What a great place! We had a visit in-between Christmas and New Year (2017) and had to drag the kids out!
It took us about 45 minutes from North Leeds even when Huddersfield were playing at home!
Credit: Huddersfield Leisure Centre
The Splash Park is ideal for all ages and is a nice size meaning that if you have confident swimmers you can see them on most parts of the splash park. A key point to note is the two main slides have a height requirement of 1.2metre and they are strict on this. The Splash Park operates a band system which gives you 90 minutes to enjoy the park but also means it is never too busy.
Huddersfield Splash Park has a fun pool for the younger ones which is warmer than the main pool and has a few ‘animals’ which the children can sit and slide on.
In the main pool there is a lazy river, toddler area with slide, “things” to turn and twist and a water bucket. There are two slides (a water flume and Slidewinder) which you ride in inflatable rings (single and double), three water guns and an area where you can have free play. We have been to a few “Waterparks” when on holiday and both my husband and daughter have not stopped talking about the Sidewinder! It doesn’t look that much from the ground but apparently, it feels almost vertical when you go down it!
One thing to note is there is a lot of squirting water, my two wanted their goggles on! Apparently included in your entrance there is also another pool where you can do length swimming but we never made this!
There are plenty of lifeguards throughout the Splash Park who were very helpful and friendly. There is also a great little viewing area which means that swimming with adults isn’t a necessity if your children are competent and confident swimmers.
The shower and changing rooms were clean and we had no problem getting a changing room. There are also hair dryers available. You need a £1 coin for the locker system.
It was not overly busy when we went but they do limit the number per session so you are best to pre-book to avoid disappointment.(especially in school holidays)
The cost for a family of 4 using the Splash Park for 90 minutes was £15.95.
In addition, you need to pay for parking at the Leisure Centre but its not expensive.
There was a cafe and snack bar (open when cafe shuts) onsite for refreshments.