Outdoor Pools in Surrey 2024

One thing we always love in the warmer months is finding a pool or splash park that we can enjoy in the sun. It’s the perfect way to spend the day – being able to paddle or swim whilst having a picnic in the nice weather.

So I thought I’d put together all our favourite open air pools, splash parks, water parks and water play areas in Surrey to give you some inspiration for your next nice weather day out. Most are free to visit and open throughout the summer – and a few are even open all year round.

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Surrey

Hampton Pool – High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, Surrey TW12 2ST

Hampton Pool, known as South West London’s best kept secret and is right next to Royal Bushy Park. The main pool is 36 metres long and there’s also a learner pool for children and their parents. The pool is heated throughout the year and you can even swim on Christmas day!

Opening times: Open 365 days a year. Check session times here.

Cost: Find swimming prices and subscriptions here.

Outdoor Pools in Surrey

Pools on the Park – Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond TW9 2SF

Richmond Pools in the Park is the perfect place to swim with glorious views of Richmond Park. The swimming pool is perfect for families with fitness classes and swimming lessons plus general swim times for lane swimming for anyone who wants to swim for fitness, do laps before or after work or even bring the kids for a swim after school. They even have swimming courses in school holidays.

Opening times: Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 9pm

Cost: £5.60 for adults, £4.30 for children and children under five go free. Full price list here.

Guildford Lido – Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1HB

Guildford Lido is the iconic Guildford outdoor pool, still standing from the 1930’s. It is set in four acres of landscaped gardens and in the summer months it’s heated to 24 degrees. Managed by Freedom Leisure it features a 50m Olympic sized pool which is a great place to relax, unwind, spend time with friends and swim!

Opening times: Open daily, check timetable here

Cost: From £6.50 per adult and £4.75 per child. Family tickets from £21. Find full price list here

Outdoor Paddling Pools in Surrey

Stoke Park Paddling Pool – Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1ER

Stoke Park is home to our favourite paddling pool in Surrey. Surrounded by beautiful, well maintained Stoke Park gardens and with plenty of space to enjoy a picnic and relax, it’s a lovely place for all age children to enjoy. Stoke Park also has a lovely children’s play park, skate park, minigolf and a fitness trail.

Opening times: May to the end of September

Cost: Free

Chertsey Recreation Ground – Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9BW

This lovely community park has a children’s playground and sensory garden plus the usual sports pitches as well as a paddling pool in the summer.

Opening times: Sunny summer days from 1pm.

Cost: Free

Churchfields Recreation Ground – Churchfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8DB

This park is a great place for a family day out. As well as the paddling pool there’s a fantastic play area, tennis courts and table tennis tables and the Churchfields Wildflower Meadow to explore.

Opening times: Throughout the summer holidays.

Cost: Free

Heathervale Recreation Ground – Parkside, New Haw, Surrey KT15 3AN

Baking on to the Basingstoke Canal, Heathervale Recreation Ground is a lovely park to spend time in. As well as the paddling pool, there’s a great play area, skate park and multi games court.

Opening times: Sunny summer days from 1pm.

Cost: Free

Oatlands Recreation Ground – Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8NA

This fantastic village park has not just a paddling pool but a play area, bowling green and tennis courts. It’s a lovely place to spend time as a family in the sun.

Opening times: Throughout the summer holidays.

Cost: Free

Runnymede Pleasure Grounds – Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 0AE

This park is a great place to spend time as a family. With fantastic play equipment, a paddling pool and so many children’s amusements, all situated right next to the Thames, it’s the perfect day out.

Opening times: Sunny summer days from 10am to 6pm.

Cost: Free

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Fields – 33 Marina Avenue, New Malden, Surrey KT3 6NF

The paddling pool at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground is a great place to spend a sunny day. Plus, there’s adventure golf, a play area, tennis courts and table tennis tables plus a great cafe too.

Opening times: 10am to 5pm daily from late July until early September

Cost: Free

Joseph Hood Recreation Ground – 318 Martin Way, Morden, Surrey SW20 9BX

With plenty of space to kick a ball around or have a picnic, this park is a lovely place to spend time as a family. As well as the paddling pool the park has two play areas, tennis courts, table tennis tables and a bowling green.

Opening times: 10am to 5pm daily from late July until early September

Cost: Free

Morden Park – London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 4SF

Originally part of the Morden Hall Estate, Morden Park features a large paddling pool, cricket pitch, multi sports play area, an outdoor gym and trim trail.

Opening times: Throughout the summer, 10am to 5pm.

