Best Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres In Dorset

We've rounded up the best swimming pools and leisure centres in Dorset in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 20 Dorset swimming pools and leisure centres to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the swimming pools and leisure centres we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Blandford Leisure Centre

  • Blandford Forum
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hours spent splashing around in water are a favourite family pastime. Dive on in, soak those toes and allow your little ones to get lost in the world...

QE Leisure Centre

  • Wimborne Minster
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Getting fit doesn't necessarily mean no fun, especially at QE Leisure Centre. Do lanes or simply splash around in their 25m swimming pool. Scale the...

The Dolphin Swimming Pool

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

It’s time for the whole family to get active at The Dolphin leisure centre. Along with three swimming pools the centre has a wide range of water acti...

Verwood Hub Community & Leisure

  • Verwood
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Run, watch or relax at the Verwood Hub Leisure Centre, and find something to keep your family entertained this week. At the centre’s Potterne Park yo...

Jurassic Fun Centre

  • Burton Bradstock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Headed to the world famous Jurassic Coast? Enjoy a great family day out at the Jurassic Fun Centre: dive into the action at the indoor pools, or stay...

Littledown Centre

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Set in 47 acres of parkland with its own high ropes adventure complex, a well-equipped gym, pool and refurbished spa area Littledown Centre is a luxu...

Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex

  • Christchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex is a hub for outdoor activity. Take a dip in their 25-metre main swimming pool or smaller training pool. If you’re nif...

Shepton Mallet Lido

  • Shepton Mallet
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool, tucked away just off an unprepossessing residential street in Shepton Mallet, is a fantastic place to take the kids for...

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Let the kids go wild and keep active with the variety of sports on offer at Five Rivers Leisure Centre! The beach pool has crashing, splashing waves...

Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Writhlington Climbing Wall is an 8 meter high, 16 top rope indoor climbing wall. There are 42 climbing routes ranging from Grade 4 (beginner) to 7A+...

Wells Leisure Centre

  • Wells
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Wells Leisure Centre boasts a 25m swimming pool but also a dedicated family interactive pool with lots of fun little water play features to add to th...

Bath Sports and Leisure Centre

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Up for an energy-fuelled day out? Keep your whole family happy, healthy and active at Better Bath Sports and Leisure Centre with a choice of swimming...

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  • Trowbridge
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Trowbridge Sports Centre offers a 6 lane 25m swimming pool ideal for having a family splash about. Pack your best swimming costumes, grab the goggles...

West Wight Sports Centre

  • Freshwater
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

At West Wight Sports Centre there's a warm and welcoming 12m learner pool for kids and beginners, plus an excellent 25m 6 lane swimming pool with the...

The Rapids

  • Romsey
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

A nice, invigorating swim is the perfect thing to set you up for the day, however there’s much more to The Rapids than swimming lanes! Families can h...

Keynsham Leisure Centre

  • Keynsham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If your kids love soft play, you should definitely take them to Better  Keynsham Leisure Centre! The refurbished centre features an action-packed sof...

The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Facilities for diving at the Quays are some of the best in the south of England. There are two 1m and two 3m springboards and 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10...

Brean Splash

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Brean Splash offers the ultimate indoor or outdoor water based fun! This huge waterpark as an indoor splash zone for those days when it’s just too co...

Andover Leisure Centre

  • Andover
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Inside Andover Leisure Centre you will find the Merlin's Kingdom medieval magic themed adventure play area! It's made up from 3 levels with a nice ra...

Easton Leisure Centre

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Let the kids go wild and keep active with the variety of sports on offer at Easton Leisure Centre! Dive right in and do a few lengths of the 25-metre...

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