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Paddling Pools & Splash Park

Harlow has five paddling pools and one splash park, which are open during the school summer holidays only. Their locations are:

  • Bush Fair - By the Tye Green Bowls Club off Tilwicks Road
  • Harlow Town Park - Behind the Leah Manning Centre off Park Lane
  • Norman Booth - By the Norman Booth Recreation Centre off Mulberry Green, Old Harlow
  • Potter Street Splash Park - Off Southern Way
  • Staple Tye - By the Great Parndon Community Association off Abercrombie Way
  • Sumners - By the Sumners Recreation Centre off Broadley Road

Paddling pools and splash park guidance

Please note when using the paddling pools and splash park:

  • There are no lifeguards
  • Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult
  • There are no toilets on site at the paddling pools and splash park
  • Do not take bikes, dogs or glass into the pool area
  • Use the bins provided or take your litter home
  • While open staff are on duty to maintain the area, clean and monitor the water quality and report problems
  • Staff have access to a small supply of plasters and antiseptic wipes only, which if needed can be given to the parent of the child to administer
  • Staff are trained how to deal with an emergency situation but this does not include administering first aid
  • Staff may not always be available due to other commitments and pools maybe drained at any time for health and safety reasons
Paddling pools and splash park opening 2016
The paddling pools and splash park will be open from 25 July to 1 September 2016.

Paddling pools and splash park opening 2016

The paddling pools and splash park are open from 25 July to 1 September 2016 10am to 6pm.

Paddling pools and splash park closures

Paddling pools will be inspected each morning and if faults are found the pool may be closed. Pools could also be closed at any time and at short notice during the day if a fault is later found or due to weather conditions. Any closures will be listed on

Splash ParkNorman Booth PaddlyTown Park Paddly

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