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!
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.
Pre-booking advised. Website Tel: 01484 766269.
Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BP
Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN. Tel: 0113 378 1265
From serious adrenaline-fuelled family fun, to the space to relax and unwind with friends, it’s all under one roof at Alpamare Scarborough. Experience state-of-the-art water slides, enormous wave pools, family-friendly splash & play areas, beautiful gardens, food & drink and an Alpine-style wellness spa.
New for 2017, the Aqua Park is a floating inflatable course including climbing walls, trampolines, balance bars, rockers, rollers and blast bags.
Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road,Scarborough,YO13 9QU. Tel:01723 862771
If you go for a day trip to the coast I have heard great reviews of the recently renovated Bridlington Leisure Centre and the Splash Zone.
The new exciting Splash Zone has two interactive slides and a fun play structure, tipping buckets and water toys. Aqua Smash and Slide Champ will have users of all ages going round and round again.
East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ. Tel: 01262 606715
Barnsley is home to one of the best waterparks in the UK, in the form of Calypso Cove. There are four swimming pools for you to choose from – Still Waters is a standard 25 metre pool open for general swimming and lessons, Calypso Cove is an adventure pool with slides, water flumes and a wave machine.
Calypso Cove, The Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1AN.
Perfect for all ages and abilities, Fearnville Leisure Centre has a 25 metre pool and a learner’s pool, with sessions that range from adult and toddler to swimfit and aqua zumba. They offer all manner of lessons for those of you looking to brush up your skills and you can also take advantage of the other facilities on site, which include squash, gymnastics, parkour, tennis and boxing.
Fearnville Leisure Centre, Oakwood Lane, Fearnville, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 3LF.
Fearnville Leisure Centre, Oakwood Lane, Ls8 3LF. Tel: 0113 378 1260
Holt Park Active is a fully inclusive facility for people of all ages abilities offering multi-sports and activities for the people of Leeds. It has a 25m pool, learner pool and Hydrotherapy Pool. Cafe onsite. Accessible.
Holtdale Approach, Leeds LS16 7RX
Holt Park Active, Holdall Approach, Ls16 7RX. Tel: 0113 378 1301
Ilkley’s lido is a good day out when it’s hot – big outdoor swimming pool and plenty of space to sunbathe.
John Charles Centre For Sport is home to one of the best swimming pools in Leeds. It has a 50 metre pool and a 25 metre pool, but what makes this particular leisure centre different is the diving pool, which comes complete with five diving platforms and two springboards.
John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5DJ.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre is a great place to go swimming in Leeds, with a 25 metre pool alongside a learner’s pool that’s perfect for beginners. They have a timetable of swim sessions, ranging from women’s only to general lane and big splash family swimming.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3BE.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Lane, LS5 3BE. Tel: 0113 378 2086
Open seven days a week. Facilities include 25m pool, 76 station gym, 4 court sports hall, meeting room, studio and free WiFi. Court hire is available for badminton, basketball, football, netball and table tennis and a weekly timetable of classes & coached activities runs for children and adults.
Tel: 0113 336 7686.
Pudsey Leisure Centre, Market Place, Pudsey LS28 7BE. Tel: 0113 336 7686
25m pool and learner pool
Scott Hall Road, Leeds LS7 3DT. Tel: 0113 378 8001
As well as daily public swim sessions they also hold Inflatable and Crazy fun sessions (see timetable on website for sessions each week)
A small inflatable Viking Boat will keep children entertained in the main pool and there are toys, floats and music to add to the excitement.
Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool Trust, Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB. Tel: 01937 833001