Congleton Paddling Pool

The town’s Paddling Pool has entertained children over the summer months since the 1930s onwards. Congleton Town Council sees this as an important part of the town’s heritage and continues to invest in the site. The Paddling Pool is open seven days a week from 10am – 6pm (weather permitting). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Headspace café is open at Fellowship House, 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday over the summer. They are serving hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks at very reasonable prices. For every 9 hot drinks you buy, you can have one free with a loyalty card. They’re breastfeeding friendly and wheelchair and pram accessible. Every coffee sold and every cake eaten raises money for Visyon, a local charity supporting the emotional health of children, young people and their families in the Cheshire and Staffordshire Moorlands areas! So the more cake you eat, the more young people Visyon can help!

The Paddling Pool is a free facility run by Congleton Town Council for the benefit of local people. 

Open Saturday 26 May to Sunday 9 September from 10am – 6pm weather dependent.

Please note in exceptionally hot weather the pool and surrounding area can become very over crowded. If you are driving to use this facility please be aware that there is only residents parking available, so please use the Town Centre car-parks, several of which are located very near by. Visitors are asked to respect the residents of Park Road and park in one of the town centre car-parks. Disabled visitors are asked to contact the Town Council Office (01260 270350 Option 1) for details of alternative parking.

Click here for map of car-parks in the Town

In 2008 the Town Council invested around £70,000 to improve the facility – this included new safety surfacing around the pool, the pool being repointed and painted, a new toilet facility connected to the main sewer (no more portaloos!) and improvements to the filtration plant.

A Paddling Pool Attendant will be on duty at all times and should be contacted if you need the key for the toliet, access to the first aid box or general advice. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The facility is designed for children aged 11 and under.

All litter should be put in the bins provided and children should not take food or drink into the water as this can cause a problem with the filters.

For further information contact Ruth Burgess, on 01260 270350 (Option 5) or email

01260 270350