Helmsley Open Air Heated Swimming Pool

We're Open Rain or Shine! OPENING TIMESNEW FOR 2017

Fund Raising for Helmsley Pool Tops £70K.

The fund for the restoration of the Pool reached just over £70K in December.
Some of this was a grant from Ryedale District Council to whom we are always indebted, some were private donations as a result of a local appeal, some are funds we retained from our sales in 2017 and some from the Just Giving fund raising site. A BIG THANK YOU to all who came to the pool in 2017 and anyone who donated anything however large or small.
There is a fund raising dinner for the Pool to be held at Duncombe Park on Friday 23 March 2018 when the Yorkshire Vet form the TV series will be giving an ‘enlightening’ after dinner talk. Ticket availability and prices to follow.

Opening Times

Open everyday (weather permitting) from Saturday 10th June until Sunday 3rd September 2017

Swim Type Session Starts Session Finishes
Adult Only (Not Sat & Sun – Open Swim Instead ) 11.15 AM 1.00 PM
Business Users Lunchtime (Not Sat & Sun) 12 NOON 1.00 PM (£3.50)
Open Swim 1.15 PM 3.00 PM
Fun Session 3.15 PM 5.15 PM
Open Swim 5.30 PM 7.00 PM

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.

Ticket Prices




Non Swimmer


2 Adults + Max 3 Children

Season Ticket

15 Swims For The Price Of 12

Junior Loyalty Card

6 Swims For The Price Of 5

An Amazing Experience


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.

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.

People Sharing The Love!

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!