8 outdoor swimming pools within driving distance of Hull

There is nothing better than jumping into a cool pool on a red hot day.

And although Hull has plenty of paddling pools to splash in, there are not any outdoor swimming pools or lidos in the city anymore.

However, there are a number of outdoor swimming pools within easy reach of the city – and some have slides too.

Many also have parks and cafés on site too, so you can make a family day out of it. However, some may have been subject to changes and restrictions coming out of lockdown, so make sure to check before you travel.

If you fancy a dip during the next heatwave this summer, here is a list of places you may like to visit.

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Skegness Outdoor Pool, Lincolnshire



There is a lovely outdoor pool at Skegness

Skegness pool has got a shallow walk in area which is great for younger children and there’s no real deep end.

There are lifeguards and a pool-side café selling Costa coffee, stone-baked pizzas, snacks, a variety of drinks and baguettes.

Booking is highly advisable and this can be done in person or by phone the day before. Call 01754 610675 to book.

Grand Parade, Skegness, PE25 2UG is within a 90 minute drive of Hull.

Alpamare Waterpark, north Yorkshire



The Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough
The Alpamare Waterpark in Scarborough

It’s not just water slides at the Alpamare Scarborough waterpark. There are also two outdoor pools which are both open 365 days of the year.

The warm outdoor garden pool is heated to 35C and is complete with whirlpools and bubble recliners. There is also an infinity pool heated to 36C, which is filled with healing iodine water, providing the perfect place to relax.

Alpamare UK, Burniston Road, Scarborough is an hour and 20 minute drive from Hull.

Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire



Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa

Jubilee Park has a heated outdoor swimming pool measuring 33 meters by 12 meters and also has a seperate paddling pool for younger children. The pools are heated to 29C and are open from April until October.

Also in Jubilee Park is a playpark which was refurbished in May 2017 with new and improved equipment and a café and gardens.

If you want to make more of a day of it, visitors can also can camp on site. Click here for the pool timetable and prices.

Jubilee Park, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6QH is an hour and 20 minutes drive from Hull city centre.

Ilkley Pool and Lido, west Yorkshire



Ilkley pool and Lido
Ilkley pool and Lido

On this site there is both an indoor and outdoor pool and the temperature varies between 14C and 24C. There are changing rooms and showers attached to the indoor pool.

There’s also a putting green, tennis, bowling, a café and picnic area. The cafe serves sandwiches, cakes, fruit, toast, chips, hot dogs and tea and coffee and ice creams.

The opening times depend on the weather, so it’s best to ring first to check the cafe is open. There are also vending machines and you can take your own food and drink.

Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for the swimming timetable and prices.

Ilkley Pool and Lido, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ is an hour and 40 minute drive from Hull.

Hathersage Swimming Pool, Derbyshire



Hathersage Swimming Pool
Hathersage Swimming Pool

Hathersage is a small village which has a large pool measuring 100ft by 33ft. It is heated to 28C and has hot poolside showers.

There is also a play area and a café and a large field to enjoy a picnic in.

Over the past few years the parish council and locals have raised over £100,000 to replace the 1936 changing facilities and install disabled toilets.

Click here for the pool timetable.

Hathersage Swimming Pool, Oddfellows Rd, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1DU is an hour and 40 minute drive from Hull city centre.

Helmsley Open air swimming pool, west Yorkshire



Helmsley open air swimming pool
Helmsley open air swimming pool

The 25m pool is open rain or shine between June and September and aims to bring a “holiday atmosphere” to visitors.

Nestling in the North York Moors National Park, the pool is in the heart of the countryside. There’s also a children’s playground and free parking.

The pool has a changing room block and warm poolside showers. Organisers say their timetable is a little “different”, so visitors are advised to check it before they visit.

Click here for opening times and prices.

Baxton’s Sprunt, Helmsley, York YO62 5HT is an hour and a half drive from Hull city centre.

Bourne Swimming Pool, Lincolnshire



Bourne outdoor swimming pool in Lincolnshire
Bourne outdoor swimming pool in Lincolnshire

This Olympic sized heated pool is one of the largest surviving outdoor pools in the country. It is nestled in the picturesque market town of Bourne.

Since 1990, the pool has been operated and maintained by volunteers and has qualified lifeguards who are on duty during opening times.

In addition to the main pool, facilities include a toddler pool, fountain pool, extended lawns with seating and picnic tables, and a toddlers play area.

There’s also a café serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, sweets, ice cream and a hot drinks vending machine.

Click here for the pool timetable.

Bourne outdoor swimming pool, Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9EP is a two hour drive from Hull city centre.

Ingleton Swimming Pool, Lancashire



Ingleton Swimming Pool
Ingleton Swimming Pool

Ingleton’s open-air 20m heated pool is usually open from May until September each year. It is very popular with locals and visitors so swimmers are advised to arrive early.

Click here for opening times.

Ingleton pool, Sammy Lane, Carnforth LA6 3HR is a two hour and 20 minute drive from Hull.