Going swimming is a great activity for all ages. It keeps you fit, it’s fun, plus it’s perfect whatever weather as there are indoor and outdoor pools available. Thankfully, Surrey is home to lots of brilliant public pools to visit.
For many of us, jumping into a pool when the weather is warm is the ideal way to cool off. With the temperatures creeping up, we’ve made a list of the pools in the area including those just over the border in Hampshire and Berkshire.
From pools with lane swimming to leisure centres with indoor flumes, rally up the family, pack the cossies and get splashing. Plus, when the weather is really warm, a trip to the lido is a splendid day out.
Complete with sun loungers and picnic areas, there are lidos in Guildford and Aldershot for you to make the most of this summer.
1. Aldershot Lido
Each year the lido opens for its summer season from the last weekend of May to the first full weekend of September. It is home to three water flumes, a diving board, toddler paddling pool and sandpit, a water fountain feature and a picnic area, all set on nine acres. Visitors can also buy food and drink on site.
Address: Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP
Book: For tickets call 01252 313706.
2. Aldershot Pool
Aldershot Pools and Fitness Centre has two indoor pools. There is a 25m main pool with six lanes and a 12m teaching pool. For adults, there are water workout classes available.
Address: Guildford Road, Aldershot, GU12 4BP.
Book: For tickets call 01252 323482.
Formerly known as the Arena, it underwent a multi-million-pound investment and reopened with a huge pool, stylish gym, sports rooms and even a climbing wall.
Address: Grand Avenue, Camberley, GU15 3QH.
Book: For tickets call 01276 417111.
4. Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre
This sports centre has a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool and a pool viewing area. There is also a large and spacious first-floor gym with more than 80 stations across dedicated cardio, resistance and strength areas.
Address: Merland Rise, Tadworth, KT20 5JG.
Book: For tickets call 01737 361933.
With thrilling waterslides, an erupting volcano, a pirate ship and a variety of other features, there’s something for everyone at this water park. There is also an adults-only spa area with three saunas, a Japanese steam room, spa pool, cool pool and heated sun loungers. There is a large car park on-site.
Address: Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, RG12 7JQ.
Book: For tickets call 01344 862525.
6. Cranleigh Leisure Centre
There is a 25m main pool and a 15m teaching pool.
Address: Village Way, Cranleigh, GU6 8AF.
Book: For tickets call 01483 274400.
7. De Stafford Sports Centre
There is a conventional four-lane fitness pool which caters for a wide range of activities from endurance training to aqua aerobics, children’s parties and pool inflatables.
Address: Burntwood Lane, Caterham, CR3 5YX.
Book: For tickets call 01883 344355.
8. Donyngs Recreation Centre
The fitness pool is 25 metres long, with five lanes and changing rooms on the poolside. There is also a learner pool at the centre.
Address: Linkfield Lane, Redhill, RH1 1DP.
Book: For tickets call 01737 764732
9. Dorking Sports Centre
There is a 25m main pool with six lanes and a 12m teaching pool.
The state of the art leisure facility also has a gym, sports hall, squash courts, classes and offers swim lessons.
Address: Reigate Road, Dorking, RH4 1SN.
Book: For tickets call 01306 870180
10. Farnham Leisure Centre
There is a 25m main pool and a 15m teaching pool. On-site is a café serving a variety of hot drinks, sandwiches, savoury pastries and freshly toasted paninis, plus children’s meal deals and handmade cakes.
Address: Dogflud Way, Farnham, GU9 7UD.
Book: For tickets call 01252 723208.
11. Farnborough Leisure Centre
The leisure centre and Farnborough Bowl are permanently closed for the build of a new leisure centre.
Address: Westmead, Farnborough, GU14 7LD.
12. Guildford Lido
As one of the country’s few remaining original 1930s pools, Guildford Lido attracts around 50,000 people every season and is home to a variety of community galas, competitions and other community clubs and societies. The outdoor Olympic sized pool near Stoke Park offers lane swimming, slides and family fun and is it is heated to 24C.
Address: Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford.
Book: For tickets call 01483 449108.
13. Godalming Leisure Centre
There is a 25m main pool with six lanes and a 12m teacher pool. There is a cafe and shop on-site.
Address: Broadwater Park Community Centre, Summers Road, Farncombe, GU7 3BH
Book: For tickets call 01483 410500.
14. Guildford Spectrum
This large leisure complex has four pools with a variety of sessions for beginners and splashers, to serious swimmers and divers. There is also a leisure pool featuring flumes, a tyre ride, bubble beds, sprays and a wave machine.
After swimming, you can also go bowling and ice skating at the centre. It is home to the Guildford Flames ice hockey team. There are various food outlets on-site plus a large car park.
Address: Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP.
Book: For tickets call 01483 443322.
15. Hart Leisure Centre
There is a 25m competition pool.
Address: Hitches Lane, Fleet, GU51 5HS.
Book: For tickets call 01252 629974.
16. Horley Anderson Centre
There are two pools at the centre. The fitness pool is 25 metres long and lane swimming is available. There is also a leisure pool.
Address: Anderson Way, Horley, RH6 8RJ.
Book: For tickets call 01293 784075.
17. Leatherhead Leisure Centre
This large centre has swimming and diving pools.
Address: Guildford Road, Leatherhead, KT22 9BL.
Book: For tickets call 01372 377674.
18. Rainbow Leisure Centre
The fitness pool is 25 metres long with six lanes and there are changing rooms on the poolside. A teaching pool and poolside seats are also available.
Address: East Street, Epsom, KT17 1BN.
Book: For tickets call 01372 727277.
19. Surrey Sports Park
Family and lane swimming, aqua classes and a 50-metre swimming pool with eight swimming lanes are available at Surrey Sports Park. There is also a gym, rock climbing wall, sports pitches, large car park and café on site.
Address: Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD.
Book: For tickets call 01483 689111.
20. Tandridge Leisure Centre
It has a 25m fitness pool and an adjoining lagoon pool with wave rides, cannons, pirate mast and pool inflatable with a 70m slide.
Address: Hoskins Road, Oxted, RH8 9HT.
Book: For tickets call 01883 716717.
21. The Herons Leisure Centre
There is a 25m main pool and a 17m teaching pool
Address: King’s Road, Haslemere, GU27 2QT.
Book: For tickets call 01428 658484.
22. Windsor Leisure Centre
There is a 25m swimming pool and a leisure pool equipped with a wave machine, giant slides, water features, an interactive water play feature and a spa pool.
Address: Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB.
Book: For tickets call 01753 778577.
23. Pool in the Park
The leisure lagoon has two flumes, river rapids, a bubble pool and a wave machine. The competition pool has six lanes, aqua fitness classes are available, plus there are swimming courses and special sessions on offer. There is also a café and car park on-site.
Address: Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA.
Book: For tickets call 01483 771122.
24. Kings Centre
The main pool is 25m and has six lanes, while the teaching pool is six metres. Aqua fitness classes and baby and toddler sessions are available. There is a gym, café and shop on site.
Address: Moat Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3LN
Book: For tickets call 01342 328616.