Cost: Free

Splash Pads in Surrey

Priory Park – Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL

Priory Park is the sort of place children will love. With a fantastic children’s play area that has a great water play area plus a huge wooden ship. Plus, tennis courts, a skatepark, a multi use games area and beautiful formal gardens, a lake and woodland. It’s a great day out for the whole family.

Opening times: Daily in the summer.

Cost: Free

Tamworth Recreation Ground – 118-120 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3LB

Tamworth Recreation Ground has a fantastic water play area as well as play areas, a ball court and tennis courts. A lovely place to visit with the kids.

Opening times: Throughout the summer, 10am to 5pm.

Cost: Free

Wimbledon Park – Home Park Road, Wimbledon, Surrey SW19 8AU

One of our favourite parks in the area, WImbledon Park is somewhere you can spend all day. With so much space to explore including ponds and lakes, fountains, adventure golf, beautiful gardens and play areas plus water play areas in the summer too.

Opening times: Throughout the summer, 10am to 5pm.

Cost: Free

Hersham Recreation Ground – Pratts Lane, Hersham, Walton, Surrey KT12 4RR

Hersham Recreation Ground is a great day out for the whole family. With a play area with a zip line, sand pit, play wall and a fantastic splash pad too.

Opening times: Late July until late August from 10:30am.

Cost: Free

Lammas Recreation Park – Wraysbury Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 4XZ

Lammas Recreation Ground is a family park that sits right next to the River Thames. It has a large field, two play areas, tennis courts, a cafe, mini golf and boat hire plus a fantastic splash park.

Opening times: Spring and summer 10am – 4.45pm. Closed 1-2pm to refill water tanks.

Cost: Free

Outdoor Swimming in Surrey

There are also plenty of places you can go swimming outdoors in Surrey. Here are a few official options but I’m sure there are plenty more wild swimming spots – just make sure you check any guidelines before getting in the water!

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Lagoon – Buckland Park Lagoon, Reigate Road, Buckland, Betchworth, Surrey RH3 7BG

The SHAC is an outdoor adventure organisation that really helps people to get outside, have fun and enjoy the Surrey Hills and everything it has to offer. Their swim sessions are a great way to meet other swimmers and find people to swim with.

Opening times: Open throughout the year.

Cost: From £9.60 per session. Minimum age 10 years.

Frensham Great Pond – Bacon Lane, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2QB

Frensham Great Pond is a really great place to spend time in nice weather – arrive early on sunny days before the car park gets full! The beach is such a lovely place and you can swim freely in designated areas.

Opening times: Car park open 8am to 9pm daily.

Cost: Free. Only cost is the car park. See rates here.

Water Adventures Surrey

As well as traditional swimming pools, paddling pools and splash parks, there are also a few places to have real water adventures in Surrey – something the whole family will love.

Liquid Leisure Surrey – New Road, Shepperton, Surrey, Surrey TW17 0QQ

Liquid Leisure Shepperton is home to a giant Aqua Park as well as paddleboarding, kayaking, banana bikes and open water swimming.

Opening times: Open daily.

Cost: Aqua Park £18 per person. Minimum age 6 years and minimum height 110cm.

Thorpe Lakes – Thorpe Park Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN

Thorpe Lakes has a fantastic Aqua Park. Plus, it’s somewhere you can learn to wakeboard or waterski and they have open water swimming facilities too.

Opening times: Open daily with different sessions for different ages. Find out more here.

Cost: Aqua Park from £18 per person aged over 6. Mini Aqua Park for children under 6 at £7 each. Full details here.

Outdoor Pools in Surrey

Other Outdoor Swimming Options in Surrey

There are other outdoor swimming options in Surrey too. There’s Shere Swimming Pool Club if you’re looking for somewhere outdoors to swim regularly. Or, if you fancy a break away that also has an outdoor swimming pool then the Runnymede on Thames Hotel would be perfect for a family break. You can read our review here.

Outdoor Pools in Surrey

If you want to swim outside regularly, David Lloyd membership could be just the thing. With great facilities for the whole family and outdoor pools at their Epsom and Cheam centres, it’s a great base for so many family activities and quality time together.

Outdoor Pools in Surrey

Indoor Pools in Surrey

As well as all the outdoor options, if the weather isn’t great then you can’t beat an indoor pool and we have quite a few leisure centres and sports centres with pools in Surrey. Here are some suggestions:

I hope that helps you plan some water based fun this summer. If I’ve missed our your favourite place to swim then please do let me know and I’ll add it in as soon as I can.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. One of my favourite summer things to do as well! Our local outdoor pool is closed this season for a refurb which is good in the long run but I miss it!

    We are down your way two weekends running in a few weeks so I am bookmarking this page in the hope we have good weather on one of those trips! Will let you know if I visit one!

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