6 Of The Best Outdoor Pools & Lidos In Yorkshire

6 Of The Best Outdoor Pools & Lidos In Yorkshire

Look like we are in for a scorcher this summer, so we’ve put together a list of the best outdoor swimming pools & lidos in Yorkshire for you to try this summer. From cold pools to heated ones you can enjoy being outside in nature in these beautiful pools.

1. Ilkley Lido

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The 45m-long outdoor pool is found in the popular town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire. It offers great views of the surrounding countryside, but be aware that the pool is not heated.

Ilkley Lido is perfect for the summer heat and will be open until 4th of September. You can get swimwear, towels, goggles, armbands and sun cream and more from reception and other things are sold at the cafe.rs great swimming, with children’s lessons and over-16s only sessions, as well as great views. Denton Rd, Ilkley LS29 0BZ

It costs £5.05 for adults and £2.60 for children aged three to 16 and pensioners.

Visit the website here.

2. Helmsley Open Air Pool

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Credit: Helmsley Open Air Pool

The North York Moors National Park lido is found in Helmsley and caters for leisurely swims along with serious swimmers. It’s a charity-run pool and tickets can be bought via the website here.

The pool opened over 50 years ago and was recently refurbished. The pool temp is a wonderful 28 degrees, so you’ll be nice and warm! Perfect for kids and big kids alike, we imagine it will be hugely popular. Baxton’s Sprunt, Helmsley, YO62 5HT

It costs £5.50 for adults, £3.75 for children and concessions for just £4.50.

Visit the website here.

3. Alpamare Scarborough

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Scarborough waterpark Alpamare in North Yorkshire is the perfect way to entertain the kids this half term. From water slides, wave pools and lazy rivers to spas and a food restaurant this water wonderland has everything to make some great family memories.

But, this waterpark isn’t just for kids, with a fully licensed bar, infinity pool and amazing spa facilities adults can enjoy it also.

Alpamare in Scarborough has a gigantic wave pool where you can enjoy diving around in the water if you’re feeling brave. Outside it has a fantastic warm outdoor garden pool to play in. If you’re looking to chill out, then head over to their outdoor infinity pool, where you can relax and destress.

Visit the website here.

4. Filey Paddling Pool

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Filey outdoor paddling pool is a cute little spot along the shore with amazing views of Filey Bay. It’s an enclosed space so is safe for little ones to have a great ol’ paddle.The Beach, Filey, YO14 9JY

5. Ingleton Swimming Pool

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Found in the Yorkshire Dales, Ingleton Swimming Pool is a 20m long heated pool that offers a range of sessions from adults-only to toddler sessions.

It costs £5 for adults and £3.50 for children and is £2 more if you’re not a member with under 3’s getting in for £1. Sammy Lane, Ingleton, LA6 3EG

Visit the website here.

6. Hathersage Outdoor Pool

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Hathersage Outdoor Swimming pool can be found in South Yorkshire not too far away from Sheffield. The heated pool is great all year round and has sessions such as aquafit sessions and ticket-only swims.

It costs just £7 for adults, £6 for pensioners and £4 for children with free swims for under 4sOddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1DU

Visit the website here.

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