We're hoping to open in May 2019

The Pool will open in May 2019

Date to be announced when the builders have gone, see above.

We acquired some substantial funding in late 2018 to start the work on saving the Pool tank.
This task is almost complete so for 2019 we have a new pool tank. a new surround a new compound fence and some added security.
Sadly what we could not afford for this year was to replace the rather tatty changing rooms, loos and domestic offices. But we are still fund raising and begging! We hope that by this time next year the  changing rooms, loos and offices will have been totally renewed or replaced.
Please keep coming and swimming.
New for 2019 are: a Credit/Debit card machine to allow us to take payments so no running to the bank for cash!!
A hoist to enable disabled users to enter (and exit!) the Pool safely (although we lack the ancillary items at the moment).
In the event of any sort of closure for whatever reason it will be posted on the Pool’s FaceBook page.
If you are coming a long way, or the weather looks stormy please check the page. Thanks! See you in the water!

Our Pool


Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open air pool. We are a charity providing affordable outdoor swimming and a ‘holiday atmosphere’ to our local community and many visitors.

Nestling in the North York Moors National Park, our 25m open air pool is in the heart of the countryside. Enjoy the clear water, fresh air and adjacent lawns, which make us a lido as well as an open air pool. We also offer free parking and there is a children’s playground adjacent.

Ticket Prices



4 – 16 years


17 – 64 years


over 65, disabled and students



2 Adults + Max 3 Children

Season Ticket

12 Swims For The Price Of 10

Private Hire

1 Hour

Pre-Payment Scheme


We now offer a Pre-Payment scheme to guarantee your entry in to the Pool. When you arrive in Helmsley on the day of your proposed visit to the Pool come along to the Pool, after we open at 11.15 am, and pick the session on that day you would like to attend (remember the first session is adults only!) and then follow these instructions;

· Pay for the number and type of tickets you want.

· Obtain a receipt for your payment.

· Ensure your Session time is written on the back.

· Return to the Pool 10 minutes before the start of your chosen Session.

· Present your Receipt to the cashier who will count you through.

People Sharing The Love!

First time here tonight! Warm, friendly welcome. Really lovely pool, so clean and a joy to watch the sky as you swim. And a great cup of tea afterwards. Really enjoyed ourselves, can’t wait to come back!

Had an absolutely brilliant night at the apogee moon swim. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the pool is lovely. Well worth a little drive out. Can’t wait for the next one!

We enjoyed a wonderful time at this lovely pool today ,friendly attentive lifeguards, changing rooms and toilets inside, showers outside, drinks and ice-lollies etc to purchase.A fabulous pool set against the backdrop of grassy hills and sheep..just perfect we shall return.
Fabulous afternoon at the pool today! The sun was shining, the water was warm and there was a great holiday atmosphere. Hopefully many more fun family afternoons here this summer.
What a wonderful time at Helmsley open air pool. What a treat! I grew up in Helmsley and cannot praise the staff and updated facilities enough. My 6 year old loved it! Helmsley open air pool is a gem in a beautiful town. Well worth a visit! Thank you for a great day!
Great day out with the family at the outdoor pool this afternoon. Beautiful weather and a great atmosphere! Highly recommended for a fun filled family day out!

An Amazing Experience


Our timetable is a little different from what you may be used to so please take a little time to check when our sessions are. We do get very busy on very hot days and for safety reasons the pool capacity per session is limited to 80. We have never reached capacity when it’s raining, which we can’t understand as swimming in the rain is truly wonderful, a delight to the senses; although the pool with be cleared/closed if there is a risk of thunder. Whether it’s a moonlight swim or our popular Aquathlon series, there’s a lot going on for everyone at the pool.

Please take a look at our ‘friends’ page to see if there is anything you can do to help the pool.