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Best UK holiday parks with outdoor swimming pools from £9pppn in 2023 – including Cornwall, Suffolk & Essex

THERE are plenty of holiday parks in the UK with outdoor pools where you can make the most of – hopefully – sunny days next summer.

We rounded up some of the best parks, with deals from £9pp a night in 2023.

We’ve rounded up the best holiday parks with outdoor pools for next summer

Many of them happen to be close to great beaches and have lots of kid-friendly activities on site, including surf lessons and crazy golf.

A lot of them also have indoor pools in case the heat gets too much or – more likely – it rains.

Plus, most of the accommodation can sleep anywhere from two to eight people, making it much easier to save on the cost of your break.

Here are the best holiday parks with outdoor pools:

1. Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Based in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, Thorpe Park is home to a spacious outdoor pool featuring a Lazy River and a giant Space Bowl flume.

Outside of the pool, adventurous kids will love the zip wire and climbing wall.

Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire
The giant Space Bowl flume will be perfect for more adventurous kids

2. Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Your kids will love the pools at Vauxhall Holiday Park – there’s an indoor one with an inflatable obstacle course and fountains.

While the outdoor pool has slides and play areas suitable for younger children.

You can also try crazy golf and pedal karting on-site.

Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
Vauxhall Holiday Park has huge indoor and outdoor pools

3. Combe Haven, St Leonards on Sea

Combe Haven has one of the biggest outdoor pools around, featuring a giant Space Bowl flume.

There are lots of activities for your little ones, including archery and junior segways.

Combe Haven

4. Parkdean Resorts Newquay, Cornwall

This holiday park in Newquay, Cornwall, has no fewer than three heated outdoor pools, one of which has a 200ft waterslide.

A great base for families drawn to Newquay’s surfer vibes, there are eleven beautiful beaches just minutes away from the resort.

There are special kids pools at this Newquay holiday park

5. Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Holywell Bay is a resort surrounded by sand dunes in Cornwall.

It has a heated outdoor pool with a 300ft waterslide and its very own surf school, but if you fancy hitting the beach one day, there’s one just a ten-minute stroll away.

Slip down a 300ft waterslide at Holywell Bay Park

6. Parkdean Resorts Valley Farm, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Perfectly placed for exploring the attractions of Clacton-on-Sea and the traditional seaside town of Brightlingsea, Valley Farm also has great on-site amenities.

There’s an indoor and outdoor pool, games on the sports court, an adventure playground and an arcade. Great beaches are also nearby.

There are beaches close to this holiday park in Essex

7. Park Holidays UK Broadland Sands, Nr. Lowestoft, Suffolk

Broadland Sands is right by the sea in Suffolk and just a short drive from Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

It has a spectacular outdoor pool with a 45-metre flume and a paddling pool. Plus, there’s a dinosaur-themed golf course, a family entertainment venue, a sports bar, a snooker lounge and an on-site restaurant and takeaway. 

A 45-metre flume is the centrepiece of this outdoor pool at Broadland Sands

8. Haven Littlesea, Weymouth, Dorset

Heated indoor and outdoor pools with lessons available for beginners are just some of the perks of Haven Littlesea in Dorset.

Away from the pool, you can go for seaside strolls along the path to East Fleet Lagoon, where you can take the coastal path to the Jurassic Coast’s West Bay.

Stay in Dorset with an outdoor pool and seaside strolls nearby

9. Wild Duck Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Wild Duck Holiday Park has heated indoor and outdoor pools with loads of fun water-based activities for kids.

Archery and crazy golf are also available, and there are plenty of forest trails to follow in the surrounding woodlands of the park.

Expect indoor and outdoor pools with water fountains at Wild Duck in Norfolk

10. Oakdean Forest Park, Hurn Forest, Dorset

Set on the edge of the scenic Hurn Forest in Dorset, Oakdean Forest Park has the sandy beaches of Bournemouth right on its doorstep.

On-site, there’s an indoor swimming pool with a flume arcade and an outdoor swimming pool that’s open from the spring bank holiday from the end of May until early September.

Guests at Oakdean get access to an outdoor pool and an indoor one with a flume arcade

You can also check out all holiday parks with outdoor pools at Haven here or here for Parkdean Resorts.

For a staycation this winter, the hugely popular Polar Express breaks are also back on sale for 2022 from £134pp, but you’ll have to be quick.

Alternatively, for hotel stays, Premier Inn has rooms from £11pp a night, and kids eat for free this autumn.

For more seaside staycation deals, Parkdean Resorts launched deals from £4.50pp a night in 2023.

Deals start from £9pp a night in 2023

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