Days Out Harrogate

Pools & Leisure Centres

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Harrogate Hydro

Jennyfields Drive. Link to website

The biggest of the council run pools. There is the main pool, a diving pool and a ‘beached’ fairly warm teaching pool which is great for kids who like to paddle! There are family changing rooms, some of which have baby changing tables and ‘strap-in’ chairs. The café there has a viewing area overlooking the teaching pool although I personally think the café is a little tired and grubby looking.

Ilkley’s lido

Ilkley’s lido is a good day out when it’s hot – big outdoor swimming pool and plenty of space to sunbathe.

Knaresborough pool

There is a slide in this pool which is always a hit with the children but this pool always feels pretty cold.

St George Hotel

Pool (small) Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room

“I took my little girl the other day as the baby pool at the Hydro was shut and it was brilliant. Changing room has a travel cot, the pool was really warm, there was no one else in a” JW

Starbeck Pool.

Although this is a Victorian baths, the changing rooms have been refurbished to a high standard and are family friendly. This is the warmest pool and so is great for babies.

The Majestic Hotel.

Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.


Non residents welcome. Entry fee applies.