Stoke Park Paddling Pool Temporarily closed

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Stoke Park Paddling Pool – Temporarily closed

Since publishing this Article Ash Parish news has learnt of the following update on 10/06/2022 from Stoke ParkOur paddling pool is closed temporarily following reports that the floor is unsafe. We will open again as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience”.

Guildford Borough Council (GBC) has now opened the Stoke Park Paddling Pool for the summer. This follows the essential resurfacing of the pool during the closed months to be ready for the summer. The footpaths around the paddling pool and boating lake, and the entrance nearest the skatepark, can also be used.

The paddling pool is free to use and swim nappies are available to buy at the visitor point.

There are lots of things to see and do in Stoke Park. The children’s playground has a helter skelter and the much-loved Stoke Park crocodile statue. You’ll also find adult and junior swings, multi-play units and a seesaw. The Skate park which is free to use and at the weekend mini gold may be purchased at an additional cost.

There are two kiosks serving a range of refreshing food, drinks, and ice cream.

Visit stoke parks website to find out more about the activities available in Stoke Park.

Stoke Park is the borough’s largest and most popular Green Flag award winning park. The Green Flag award recognises well-managed parks and green spaces.

Lead Councillor for Environment, Cllr James Steel, said:

“It’s fantastic that the paddling pool returns for the warmer, summer months. It is a popular, free activity for families in Guildford.

“Thank you for your patience while we installed a new fibreglass surface in the paddling pool. This surface will help the filters work efficiently and save water and the amount of chemicals used.

“The new surface features multicoloured aquatic creatures and the water jets, but will feel firmer than the previous surface. It is still important to take care to avoid slipping in this exciting environment.”

Opening hours

  • Stoke Park Gardens is open daily from 8 am until dusk.
  • Mini Golf  Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Visitor Point Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm (Adult £4.75, Junior/Concession £3.20, Family 2 Adults, 3 Children under 18 £13.45).


Stoke Park, London Rd, Guildford GU1 1TU, United Kingdom

Car Park  Information and Charges
Guildford College student car park, Stoke Road.

Located off the Recreation road round-about.

  • Weekdays after 6pm only – free
  • All day weekends and college holidays – free

College car park enquiries should be directed to Guildford College

Nightingale Road car park, (GU1 1ER)

Lido Road car park, (GU1 1HB)

  • 4 hours free parking between 6am-6pm
  • 4-7 Hours – £5
  • 7+  Hours – £9

A ticket still needs to be displayed for a stay of 4 hours or less

Burchatt’s Farm car parkLondon Road (GU1 1TU) Free parking at all times

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