Places To Paddle In The North West

All the kids want to do on a hot summers day is paddle! There’s nothing better than them cooling down and having fun!
I’ve put together a list of local places in the North West to either paddle or maybe even have an outdoor swim! I asked my readers which they recommend and here’s what they said!
Once again to make it easier for my readers, I have listed the places in order of distance from the Oldham area as a starting point.

Stamford Park (SK15 1QZ) APPROX 10 MINS
Large water fountain area for the kids to play in. Lots of other things to do in the park, including sand pit, swings and wooden play area.
Marbury Pool (CW9 6AT APPROX 43 MINS AWAY)
The open air pool is in the grounds of the country park. Opens until September weather dependant, so always check before! You can buy a membership or a day pass which is £8 for adults and £5 for children.
Church Walk Paddling Pool (CW9 5QG APPROX 44 MINS AWAY)
Church Walk Paddling Pool is free to use a d is open daily 11am til 6pm, weather permitting.
Hathersage Pool (S32 1DU APPROX 57 MINS AWAY)
Enjoy a large heated pool this summer, £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for juniors. Family tickets available. Remember to check before you travel.
Fylde Council’s Splash Park (FY8 2PQ) APPROX 1 HOUR 4
The new splash park is set within a former open air paddling pool. There is a fantastic range of features including spray loops, water sprays, bucket drops, water domes and a small section for paddling. Use of the splash park is free. Weather permitting, the splash park is open 7 days a week 10am-4pm.
Happy Mount Park (LA4 6A1) APPROX 1 HOUR 10.
Their splash Park is open from May until September, it’s full of multiple water jets! the splash park is £1 per session which is booked on the day at the park kiosk.
Happy Mount is such a fab park, one of our favourites! There’s also plenty of other things to do including playgrounds, a sand pit, trampolines, a miniature train and much more!

Get in touch if you know of any places to paddle that I have missed! Email me at

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