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Open Air Swimming Pools near Swindon
When the temperatures rise and the sun shines, there’s nothing better than splashing around in an open-air pool! Not only will it keep the little ones busy and happy for hours, but it’s also ideal to catch some rays yourself and then cool down when it becomes a little too unbearable!
Take a look below at the range of Open Air Swimming Pools near you to visit this Summer!
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
Cirencester, just 13 miles out of Swindon, is home to one of the best (and oldest – built in 1869!) Open Air Pools around. It is conveniently located on the edge of Cirencester Park in the centre of the town and is heated to around 27°C, so it’s the perfect temperature to either keep you warm on cooler days or cool you down on hot days! There are plenty of aids and refreshments available.
Price: £4 for adults, £2.80 for children/students
Location: Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, Cecily Hill, Cirencester GL7 2EF
Cotswold Water Park and Beach
Cotswold Water Park and Beach is a fantastic place to take the kids for some outdoor swimming in the summer months. It might be just 12 miles out of Swindon, but you’d never guess! You can either enjoy a swim in the natural lake (accessible via the beach) or plunge into Aquaventure – a giant inflatable Total Wipeout style experience on the lake!
Price: From £15pp for Aquaventure
Location: Cotswold Water Park and Beach, Lake 32, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DF
Coate Water Splash Park *currently closed due to COVID-19*
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more local and suitable for younger children, then Coate Water Splash Park is ideal. Although there is no pool, there are plenty of fun sprinklers and fountains to keep all ages cool on hot days, as well as much gentler sprays for little children if the bigger sprays are too overpowering for them. There is also lots of other fun activities at Coate Water so you can make a day of it!
Location: Coate Water Country Park, Marlborough Rd, Swindon SN3 6AA
Northcroft Lido *closed for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19*
Northcroft Lido is a 72m heated outdoor pool set in the grounds of Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury. It’s ideal for those who enjoy lane swimming out in the open air, and is open from 10am – 6pm on weekends and 7:15am – 8:45am and 11am – 7pm on weekdays. The outdoor teaching pool is also used for swimming lessons which they offer to all ages.
Price: From £3.90 for adults or £3.10 for children
Location: Northcroft Ln, Newbury RG14 1RS