Kids Summer Splash 2022
If you’re visiting Kids Summer Splash, please read through our Dock Pool information and FAQs to help you plan for your visit by clicking the link. With the weather set to continue, the Dock Pool has been busy, so please ensure you are prepared for your visit.
To avoid any disappointment if you’re visiting, please note we are operating a one child to one adult ratio in the pool for children under 8 years old for safety reasons as it is open dock water. Under 8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult in the Dock water at all times. All children must be supervised by adults with them at all time, and must not be left unattended. At busy times, we are also operating a 1 group in, 1 group out policy, for the enjoyment and safety of all. Last entry to the pool is at 5.30pm.
Dive into family fun this summer as Kids Summer Splash brings you delightful dock swimming, super sandpits, deckchair chilling, and much more.
From 1 – 21 August, a large lido will be built out onto Royal Victoria Dock, complete with a shallow end for younger children for the local community to cool off for free in the warmer weather.
Join in the fun by jumping into the water, create a masterpiece in the super
sandpits, relax in a deckchair and join in with free summer activities, all while immersing yourself in the fun and tranquillity at London’s historical Royal Docks.
This year, as well as all the swimming and sandpit fun, there will also be a host of exciting free family activities on offer for all including beach yoga, dance classes, family fun days, craft and workshops, storytelling and performances as well as family-friendly pop-up performances of Dido’s Bar – a new immersive theatre and music production opening in the Royal Docks this September.
Open daily from 10am until 6pm, a different activity will run each day so whether you head over for Mermaid Mondays, want to create origami boats in early August or get crafty with Pom Pom crowns on the 14 & 16 August, a day at Kids Summer Splash a full family day out that you won’t want to miss.
If all of that has worn you out, take a break from the action with a refreshing beverage and a bite to eat from the Perky Blenders x Goodvibes takeaway coffee shop or bring along your favourite picnic snacks to enjoy beside the water.
From seeking some respite from the summer heat, helping people improve or learn to swim, through to providing families who don’t have access to a garden or outdoor space with the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, Kids Summer Splash has been popular since it first opened in the summer of 2018.
Kids Summer Splash is free and open to swimmers and sandcastle-builders of any age so don’t miss out on all the fun.
ACCESS TO THE LIDO FOR UNDER 8's
Please note children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult, if using the lido. One adult required per child.
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1AG
Nearest Transport: DLR (Royal Victoria)
For more information please click here.
For your visit
Food & Drink
Il Volo serves Italian comfort food that salutes the docks' history at the centre of world trade.
Art & Culture
Sculpture trail leading from the O2 to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park via Royal Victoria Dock.
Places To Stay
Aloft London ExCeL
Four-star Marriott hotel with a dockside restaurant terrace, wood-lined interiors, and a striking skyline.
Art & Culture
Royal Docks Creative Network Launch
Tuesday 28 March 2023
The Royal Docks Team is delighted to invite you to the launch of the Royal Docks Creative Network.
Royal Docks Vision Event
Thursday 30 March
Explore the regeneration of the Royal Docks - and find out what’s coming next - at this panel discussion.