Padley Gorge is located in the Peak District, near NT Longshaw Estate (we parked there and walked through it to get to Padley Gorge). It was full of families paddling, with plenty of space to put a blanket down and have a picnic there too.
The kids loved climbing over the rocks in the water – we were there for ages and there was an ice cream van too. Longshaw was a nice place to have a family walk and there was a cafe and toilets aswell.
Longshaw, near Sheffield, Derbyshire, S11 7TZ (around a 50 minute drive from Doncaster)
We’ve been here a few times and it’s a great splash park for the kids. It’s now open from 11am- 5pm daily and no booking is required although they ask that you limit your time to 1 hour if people are queuing.
Re-opens at weekends on 21st May 2022 then open daily for the May half term and Summer school holidays.
The Aquapark is open again for summer, where you can climb, slide and make a splash on their floating inflatable Aquapark and tackle the course that features climbing walls, slides, runways and a giant blast bag. All participants must be 7+ years and a height of at least 122cm.
There are also Kayaks, Paddle Boards and Canoes to hire.
The natural lake pool also offers the opportunity for swimmers to brave the elements and enjoy swimming in a safe outdoor environment.
Old Throne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EQ (around 15 minutes drive from Doncaster)
This exciting sea-themed splash pad offers a wide variety of water features over a 45 metre interactive play zone. With a pirate ship, jet sprays, boulders, splash slide and water table there are hours of free fun to be had!
The Splash Pool operates on a seasonal basis and will be open for daily use between 10am and 6pm from May through to September (weather permitting).
Church Street, Langold, Worksop (around 25 minutes drive from Doncaster)
The Water Splash at Clifton Park, Rotherham is a full acre of water park fun! With fountains, a paddling pool, a whirlpool and over 70 water jets that activate at random, the Water Splash is amazing fun for people of all ages. There is a café close by so if your kids are a bit older then you can relax with a cuppa or an ice cream, and watch the kids have a brilliant time!
The Water Splash is normally free of charge, however there is a charge for parking. It’s open weekends and Rotherham school holidays from 8th April until the end of August 2022 (weather permitting).
Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA (around 25 minutes drive from Doncaster)
Kings Park in Retford is a great place to visit on a sunny day because it has a splash park to play in and a river for paddling! The Splash park is located next to the children’s playground and is open from May to September. It has water cannons, a pirate ship, jets, hanging buckets plus a sand play area. There’s plenty of space to picnic here too and a kiosk selling drinks and ice creams.
Bentley Park is a fantastic outdoor space, with the borough’s only water play area (which has recently been re-vamped and is now open for the summer season). A trip to the park could also be combined with a visit to the new Boston & Co cafe which looks fantastic!