The Rapids

Test Valley

Type:Leisure / Swimming Pool

Southampton Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8AF

Tel: 01794 835550

The Rapids


Experience a world of water fun and adventure. An all-year-round tropical water wonderland.

Ride the Rapids. A swirling canal of foaming water. Zoom the flume high above the pools. Relax in the spa pool. A huge, warm bubbling jacuzzi.

Fully trained lifeguards keep a discreet watchful eye over your safety and enjoyment. A special ‘ozonation’ process limits chlorine and maintains the Rapids water in the very best condition. Overall water temperature is a constant 85F with the temperature and environment creating a tropical water wonderland.

There’s something for everyone at the Rapids; Rapids ride, flume, bubble seats, pirate galleon, tipping bucket, treasure chest and much more.

The 25m fitness pool and the learner pool also have easy access for disabled and less confident swimmers.

Our café has a good variety of drinks and snacks, with appetising hot and cold food for the whole family to enjoy, looking over the water activities. Or why not sit back in the peaceful Costa Coffee lounge.

Please note: Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. A bather admission policy exists.

Other activities include; Children’s soft play structure, health and beauty, health suite, studios and fitness suite.

Find out more about Sussex or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for other Leisure Parks in Hampshire.

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions


From M27 jct 2 follow signs to Romsy and Broadlands. Go pas Broadlands main entrance to main roundabout and take 3rd exit. The Rapids is 200yds on the right.

Public Transport Directions

From Romsey railway station turn left into Alma Road. At traffic lights turn left then right at roundabout. Straight across at next roundabout and entrance is 200yds on right.

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