Pools in Gloucestershire for a different spring spring

After the weather we just had, swimming might be the last thing on your mind. But often the pools are heated and provide a nice change from the usual soft play center or expensive trips to the movies.

So whether you’re considering a full mid-dip swim, a paddle, or the option of lounging by an outdoor pool if you’re feeling brave enough, we’ve got you covered. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all swimming facilities in Gloucestershire.

There are 42 pools and leisure centers in Gloucester to choose from – we’ve chosen 15 of our favourites, but you can find the perfect places to go with your kids and set off on your next adventure here.

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In Gloucester, GL1 has two swimming pools. The full-size pool is known to generations of swimmers as the Barton Pool. The smaller version is the Twyver pool – click here to find out more.

Sandford Parks Lido: a Grade II listed heated outdoor swimming pool in Cheltenham, England. The lido is due to open in March – click here to find out more.



The fountain of the lido

Wotton-under-Edge’s outdoor pool is also closed for the winter. For spring hours of operation, click here.

The pool at Holmleigh Park Sports Center is accessible to the community outside of school hours – click here to find out more.

Tewkesbury Leisure Center offers a wide variety of family friendly swim sessions – click here to find out more.

Aqua Zone in Cheltenham offers lane swimming – click here to find out more.

Cirencester Outdoor Pool opens for the summer season in May 2022 – click here.

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Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

Stroud’s Stratford Park has two swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor – click here.

Cirencester Outdoor Pool in Bathurst Presented as a gift to the residents of Lydney and Aylburton by the Bathurst family in 1920. For spring hours of operation, click here.

Brockworth Pool consists of four lanes and is 25 meters long – click here for more.

The Sharpness Community Swimming Trust pool is used by the school during school terms, but on weekends and public holidays it is open to the public – click here to find out more.

The pools at Cheltenham Leisure Center are open to members and bookings are chargeable – click here to find out more.

Westonbirt Leisure Center Members of the public will have access to the pool at selected sessions throughout the week on a ‘pay as you go’ basis – click here to find out more.

Cinderford Leisure Center for full list of swimming times and lessons click here.

Lydney Pool open to the public – click here.

Where is your favorite place to swim in Gloucestershire? Tune in and join the conversations in the comments below

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