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These are the best splash parks in Hampshire

When the sun is out, there’s nothing better than cooling the kids off in one of Hampshire’s many splash parks and paddling pools. Many of them are free!

This is our huge list of splash parks, beaches, and water parks that are great for the whole family.

A few do have parking charges so remember to take change. In bad weather, they may close so check social media for regular updates.

If you are looking for more things to do in Hampshire then have a look at:

The Best Lakes in Hampshire – From a relaxing walk to crabbing, these lakes in Hampshire have so much to offer you on a hot day.

The Full List of Country Parks in Hampshire – If you are looking for a great day out with the whole family then use our list here of country parks in Hampshire.

The Best Funfairs and Theme Parks in Hampshire – There are so many amazing theme parks and funfairs throughout Hampshire. How many of these have you been to?

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Splash parks in Hampshire

Hampshire has so much to offer families who are looking for a good time in the hot weather.

1. Chineham Park Splash Pad (Basingstoke)

If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat and have a splashing good time, head on over to the Chineham Park Splash Pad. This little gem is the perfect spot to cool off and let the kids (or let’s be honest, yourself) run wild.

The Splash Pad is open from May to September, so you’ve got plenty of time to make the most of it. It’s completely free to use, and trust me, the kiddos will have an absolute blast. You can even pack a picnic and make a day of it – just don’t forget the towels!

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But what if I don’t have kids?” Well, my friend, that’s no problem at all. The Splash Pad is open to everyone, so grab your mates, your partner, or just go solo and have a grand old time. It’s the perfect way to inject a little bit of fun and excitement into your day.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your sunscreen, your swimsuit, and get yourself down to Chineham Park. Trust me, you’ll be the coolest cat in town (pun intended) when you show up at the Splash Pad.

You can find Chineham Park Splash Pad at Chineham Park Ct, Basingstoke RG24 9BL.

2. Aldershot Lido (Aldershot)

The Aldershot Lido is the place to be this summer. This outdoor pool is an absolute belter, perfect for cooling off on a hot day. Whether you’re looking to do some laps or just float around and soak up the sun, the Lido’s got you covered.

The facilities are top-notch too – changing rooms, lockers, and a cracking little café for when you’ve worked up an appetite. And the best part? It’s only a stone’s throw from the town centre, so you can make a proper day of it.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your trunks and get yourself down to the Aldershot Lido. Trust me, it’s a proper hidden gem that’s well worth a visit.

You can find Aldershot Lido  at Guildford Rd, Aldershot GU12 4BP.

3. Eling Water Park (Southampton)

If you’re looking for a good time this summer, you’ve got to check out Eling Water Park. This place is an absolute belter – it’s got everything you need to beat the heat!

First off, the water sprinklers are top-notch. You can get your adrenaline pumping while running through the water or chill out on the green. 

But it’s not just about the water, you know. The park’s got loads of other activities to keep you entertained. 

So, what are you waiting for? Gather the kids, pack your swimmers, and get yourself down to Eling Water Park. Trust me, you won’t regret it. It’s a proper belter of a day out!

You can find Eling Water Park at Totton, Southampton SO40 9JG.

4. Hanger Farm Splash Park (Southampton)

The splash park is loaded with all sorts of fun water features – think sprinklers, fountains, and even a giant tipping bucket that’ll have the kids in stitches. And get this, it’s completely free to use, so you can splash about to your heart’s content without breaking the bank.

The best part? It’s set in the gorgeous grounds of Hanger Farm, so you can make a proper day of it. Pack a picnic, have a kickabout on the grass, and let the little ones run wild. Trust us, this place is an absolute gem and you’d be daft to miss out.

Gather the troops and head on down to Hanger Farm Splash Park – it’s a surefire way to have a cracking time this summer.

You can find Hanger Farm Splash Park at Aikman Ln, Totton, Southampton SO40 8FT.

5. Testwood Paddling Pool (Totton)

Fancy a dip? The Testwood Paddling Pool is the place to be this summer! This local gem is the perfect spot to cool off and have a splashing good time. Whether you’ve got little ones or you’re a big kid at heart, there’s fun to be had by all.

Grab your swimsuit and head on down – the water’s lovely! The pool is open from May to September, so you’ve got plenty of time to make a splash. Pack a picnic, bring some pool toys, and get ready for a brilliant day out.

The best part? It’s completely free to use. No need to break the bank for a day of summertime fun. Just rock up, jump in, and enjoy. See you at the pool!

You can find Testwood Paddling Pool at 147 Salisbury Rd, Totton, Southampton SO40 3LJ.

6. Fleming Park Paddling Pool (Eastleigh)

This local gem is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day. This is a local leisure centre splash park run by Places Leisure Eastleigh. 

