Butlin's Skegness swimming pool reopening date confirmed months after major leak

Splash Waterworld at Butlins Skegness
-Credit: (Image: Butlin's)


The main swimming pool at Butlin's Skegness is due to reopen later this month after it suffered a major leak last year. Parts of the Splash Waterworld venue were put out of use by a burst pipe in November 2023 and the main pool has remained closed since.

With the main swimming pool being a big draw for families, especially in the warmer months, the team at Butlin's Skegness were working hard to fix the issue before the 2024 summer holidays. While the work took place, the waterpark's flumes, rides and children's pool remained open while the main pool, wave pool and lazy river were closed.

It has now been confirmed that the main pool will be back open from July 29. An update on the Butlin's website reads: "We know many of you have been waiting for news on Splash Waterworld at our Skegness resort.

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"We’re pleased to let you know that all our slides and flumes, the rapids, tots pool and outdoor splash park will be open as usual. However, due to a major leak, some areas in the main pool remain closed for now.

"We know it’s disappointing (after all, the pool is a big part of the Butlin’s experience), but the good news is, you’ll get to enjoy the Big Top Circus and a Roller Rink, available exclusively at Skegness, free of charge. Our team are working hard behind the scenes to fix the issue and our main pool will be back open from July 29. Please continue to keep an eye on our website for all the latest updates."

It added: "We want to apologise again. We really do appreciate your understanding and patience whilst our team continue working hard on getting the pool back up and running as normal."

Elsewhere on the resort, a new accommodation village recently opened to the public featuring 128 luxury holiday lodges. Each lodge can sleep up to six people and all come with private decking and dedicated parking spaces.