Coate Water Country Park has a 56-acre reservoir built in the 1820s as a headwater tank for the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal. In the 1970s a smaller lake was created as a flood storage lagoon, which was made Wiltshire’s first Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1976. Most of the site and all the water have been declared a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI) in order to protect the wildlife and wildflower meadows.
Coate Splash Park is an excellent place to visit this summer in Swindon. During the summer months, the splash park is a hugely popular place for families to visit and cool down playing in the sprinklers.
The following facilities are available:
Ranger centre and information point
Car park (pay and display) or find out about car parking season tickets
Splash Park (seasonal)
Dogs are welcome but are restricted in some areas of the park