Cirencester Open Air Pool

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






The pool is now closed until next Spring!

We re-open on Thursday 19th May 2022. To keep up date please sign up for our newsletter. Sign up here.

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is a firm favourite with locals and visitors, and it's easy to see why!

One of the oldest outdoor swimming pools in England (built in 1869), this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water heated to an average of 27°C (80°F).

Located on the edge of Cirencester Park, there is a 28-metre main pool with a slide, separate children's paddling pool, sunbathing patio, benches and tables. The tuck shop serves hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks.  

The Pool is run as a non-profit charity, and it remains at the heart of the community, operated by a dedicated group of volunteers.

We cater for all kinds of swimmers from fitness training and Aqua Aerobics through to swims for families with young children and inclusive swims for people with difficulties swimming in large groups. Our Tuck Shop is open during normal hours for snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

Did you know you can hire Cirencester Open Air Pool? Find the details here

Booking: All sessions are listed online at book in advance for specific sessions (detailed below). Simply turn for our Thursday - Sunday drop-in sessions.   

Season 2021 Prices

Please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all sessions are timed entry with each session 1 hour long, apart from Family sessions which are 1.5 hours. You can view the full timetable of sessions here.

Drop in sessions 

  • Thursdays: 2:45pm -4:45pm
  • Fridays: 2:45pm -4:45pm : 2:45pm -4:45pm 
  • Saturdays: 10:15am until 7pm 10:15am until 7:00pm
  • Sundays: 10:15am until 7pm 10:15am until 7:00pm

Find more details on our drop-in session times here

Pool Capacity 

If the weather is fine you may have to queue as our capacity is based on the number of lifeguards we have on site. We need one lifeguard for every 30 people in the pool. Normally we have 2 lifeguards on at all times so hence the capacity of 60 people. 

If the weather is predicted to be fine, we will try and get more lifeguards in to increase capacity. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do this every time. Your cooperation in regards to capacity is needed and you will have to be patient at busy times. 

Click here to find more outdoor events taking place in and around Cirencester this summer! 

Click here to find more outdoor events taking place in and around Cirencester this summer! 


Open hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00