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Ships & Castles Leisure Centre

Age group: 5+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall


Contact: nr, Falmouth, TR11 4NG

TEL: 01326 212129


Ships & Castles in Falmouth is a free-form leisure pool with 70 metre flume, a rapid river ride, ridewave machine and jacuzzi's. It is located close to Pendennis Castle on Castle Drive.


With lots of exciting features including a wave machine which brings the thrill of the ocean indoors, plus a river ride which sweeps you along at an exciting speed too. These features are activated about every 20 minutes (during fun sessions only). The 70 metre flume is the longest in the region and is a surefire hit with both children and adults.


There is a shallow beach area for little ones to play away from the main area; introducing them to the excitement of the pool at their own pace. There are also geysers and bubbles for the younger ones and places for them to practice jumping in and to gain their confidence.


You can even take time out during the session to sit in the Jacuzzi pools and sit back & watch the rest of the fun. Floats are provided. In addition to daily fun sessions there are flat water public sessions for those who prefer a more traditional swim.


Note: admission charges to flat water sessions are less than those of fun sessions my birds!


How to get there:

Follow Pendennis Rise away from Falmouth Docks and proceed up the hill towards Pendennis Castle. As you reach the top of the hill, turn right when you see signs for parking and the leisure centre. If there is no parking here, turn back out onto Castle Drive and head towards the castle; there is more parking along here.

Falmouth 1 mile, Truro 12 miles