Visitor Information

  1. Pricing
  2. Opening Times
  3. Booking Swim Sessions
  4. Pool Location
  5. Disabled Visitors
  6. Pool Video

We have a standard pricing policy for all our regular swim sessions except for Aqua Aerobics where there is a small supplement to cover the cost of the instructor. There are discounts for children and young people under 17 years of age, full-time students and seniors over the age of 60. Children under 4 years of age are admitted free of charge to applicable sessions.

Season Tickets

We offer Season Tickets, which give you substantial discounts if you plan to swim on a regular basis during the season. Season Tickets are available to purchase from 1st April to 30th July. Please go to our Season Ticket page for full details on Pricing, Terms & Conditions. 

Admission Price for single sessions

  • Adult, £6.50
  • Child and Young Person (under17), £3.50
  • Seniors (over 60) and Full-time Students, £4.50
  • Aqua Aerobics £7.50
  • Adult & Pre-school £5.00 (children under 4 years admitted free)
  • Inclusive Swim Adult £6.50, Child and Young Person (under 17) £3.50
  • Spectators (non-swimmers), £2

Full details of all prices for any session are displayed on the Pool timetable.

10 Swim Ticket Cards

We also offer a card of 10 Swim Tickets, which gives you a 10.75% discount on a single session price. These tickets can be purchased at the pool gate. Please note that these swim ticket cards are only valid for Drop-in swim sessions.


  • 10 Swim Tickets - Adult £58.50
  • 10 Swim Ticket - Senior/Student £45
  • 10 Swim Ticket - Child/Youth £31.50

Pool Hire For Private Parties

The Pool is available for hire on certain evenings during summer. Prices start at £220 for up to 60 people, additional charges apply for numbers above that to cover the cost of extra lifeguards. You can also hire electric barbecues and have the Tuck Shop open. Full details of all available evenings, pricing, terms & conditions can be found on the Pool Hire page.


The pool is open from mid-May to mid-September.

  • Monday to Friday: 1st session 7am, last session starts at 6pm, pool closes 7pm.
  • Saturday: 1st session 8am, pool closes 6pm.
  • Sunday: 1st session 8:45am, pool closes 6pm.

Please check the Pool Timetable page for up-to-date timings and available sessions.

All swim sessions except for our 'Drop in' sessions need to be pre-booked if you want to guarantee your place(s) on a particular session. If the session is not fully booked, we do admit 'drop-in's', but we do recommend you book your session

During the booking process, you will need to provide your name, email address and a telephone number for your booking. Tickets will be emailed to you at the email address you provide, once completion of payment is made and the booking is confirmed.

Payment for sessions can be made using your debit or credit card, we accept all major credit cards.

Please go to our Book a Swim page for full details on all our bookable swim sessions.

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is located on Riverside Walk, and is only accessible by foot or bicycle. We are about a 10-min walk from the centre of Cirencester. The entrance to Riverside Walk is on Thomas Street between Cecily Hill and The Mead. The Pool can also be accessed from the other end of Riverside walk via Barton Lane, which is off Gloucester Street. See the Map for more information and directions

Coming by Car
Please note there are no car parking facilities at the Pool, the car park you can see on the video is a private car park and not available to the public. The streets around the pool have very restricted parking. However, there are a number of public pay and display car parks close by to the Pool. See the Pool Map for more information and directions.

Bike Storage
We do have a few bike racks on site, however at busy times these can get full. Please make sure you bring a security lock for your bike, as the pool cannot be held responsible for the security of your bike.

Disabled Access
The pool does have a disabled access point. However, due to our location and difficulties with parking, we ask you to contact the Pool Manager beforehand to discuss your needs and how we can best support you on your visit. Please use our Contact Form and select Pool Manager on the form if you need assistance. Alternatively, you can contact the Pool Manager on 01285 653947 during pool opening hours.


We welcome people with disabilities to use the pool, and we will always do our best to make sure our disabled visitors get the most out of their visit.

Disabled Access

We do not have a dedicated disabled entrance to the pool. The pool is located on Riverside Walk, which is a walking path wide enough to accommodate a disabled scooter with caution. Then entrance to the has a ramp from the footpath to the pool. Please contact the Pool Manager via our Contact Page or call 01285 653947 if you need specific assistance. Note: please only call during pool opening hours.

Disabled Parking

We do not have any disabled parking on site.  If you need to use a car to access the pool, please contact the Pool Manager via the Contact Page.

Disabled Changing Room

We have a dedicated disabled changing room with an adjustable full length table

Disabled Changing Room

Pool Hoist

For those who need help with getting in and out of the water, we have an electrically operated hoist, allowing safe and easy access in and out of the pool. All our lifeguards have been trained to use the hoist in a safe and secure manner

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Inclusive Swims

Our Inclusive Swim sessions are specifically for people with physical or mental health needs and people who struggle in crowded places. We keep numbers low so that everyone attending can be assured of space and a calm environment. Please contact us if you are unsure whether you qualify for the Inclusive Swim.

Click here for timetable

Swim Buddies

You can bring up to two 'Buddies' to enable you to access Inclusive Swim Sessions, however only one can swim with you.

  • When booking an Inclusive Swim, you will be able to book a place for yourself and if required, a ' Swim Buddy' who will be able to swim and assist you in the pool.
  • If you require assistance in getting to the pool or entering and exiting the pool, you can also bring up to 2 'Pool Buddies' to assist you.
  • Entry for Buddies is Free of charge

Video courtesy of Dan Stubbins

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