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The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Lewes
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Lidos

Attraction Information

The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool claims to be the oldest documented swimming pool in the country, and offers a 46m x 23m (150ft 11in x 75ft 5in) spring fed pool, plus facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

This lovely seasonal pool is open between May and September each year, set in a beautiful part of the town next to a small park with a playground. They have a beautiful tree lined lawn for sunbathing, as well as the sun terrace itself.

For the little ones there is a children's paddling pool, rafts, and plenty other play equipment on offer. Under 5s can also enjoy Pells Paddlers, a splash and play group for little ones and their families, held every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30, and only £2 per family. A splashastic session, with toys, sand, and singing! The pool opens the public at midday, and families who would like to stay can get £1 off the standard admission fee.

Pells Pool is available for private hire for a number of events, including birthdays. There is a cafe on site offering fresh brewed coffee, tea, cakes and other home made food.

In fine weather the pool is sometimes kept open until 20:00 unless it is already pre-booked, but it may be closed at 17:00 during wet weather to keep costs down.

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Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £3.20
Kids from £2.20

Travel & Contact Information


Brook Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PW, England

Phone number

01273 472334



Click here to visit The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

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.

No, The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool is not wheelchair friendly.

No, The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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