Dorset Splash Parks and Paddling Pools

Dorset has some fantastic water features, splash fountains and outdoor paddling pools which all children love on a hot and sunny day.

Be prepared for lots of wet fun and be sure to pack a cozzy, water nappies, sun cream, towels and plenty of drinks.

EAST DORSET

Bournemouth Pier Approach

The new sprinklers at Pier Approach have proved very popular and with the beach only a stones throw away you'll have a fantastic day of wet fun!

The fountains are traditionally turned on from May to September when the weather is nice.


Facilities and Parking

Several pay and display car parks nearby

Public toilets and baby change facilities at the entrance to Bournemouth Pier

Plenty of eateries and drinks kiosks near the Pier or take a short stroll through the gardens for more cafe's and restaurants


Please visit the Bournemouth Tourism Website for more info or contact them on 01202 451734.

Boscombe Chine Gardens

This little park is great fun with a water play feature which comprises of a network of channels, dams, sluices and pumps all set within an enclosed small play area.


Facilities and Parking

Free parking on nearby roads or small pay and display car park near the bottom the hill on Boscombe Pier approach

There are public toilets and baby change facilities at the top of the gardens by the totem poles

There are several eateries near Boscombe Pier or dine in the Clock Cafe which sits within the gardens and serves light lunches, children's meals and scrummy looking cake.


Address - Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 1BL

For further info please visit the Friends of Boscombe Chine Gardens Website.

Christchurch Quay Splash Park

Now open for summer 2017!

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Christchurch Quay the enclosed splash park and shallow paddling pool has water jets and sprays, a water play pump, channels and sluices.  Next to the splash park is a brand new enclosed play park with plenty to keep the kids amused.  


Facilities and Parking

There are several pay and display car parks near the Quay

Public toilet and baby change facilities are nearby

Cafe and restaurants are near the Quay within walking distance or head to the town for more great eateries

 

Address - Christchurch Quay, Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1BY

For further info please visit the Christchurch Quay Facebook page or call 01202 795000.

Dorset Waterpark

Now open for summer 2017! 

The Dorset Waterpark is spread over two beautiful lakes overlooking Corfe Castle.  The course includes slides, a trampoline, gladiator rings, jumps, balance beams and lots more.


Facilities and Parking

Free Parking available on the site

Toilet and changing room facilities

The Snack Shack sells drinks, ice creams, burgers and snacks


Address - Studland Road, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JG

For further info and booking details please visit the Dorset Waterpark Website or call 01929 505030.

Hamworthy Park

Now open for summer 2017!

Large shallow paddling pool and play park suitable for big and little ones all within a fenced area.  The park is set by the waters edge and fantastic for a lovely walk alongside the beach huts.

 

Facilities and Parking

Small pay and display car park on site or you'll find parking on some of the nearby side roads

Public toilets nearby

The Park Cafe sells light lunches, snacks, drinks and ice creams


Address - Lulworth Avenue, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4DH

For further info please visit the Friends of Hamworthy Park Facebook page.

Parkland at the Littledown Centre

Now open for summer 2017!

Set in 47 acres of parkland you'll find a fantastic enclosed paddling pool.  Within the parkland you'll also find a play park, mini steam train which runs on selected days and the Altitude High Ropes Course.


Facilities and Parking

Large pay and display car park on site

Public toilet facilities nearby

Park kiosk sells snacks, drinks and ice creams or there's a restaurant offering a wider selection of food in the Littledown centre nearby


Address - Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX

For further info please visit the Littledown Centre Website or contact them on 01202 417600. 

Redhill Park

Now open for summer 2017!

Very popular large paddling pool within an enclosed play park which is sure to keep the kids big and small entertained for hours!


Facilities and Parking

Free parking on side roads

Public toilets on site

Cafe selling snacks, drinks and ice creams


Address - Redhill Drive, Bournemouth, BH9 2SW

For further info please visit the Bournemouth Council Website. 

Upton Country Park

You will find the splash fountain within the beautiful Walled Garden at Upton Country Park.  On a sunny day you will be able to follow the screams of happy children from the car park!

Fountains are turned on from 11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm from May to September when the weather is nice.


Facilities and Parking

Pay and display parking on site

Public toilets and baby change facilities nearby

Restaurant/café within the walled garden


Address - Poole Road, Upton, Poole, BH17 7BJ

For further info please visit the Upton Country Park Website or call 01202 262753.

WEST DORSET

Dorchester Brewery Square

Now open for summer 2017!

Children will love running in and out of the splash fountains at Brewery Square!


Facilities and Parking

Public pay and display care parks are all within easy walking distance

There are many eateries nearby including Creams Café which sells ice creams, drinks, waffles and crepes.


Address - Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1QR

Please visit the Brewery Square Website for more info and special events.

DORSET ATTRACTIONS WITH FUN WATER PLAY

Farmer Palmers

Interactive water play fun where the children can pump the water and watch it flow.  Keep an eye out for the buttons which shoot out a shower of water!

Farmer Palmers is one of Dorset's best attractions and much loved by many local families.  Other than the water feature you will find fantastic play barns, ride on tractors, bouncy castles, indoor soft play, bumpy tractor trailer rides, a woodland walk and a daily activity table which includes bottle feeding the goats and pig racing!


Address - Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

Please visit the Farmer Palmer Website for details on admission prices, special events and activity times. 

Weymouth Sealife Centre

The 'Splash Zone' at the Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park is fantastic and suitable for children of all ages with water fountains and jets plus a paddling pool and slide.

There's plenty more to do for the day including visiting the many sealife zones with sharks, turtles, otters and penguins plus new for 2017 is the amazing 'Caribbean Cove' play area.

There are several toilet facilities and a great restaurant selling a wide range of meals plus a new café selling drinks, light lunches and cake.  


Address - Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, DT4 7SX

Please visit the Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park Website for details on admission prices, special events and feeding times.  


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Dorset Splash Parks and Paddling Pools