Kids Summer Splash 2022

Royal Docks Summer Programme

Kids Summer Splash 2022

If you’re visiting Kids Summer Splash, don’t forget to check out our FAQs to help you plan for your visit by clicking the link. With the lovely, sunny weather lately looking to continue, the Dock Pool has been full of visitors cooling off!

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. 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.


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.

Time & date

1 – 21 August
10am – 6pm daily, last entry to lido 5.30pm


Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1AG



For your visit


Henley Arms

A local fixture since 1901, this pub seems untouched since its post-war refurbishment. Step back in time and enjoy a pint over a game of darts.

North Woolwich
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Food & Drink

The Oiler Bar

Bars on boats are always a good idea, especially when they have a cocktail bar downstairs.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Places To Stay

Hampton by Hilton

A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.

Royal Albert Dock
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