If you are looking for ways to entertain your precious little ones during the summer holidays, having a paddling pool in your garden is a great idea to help keep them occupied.
As the weather is now warming up, it also helps to keep them cool and diffuse any tantrums that might stem from any heated tempers.
There are many paddling pools on the market, from smaller ones for toddlers which literally just hold water, to ones with shades and water sprayers.
Here are the ones that we think are the best value:Sunset Glow Paddling Pool – £6.39
You can trust John Lewis to provide a bargain that is good quality. This one is just that and is big enough to hold several children at once. It is able to hold 713L of water and you get a repair patch in case of punctures.
From: johnlewis.comOcean Life Kids Paddling Pool – £8.99
Another great bargain option here, as well as good quality this one has a sturdy design. The outside is made up of three inflatable rings that combined are stronger than just one. Lovely bright colour popping graphics on the exterior too.
From: bestwayswimmingpools.co.ukRainbow Ring Play Centre Paddling Pool – £62.99
This is more of an activity centre but with water included. There’s a water slide that empties into a wading pool, games including a ring toss, toss ball and ball roller (all accessories included) and a handy railing on the outside.
From: tesco.comChad Valley Family Swim Centre Rectangular 950 Litre Pool – £22.49
We love this pool because it is big enough for adults to chill out in with their kids too. It measures almost three metres in length and has really thick walls. Customers do say that it takes a long time to both inflate and fill with water, but we think it is worth it.
From: argos.co.ukDinosaur Fill n Fun Paddling Pool – £21
Nice basic pool here that is not an inflatable so no pumps needed. The outer is made from strong vinyl and the pool just folds out easily for you to fill with water. It has a water capacity of 749L and comes with a repair patch included for accidents.
From: direct.asda.comSizzlin’ Cool Pirate Ship Play Pool – £39.99
This Sizzlin’ Cool Pirate Ship Play Pool is super fast and easy to set up, and once it is will provide hours of fun. it comes with a water spray and two swords.
From: toysrus.co.ukELC My First Pool – was £5 now £3
Easy to inflate and perfect for babies, this is a brillaint option if you just want to cool your baby off in the heat but don’t want a paddling pool that is too big. It has a soft, inflated base which makes it super soft.
From: mothercare.comIntex Dinosaur Play Centre – £44.99
This is amazing! So many interesting features, including the waterfall, palm tree sprayer and a game where you have to feed the hungry dinosaurs! Loads of fun.
From: ocado.comSplash & Play Cannon Ball Pool – £49.99
This pool can also be used as a ball pit when there is no water in it. It is quite long (length is nearly 4 metres) so make sure you have space in the garden to house it. To use, simply fill the bottom half with water and get the kids to slide in.
From: argos.co.ukBaby Pool with Canopy – Red Ladybird – £17.99
A lovely pool for babies or toddlers as it comes with a handy shade to keep your precious ones covered in direct sun. Not many pools have that. The ladybird theme is also very eye-catching. There’s a soft inflatable floor for them to sit on too.