Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools | Day Out With The Kids

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

Penrith, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools is an ideal location for families and friends to cool down in the summertime plus stay fit and healthy and build up their potentially life saving skills. The site boasts 2 heated outdoor pools tucked away in the picturesque Lake District village of Askham, with 1 for small people and the other a serious 20 metres long, both with a qualified lifeguard on duty.

It's traditionally open from May through to the end of the summer holidays, plus available to hire for parties, events, sporting clubs and swimming lessons. The pools are surrounded by a half acre of green space bordered by trees, so it's perfect for picnics and playing some dry side games if not everyone wants to go (or stay) in the water. There is also a seasonal kiosk selling ice creams and snacks to help supplement your picnic, plus the pool is next door to the Queens Head Pub and so shares facilities with the Askham Village Hall.

Despite it's regional nature it's very popular especially during the summer holidays so go nice and early and take dry side fun so if there is a wait to get in then you're still covered for munchkin entertainment. Why not do wet suits instead of costumes and then you won't even have to change them as they pop in and out?!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PN, England


Click here to visit Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools's website
0798 9389566

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daily during summer, timetabled swim sessions. Closed now until May 2016. Normally May through July Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 6pm then opening from 11am daily until the end of the season.


Adult £3.50 Family £12 Extra Child £2.50 Spectator £1 Under 4s free

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