Five amazing paddling pools to keep the kids happy in isolation – with prices starting at £20

As the weather begins to get warmer, the prospect of a paddling pool adds a little excitement to our everyday, especially whilst school closures mean parents are tasked with keeping the kids entertained.

And luckily there are various deals around on paddling pools to get the little ones splashing about in no time.

We’ve rounded up our five favourites…

Argos’ pirate paddling pool

Ahoy, me hearties! How about this for a deal? Argos are offering up a Chad Valley Pirate Ship Paddling Pool, £25, for the warmer days, which comes complete with a water gun.

It’ll be all aboard for a water adventure in this easy-to-inflate paddling pool, which could also be filled with play balls.

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The pool comes with five star ratings, with one person writing: “Fun and interactive! excellent value for money!!”

Another said: “Plenty of room for both my 7 year old & 4 year old to play. They loved the canon spray which was how we filled the pool. And having the blow up swords was a great bonus.

“Pretty straightforward to blow up with electric pump (which we already had (isn’t included)), didn’t take too long. Great value for money too!”

Chad Valley Family Swim Centre

This Chad Valley Family Swim Centre paddling pool is perfect for all the family to get involved with and would make a fabulous addition to any garden.

Made for children aged six and above, the pool will take around 13 minutes to inflate and then 23 minutes to fill and will provide endless fun during a hot day.

Retailing at £35, it’s great value for money and parents seem impressed too.

One said: “Easy to set up nice size great capacity would recommend,” and a second wrote: “It quite big and perfect a for up to 4 adults or a family.”

Chad Valley’s Sand and Water Pit

With this nifty item you can combine sand and water and make a little beach from home.

The sweet apple-shaped water pit is a surefire way to keep those 12 months old and above amused and has received over 2,000 positive reviews on Argos.

The Sand and Water Pit is available for £20.

ASDA’s Kid Connection Inflatable Family Pool

Much like the Chad Valley Family Swim Centre, ASDA’s version also boasts enough space for the family to enjoy.

The model has a double-valve system, which makes it super easy to set up and to deflate and, at £25, it has excellent reviews too.

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One person, pleased with their purchase, wrote: “Perfect family pool, my daughter loves it! Would definitely recommend.”

A second wrote: “Great item .fanatic value for money. Easy to put up ,enough room for all family xx” [sic].

JoJo Maman Bébé Pop-Up Paddling Pool

This adorable little paddling pool is available for £35 from JoJo Maman Bébé and is perfect for babies and toddlers.

The best parts are that it’s very easy to assemble, and can be done instantly, and it’s made from durable fabric with UPF 50+ protection.

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One impressed parent wrote: "We are delighted with this paddling pool purchased for our one year old granddaughter. The quality is excellent and so easy to use. We also use it as a tent without water!”

Another said: “Fantastic item! We have used it without water too – we put our little lady in it with her toys, it keeps her contained and shaded. Perfect.”

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