Tyldesley Pool (5 miles)
Now known as Tyldesley Pelican Centre they offer standard, teaching and diving pools with regular 'fun and floats' sessions, kids' parties, and holiday activities. For toddlers the Swim Tots session includes music and toys in a safe and controlled environment.
Splash at Riverside (10 miles)
Splash at Riverside
No special play features beyond the standard pools BUT they are chlorine free pools which is a big plus for children with asthma or delicate eyes!
Manchester Aquatics Centre (11 miles)
Manchester Aquatics Centre
The fantastic venue purpose built for the Commonwealth Games. There are special family sessions which offer a calm and enjoyable environment to develop skills and confidence in.
Waves Water Fun Centre (12 miles)
Waves Water Fun Centre
If you are looking for family days out in Lancashire, Waves has a lagoon shaped pool, Alien space bowl water feature, childrenâs shipwreck slide, jacuzzi, waves machine, a vending area and a Regency Gym.
Hyde Leisure Pool (17 miles)
Hyde Leisure Pool
'Red Ripster' Aqua slide - Wave machine - White water channel - Water cannons - Geysers - Bubble Pool - Cafe and air conditioned eating area. One of the many good places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester.
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool (20 miles)
Pendle Wavelengths Swimming Pool
Pendle Wavelengths leisure pool has a wave machine, a roof high water slide. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Lancashire with kids
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd (23 miles)
Lifestyles Peter Lloyd
The centre has:
A twenty five metre four lane swimming pool with baby pool and flume slide
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over eight years)
Four 7-a-side all weather pitches
Four floodlit 7-a-side football pitches
Free car parking
Lifestyles Garston (25 miles)
The centre has:
A five lane 25m swimming pool
A learner pool
A water flume
A Fitness Suite (suitable for over 8 years)
Village changing facilities
A Sports Hall
4 badminton courts
3 floodlit synthetic grass multi-use courts
Car parking for 145 cars
Dunes Splash World (25 miles)
Dunes Splash World
A wet and wild water park offering a fantastic family day out for all ages and abilities.
With five fantastic rides, bubble spa, kids' play zone, poolside diner and our very own turtle, Murtle, you'll want to dive in and make a splash today!
Halifax Swimming Pool (25 miles)
Halifax Swimming Pool
25 metre swimming pool, with separate teaching pool and diving facilities. Comprehensive Learn to Swim programme, plus Lifesaving, Competitive Swimming Training, Diving and Synchronised Swimming lessons available.
Europa Pools (28 miles)
Europa Pools, Birkenhead - The leisure pool and kiddies' lagoon offers an exciting range of water features including two breath-taking water flume rides; the spectacular 'Beach Breakers' wave pool, geysers and water cannons. Great idea for family days out in Merseyside.
Sandcastle Waterworld (30 miles)
Have you experienced one of the World’s Largest and Wildest Premier Indoor Waterparks? Blackpool’s award winning Sandcastle Waterpark is a fantastic tropical adventure full of heart-stopping rides, water chutes with undulating twists and turns, cascading water features and tranquil glittering pools. Our many amazing rides and fantastic water fun are just the ticket for an exhilarating family day out!
Richard Dunn Sports Centre (30 miles)
Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Indoor leisure pool with black hole waterslide and tyre ride. Also features a kids' gym designed for fun exercise for 8 to 15 years olds.
Shipley Pool (32 miles)
Excellent standard indoor swimming facility main and teaching pools plus diving pool offering 2 springboards and 2 high boards.
Sandy Lane Aqua Park (33 miles)
Sandy Lane Aqua Park
The Aqua Park includes 12 pieces of water equipment operated by sensory, touch pads. These are in place in the summer months and are replaced by play equipment in the winter period.
Northgate Arena (33 miles)
has a beach type effect swimming pools which has small slides for the younger visitor and a full size flume for the more adventurous - plus loads more sport facilities. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Ilkley Pool and Lido (35 miles)
Ilkley Pool and Lido
Heated indoor and outdoor pools with other sporting opportunities on site to pre book. Lido open May to September.
