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Open Air Swimming Pools in & near Bristol

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!

Clifton Lido

Clifton Lido

Location: Clifton

About: The lido combines contemporary chic with Victorian heritage – the poolside changing facilities comprising colourful striped curtains and wooden cubicles – and is very much a stylish spot for grown-ups to relax and unwind in.

The 24m outdoor swimming pool is heated throughout the year to a temperature that will leave you feeling fresh and energised. At between 20-24 degrees Celsius, it allows for comfortable swimming and is a wonderfully refreshing contrast to the heat of the other spa facilities – the sauna, steam room & hot tub.

Price: £7.50 per child (4 - 17 years) | FREE for children Under 3 | £25 per adult 

Opening times: Monday - Friday 1.00pm - 4.00pm (Adults) | Monday - Friday 2.00pm - 4.00pm (kids)

Address: Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BJ

Telephone: 0117 332 3970

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Portishead Open Air Pool

Portishead Open Air Pool

Location: Portishead

About: Portishead Open Air Pool is a 33m heated pool at the Lakegrounds in popular Portishead, with views of the Bristol Channel from its sun terraces. On a hot summer’s day, this is as near as you’ll get to the Riviera, as the sun sparkles on the pool and channel beyond. There’s a paddling pool for toddlers, a separate lane in the main area for serious swimmers, and after a few lengths, you can dry off on the steps.


  • Adult - £5.25
  • Junior (2-15 years) - £3.50
  • Student - £3.50
  • Senior - £3.50
  • Family of 4 - £14.00
  • Spectator - £4.00
  • Infants of 2yrs and under go free

Opening times: Weekends 9.45am - 6.00pm | Monday to Friday 1.00pm - 7.00pm

Address: The Esplanade, Portishead BS20 7HD

Telephone: 01275 843 454

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Greenbank Pool

Greenbank Pool

Location: Somerset

About: There’s a large main pool and a semi-circular children’s pool, both heated; a splash area with slide, fountains and water jets; and lawns for sunbathing; plus refreshments. The pool also has a small car park; or, as it’s ideally located opposite Clark’s Village, you can park in the pay-and-display there. 


  • Adult (18+) - £8,00
  • Child (2 - 7 years) - £6.00
  • Child (8 - 17) - £6.50
  • Senior (60+) - £7.50
  • Under 2's - FREE

Opening times: Open 10.00am/12.00pm - 6.30pm (Check their website for opening times)

Address: Wilfrid Road, Street BA16 OEU

Telephone: 01458 442468

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Sandford Parks Lido

Sandford Parks Lido

Location: Cheltenham

About: It retains its quirky period charm with features such as a cascade fountain and slides, and has a 50m heated pool, heated to 21°C, where two lanes are reserved most days. The children’s pool also has a slide, paddling pool, playground and poolside café. Spread out your towels in four acres of gardens, or put up a parasol and enjoy a bite to eat.

Also on site is play equipment, table tennis and basketball. There’s also a large car park and your admission ticket allows you to stay poolside all day.


  • Adult - £5.50 
  • Concession - £3.50
  • Under 5's - FREE
  • Family of 2 - £8.00 | Famiy of 3 - £13.50 | Family of 4 - £15.00

Opening times:

  • Monday - 6.30am - 9.00am | 11.00am - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday - 6.30am - 8.00am | 9.30am - 7.30pm 
  • Wednesday - 6.30am - 9.00am | 11.00am - 7.30pm
  • Thursday - 6.30am - 8.30am | 9.30am - 7.30pm
  • Friday - 6.30am - 9.00am | 11.00am - 7.30pm
  • Saturday - 11.00am - 7.30pm
  • Sunday - 8.00am - 9.30am | 11.00am - 7.30pm

Address: Keynsham Road, Cheltenham GL53 7PU

Telephone: 01242 524430

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Bathurst Open Air Pool

Bathurst Open Air Pool

Location: Lydney

About: Bathurst swimming pool is considered one of Gloucestershire’s best-kept secrets. This 38-metre outdoor pool (supervised by qualified lifeguards) in the Forest of Dean is run by volunteers and open during the summer. There’s a shop selling refreshments, an area for picnics and sunbathing plus toilets.


  • Adult - £3.00
  • Child - £2.00
  • Under 2 - FREE

Opening times: Check their website below for their opening times.

Address: Bathurst Pool, High Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5DY

Telephone: 01594 84 26 25

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