A brand new children’s splash pad opened yesterday Wednesday 1 August at Cheltenham's leisure centre.
We sent a couple of our lovely family bloggers to try it out!
It was touch and go, we'd organised to try it out the day before it opened but it still wasn't finished!
How super stressful for all the staff but they pulled the bunny out of the hat and it was ready, shiny and new for the official opening day.
Jamie Collier said
"With the launch of its new splash pad Leisure at Cheltenham is the perfect place for toddlers to enjoy a splashtastic day out.
Separated from the small pool by windows and a secure door, the splash pad is a safe environment for supervised water play complete with a variety of fun features.
Fountains, dams, buckets, mirrors and a miniature slide ensure that there are plenty of activities for little ones to enjoy as they gain independence.
Crawlers and cruisers are in their element with interactive wall features set at just the right height. With shallow water throughout the splash pad, walkers can easily enjoy all of the features on offer.
There is plenty of space for parents too and with a dedicated door to the changing village you can be dry in no time at all.
We can't wait to go back and would definitely recommend the splash pad!"
Photographer Kate, mum of two gorgeous pumpkins said
"Today we had the pleasure of going to the launch of the Splash Pad, what a beautiful new playing space for children. I am loving everything thats unfolding at Leisure@Cheltenham and can’t wait to see where the future takes them!"
This marks the completion of the centre’s £2.5million redevelopment which includes the new splash pad, two new exercise studios, new health and fitness suite, upgraded changing rooms, new reception and improved access for people with disabilities including a Changing Places space. The upgrades have been designed around the importance of play, fun, learning and exploration for our community.
Pre-booked tickets start at £5 per child (adults are free) and £6 per child on the door. Swim sessions will run as hourly sessions and spaces are limited.
The Cheltenham trust is a not for profit organisation, who continue to reinvest money back into their sites across Cheltenham, continually improving the customer experience and offering the best in health and fitness space and equipment. They are particularly keen to ensure that any of our customers who have special needs are properly catered for, which has resulted in a number of key re-design features. ( We will try these out soon in another blog!)