THE paddling pools at Westexe Park, Tiverton and Newcombes Meadow in Crediton will be open once again, from May 25.

Mid Devon District Council says it appreciates how popular the facilities are for local families and it is keen for residents to be able to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy hours of fun outside.

Maintenance work is being carried out on both pools to freshen them up ready for this season and council staff will be checking the pools for water quality and safety throughout the opening times.

The pools will be open from 10am to 6pm until the end of the school summer holidays, with the last day of pool opening being Sunday, September 8.

The Newcombes Meadow play area and pool are securely fenced and there are picnic tables and seating for anyone to use.

The play area has equipment for a range of ages of schoolchildren.