Welcome to Splash! – Updated July 2021

Fun in the sun doesn’t get better than this! Cool down at Fylde Council’s splash park by the sea within the beautiful setting of the Promenade Gardens, St Anne’s. Splash is located within a stunning Grade II listed park famous for its distinctive rockeries, floral displays and water features.  The facility is set within a former open air paddling pool surrounded by an amphitheatre for spectators. It has been designed to sympathetically blend with the sites heritage structures. There is a fantastic range of features including spray loops, water sprays, bucket drops, water domes and a small section for paddling. Children of all abilities can activate the sensor operated water jets.

We are now open and operating safely in line with Government guidance. You must now pre-book to use Splash through the link at the bottom of this webpage. This is to prevent high density crowds within the facility. Our sessions are restricted in numbers and will get booked quickly, so try to book in advance to avoid disappointment and please cancel your booking if your plans change – to free tickets for other families. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority. We now have numerous measures in place including reduced capabilities, pre-booking online and enhanced cleaning procedures. Do not visit Splash if you show any Covid-19 symptoms, and follow advice on this government link.

Booking Information

  • Splash is FREE to enter
  • Splash is specifically designed for children 3 years – 12 years. Children need to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
  • Opening times are from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Friday 23rdJuly – 24th September 2021, 7 days per week.
  • Available session start times: 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 13,45pm, 15.00pm.
  • Bookable sessions are for 1 hour. There is a 15 minute break between each session to ensure the safe exit of users and cleaning of the facility. Please use the link at the bottom of this page to book your session
  • Each booking session is for a maximum of 4 people. If your group is larger than 4, an additional session will need to be booked, subject to availability.
  • A special, weekly 1 hour session is available for the under 5’s: 10.00am every Monday. Please book online.
  • A special, weekly 1 hour session is available for children with disabilities and SEN: 10.00am every Tuesday. No age restriction applies. Please book online.
  • Fylde Council reserve the right to occasionally close Splash as a result of inclement weather, extra cleaning or system maintenance. Updates will be provided on the Splash Facebook page.
  • Bookings can be made by clicking the button at bottom of this page.

On arrival

  • Do not arrive any earlier than your allocated booking time.
  • A simple one way system is in place to ensure the safe entry and exit of users – please let staff guide you on arrival.
  • A sanitisation point will be located at the entrance of facility.
  • Please be respectful of other users and staff and help us keep the facility clean and hygienic by using the bins provided.
  • A whistle will sound at the end of each session and users must exit the facility quickly to enable staff to adequately prepare the facility for the next session.

Hours of operation

Opening times of Splash are 10.00am to 4.00pm daily and are subject to weather conditions, cleaning and maintenance requirements. We strongly advise you check the facility is open prior to making your journey by checking our Facebook page for regular updates. Alternatively you can contact Fylde Council’s Tourist Information Team on Tel: 01253 658443.

Shut down

The Splash water management system is switched off at 4.00pm. All visitors are required to vacate the facility after this time. Access to Splash will be restricted outside advertised opening hours and gates will be locked accordingly.

Refreshments

A refreshments operator selling ice-creams, lollies and drinks will be conveniently situated at Splash throughout the season.

Toilets and changing

There are currently no changing facilities on site so please come prepared. The nearest Danfo public toilets to Splash are:

  • Adjacent to the Splash entrance (new for 2021!)
  • Lifeboat Monument, Promenade Gardens, South Promenade, St. Anne’s.
  • Near Beach Terrace, Fairhaven Road, St. Anne’s.

The charge is 20p and the toilets are open from 6.30am to 8.30pm 7 days a week throughout the season. Please do not use the toilets at the Toby Carvery Salters Wharf Pub unless you are a paying customer.

Allergies

Please be aware that the facility is chemically treated with sodium and Calcium hypochlorite and Sodium bisulfate. If there is a possibility of an allergic reaction, we advise you test the water on your child’s skin prior to entering the splash zone.

Photography

Only film or photograph your friends and family.

FAQs

Why do I need to book?

A new booking system has been introduced as a safety measure due to Covid-19. Despite government restrictions being lifted, we want users of Splash to have a safe and comfortable experience without the concern of dense crowding.

Who is included in my booking?

Each booking slot is for a maximum of 4 people. This includes any adults that are spectating and children/babies that may not be using the Splash facilities.

What if I wish to book for more than 4 people?

If your group is larger than 4 an additional session will need to be booked, subject to availability.

Is there an age limit to use the park?

Splash is specifically designed for 3 – 12 years, however, children under the age of 3 can attend the sessions. All children must be supervised by a responsible parent, guardian or carer.

Can none-SEN siblings attend SEN sessions in the same family group?

Yes, siblings can attend the session so long as they are under the age of 12 years and accompanied by a responsible parent, guardian or carer.

To book onto the SEN sessions, does my child have to prove diagnosis?

No, our system is based on trust and goodwill. The SEN sessions are under trial and will be expanded next year if successful.

Is there an age limit for the SEN sessions?

No, SEN sessions are for all age groups so long as they are accompanied by a responsible parent, guardian or carer.

Why isn’t there any SEN sessions at the weekend?

We have chosen to hold the SEN sessions at our quiet times mid-week, avoiding peak periods.

Can siblings attend the under 5’s sessions (if over the age of 5)?

No, the under 5’s sessions are strictly for those under the age of 5.

Will over 5’s be turned away if they are booked on to the under 5’s only session?

Yes, the under 5’s sessions are strictly for those under the age of 5.

Can my child under the age of 5 only attend the under 5’s sessions?

Children under the age of 5 can attend any session. The under 5’s sessions allow for toddlers to enjoy the park during a quieter period.

Why isn’t there more frequent SEN and under 5’s sessions?

The demand at Splash is very high and we want to allow sessions for as many families as possible. The SEN sessions are under trial and will be expanded next year if successful.

How can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking anytime using the cancellation link in your booking email.

Why can’t I book my chosen slot?

Only the available dates and times will be shown.  Fully booked dates or times will be greyed out or not shown. When new sessions open, we will inform you via our social media pages – please keep an eye out to avoid disappointment.

Please note that adults are included as part of your number of guests.

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How to get here

Address: Promenade Gardens, Lytham St Annes FY8 1LZ

Bus
The number 17 (Blackpool to Lytham) stops on Clifton Drive South, less than 5 minutes walk from the Splash Park along either Hornby Road or East Bank Road. Other bus routes stop in St Annes Square, less than 10 minutes walk from the Splash Park including numbers 7 (Cleveleys to St Annes), 11 (Blackpool to Lytham), 68 (Preston to Blackpool), 76 (Blackpool to St Annes via Great Eccleston and Poulton) and 78 (Wesham to St Annes via Freckleton)

Train
St Annes-on-the-Sea train station is just over 10 minutes walk from the Splash Park. This station is located on the South Fylde Line with hourly trains from Blackpool South to Preston.

Cycling
South Promenade, on which the Splash Park is located, is part of the National Cycle Network, route 62. Cycle stands are located beside the Splash Park entrance.

Car
With the Splash Park being located within the St Annes coastal tourism area, free on-street parking is limited. Pay and display car parks are located close by at Fairhaven Road Car Park (FY8 1NW) and North Promenade Car Park (FY8 2NQ).

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