With the amazing summer we are having we have been in and out of the water loads to cool off. The little ones love a splash pad park and it keeps them cool , entertained for hours and tires them out.

Pontypridd lido – charge applies 

This is such a fab park and Lido. They have a huge play park which is all sand and totally free to use. My two took their buckets and spades and had a fab time here. The Lido is also fab but you do need to book in advance as it books up really quickly. There is also Ponty park to have a wander and picnic too.

Cyfathra castle , Merthyr splash pad – FREE 

We love it here the castle is so pretty and it’s a lovely walk to the splash pad at the top. There is also a play park and a cafe situated here too which is really handy. The splash pad is quite big with plenty to keep them entertained.

Abercynon war memorial pool – FREE 

This pool is open for 5 weeks over the summer , such a lovely outdoor pool and is totally free.

Victoria park , Cardiff splash pad – FREE 

This brings back so many childhood memories I used to spend hours here with my Nan when it was a pool. They now have a huge splash pad with so much to keep the little ones entertained and a nice cafe for lunch and coffees too.

Morgan Jones park Caerphilly , splash pad – FREE 

This is open all summer , 7 days a week – not far from the castle so loads to explore around it and take a picnic too.

Aberafon beach , nr Port Talbot splash pad – FREE 

This looks amazing you have Aberafon beach to explore and the splash pad just off the beach to play in. There are some fairground rides , fish and chips and ice cream to make this a fun seaside day out.

Cheeky Monkeys ,Cwmbran – charge applies 

There is a fantastic little pool for the little ones outdoors. There is a sandpit , sprinklers and play park too. You can also grab some lunch from the cafe inside.

Pencoedtre splash park , Barry – FREE 

There is a lovely little splash pad here and a play area also a basketball 5 aside court if you have older ones too. Totally free and open 7 days a week too.

Cardiff Bay Capital FM pop up beach and pool – FREE 

This year the beach is back with sand and beach huts and also a swimming pool with splash cannons in. There is a funfair and loads of food outlets to chose from – fab for a day out.

Do you know of any other I could add to the list?

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