We’ve made it our mission this summer to try out all of the different splash parks in Surrey. When the summer is as hot as this one has been, cooling off in the water is a great activity for the summer holidays, and when entry is free, it makes it a fantastic cheap day out. I think this is a comprehensive list of all the splash parks and paddling pools in Surrey – have you tried them all yet?
Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL
Priory Park in Reigate is by far our favourite splash park to visit. It was opened in 2017, so is lovely and new, and as well as the splash area, which has lots of water jets to run through, it has a fab play park, with pirate ship climbing area and zipwire, as well as the usual swings and slides. Just outside the park area is the Pavillion Cafe, where you can get a pizza and ice cream for lunch, and handy toilets. Parking can be busy on a summer’s day, so arrive early.
Stoke Park Paddling Pool
Nightingale Rd, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1ER
Stoke Park paddling pool in Guildford is another favourite. It was refurbished in 2016 and is a lovely shallow pool, so perfect for even the littlest ones in your family. Lots of room around the edge for parents to sit, and plenty of places to get an ice cream. Head to the play park or out into the huge Stoke Park if you fancy a change of scene. I always struggle with parking here, so arrive early!
Hersham Recreation Ground
Pratts Lane, Hersham, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 4RR
Fab play area, with splash pad, zipwire, and sand pit.
Lammas Recreation Park
Wraysbury Road and Church Road, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 4XZ
Great splash park with colourful hoops to run through, and water jets. 2 play parks and lots of green space for picnics or just running around.
Churchfields Recreation Ground
This paddling pool tends to be open in summer holidays only, so do check Elmbridge Council’s website before travelling.
Oatlands Recreation Ground
20 Barham Close, Weybridge KT13 9PR
As with Churchfields Recreation Ground above, this paddling pool is also only open in summer holidays, so check Elmbridge Council’s website for opening times.
Heathervale Recreation Ground
Parkside, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3AN
Heathervale Recreation Ground is a bit off the beaten track, hidden away in New Haw, but has a paddling pool, play area and skate park. The paddling pool is only open in summer months, and does have quite erratic opening hours, but is one of the quieter ones on this list.
With all of these, do try to check before travelling – splash parks can be particularly high maintenance it seems and are often closed for work!