Your First Visit

Firstly welcome to the Pells Pool, the oldest documented freshwater outdoor public swimming pool in the UK. 
Below is some helpful information which should help you prepare for your visit. Please see our FQA’s for more information.

Ticket prices and sessions can be found under the bookings tab on our website. Please email with any booking queries.
You may book tickets online or in person at the kiosk. However if we are full online then we will be unable to sell any more tickets at the kiosk.

The Pells Pool operates an entrance fee rather than a swim fee, therefore please book a ticket for everyone who wishes to enter the facility. You will be denied entry if we are fully booked and do not have a ticket.

under 5's are free, however pease still book them a space!


Under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult on site but can enter the pool independently 
Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. 

Ratios for children under 8 are as followed:
3 and under 1:1 adult to child ratio
4-8 years 1:2 adult to child ratio


We have no onsite parking facilities at Pells Pool. The pool is older than cars! So this wasn't taken into consideration when building the premises. However there is a pay as you go car park on Brook Street and also plus on street parking near by.

At Pells pool we have the following facilities available for use:
A main pool and a paddling pool

Changing rooms and toilets
Disabled toilet and baby changing facilities 
Showers ( 4 warm, 1 cold)
Drinking water fountain
Please note, we do not have any lockers. Customers leave their items along the side of the pool or on the grass area. We have never had an issue with items being stolen, however we accept no responsibility if this does occur.

The Pells pool is an unheated spring-fed pool. The main pool is 46m by 23m 
We also have a much smaller paddling pool for under 8’s. Both are only heated by the sun. Please bare this in mind when booking for children on colder days. Daily pool temperatures can be found on our social media channels. 

You are welcome to bring and use your own floats and inflatables during our family sessions. 

Our lanes session will include up to 5 large swim lanes and family sessions will have a maximum of two lanes for swimming lengths if you wish.


Our kiosk is open for the full duration of our opening hours. 
We accept card  and cash. 
We sell a wide range of items, including:
A wide range of drinks and snacks (20p reduction on hot drinks for customers who bring their own cups) 
Pool inflatables
Swim hats
Ear plugs 
Swim nappies 
Pells pool merchandise 
Duck food
Please note, we do not sell any swimwear

Picnic area
Our grass area can be used at all times. 
You are welcome to bring your own picnics should you wish. 
BBQ’s are prohibited
Alcohol is also prohibited 

Lastly please shower before entering the pool each time. This just helps us maintain the pool water quality 
And no photos please!
We look forward to seeing you soon.