- Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Shap at just under 1,000 ft is England's highest heated open air swimming pool! Their volunteer run 16 metre community pool is open daily from May to September, is 1.5 metres at the deep end and is heated to a comfortable 26 degrees.
Throughout the open season it's open for a few hours after school weekdays during term time and all afternoon weekends and school holidays, plus separate Adults only sessions. This means when you go with the kids there'll be no lane swimmers moaning about them splashing or making noise, everyone in there will be doing that with you!
They also have a small separate paddling pool for the smalls, benches and picnic tables around the edges and a small shop serving refreshments. A qualified lifeguard is also on duty at all times and the facilities include separate changing rooms, showers and free use of floats. Private hire and parties are also available here too.
The Memorial Park is right next door, which is a great spot to slip over to after your swim to refuel everyone with a picnic. Bonus!
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
Getting There and Contact Information
Croft Road, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3NR, England
Click here to visit Shap Swimming Pool's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
30 May through end of August 2016.
See site for varying session types and times.
Adult (16 and over): £3.50
Child or Over 60: £2.50
Family (2 adults, up to 4 children): £10
Spectator Adult: £1
Spectator Child: 50p
Children under 5: Free