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool (36 miles)
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool
Warmed outdoor brine pool. The outdoor pool is open for the summer season on May - October. Also has indoor pool with teaching pool. The building is currently undergoing a refurbishment with new changing rooms, fitness suite and aerobics studio being built.
Hathersage Open Air Heated Pool (36 miles)
Dimensions (38 miles)
Stoke On Trent
A tropical water paradise with Dino the 65 metre dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more family fun including a roller disco and table tennis!
Waterworld Stoke (39 miles)
Experience the thrills and spills of the UK's 1st indoor water rollercoaster; plummet through the thunder and lightening in the black hole; speed through the thundering waters of the superflume; turn your world upside down and plunge into the deep blue water of the space bowl!
Metrodome Leisure Complex (39 miles)
Metrodome Leisure Complex
Have a fun filled session in the metrodome waterpark. With waves in the lagoon pool, three great white knuckle rides and two slides for the young 'uns. Good idea if you're looking for fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool (40 miles)
Ponds Forge (42 miles)
Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
Neptunes Pool (44 miles)
Enjoy the tropical environment of Neptunes Pool. This 25 metre pool caters for all types of swimmers - being shallow at both ends means you have twice the area to rest or practice with the children.
Rotherham Leisure Complex (45 miles)
Rotherham Leisure Complex
Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
The Hydro (46 miles)
- offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, Harry's Place creche, The Energy Bar cafe and more.
The Alton Towers Waterpark (47 miles)
The Alton Towers Waterpark
Boasting hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster, this Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round.
Sun Centre (47 miles)
Ride the rapids on a tube and descend over 300 feet (THE BUZZ), dare to ride the 200 foot BLACK HOLE. Favourites include the LAGOON POOL with tropical storms, the MONORAIL, the DRAGON SLIDE, SURF POOL and much more - or just relax at our outside SUN DECK and enjoy views of the north wales coast.
Queens Park Sports Centre (48 miles)
Queens Park Sports Centre
Ride the hipper dipper waterslide 185ft long (bigger than your average flume). Plus 33m pool with diving area for 1, 3 and 5m boards. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre (49 miles)
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre
Plas Madoc is renowned for its Leisure Pool 'The Tropical Lagoon'. It is the perfect place for the family to have fun. Walk along the surf, climb on the crocodile, slide down the elephant and the snake or play in the waves.
The Park Leisure Centre (49 miles)
The Park Leisure Centre
The Park Leisure Centre has two pools, both heated to a warm 29 degrees C. The Main Pool is a 25m, six lane deck pool that ranges in depth from 0.9m to 2.0m. The Leisure Pool is free form with a wave machine, water Cannons and an exciting 20m water slide.
Knaresborough Pool (49 miles)
Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Dalton Leisure Centre (50 miles)
Dalton In Furness
Dalton Leisure Centre
New Splash Zone features overhead tipping buckets, spray rails, giant spraying snake and interactive play panels with indoor swimming and more available too.
Maltby Swimming Centre (52 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Water Meadows (59 miles)
Leisure Lagoon - Wave Machine - 50m Twister Flume - Falling Rapids Ride (only operates during peak times) - Fast Drop Flume (only operates during peak times) - Geysers & Water Cannons - 25m 6 lane Competition Pool. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Nottinghamshire
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (62 miles)
Water World (63 miles)
Where the kids can slide down one of the three exciting flume rides, dare them to face 'The Edge', swim against the waves, ride the 'Torpedo Tube' or endure the 'Rapids Descent! Interactive area for smaller children available too.
Shap Swimming Pool (66 miles)
Shap Swimming Pool
They have a 25m and toddler pool, at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! They also have a small paddling pool, benches and picnic tables.
Beechdale Swimming Centre (67 miles)
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Bolton with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
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