Splashing start to the summer

Young kids will be making a splash this week as Merton Council opens its paddling pools for the summer.

The pools, opening on 19 July in parks across the borough give families and children the chance to cool off in the hot weather.

Merton’s paddling pools will open from 10am to 5pm every day in the summer holidays until 31 August. Wimbledon Park’s interactive water play area has been open since May and will also remain in use until 31 August.

This year, residents visiting Tamworth Rec, Figges Marsh, can look forward to brand new water sprays and play facilities following improvement works to the water play area. These will be completed shortly and will be opening next week on Friday 25 July.

Each year, Merton Council commits more than £50,000 in its paddling pools to cover the cost of water, electricity, water treatment, staffing and maintenance.

To find your nearest paddling pool, visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/paddlingpools