Fun at Malvern Splash
A great afternoon out
Today we've been swimming. It wasn't just any old swimming though, this was swimming with a wave machine, a slide and water play features. It almost felt like we were back at Center Parcs.
Malvern Splash in Malvern, Worcestershire, has recently undergone a £2 million revamp. The changing rooms have been fully refurbished, there is dedicated changing facilities for people with disabilities and family changing areas.
We booked on to the 12.25pm session. The sessions are for an hour and 20 minutes which is plenty long enough. It was £20 for 2 adults and 2 children. Booking online was straightforward. I have read reviews of people finding it really difficult but I had no problems at all.
Check in was simple. The girl just checked our tickets on my phone and sent us straight through to the changing rooms.
The changing rooms were all clean. They are cleaned between sessions (we saw them being cleaned after our session). The toilets were very smelly though - like really smelly!
The pool is pretty impressive. There's a new flume slide, an interactive water play area and a wave machine that goes off a couple of times in the session.
The boys absolutely loved the flume tunnel slide. There's a lifeguard at the top ushering everyone down so there's no danger of any pile ups. The boys happily queued up on their own and we met them at the end. Their faces as they came out of the tunnel was brilliant. Pure joy!
Make sure you remember to take buoyancy aids if your little one needs them as there are none to borrow when you get there. There are some big floats in the water that you are able to use.
When we got out of the pool at the end and into the changing rooms it was really cold so have your towel handy. The showers were lovely and warm though which was a welcome surprise.
We arrived a few minutes after 12.25pm which worked in our favour as there was no queue to get in and we got a changing room straight away. On our way out, there was a queue out of the door for the next session so our top tip is go with your swimming things already on under your clothes and arrive a couple of minutes after your session starts. That way you won't be hanging around and you can get straight in the water. Don't forget your £1 coin or trolley token for the lockers.
Parking was easy. There's a car park right opposite the swimming pool and it's only £1 for 2 hours.
It took us an hour to get there from Stratford upon Avon but was well worth the trip. We're already planning when to go back.
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