Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool | Day Out With The Kids

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Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres, Water Parks, Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Attraction Information

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool is the only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham.

The water is heated to a tropical 80+degrees Fahrenheit nearly 30 degrees centigrade, making it an enjoyable experience, come rain or shine!

The springboard in the deep end allows swimmers to show off their prowess by diving in and for younger children learning to be comfortable and happy in water, there is a small, warm, toddler pool.

Facilities include changing rooms with hot showers, picnic tables, and a fully stocked shop selling hot/cold drinks, sweets and chocolate, swimming goggles/floats/hats etc.

They hold lane swimming sessions every day, and on certain days have an inflatable that children (and adults!) attempt to run across, inevitably falling into the pool, only to climb out and try again.

They also have several kayaks available for pre-booked sessions.

Opening hours

Late May through mid-September

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 19:30

Double check through the link.



Adult and Lane: £4

Child (3 to 15 yrs): £2.75

Concession: £3.25

Spectator: £3

Travel & Contact Information


Castle Park Waterside Court, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2LY, England

Phone number

01388 528466



Click here to visit Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop


Amazing hidden gem 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing outdoor pool The staff were friendly and easy to talk to, answering any questions very well The pool and changing rooms were clean for an outdoor pool, with a small amount of dirt everywhere however as this is an outdoor pool this is completely fine The prices on this website are older prices, check with the pool website for the prices as I believe they change every year Get to the pool 20 minutes earlier if it is a warm day to ensure that you get in as the place fills up quickly

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