The Best Outdoor Pools, Splash Pads and Lidos in West Wales
Discover the Best Outdoor Pools and Lidos in West Wales, just in time for the Summer Season and May Bank Holiday Weekend. From exciting public splash pads to refreshing outdoor paddling pools, we’ve curated a list of the top destinations to make a splash. Dive into a world of fun and stay cool under the sun with these fantastic water attractions in West Wales.
We are so lucky here in West Wales to have some of the World’s most Amazing Beaches to take the kids to, however, public Splash Pads, Outdoor Paddling Pools and Lidos are also Fantastic and Free activities for the kids during the summer holidays, so here are some of the Best you can visit in West Wales that start opening from the 29th April 2023:
Swansea Blackpill Lido
Spend a sunny afternoon with the family at Swansea’s outdoor water park. There is plenty of fun things for the kids here with a superb paddling pool, children’s play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities. Blackpill Lido is open daily from Saturday 29th April to Sunday 3rd September usually between 9am – 5pm with a Life Guard present.
Where: Blackpill Lido, Mayals, Swansea, SA3 5AS
Skewen Paddling Park
Family will love spending time at this park, with a fab paddling pool, children’s play area, public toilets and perfect areas for a picnic. Coedffranc Community Council owns and maintains Skewen Park Paddling Pool and it is open daily from April and open all Summer. A member of staff in hi-viz will open the gates on an adult request, or you can pop to the office around the side of the Memorial Hall.
Where: Skewen Paddling Pool, 83 Wern Road, Skewen, Neath, SA10 6DP
Aberavon Aqua Splash
Experience the ultimate splash pad adventure at Aberavon Aqua Splash in West Wales! With over 30 water features, including fountains, jets, and ‘waterfalls,’ kids will have a blast cooling down and having fun this summer. While the little ones enjoy the watery playground, parents can relax in the new seating areas and facilities surrounding the Splash Pad site. Don’t forget to bring your swimming gear for a day of fountains of fun for the whole family! Open from 26th May, all summer season, from 10am until 7pm. All staff are First Aid Trained. Facilities include disabled toilets, Male and Female Toilets. There are inclusive sessions every Wednesday from 10am until 11am, specially tailored for children with additional needs and their families. Book your time slot online and make unforgettable memories at Aberavon Aqua Splash.
Where: Aberavon Aqua Splash, The Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, SA12 6QW
Ammanford Park Splash Pads
This Kids will love this Colourful Splash Pad as Outdoor Fun, open from May and all through the Summer Months. The splash pads work on an automatic timer system from 10am to 7pm seven days a week, its on the small side, but all you need to make some awesome family memories, while cooling the kids down.
Where: Ammanford Splash Pads, Tir-Y-Dail Lane, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3AN
Llanelli Parc Howard Paddling Pool
Funded by Llanelli Town Council this Fun Paddling Pool is open during the summer school holidays and has an attendant on hand for safety. Parc Howards Pool will be open to coincide with the school summer holidays so will most likely open from 22nd July (2023 Exact Date TBC) between 9am – 6pm.
Where: Park Howard, Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3LJ
Llanelli Crown Park Paddling Pool
Funded by Llanelli Town Council this lovely outdoor paddling pool is open during the summer school holidays and has an attendant on hand for safety. Crown Park Pool will be open to coincide with the school summer holidays, so will most likely open from 22nd July (2023 Exact Date TBC) between 9am – 6pm.
Where: Crown Park, Seaside, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2PB
Llanelli Havelock Park Splash Pads
Funded by Llanelli Town Council and the perfect way to beat the heat is the free outdoor splash pads in Llanelli Havelock Park. Designed for families to enjoy, this refreshing water play area offers endless fun and excitement. Normally open from May and all through the summer holidays, however, is currently out of action with a fault and waiting on a repair that will be carried out as soon as possible.
Where: Havelock Park, Havelock Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2BP
Llanelli Parc y Dre (People’s Park)
Funded by Llanelli Town Council this Fun Paddling Pool is open during the summer school holidays. This pool will most likely open from 22nd July (2023 Exact Date TBC) between 9am – 6pm.
Where: Parc y Dre, Park Crescent, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3AE
Llanelli Penyfan Park Splash Pads
Funded by Llanelli Town Council the free splash pads at Penyfan Park are a fab place to let the kids splash, jump, and play in the interactive water features. It’s a lovely, controlled environment for children of all ages to cool off and make a splash. This aquatic playground is open from May and all through the summer school holidays.
Where: Penyfan Park, Queen Mary’s Walk, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 1PG
Milford Haven Paddling Pool
In conjunction with Milford Haven Town Council, this much-loved Paddling Pool will be open over the summer holidays. Open from 18th July to 4th September. Age: For under 8’s who must be accompanied by an adult. Open Monday – Friday 10am until 5.45pm and Saturday – Sunday from 10am until 4pm and it’s Free to use, you need to arrive on the hour to enjoy one hour in the paddling pool with a Life Guard present.
Where: Milford Haven Paddling Pool, The Rath, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 2QA
Make a Splash Safely: Essential Tips for Outdoor Pools and Lidos in West Wales
Don’t Forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes just in case! Be mindful that most splash pads and paddling pools don’t have changing facilities. Why not bring a picnic too? All these waters play areas are in parks or near the waterfront, so fab places to relax with a Family Picnic.
Although paddling pools aren’t very deep and splash pads are designed not to have sitting water, children should always be supervised around water and try and don’t forget the Sun Glasses, Sun Hats, Sun Screen not forgetting it needs to be re-applied throughout your stay!
We are also blessed with some fab swimming pools in West Wales, so if you feel you’ve had too much sun time, why not keep the water fun going by visiting your local swimming pool instead.