Move over, paddling pools! 2021 is the year of the splashpad. 1 year ago

Move over, paddling pools! 2021 is the year of the splashpad.

Paddling pools are so 2020.

You know how it goes — you're walking along a city street on holidays with your little ones and suddenly, a water fountain comes into view. Before you can say 'we're four miles from the hotel, you can't get wet right now', they're running across the flat surface trying (and failing) to beat the water jets before they go off.

But they're clearly having so much fun, you can't even get mad. It's only water, eh?

€15, Amazon

Bring some of that magic to your own back garden with a splashpad. You might even get a bit of craic out of it yourself on a sunny day.

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Huge disclaimer here — anything that uses lots of water should really be a treat, and obviously never used during any kind of hose ban.

€25, Amazon

Race you to the garden!