Grab the little ones and let them splash about to their heart’s content. The pool’s got just the right depth for little legs to paddle around safely. And with the surrounding greenery, it’s a proper oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it – you can even challenge the kids to a game of Marco Polo! So what are you waiting for? Get down to Fleming Park and make a splash.

You can find Fleming Park at 161 Passfield Ave, Eastleigh SO50 9NF.

7. St John’s Road Paddling Pool (Eastleigh)

Hedge End Paddling Pool is a five-minute walk away from the center of Hedge End on St Johns Recreational ground. There’s a shop so you can buy refreshments and ice creams as well as toilets on site. To park, it’s best to use the Town Council car park on St Johns Road as along the road can be very busy.

Hedge End Paddling Pool normally opens daily between May to September 1030am to 5pm. The paddling pool is managed by Hedge End Town Council and more details can be found on their website here.

There is a great play area right next to the splash park and a lot of grass that you can relax on.

You can find St John’s Road Paddling Pool at 44 St John’s Rd, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 4AG.

8. Water Kingdom at Paultons Park (Romsey)

Splash Park in Paultons Park

Part of the admission price of Paultons Park, Water Kingdom is a huge gated splash park where you can let the kids go wild. With sprays, water buckets, and pistols, this splash park is perfect for the hot weather.

It’s great for all ages but if your little one prefers a smaller splash park, then try Muddy Puddles splash park in Peppa Pig World. It has splash pads and a place for the kids to jump up and down in the little puddles.

Both are directly next to a huge playground, toilets and a café.

You can find Paultons Park at Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL.

9. Gosport Splash Park (Portmouth)

Fancy a splash about this summer? The Gosport Splash Park is the place to be! This family-friendly hangout is the perfect way to cool off and have a giggle with the little ones. With all sorts of sprinklers, jets, and fountains to run through, the kiddos will be laughing and squealing in no time. And the best part? It’s completely free to use, so you can make a day of it without breaking the bank. Bring a picnic, slap on the sun cream, and get ready to get soaked – the Gosport Splash Park is an absolute must-visit.

You can find Gosport Splash Park at Gosport PO12 2BL.

10. Canoe Lake Water Splash Area (Portsmouth)

Canoe Lake is right on the seafront in Portsmouth, so whether you’re looking to paddle around in a canoe on the lake, have a splash fight with the kids, or just lounge about and soak up the sun, the Canoe Lake Water Splash Area has got you covered.

The best part? It’s completely free to use, so you can bring the whole family and not have to worry about breaking the bank. Just pack up your towels, sunscreen, and maybe a cheeky picnic basket, and you’re good to go.

There is a playground, a massive lake to enjoy with paddle boats and a cafe opne in the summer. The best part? Parking is right next to the splash park! 

Just across the road is Southsea Seafront which has its own stone beach and loads of attractions to keep everyone busy all day. 

You can find Canoe Lake Water Splash at 1 Eastern Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 9RU.

11. Lee-On-The-Solent Splash Park (Portsmouth)

Based right on the seafront, Lee-On-The-Solent Splash Park has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun.

The splash park itself has tipping buckets, sprays, and water shooters. The play area is right next door which has a swing, slides, and loads of things to climb on.

For lunch, Lee-On-Solent town center is right with loads of cafes selling a range of food including ice creams. You can also have a picnic on the beach.

You can find Lee-On-The-Solent Splash Park at Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9LA.

12. Hilsea Jubilee Splash Pool (Portsmouth)

Completely free, the Hilsea Jubilee Splash Pool is great for kids eight and under. There are toilets on site with baby changing and benches for a picnic. Parking is free on-site and there’s a café if needed.

You can find Hilsea Lido at London Rd, Hilsea, Portsmouth PO2 9RP.

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13. Blue Reef Splash Park (Portsmouth)

Included in the price of admission, Blue Reef Portsmouth overlooks the seafront and has a small splash area for kids. It has jets and water pools for the kids and a small park on-site. Opening times are the same as the aquarium and can be found here on their website.

You can find Blue Reef at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3PB.

14. Lymington Sea Water Baths (Lymington)

Lymington Baths has a great water play area for older kids who love to get wet! Lymington Sea Water Baths is a fully staffed swimming pool with the option of renting out inflatables. There’s a kids splash pool for the little ones, an on-site café plus toilets, and changing rooms.

There is an admission charge and the prices do vary. Please see the Lymington Sea Water Baths for opening times and prices.

You can find Lymington Baths at Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE.

15. New Forest Aqua Park (Fordingbridge)

This is like nothing you’ve seen before! The New Forest Aqua Park is a huge 4,000sq meter floating inflatable that has 2 trampolines, monkey bars, rollers, and loads of other fun obstacles.

Prices do apply so please see The New Forest Aqua Park website for more details. You do have to swim to gain access and under 11s do need adult supervision. There are a café on site and toilets. Parking is at the clubhouse.

You can find New Forest Water Park at Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge SP6 2EY.

Laura x 

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