Jesus Green Lido

Built in the 1920s, Jesus Green Lido is one of Europe’s oldest and largest outdoor swimming pools. Having received a lick of paint last year, the swimming facilities are more enticing than ever. The 100 yard pool has onsite facilities that now includes a café, sauna, sunbathing terrace, changing rooms and a separate picnic area. The pool is now open until 7.30pm every day until September for swimmers. Head down to Jesus Green’s Better Leisure Centre Network and go for a splash, just yards away from River Cam.

For details more details on opening times and prices, visit the Jesus Green Lido website.

Aqua Park

This huge Total-Wipeout style water park was recently unveiled, topping everyone’s To Do list for the summer holidays. Cambridge Aqua Park, located near Stretham, opened for business a couple of weeks ago (Saturday the 12th May). Aside from the inflatable course, there’ll be a range of water activities on site too, including knee boarding, wake-boarding and inflatable towing. The park will be open weekends only, and then daily during the summer holidays from 10am until 6pm. Each session is an hour-long and can host up to 60 people at a time.

Find out more about availability, prices, and age restrictions at

Lammas Land Pool

Pack the wristbands and inflatables and get the kids down to Lammas Land Pond. The outdoor pool is large and shallow – perfect for the little paddlers – and is located near a sprawling playground for post-swim playing. For parents with older children, The Sheeps Green Pool is also nearby and has lifeguard’s on patrol. Both pools are free and are only a minor stroll apart so it’s perfect for a variety of age ranges. There are accessible toilets too and a seasonal refreshment kiosk nearby in the park- all you need for a day out!

Visit Lammas Land Pool website for more information.

Cherry Hinton Water Play Area

Located in the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall, you can find two small paddling pools. With water shelves and a maximum depth of 0.4 metres, it’s ideal for babies and little swimmers. The grounds also boasts an adjoining picnic area to enjoy a spot of lunch, as well as tennis courts if you feel inspired to reach for your racket. Along with a play area, car parking, and wheel chair access to the pools, it’s a popular spot among adults and children alike.

Visit the Cherry Hinton Water Play Area website for more information.

Coleridge Paddling Pools

With it’s ideal location and variety of activities, Coleridge Recreation Park provides the ultimate day out in the sun. Just a short walk from Cambridge rail station, the pool consists of newly installed interactive splash pad features and an area for paddling. Elsewhere, the recreation park includes a football field, tennis court, newly-refurbished children’s playground, and a free table tennis table.

Visit Coleridge Paddling Pool website for more information.


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