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Best Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres In Bristol

We've rounded up the best swimming pools and leisure centres in Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 28 Bristol 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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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...

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...

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...

Portishead Open Air Pool

  • Portishead
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Here you’ll get the best of both worlds, stunning views and a huge outdoor heated pool to play in till your heart's content. The community run Portis...

Thornbury Leisure Centre

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Get active with your family at Thornbury Leisure Centre . We have a whole array of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. Splash around in...

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+...

Wotton Pool

  • Wotton-under-Edge
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Wotton Pool is a long established heated outdoor swimming facility with a great transparent cover over it that is open at either end to retain the op...

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...



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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...

Newport Centre

  • Newport
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide and wave machine in a warm and tropically themed environment. The flume slide is several tight coils...

Trowbridge Sports Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • 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...

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...

Cardiff International Pool

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Jump feet first into Cardiff International Pool! With the 50 metre Olympic swimming pool your little ones will be Olympic champions in no time. Howev...

Llanishen Leisure Centre1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Cardiff
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

Llanishen Leisure Centre features leisure pool with wave machine and water play features ideal for kids and families! There's also space to swim shou...

Stratford Park Leisure Centre1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

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

Stratford Park Leisure Centre, as well as being home to indoor facilities galore, a 50 metre outdoor pool also welcomes those wanting to take a dip,...

GL1

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

GL1 is Gloucester's own leisure centre offering a variety of activities for young and old, from swimming for the whole family to indoor sports of all...

The Link Centre

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The striking modern structure of the Link Centre houses an ice rink (recognised as a centre of excellence for both figure skating and ice hockey), wi...

Oasis Leisure Centre

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

It’s great when you find a pool that children will nag you to go to, which is what you get at Oasis Leisure Centre. Step inside this tropical oasis w...

Leisure at Cheltenham

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

leisure@cheltenham is the family friendly leisure centre for Cheltenham. Services available include swimming and swimming lessons, family fun session...

Highworth Recreation Centre

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

Highworth Recreation Centre is an impressively flexible day out! When the weather is warm enough both sides of the pool building cunningly retract op...

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