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Splashing Good Times: Best Swimming Pools and Aquatic Centres for Kids in Swindon

May 10, 2023

Do your kids love water as much as ours do? There's nothing quite like letting your little ones loose in a pool, whether they're just learning to swim or already confident in the water. Swindon is home to some fantastic swimming pools and aquatic centres, perfect for kids of all ages. In this blog post, we're going to share our top picks so that you can plan your next family day out with ease.

Oasis Leisure Centre

One of the best-known swimming destinations in Swindon, Oasis Leisure Centre offers a fun and exciting aquatic experience that your kids will love. With a variety of pools to choose from, there's something for everyone. The Lagoon Pool, with its wave machine and thrilling water slides, is a favourite among kids and adults alike. Little ones can paddle and splash around in the shallow area of the pool, complete with fun water features. In addition to the main pool, there's also a 25m training pool perfect for swimming lessons or some more serious swimming.

Oasis Leisure Centre also offers a range of swimming classes for children of all ages, from baby and toddler sessions to advanced lessons for more experienced swimmers. With friendly and qualified instructors, your child will be in safe hands as they learn and develop their swimming skills.

Health Hydro

For a more traditional swimming experience, head to Health Hydro in Swindon's town centre. This historic Victorian building houses a 33m pool with beautifully preserved features, providing a truly unique swimming environment. The pool is split into a main and a shallow area, perfect for younger children who are gaining confidence in the water.

Health Hydro is well-equipped for families, with baby changing facilities and spacious family changing rooms. The centre also runs swimming lessons for kids of all ages, from beginners to more advanced swimmers. The historic building is also home to a Turkish Baths suite, which is open to adults if you fancied a little relaxation time after your swim.

Highworth Recreation Centre

Located just outside of Swindon, Highworth Recreation Centre is a fantastic option for families who prefer a smaller, quieter swimming experience. Their 17m pool is perfect for kids who are learning to swim or who just want to splash around and have fun. The pool is divided into a main area and a smaller shallow area for young children, ideal for your little ones to build their confidence in the water.

Highworth Recreation Centre offers a range of swimming lessons for children of all ages and abilities, so you can trust that your child will be in safe hands as they progress with their swimming skills. The centre also has a small soft play area for under 5s, which is great for entertaining your little ones after your swim.

Dorcan Recreation Complex

Dorcan Recreation Complex is a fantastic family-friendly facility in east Swindon. Boasting a 25m pool, it's perfect for kids who are learning to swim or who just want to splash around and have fun. The pool is divided into a main area and a smaller shallow area for young children, so you can be sure that your little ones are safe as they gain confidence in the water.

Dorcan Recreation Complex offers a range of swimming lessons for children of all ages and abilities, so you can trust that your child will be in safe hands as they develop their swimming skills. In addition to the pool, the complex also has a large sports hall, outdoor football pitches and a gym, making it a great destination for a full day of family fun.

Dance at Intune Dance and Movement

Swimming is not the only way to keep your little ones active and engaged in physical activities. At Intune Dance and Movement, we believe that dance is a fantastic way for children to develop coordination, strength and confidence, all while having heaps of fun.

Our dance classes, available in Lechlade and Fairford, cater to children of all ages and abilities, from pre-schoolers to teenagers. Our friendly and experienced instructors offer a range of styles, including ballet, modern and tap, ensuring that there's something for everyone.

If you're looking for a new activity for your child, why not give dance a try? Get in touch with us at [email protected] to book your child's first dance class in Lechlade or Fairford. They'll love the chance to try something new and make new friends, and you'll love watching them grow and develop through movement and creativity.

Conclusion

Swindon is home to a fantastic array of swimming pools and aquatic centres that cater to kids of all ages and abilities. Whether you're looking for a fun day out with slides and wave machines, a more traditional swimming experience in a historic setting, or a quieter pool for your little ones to gain confidence in the water, there's something for everyone in Swindon.

And don't forget, swimming is just one of the many ways your child can stay active and engaged in physical activities. Dance is also a fantastic option for developing coordination, strength and confidence. So why not get in touch with Intune Dance and Movement at [email protected] to book your child's first dance class in Lechlade or Fairford?

Happy swimming and dancing!

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