Kent's outdoor swimming pools and splash parks

by Lauren Abbott

Need to cool off?

The county has a number of outdoor swimming pools and splash parks to spend a sunny day in.

And as the weather finally warms up Kent's outdoor pools are now open for business.

We have rounded up some of the most popular below:

Faversham Pool is a popular place to play throughout the summer
Faversham Pool is a popular place to play throughout the summer

Faversham

Open at the end of April, Faversham Pools boasts a 33m outdoor pool, fun pool, toddler pool as well as a grassed area for picnics, paved area, cafeteria and outside kiosk.

The outside swimming areas at the centre in Leslie Smith Drive are open from the end of April.

For further information click here.

Tonbridge

Tonbridge Swimming Pool has an outdoor pool which opens from April until the end of September.

Tonbridge Swimming Pool
Tonbridge Swimming Pool

The heated pool, just off Tonbridge High Street, has a water arch, beach area and a swim through channel to the indoor pools.

During busy periods a band system will operate and customers will be limited to a 2 hour maximum stay.

For further information visit the pool's website.

Swanley

Swanley Park, formerly New Barn Park, has a vast number of attractions for families including a large paddling pool with water features.

The area, which is sectioned off from the rest of the park, has access to the public toilets, cafeteria, bouncy castle, battery bikes and deck chair hire is also available.

The popular padding pool is open until the last weekend of September, or longer if the weather is good.

For further information visit Swanley Town Council's website.

Bring your family to one of Kent's outdoor pools or splash areas
Bring your family to one of Kent's outdoor pools or splash areas

Medway

The Strand in Gillingham is described as one of Medway's most popular leisure attractions and really comes into its own in the summer months and school holidays.

With an outdoor pool, lazy river, lanes for fitness swimming, slides and children's paddling pool there is plenty on offer to cool down on hot sunny days.

The Strand at Gillingham
The Strand at Gillingham

One day fun passes are also available to purchase to allow families to enjoy unlimited use of all the attractions at The Strand which include crazy golf, inflatables and a miniature railway.

For more details and prices click here.

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