Paddling Pool, California Country Park - Bookings online only!
California Country Park, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead, RG40 4HU
Please note that due to road closures at the Arborfield end of Nine Mile Ride, access to the Park is from the Finchampstead end of Nine Mile Ride only.
The paddling pool will be closed from Sunday 5th September until the school summer holidays in 2022. There are still some places available for the 10am, 12pm, 2pm sessions on the last day, Saturday 4th September. Entry will be by online booking only. Book here.
We have two ticket options available:
£2.50 for anyone of any age entering the water, and
£1 for adults who need to enter the pool area to supervise children but not the pool itself.
All children must be supervised by an adult. Anyone entering the water must wear a swimsuit. Babies to wear waterproof swim nappies please.
There are toilets on site next to the Cafe but no changing rooms.
How long is a pool session?
Bookings are for a 1 hour 45 minute session (15 minute window for our staff to clear the pool and get the next group in).
Can I cancel my booking?
Bookings are non-refundable unless the refund request is made within 14 days of purchasing online or over the phone.
If you are cancelling due to COVID-19 isolation, we will kindly request that you provide us with evidence of your isolation request from the NHS Track and Trace app. or positive test result. Upon receiving this we will move your booking or offer you a gift voucher for the total of the booking.
Can I amend my booking?
Amendments may be made to the time, date and participants of a booking up to 48 hours prior to the booking date. Amendments will be charged at £10 per booking.
What happens if the pool is closed for safety reasons?
Please note that on occasions we may have to clear the water of people for the safety of those in it. There will be no refunds available should this happen but we will do our best to get you back in as soon as possible for the remainder of your session. If we are unable to reopen the water during your session we will look to rearrange your booking for another session.
What happens if it rains?
We continue come rain or shine. Refunds are not available due to poor weather, however if it is unsafe (high winds, thunder and lightning etc) we will offer you to re-book or a gift voucher for the total.
What happens if I am late?
If you are late for your session, you will be able to take part in your activity, but your session will finish at the original end time and no extension to the session length will be made, nor a discount or refund given. Please make every effort to sign in for the time of your booking, or a few minutes early to ensure you get the full time in the facility.
No dogs allowed
Unfortunately we don't allow dogs in the play park and paddling pool.