Has anyone got the paddling pool out already for the DC?

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Kittens30 Sun 18-Apr-21 13:00:30

Has anyone got the paddling pool out already for the DC?

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Sparklingbrook Sun 18-Apr-21 13:02:13

No DC but it's 12 degrees here. Brrr.

SilverOtter Sun 18-Apr-21 13:04:07

No but my children have been nagging me for weeks about it!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 18-Apr-21 13:05:04

Next door have one out for the dog. The gardens are real sun traps here though - no breezes. My garden thermometer says it's 20°.

NannyR Sun 18-Apr-21 13:08:01

We had the slip and slide out last week, they wanted a water fight. It was freezing! They had fun, but I think they spent longer warming up in the shower afterwards.

purpledagger Sun 18-Apr-21 13:26:33

DD is adamant that she wants the paddling pool out and keeps on asking for it, but i tell her it's not warm enough yet.

Kittens30 Sun 18-Apr-21 21:15:49

Waiting for it to be a bit warmer

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BettyOBarley Sun 18-Apr-21 21:45:19

God no, I hate the bloody thing grin
Takes ten times longer to fill it up then they spend in it before complaining they're cold... I'm going to wait until they're asking for it grin

idontlikealdi Mon 19-Apr-21 09:34:23

No way it's freezing!

Dustyhedge Mon 19-Apr-21 09:44:21

My 4yo has been asking since March and the answer is a firm no here. I think it needs to be 20 plus but ideally 25.

ColinSupporter Mon 19-Apr-21 10:54:30

This time last year, yes. But currently it’s 11 degrees maximum here, down to below freezing overnight. Absolutely not. I’d let them literally paddle in the sea or something but I’m not getting out the pool and going to the effort of filling it until it’s warm enough for them to get properly wet.

I booked to go to the local leisure centre swimming pool instead, much warmer!

Kittens30 Tue 20-Apr-21 12:19:52


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Kittens30 Tue 20-Apr-21 12:20:23

18 degrees now

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