Are you looking for water parks in or near to Warwickshire?

With the summer holidays in full swing and a sort of return to normal, our attention has turned to water play.

Kids love water. It’s a fact.

Whether it’s a stream to paddle in, pool to splash about in, or full-on beach to go swimming, it’s a guaranteed great day out for kids.

OK, so we live in the most land locked area of the country, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had!

Most of these water parks or paddling pools are free to go to, although you might need to pay for parking locally. Please check before you go though, as you may need to pre-book some facilities due to social distancing.

Just make sure you pack swimmers, a towel, and a spare change of clothes!

Splash parks, paddling pools and outdoor swimming in Warwickshire

St Nicholas Park paddling pool, Warwick

As well as being an awesome park with loads to do, it has a great enclosed paddling pool too. Also at the park you’ll find crazy golf, a little fun fair, pedalos and boating, football, tennis, and lots of picnic spots.
Warwick, CV34 4QY
https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20311/major_parks/501/st_nicholas_park

War Memorial Park splash park, Coventry

Another great big park with easy access and free parking. With lots of open space, play areas, tennis, basketball and much more, you’ll also find an enclosed splash park.
Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT
https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/137/war_memorial_park/699/water_park_at_war_memorial_park

Water play area in Coventry park

Stratford Recreation Ground paddling pool, Stratford

A well-maintained pool paddling pool set in a brilliant park open May-Sept but please check. You’ll also find play areas, a sand pit climbing walls, ropes, and a zip wire.
Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS
https://www.stratford.gov.uk/sport-leisure-arts/stratford-recreation-ground-paddling-pool.cfm

Bosworth Water lagoon and beach, Nuneaton

This is as close to a trip to the beach as you are going to get locally. It’s a blue lagoon with real sand. Yes, really! There’s also a brilliant play area, crazy gold, a few arcade games, ducks, boating, and you can even a campsite.
Wellsborough Road, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV13 6PD
https://www.bosworthwatertrust.co.uk/family-days-out/the-blue-lagoon-beach

The Wave indoor water park, Coventry

You’ll find an indoor water park with slides, pools and a water play area for toddlers. This one is not a free day out though, and it might be worth booking ahead to get the best deal.
Salt Lane Car Park, CV1 2GY
https://thewavecoventry.com

Abbey Fields outdoor pool, Kenilworth

An outdoor pool usually open from the last weekend in May until September. There’s also an indoor pool and café plus a sauna too. This one isn’t free though, so check ahead as to whether you need to book.

Victoria Park, paddling pool, Leamington Spa

A shallow treated paddling pool for all ages, in a tree lined family park. Dogs are not allowed in the pool area.

https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20311/major_parks/504/victoria_park

Water fun near Warwickshire

The Lido, Chipping Norton

Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, The Lido has two fully-heated outdoor pools: a 25m swimming pool and a toddlers’ paddling pool. It also has a café and a large, tree-lined lawn, making it perfect for families looking for an afternoon’s outdoor fun. You might need to book this one.
Fox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5BZ
https://chippylido.co.uk

Evesham Abbey Water Park, Evesham

Set in an attractive area with seats and rubber safety surfacing, water from the mains supply is pumped through underground pipes and sent upwards in a variety of feature fountains and sprays which are great fun to use to cool down on a hot day.
Evesham WR11 4ST
https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/park-and-open-spaces/parks-in-evesham/abbey-park-evesham

Cliff Lakes Aqua Park, Tamworth

Aqua Park offers a range of inflatable slides, climbing walls and a variety of obstacles and a brand new extension for summer 2020. Again, this one isn’t free and it’s worth booking ahead to get the best deal.
https://www.clifflakes.com

Stanwick Lakes water play area, Northampton

A water play area alongside other imaginative playground areas, open spaces and paths, families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers have lots to explore.
Stanwick, Northants, NN9 6GY
https://www.stanwicklakes.org.uk/

Banbury Lido, Banbury

An open air lido with a specific area for young children including a refurbished flume. There is also a grassy area on which to relax, sunbathe or have a picnic.
Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 0AT
https://www.leisurecentre.com/woodgreen-leisure-centre

Droitwich Lido, Droitwich Spa

One of Britain’s last remaining inland, open air saltwater pools. Heated, the lido also has a sun terrace, beach entry, café and children’s wet play area with water cannons and fountains.
Lido Park, Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcs, WR9 8AA
https://www.riversfitness.co.uk/droitwich-spa-lido