Northampton has loads of country parks and outside spaces for the kids to get rid of some energy and be in the fresh air. Northampton does not have many outdoor swimming pools or splash parks and considering we are pretty much as far away the sea as possible this can be annoying in the height of summer.
Over the last few weeks I have been researching places to go. I couldn't find any in Northampton but most are not far.
Splash park at the Embankment Wellingborough
Children's water play next to the River Nene at The Embankment, Wellingborough NN8 1LD. Completely free! Currently open every day 12pm to 6.30pm. Toilets, small play area, picnic tables and regular ice cream van make this a great day out. Sometimes there is a mini fair next door and you can see canal boats drift by and lots of swans. Approx 20 minute drive from Northampton.
Wellingborough Splash Park
The Swimming Pool is approx. 22m x 8m and is heated! It costs £7 per adult and £4.50 per child under 3's are FREE. You can purchase a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £20. It is cash only so please remember to get some on your way and run by voluteers. There is parking available at the Lido but if this is full you can use the car park at the village hall or behind the Woburn Hotel and walk the short distance. You can call 01525 290611 to confirm opening times or check their Facebook page which is updated regularly. The address is Woburn Lido, Crawley Road, Woburn, MK17 9QG.It is approximately 30 miles from Northampton. Please check online for opening times as currently operating a new timetable due to heatwave! Woburn Lido
|Picture from Woburn Lido Website|
Lovely village location outdoor pool. Open dailt 1pm to 7pm and operates 3 swim sessions. 1.15-3.00, 3.15-5.00, 5.15-7.00. Sessions can be booked by phone or in person from 11.30am. on the day itself. £5 per adult and £4 per child spectators are free. Children’s playground and playing fields next week. Snacks, hot drinks and cold drinks are available onsite. Changing room facilities with hot showers. Run by volunteers. Call 01525 280515. Postcode MK17 9DT. Approximately 30 miles from Northampton.
Eversholt Swimming Pool
Rutland Water Beach
Rutland water is open all year round but the beach is open 30th June 2018 to 2nd September 2018.