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Paddling Pool Near SE23?
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Chalico


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Post: #1
14-05-2009 12:46 AM

Does anybody know if there is any paddling pool for children nearby?

We lived in Wood Green for 3 years. And there was a really nice paddling pool in the Lordship Recreation park. I was wondering if there is any near Forest Hill. I google searched for it, and found that there is one in Crystal Palace. But I think it is indoors or something, because you can`t see it in a map with a satellite view.

In a sunny days, it would be great for kids. Does anybody know one?

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brian


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Post: #2
14-05-2009 07:31 AM

I am sure there was and maybe still is one in Wells Park.

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michael


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Post: #3
14-05-2009 08:41 AM

I think the one at Wells Park is now an 'interactive waterplay site'

See photos at: http://www.sydenham.org.uk/wells_park.html

Unfortunately paddling pools are not really encouraged any more as they can be dangerous if unsupervised.

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gingernuts


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14-05-2009 09:22 AM

OMG! we did such dangerous things when we were kids, it's a surprise so many of us are still alive to tell the tale!

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shzl400


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14-05-2009 10:09 AM

There's one on Clapham Common (northside, opposite The Pavement). It was empty the last time I looked, but I think they only fill it up in the summer. I know they are planning to install a load of benches there and I can't imagine they would do so for the Clapham yummy mummies just to stare at concrete!

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Perryman


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14-05-2009 11:49 AM

Ruskin Park (Denmark Hill) and Brockwell Pk (Herne Hill) recently had traditional outdoor paddling pools. No idea if they are still open.

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Chalico


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Post: #7
14-05-2009 01:25 PM

Thanks everyone.

I will check if they still used over the weekend. Hope the weather will be sunny.

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liliput


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Post: #8
10-07-2009 03:51 PM

Hi,

There may be on at the bottom of Horniman gardens, I heard a rumour they fill it up in summer.

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roz


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10-07-2009 05:53 PM

Hi, it would be good if it were, but in 20 years I've never seen it filled with water.

As Michael has said, the best local alternative is Sydenham Wells Park , which doesn't have a pool but a really good water feature on from about 11am in the mornings which meets all health and safety issues about unsupervised pools etc.

I've heard Brockwell Lido is good, I don't know about Ruskin but will check it out.

You could always buy one then invite your childrens friends around!

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Perryman


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10-07-2009 06:16 PM

I heard a rumour that you can hire row boats and punts for the day in Forest Hill.
As I understand, it is a very scenic trip all the way down to West Croydon, along the old canal. There are some nice pubs along the way too.

For details, ask in the Dartmouth Arms.

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ForestGump


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Post: #11
11-07-2009 09:21 AM

Not exactly a 'paddling pool' many parents allow their children to play in and explore the shallow river that runs through Ladywell Fields. There's a cafe, an adventure playground area for young children and a more traditional playground.

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