One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shallow artificial pool for children to paddle in; a wading pool.
- ‘Matthews has created three different inflatable pools for children in the belief that today's kids are bored by traditional paddling pools.’
- ‘Council officers are also examining the possibility of turning the former paddling pools into a garden and the cafe is being refurbished and is expected to open in the next few weeks.’
- ‘Several members commented that the paddling pool had been used for more than 30 years without serious incident and they failed to see why it was suddenly considered unsafe.’
- ‘Splashing in a shallow paddling pool can be fun too.’
- ‘There was a magic roundabout, swings, paddling pools, a Jamaican steel band and lashings of ice cream and cake.’
- ‘Argos had sold out of garden furniture, paddling pools, parasol sets and fans.’
- ‘Money was set aside to refurbish two city playgrounds every year - each one costing between £250,000 to £300,000 and the city still has nine paddling pools being actively used.’
- ‘The presence of a great children's play park right next to it also means that on summer evenings the kids can finish their ice-creams as they have a go on the swings, before inevitably falling into the paddling pool and having to be taken home.’
- ‘Generations of children have played in paddling pools around the region, but fears about waterborne infections and the risk of leaving young people unsupervised and at risk of drowning could force their closure.’
- ‘But a £6million cut in the social services budget and the loss of popular park facilities, such as paddling pools and summer bedding, have proved controversial.’
- ‘Mr Turner, a facilities manager, remembers visiting the park as a youngster with his brothers and sisters when it boasted shining play equipment and a paddling pool.’
- ‘But messing about in water and sand is what children want, and what parents enjoy seeing them doing, hence the popularity of the paddling pool.’
- ‘While a massive programme of work is under way to improve the popular park for visitors and make it more secure, the paddling pool has been left to fall derelict.’
- ‘The Twist Project has been set up to give children in Penhill much needed play facilities which will include an adventure playground on the old paddling pool site in Penhill.’
- ‘Another popular event with children, the fun day at the paddling pool on the edge of the edge of Ilkley Moor, is also expected to return in summer 2005.’
- ‘However, a decision has been made to close the paddling pool adjacent to the new play area, after a health and safety assessment deemed a number of improvements would have to be made to bring it up to modern day standards.’
- ‘It includes a paddling pool, small children's play area and a shallow end pool.’
- ‘Our children's eyes lit up when they saw the public areas - planted on the lawn near the paddling pool was a large climbing frame, complete with enthusiastically climbing kids.’
- ‘There is the attractive stone jetty with pavement games and sculptures, and Happy Mount Park - a fun haven for all the family with its paddling pool, play area, crown green bowling, café and picnic areas.’
- ‘Hordes of people struggling to keep cool headed straight for paddling pools and swimming pools across the region.’
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