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Customer Notice:

Female poolside showers closed for essential maintenance

Changing room open as usual. Alternative showers are available in the gym and family changing rooms.

If you have any questions, please visit customer service.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

swimming at Littledown

The huge facade of glass bathes the Littledown pools in daylight all year round, making it a very inspiring place for our swimmers, from absolute beginners to elite athletes. The pool area is always a hive of activity, with lane swimming, lessons, aqua aerobics, hydrotherapy sessions, plus a couple of waterslides for some splashing fun.

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early years activities

We have lots of pool activities for the early years, including; First Splash Adult and Baby, Adult and Under 4½ swim sessions and Early Years swimming lessons.


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learn to swim

Learn to swim with the BH Live Swimming Academy and gain a skill for life!
Our swimming lessons start from 4 months with early years sessions and continue through juniors to adults (14+).

Swimming Lessons

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adult swimming lessons

Learn to swim with the BH Live Swimming Academy and gain a skill for life!
There’s a range of adult lessons to suit all abilities from non-swimmers to advanced courses.
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wet & wacky and water slides

Have fun in the pool with inflatable pool toys and giant play mats, and ride the two giant waterslides – the Green Scream and Yellow Peril.

session times

Saturday & Sunday*

11.50-1pm (session 1)

1.20-2.30pm (session 2)

2.50-4pm (session 3)

Advanced booking is recommended as classes are limited. Bookable 7 days in advance at customer services or by calling 01202 055500. Payment required at the time of booking.


The waterslides are open:

Saturday & Sunday 11.50am-4pm Wet & Wacky / 4.15-6pm public swimming

Bank Holidays 11am-6pm public swimming


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pool guidelines

We operate our pools according to industry-recognised guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment.

So that everyone can enjoy the facilities, please follow these guidelines:

  • Under 5s swim FREE during general sessions when accompanied by a full paying adult
  • FREE waterslides with every swim (check waterslide opening hours)
  • Children under 8 must be accompanied in the water by an adult (16+)
  • Maximum ratio allowed is two children under 8 to one adult
  • Nappies: all babies, infants and young children who are not toilet trained should wear aqua nappies underneath their swim suit or a nappy swimming costume
  • Only swimwear manufactured for use in swimming pools will be acceptable and this includes the spa. They are:
    – bikinis
    – burkinis
    – swim trunks
    – swim costumes
    – speedo type shorts above the knee
    – all-in-one fitted swimsuits manufactured for the purpose of swimming
    – baby suits up to 1 year old
    – swimming hats
  • Wetsuits, rash vests, face masks, fins, large inflatables, paddles and snorkels are not permitted, unless in a structured session
  • Aqua nappies, swimsuits, goggles and armbands are available to purchase from the foyer shop. Visit our Shop page for more information
  • Shirts may only be worn during public sessions with the permission of the front of house, centre or duty manager
  • A band system will operate in the swimming pool area at busy times, allowing at least 1 hour in the pool
  • Last entry to the pool and spa is 9.15pm weekdays and 5.30pm at weekends and bank holidays
  • You should not use the sauna, steam room or spa if you:
    – have a serious illness or heart condition, high or low blood pressure, or respiratory condition
    – are taking medication for any of the above conditions
    – have a contagious disease, infectious skin condition, open sores or wounds
    – have had a heavy meal within 90 minutes of arrival
    – are under the influence of drink or drugs
    – have recently exercised. You should allow time for your body temperature to return to normal
    Elderly people, pregnant women and diabetics should seek medical advice before using the facilities
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