of May to the first full weekend of September.
Aldershot Lido is a major attraction featuring flumes, diving platform, a water fountain feature and a separate toddler pool and sandpit. Children under eight must be supervised at all times. Maximum of two under-eights are allowed per adult. On site there is also a picnic area, refreshments, swim accessory shop, changing rooms, toilets, lockers (bring your own padlock), and free WIFI.
Prices: Adults £7.30, Junior (under 16) £4.40, Senior citizen (over 60) £4.40, Family tickets from £12.00, Under 3s FREE, Disabled/Carers FREE.
Elmbridge Paddling Pools
Churchfields Recreation Ground, Weybridge, KT13 8AG
Oatlands Recreation Grounds, Weybridge, KT13 9PR
Open: During summer school holidays
Free to use smaller paddling pools that are perfect for little ones. Play areas and sports courts also on site.
High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
Open: All year
Located in South West London, this 36m heated pool is open all year round. There is also a leaner pool (12.5m x 7.3m) for parents and children with a maximum depth of 0.9m. 90 minute sessions for under 5’s from 10.30 am-12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Trained lifeguards on duty.
Prices: Adult £6.40 (£5.40 off peak), Child £3.60 (£3.30 off peak), Family 2+3 £18.25 (£15.50) off peak. Season and Saver tickets available.
Pools in the Park, Richmond
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF
Open: Summer season when good weather is forecast. Check Twitter page for opening time updates before travelling.
This 33.3m heated outdoor pool is set within Old Deer Park. There is a large enclosed grassland for sunbathing and observing. Security staff on site will ask to search bags before you enter. If bringing a picnic, please ensure there is no glass, metal cutlery or any items deemed to be potentially dangerous. Children under 8 years must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult.
Prices: Adult £4.40 (£4.90 with Richmond Card), Child £4.00 (£3.10 with Richmond Card), Under 5s FREE.