Here’s a round up of the lido’s, indoor pools, splash parks and paddling pools that are open in Bucks and surrounding areas. I’ve included the local pools in Bucks that are open plus some fun ones that are a bit further to travel to.
Wycombe Rye Lido
Family swim sessions have restarted in the outdoor heated pool at Wycombe Rye Lido. The swim sessions last 50 minutes with the first session starting at 9.30am and last session at 3.30pm.
We went for a family swim and absolutely loved it. My little one literally squealed the whole time we were in there she was so happy! In terms of space the 2 lanes you can see on the left are for the lane swimmers and the rest of the pool is all for the family session. I counted a max of 30 people in the family section when we went so we had plenty of space to swim around in.
The main changing rooms are closed but the gym changing rooms are open for anyone to use. This is also where the toilets are located but they have closed the showers. These changing rooms are very small so you’re encouraged to come in your swimming stuff ready to get in the water.
Price: £8 for adults, £4 children
For more information and to book visit www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/wycombe-rye-lido
Wycombe Leisure Centre
Reopening on 17th August with daily family swim sessions. Only the main pool is opening for a limited number of family groups at one time to allow you to maintain a social distance. A family group is up to 5 family members (minimum of 1 adults) and the sessions are 45 minutes long
Price: £15 per family group
For more information and to book visit www.placesleisure.org/centres/wycombe-leisure-centre
Risborough Springs Leisure Centre
Also reopening on 17th August with exactly the same set up as Wycombe Leisure Centre with family sessions for a limited number of family groups.
Price: £15 per family group
For more information and to book visit www.placesleisure.org/centres/risborough-springs-swim-and-fitness-centre
Court Garden Leisure Centre
Reopening on 17th August. No details shared on family swim sessions yet.
Coral Reef Waterworld
This place looks amazing! Coral Reef Waterworld is in Bracknell and is one of the largest interactive water worlds in England. With giant waterslides, an erupting volcano, a pirate ship, rapids, bubble pool and little corals children’s area there’s something for everyone.
Price: Adults £15.80, Children (over 5+) £11.20, Under 5’s Free. They also sell family tickets £46 (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children)
For more information and to book visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/coral-reef-waterworld
The following pools have reopened but are not currently running any family swim sessions:
The Chiltern Pools
They have reopened their main pool but only for lane swimming currently. These sessions are open to anyone that can swim continuously in a lane so they won’t be suitable for most families.
For more information and to book visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/the-chiltern-pools-gym
Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre
The main pool and outdoor pools are now open but unfortunately they have made the decision to keep the Glass House Pool and Lesiure Waters closed until March 2021. The main pool is is lane swimming only so only suitable for swimmers that can swim continuously in a lane. However the outdoor pool has no lanes and is open to everyone so much better suited to families.
For more information and to book visit www.everyoneactive.com/centre/aqua-vale-swimming-and-fitness-centre/#activities
Splash Parks and Outdoor Paddling Pools
The splash park at Odds Farm, H2Odds has 28 water play features and over 80 metres of channels, streams and pools so there is loads to keep your little ones entertained.
On our last visit to Odds Farm H2Odds hadn’t reopened yet but you can read our review on the rest of the park here.
Cost: included in the entry price (see blog post for pricing info)
For more information and to book visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk
Wellington Country Park
The Splash Zone is open every day from 10.30 to 5.30pm. It can get fairly busy in the Splash Zone so it’s well worth getting there for 10.30am as we’ve found it much quieter then and have sometimes had it almost to ourselves.
Read our latest review on Wellington Country Park here.
Cost: included in the entry price (£15 for adults and children aged 3+)
For more information and to book visit www.wellingtoncountrypark.co.uk
California Country Park
The paddling pool at California Country Park is now open. Each session is limited to 30 people in the pool and poolside area and will last 1hr 45. Tickets must be pre-booked online.
Cost: £2.50 per person entering the poolside area
For more information and to book visit www.dinton-pastures.co.uk/news/paddling-pool/
Green Dragon Eco Farm
A new paddling pool has just opened at Green Dragon Eco Farm and will be there until the end of August. They will have a maximum of 15 children in the pool at one time. Please note that adults are not allowed in the pool itself.
Cost: included in the entry price (see website for details)
For more information and to book visit www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk/