Be Happy without splashing the cash

A splashing time was had by all at Happy Mount Park
A splashing time was had by all at Happy Mount Park

Aqua Park, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe

By Garry Cook

When the sun is out there is nothing better than splash-park craziness!

Hidden in an old-fashioned Victorian park are glorious fountains of fun which drive kids wild.

Parents can watch from the sidelines as the kids delight in enthralling water jets and cascading showers.

Even toddlers can get involved with some of the gentler jets on the outskirts of the magnificently designed water installation.

Park on the sea road (Marine Road East) and walk into Happy Mount where the traditional surroundings hide this kid’s paradise splash park.

Most of the other attractions in the park are paid for, including the indoor Pirates in the Park play centre, the Victorian roundabout and swingboats. But the Aqua Park, easily the stand-out activity at Happy Mount, is free. Be sure to bring a towel and trunks.

Fun rating: 5/5

Activity type: Outdoor play

Duration: Two hours

Age range: 1+

Address: Marine Road East, Morecambe LA4 5AQ

What will cost you more?

Car Parking

Free Paid attractions: Several other rides

Food and drinks: Available at Café in the Park

Garry Cook’s Free Days out in Lancashire is a guide to free family days out in the North West.

Garry, who lives in the Ribble Valley, spent three years documenting days out and every one of the 24 venues in his book does not charge.

The guide is a godsend for parents trying to keep children entertained over the long summer holidays.

It is available on Amazon and Kindle, with the Kindle version also including full-colour photography. The Kindle version can be downloaded to iPads, iPhones, Android and Windows phones, meaning you can take it with you on your days out.

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