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Splash Pads, pools and Lidos in Oxfordshire

Splash Pads, pools and Lidos in Oxfordshire

With Summer on our minds and thoughts turning to long hot days with the little ones, we started thinking about all the family friendly splash pads, pools and lidos in Oxfordshire and just beyond, to cool down and have some fun with the children. Here are some of our favourites.



Riverside Campsite and Heated Outdoor Pool is attractively located adjacent to the River Thames between Crowmarsh Gifford and Wallingford.

The picturesque location makes it an ideal place for a family day out or a base for an extended holiday to explore this beautiful area of Oxfordshire. Their Riverside Jubilee Splash Park, makes water fun for children of all ages. The Feature encourages learning as well as the excitement of splashing water.

Location Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford OX10 8EB

For more details click here


Hinksey Outdoor Pool, Oxford

The facilities at Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool offer you great surroundings and an enjoyable atmosphere with a friendly Poolside café offering drinks, snack and ice

Location: Lake St, Oxford OX1 4RR

For more information click here


Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool, Abingdon

Families love Abbey Meadow Water Park in Abingdon which provides a safe environment for youngsters to enjoy water fun on a hot day. Parents can relax at the side and watch as the kids run around the spray fountains.

Location: Abbey Close, Abingdon. OX14 3JE

For more details click here


Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park

Cutteslowe and Sunnymead is the largest park in Oxford. It is located in the far north of the city.

There is so much to do at  Curreslowe and Sunnymead Park including 3 children’s play areas, a miniature golf course, train rides on the Miniature Railway and this May they have introduced a new splash feature.

Location: The postcodes for the park are OX2 8NP (Northern end) and OX2 7XD (Southern end)

For more details click here


Woodstock Open Air Pool 

Woodstock Open Air Pool is a heated outdoor lido in the heart of West Oxfordshire and a short walk from Blenheim Palace.

It is open during the summer months (April to September), for the benefit and enjoyment of all the local community. The pool is surrounded by a large grassed area, ideal for relaxing and picnics on a sunny day.

Location: Shipton Rod, Woodstock. OX20 1LW

For more information click here



Wycombe Rye Lido was named one of Britain’s top 20 lidos and it’s easy to see why. The pools are heated and open all year round for those of you brave enough. There’s also a grass area and terraced sun bathing space. A watch out the lido can get pretty busy on hot days, so why not beat the queue and book your tickets online before you go for guaranteed access.

Location: The Rye (off Bassetsbury Lane), High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1QX

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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