Haven’s best indoor and outdoor swimming pools to take the family for a dip


HAVEN reopens all its holiday park pools in England from next Saturday.

Here Ellie Ross tries some of the best, indoor and outdoor. Come on in, it’s lovely . .

Seashore, Norfolk: If you’re staying at this holiday park near the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, step inside The Shore Water Park. This indoor pool has two flumes and a multi-lane slide, plus a smaller pool for toddlers to build their confidence.

The whole family can splash the day away with fun features such as a giant tipping bucket and a play zone with spray jets and slides.

For more of a thrill, try the two new 11-metre-high flumes. Named Tidal Twist and Coastal Cyclone, they are the first double constrictor slides in the UK.

For more serious swimming, there is a separate lane and activity pool, which doubles up as a practice area for kayaking.

Primrose Valley, North Yorks: Tucked away in the seaside town of Filey, Primrose Valley is just the spot for water lovers. There are three pools – two indoor and one outdoor that is perfect for summer.

All of them are heated, and jam-packed with splashing features. Want to get your adrenaline fix? The indoor pools have slides you can whoosh down to your heart’s content, plus brightly-coloured play areas with jets that younger kids will love.

When the sun shines, head outside for some laps, sunbathing on the pool terrace or more slide fun.

Perran Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall: Slide into the holiday spirit at this resort on the beautiful Cornish coast.

Two heated pools – one indoor and one outdoor – will keep everyone in the family happy.

Face the flume inside, or swim in the sun outdoors. You could take a relaxing ride on the Lazy River, which was only introduced to the park a couple of years ago.

Kids will love drifting along the water on a float or in an inflatable ring.

Rockley Park, Poole, Dorset: You’ll be surrounded by water at this gem, located beside a beach and lake in the pretty Ham Common nature reserve.

But for an extra kick, you won’t even need to leave the holiday park, which boasts two pools.

The indoor pool is ideal for a game of sharks, with lots of shallow areas for families with younger children. There’s also a fun splash zone and an open slide with a gentle gradient – perfect for smaller kids.

The outdoor pool is also heated, framed by a sun terrace with loungers for those relaxing sunny afternoons.

Devon Cliffs, Exmouth, Devon: Make a splash at Haven’s biggest park, which sits above the golden sandy beaches of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You’ll find an indoor pool packed with water features that will tire out the whole family. Zip down the flume, play in the water jets or race each other down the four-lane slide.

Outside, there’s a multi-level pool which is quieter, but still has slides and – our favourite feature – a giant tap that showers you with water.

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