With temperatures set to soar this weekend, Congleton Town Council is expecting the ever popular paddling pool to be enjoyed by many. The free tourist attraction on Park Road, Congleton will open on Saturday 26th May at 10.00am. It will then remain open, weather permitting, every day, 10am-6pm until Sunday 9th September.
The paddling pool is run and managed by Congleton Town Council. A paddling pool attendant, who can be clearly identified in their light blue polo shirt, will always be present when the pool is open. The attendants have keys to the toilets and first aid box and are the first point of contact for any queries regarding the pool. The pool is designed for children aged 11 years and under and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Due to record numbers at the paddling pool in 2017, a new 300 person limit rule was set for the attraction, following health and safety guidance, the pool operates on a first come first served basis. This will mean that on very hot, popular days, the pool area may have reached its maximum numbers and you may need to queue until there is room for you to enter.
Streetscape Development Officer at Congleton Town Council, Ruth Burgess said “Congleton Paddling Pool has been enjoyed by families with young children for many decades. It is a great facility and we hope that the 2018 summer season will be just as successful and enjoyed by many. We ask all users to be respectful of the new 300 limit rule, other users and of the residents and businesses in the surrounding area.”
For safety reasons, users are asked not to take food and drink into the water and to make sure that all litter is put in the bins. Bikes, dogs, glass and alcohol are not allowed at the pool. Users are reminded to be respectful of local residents and to remember that Daneside Theatre car park is a private car park and cannot be used for the pool. Town Centre car parks are just a short walk from the pool and park.