Cirencester Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Disabled toilets
- Picnic Area
- Flat and friendly
- Baby changing facilities
- Disability Sessions
- Only assistance Dogs
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool. Built in 1869 this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water heated to an average 27°C (80°F). Located on the edge of Cirencester Park, there is a 28 metre main pool with slide, separate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments.
Review June 2019:
We have been to the outdoor pool many times but over the last few years the pool has been renovated in many ways. Below are the details of some of the renovation projects.
Phase 1: They now have a new main building, with ladies, gents and disability changing rooms, toilets and showers, function room (for hire), plant room, chemical stores and workshop.
Phase 2: They have now concentrated several areas and they now have a new wider entrance to Riverside Walk enables families and pushchairs more room; a designated reception area and desk; new fencing alongside Riverside Walk was made bespoke to incorporate the storage of new pool covers; an extra entrance and exit with turnstile which will help the flow of people on busy days on and off the pool site; improved disabled access to the rear gate with ramp and handrail; new patio to Riverside Walk side of pool.
There is a small pool for younger children and the life guards always pop toys out, and additionally they run Parent/Toddler session including a free drink for full paying adults between 10-11am each day during term time. Personally, this pool is cooler than the main pool, but it has never really bothered our kids once they get in.
The main pool is heated, always has a designated lane roped off and also has a slide which the kids love. On a hot day the pool gets really busy so I would recommend getting there at the beginning of the session or later in the day. Also, check out the website and Facebook page as they often have events which make increase the numbers of people visiting.
They also run a “quiet session” every Sunday between 9-10 am for those who might might crowds stressful or those who a little anxious with swimming. We have attended one of these sessions and the staff were really welcoming to the family, and even opened the slide especially for our son.
Sunday’s 9am – 10am. This is a pre-bookable quiet swim session for those with specific needs eg those who find crowds difficult or are anxious about being in the water. This is not a general public swim and we would appreciate your support in keeping this quiet session for those who need it most. 16 people maximum per sesssion. Contact pool for more details and booking.