Stay and Splash

Stay and Splash, Canvey Island: Hours, Address, Stay and Splash Reviews: 4.5/5

Stay and Splash
4.5
Water Parks • Playgrounds
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Canvey Lido at the Paddocks is under new Management. We have a new Kitchen offering a bigger Menu, Party room, more seating, New Climbing Frame and much more. Stay and Splash is suitable Ages 0-8 Children over 8 with younger siblings are allowed but will be required to play calmly. Opening times: Session 1 09:30 - 12:30 Session 2 12:45 - 15:45 Session 3 16:00 - 18:00
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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4.5
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pattiboolay
Hockley, UK2 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2019 • Family
My 4 grandsons loved it here and didn’t want to go home and so did we
Wonderful staff
Brilliant place for children to have fun
Amazingly it was our 1st visit can’t believe we didn’t know about you before, but now we do we will always be there on everyday day we can, can’t think of anywhere else I would rather be with them
Seeing them laugh and play
Well done team
Written 15 September 2019
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Nicola C
4 contributions
Great place for the money
Aug 2019 • Family
Great place for the money. Lots for the kids. Lots of seating. Music and dancing by staff. Just needs proper toilets but apart from that it's ace.
Written 29 August 2019
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Jen
1 contribution
Autism friendly
Aug 2019 • Family
I visited here with my son for the sen session a couple of weeks ago it was our first time here as a family member recommended it and my son had an amazing time it was so relaxed and knowing there is a security gate makes it more peace of mind the staff were excellent and they really make you feel welcome they join in with a song and dance too was so lovely to come somewhere knowing your child won’t be judged I can’t wait for next summer to visit again I wish we had something like this in north London
Written 29 August 2019
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CandAontour
Chelmsford72 contributions
Fab even in the rain
Aug 2019 • Family
We had pre-booked for the morning session and it was raining. We went along anyway and the kids didn't mind the rain one bit. After half an hour it stopped! The kids were in the water for the whole morning...they didn't even go on the sandpit or play equipment! At £10.40 for a family of three....it was definitely worth it. Staff were friendly too. The loos are portaloos but I wouldn't say they were grubby or dirty, just basic. We followed the session with a picnic on the beach nearby! Fab day
Written 28 August 2019
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Kelly P
Leigh-on Sea, UK1 contribution
Fantastic!!
Aug 2019 • Family
Visiting today, a group of 8 of us, food drink and service was brilliant!! Felt like we were on holiday! We loved it and will be booking up for next week!! Thank you for a lovely day!! 5⭐️
Written 27 August 2019
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Angela H
14 contributions
So much potential but lacks the basics
Aug 2019 • Family
Let’s start with the positives. This is a lovely little splash park, with a nice shallow pool that young kids feel safe splashing about in. There are some nice little extras to keep toddlers entertained like the sand pit, the climbing frame and the little tikes area. Big tick for all these simple things that bring so much joy to the kids. The staff are brilliant and very friendly and organised. They keep visitors updated on food wait times, and in those peak wait times the staff come out and keep the kids distracted with family dances like you would get at a holiday park. You can’t take food in, but to be honest the food there is very reasonably priced, has a good varied menu, and the food we had was great. You can buy inflated inflatables for £5, again a very reasonable price. There’s almost enough seating to go around, and to be fair to the venue, if adults weren’t reserving unused seating for kids who are in the pool the entire time, there would actually be seating for everyone who wants/needs it.
Now the negatives. What’s the first thing you look for when you arrive at a water venue? Changing facilities..... there aren’t any!!! Not a biggy for the toddlers, but for the adults who need to get in the pool with them this is a real problem. You really can’t stay dry when you go in with your clothes. So the back up plan would be to change in the toilets..... none of those either, just grim port-a-loo’s! Try as the staff did to clean them regularly, they really were disgusting. The hand washing area is a short walk from the toilets, but I rarely saw anyone actually use it, and even if they did there was no soap, just taps. A portable toilet is not a good place to change a 5 year old, we could barely both get inside to start off with. Also a portable toilet is quite frightening to children, so they avoid it if they can. I saw several kids being advised by their parents to “just pee in the pool, nobody will know”!?!?! Yuck!!! 🤢
I feel sorry for this venue, it has so much potential and they’ve recruited some excellent staff, but it really lacks the basics. Sadly I don’t think they will ever get it though despite having ample unutilised space, because according to the locals, the council want to knock it down. Such a shame, because with a little investment this place could be perfect.
Written 26 August 2019
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Heidi Williams
Basildon, UK7 contributions
An amazing day fun packed all day
Aug 2019 • Friends
Literally had such a great day with my 7 and 5vtear olds and lots of their friends. The booking system wasnt great bubs emailed and the guy was extremely helpful and we had such a great day. The good was good too... lots of seating. The staff were friendly at all times and extremely helpful. All areas were clean including the porter loos. Lots for the children to do from swimming, party dances, massive sandpit, swings, climbing frame, slide, play area, icecream... so much. If you dont do busy maybe not for you, but the busyness didn't bother us or stop my children having fun what so ever.
Written 23 August 2019
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Charley-Anne S
3 contributions
SEN session success !!!
Aug 2019 • Family
So thrilled to have found this place !
My 2 autistic children loved it. Very secure, can see your child at all times. Great lay out. Pool, sand pit & Park ! Food was good & reasonable priced. Staff were so lovely ! What a gem !!
Written 7 August 2019
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Bcm
Southend-on-Sea, UK7 contributions
Brilliant visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Brilliant first visit here. We pre booked to visit all day, 2A 3C (5,7&7) We picked seating/ table between paddling area and sandpit and this meant we were able to keep watch on both areas.
You cannot take own food and drink in but it’s actually very reasonably priced and can buy hot and cold food. You can get jugs of juice as well.
They sell water toys, rings, buckets and spades and ice creams in the kiosk which again was also reasonably priced.
Will definitely visit again.
Written 7 August 2019
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Richenda
Essex, UK5 contributions
SEN Sessions
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited the SEN session today, every Wednesday in the summer holidays, 4-6pm. It’s a lovely splash park, all closed in, so mums and dads can relax and have a coffee without worrying where the kids are!!! The staff are lovely and understanding, the food is delicious and it’s a lifeline to us SEN parents
Written 31 July 2019
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Stay and Splash is open:
  • Wed - Wed 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thu - Tue 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM