Easter is a great time to gather family and friends to spend some quality time together. Choosing to go swimming is the perfect option that’s fun, free and accessible. Yet, fewer people than ever are swimming each month in the UK. Encourage the whole family to get involved with our top finds of the greatest swim spots in the UK this Easter.
Swimming is one of the best overall work outs and a life saving skill rolled into one. It gives the little ones an opportunity to build their self-confidence whilst having fun! Explore our top 7 swimming destinations for the whole family.
Treyarnon Rock Pool, North Cornwall
Cornwall is a popular Easter break destination for Brits because of the community feel and the beautiful beaches. Treyarnon Bay beach is located close to Constantine beach just off the coast road, which links Newquay and Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. It has beautiful sandy beaches and is a picturesque location for all the family to enjoy.
Whether you’re an adventure seeker, there are big rocks located on the water’s edge to go rock climbing, or if you plan to bring your pet, you’d be glad to know it’s dog friendly and lifeguard cover is from 2nd May – 27th September to accommodate your needs.
Lady Falls, Brecon Beacons
The falls is named after the Welsh Princess Gwlady’s. Folklore stories say that that she fell in love with a man called Einon. Though she was not able to be with him in this life, she is with him forever on the river. There is also a pebble beach close by, giving the little one’s an opportunity to collect some sea shells.
Three Shires Head Waterfall, Peak District
Known for its exquisitely charming scenery, the Three Shires are known to attract thousands of tourists each year. Its name was coined because it is the point where three shires meet: Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. It is situated on the River Dame that runs through Axe Edge Moor in the Peak District. It’s in a secluded spot, which makes it a popular choice for adult or teen swimmers.
Galleny Force, Stonethwaite
Stonethwaite is a small village in the Lake District and is known for its breath-taking views of the countryside. Galleny has an eye-catching waterfall with a shallow plunge pool in the Stonethwaite Beck. There are some shallower parts of the pool, perfect for your little ones.
Janet’s Foss, Yorkshire
The Janet Foss waterfall is nestled in the woodland. Legend has it that “Janet” refers to a fairy queen who supposedly lived in a little care at the falls rear. Moss growing on the edge of the falls has gradually been covered in limestone, making the waterfall look like a green mini forest.
Hillingdon Outdoor Pool, London
Located in the heart of Uxbridge, the Hillingdon leisure centre showcases it’s 1930’s style outdoor pool. It’s pretty lengthy with its 50 meter stretch and is a go-to for relaxation time. There are striking waterfalls at both ends of the pool, and it comes with a heated splash pool for children. The pool is open from Spring to Autumn.
London Fields, London
With 50m of a space in this outdoor swimming pool, you and your family will have more than enough space to splash around and have fun. Facilities also include a café as well as a large sundeck and sunbathing area. Interestingly, it’s ran by a non-profit organisation that encourages to keep people consistently active.
Before you set off, make sure you have the swimming kits prepped and ready to go. Take a look at the funky swimming costumes for the kids, that they’ll be more than eager to wear.
There are so many benefits of swimming, and it keeps the whole family active. Not only is it a lifesaving skill, but it’s lots of fun too! We hope we’ve given you a wide range of options of swimming spots to take your family this Easter. Read our blog posts here, on some swimming tips you can practice with your little ones.