A lovely warm indoor pool (with clean changing rooms) which is ideal for babies and good fun for little ones.
The pool has a splash area where toddlers and children enjoy the jets and fountains of water spray over them or creep through the tunnel of water. There are also massage jets and hydrotherapy bubble loungers. The pool is deep for children (1.2m throughout) so they can enjoy jumping off the side, but bear in mind that this means that they cannot touch the bottom apart from at the steps.
The showers are warm and there are family changing rooms as well as a baby seat by the free hairdryers. Lockers require £1 which is returned.
The outdoor pool, open June to September, is a great size, surrounded by grassy banks perfect for sunbathing with a view of the great Devon countryside. There is also a shallow outdoor baby pool.
Prices for Cofton’s Indoor pool and Leisure Complex
Child from 2 years: £3.00
The holiday park is open to day visitors throughout the off-peak year (not in summer holidays or other busy times – do ring to check) and the pool is generally open 8am – 8pm. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult in the swimming pool.
For up to date information and prices please check here.
Cofton offer a swimming loyalty card for both adults and children: ‘Buy 6 swims get 1 free’.
Parent and child swimming sessions with floats
There’s also a fab water soft play session three days a week during term time which sees the pool be exclusive for parents and toddlers/pre-schoolers and floats in the pool. Another bonus is under 4s are free instead of the usual £3.
Mondays – 12pm-2pm
Wednesdays – 10am to 12pm
Fridays – 12pm-2pm
Under 4s: Free.
Dip and Dine
If you’re going to enjoy something to eat either breakfast, lunch or dinner in the restaurants (Amelia’s Pantry and Sunday Carvery at the Warren Retreat downstairs) then the Dip and Dine offer is worth looking at. It gives adults £1.50 off the price and £1 off for children.
Price for swimming and money towards your meal. For link to the menu please see below.
Adults £12 (£9 towards the cost of your meal)
Children £8 (£6 towards the cost of your meal)
What else is there?
If you’re swimming as a family with more than one adult, one of you might be able to sneak off and enjoy a few minutes of peace in the sauna and steam room. Ohhh relax and enjoy. Or there’s a gym too if that’s a little more you.
After your swim there’s Amelia’s Pantry – the café/restaurant which is in the same area as the pool. A couple of café style tables overlook the pool – perfect for a non-swimming member of your group who wants to see the fun (while sipping their latte). The other tables are in the relaxed restaurant area, which sources food locally and has a range of dishes including a children’s box meal. https://www.coftonholidays.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Amelias-Winter-Menu_Oct-2018_INSIDE.pdf
Just next to restaurant tables is a small soft play area – 1 area specific to under 2s and the other a small two-layered soft play with a slide for the 2-7 year olds. Perfect for entertaining them while you eat in peace or to let of any remaining energy.
Access to the park and its facilities are included in the price of swimming. So explore and enjoy the holiday site’s fantastic outdoor play areas including one in the woodland area and a nature trail.
There are footpaths to explore the beautiful Devon countryside and the on-site fishing lakes. Ask at reception for more details.
Address: Cofton Country Holidays Starcross, Nr Dawlish, South Devon, EX6 8RP
Phone: 01626 890111.