Europa Pools is one of the most exciting places that you can visit on a regular basis when you 're a young child! We used to go every week with our school for swimming lessons followed by a free swim session in which we could enjoy all the features that the baths has! They have three amazing water flumes which are great fun for children, the different coloured flumes relate to the varying speeds in which you'll shoot down them!
They also have a wave pool which is great fun as the waves get switched on and off about once every 15 minutes. The wave pool was particularly scary for me when I was a youngster as I wasn't a particularly strong swimmer!
Then they have the boring but, a full sized swimming pool for those that want to do lengths rather than play on the flumes or the waves! I guess it's a good area for adults to go though whilst you're having fun.
This is a large, multi pool swimming baths with a tropical theme! There are two leisure pools, one with a wave machine, the other decorated with jaccuzi area and fountains. There is also a swimmers pool (which is a bit colder!) This is not always available for public use as it is used for competitions. Other attractions include two water slides (a bit of a climb to get to) two jaccuzzi pools, and a baby/ toddler area.
Also on site are a gym and fitness suites, party area and a cafe serving hot and cold snacks. Great fun to visit with a group of friends!
A few years old now and beginning to show their age in the changing rooms.
However, the pool is fabulous. A walk in pool of a lagoon style with waves every so often and fountains all over the place. There are two flume slides which exit into their own safe area and a spa pool. For those wanting to be serious about their swimming there is a lane training pool adjacent.
Watch out for school holidays where entrance can be free of charge, but the place does get busy.
Why has this place not been reviewed?!
I love it here, or maybe I should say loved; I haven't been for a while as it's a little far to travel home from with tatty wet hair, but when I was younger and was less concerned with appearance and the chance of hypothermia, I would travel over to Birkenhead with my sister and our swimming cozzies and we'd spend ages in here, running up the slippy stone staircases to get in line for the flume again and again and again. I don't think I ever went on the "Great White," my underage viewing of "Jaws" put me off sharks somewhat, whereas Free Willy was always nice so I opted for the "Killer Whale" flume instead, just in case. We'd always leave time to experience the wave machine which was great fun and then, with our damp socks and heavy costumes we'd head to the cafe for our post swim nourishment; usually Walkers crisps or a plate of chips.
I can't even imagine the noise in Europa as it's packed with kids, however there is a huge pool next door which is ideal for adults and the more serious swimmers.
At one time this was the best swimming centre around, now I think its been outdone by more recent additions, but it's still good!
Europer pool Birkenhead, we go 3 times a week, staff are great, facilities not so good, could do with a face lift, they need to put a shilling in the meter and turn the temprature up in the pool and the showers, also some of the showers don`t work properly and the at least one of the shower room and one of the changing rooms have door missing, but as i said staff great.
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