Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

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Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools is an ideal location for families and friends to cool down in the summertime plus stay fit and healthy and build up their potentially life saving skills. The site boasts 2 heated outdoor pools tucked away in the picturesque Lake District village of Askham, with 1 for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long, both with a qualified lifeguard on duty.

Its traditionally open from May through to the end of the summer holidays, plus available to hire for parties, events, sporting clubs and swimming lessons. The pools are surrounded by a half acre of green space bordered by trees, so its perfect for picnics and playing some dry side games if not everyone wants to go (or stay) in the water. There is also a seasonal kiosk selling ice creams and snacks to help supplement your picnic, plus the pool is next door to the Queens Head Pub and so shares facilities with the Askham Village Hall.

Despite its regional nature its very popular especially during the summer holidays so go nice and early and take dry side fun so if there is a wait to get in then youre still covered for munchkin entertainment. Why not do wet suits instead of costumes and then you wont even have to change them as they pop in and out?!

Click here to visit Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools's website
0798 9389566


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Opening Hours

    Daily during summer, timetabled swim sessions. Closed now until May 2016. Normally May through July Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 6pm then opening from 11am daily until the end of the season.


    Adult £3.50 Family £12 Extra Child £2.50 Spectator £1 Under 4s free


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