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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

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Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1569 762134
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Description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water...
Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 30 May - 6 September 2015. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims during peak season (4 July - 19 Aug inc 2015). Also peak season Funday Sunday afternoon games and competitions for kids. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets are valid all day! 2015 prices: Adult £5.30, child/senior £3.20, family £14.35. Midnight swims £6.90/£4.75/£18.00. 12-session & season tickets also available.
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i took my 6yr old boy 2 the open air pool, wasn't the best day with weather, but I was so shocked at how warm the pool was, we had a fab time, we will defo be returning in school... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

i took my 6yr old boy 2 the open air pool, wasn't the best day with weather, but I was so shocked at how warm the pool was, we had a fab time, we will defo be returning in school holz no matter what the weather is, some even say when it rains is more fun, we will need 2... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We loved this pool, brilliant experience! It was warm, clean, funky music playing, inflatable fun available for the children, fun slide too! Really special to see an old (circa 1930's) building still being used by the town. Would have loved to be there for the late night swims later in the summer....the people of Stonehaven are very lucky to have... More 

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Well worth a visit as it is unique. The heated seawater may not be to everyone' state but should at least be tried. Architecture also adds something. Can suffer from being a bit crowded but then I go to swim, not play in the water. Evening and midnight swims also worth checking out.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Love this pool. Would recommend to anyone visiting Stonehaven. If only they had more lane swimming it would be perfect.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments - and not long now till the opening for 2015 on 30th May! The layout of the Pool makes it quite difficult to have lane swimming for prolonged periods. Having a lane on the café side effectively means lane swimmers are interrupted by people using the steps to access/exit the Pool, while the bandstand... More 

Scottish Borders
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was planning to swim in this well known heated pool to be told that it was closed for the month of JANUARY. What a shame and certainly not their gain. Never mind I found the nearest best spa............at no cost.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

We're sorry you were disappointed the Pool was closed in January, but in fact this is not unusual with open air pools (heated or not!) in the UK. Our details do state quite clearly what our opening dates are - 30 May to 6 September inclusive in 2015. We assume you saw that some people posted reviews over the New... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We went here for the day with the little one,entry was more expensive than most swimming baths but we'll worth the money,the pool is heated with a shallow paddling pool and waterfall,plenty of seats for spectators and you can take your own food and drinks in with also,great day out especially in the summer

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

We're delighted you and your little one enjoyed the pool and paddling pool. Although our prices may be higher than swimming baths, our tickets are valid all day, and you can actually come and go as often as you like during the day as long as you retain your ticket. Glad you also thought it was good value! Hope to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You simply have to try this place...suitable for all ages, great fun, so different to anything we had ever done before. Spotless, great value, great fun a must if in the area (and great fish and chips locally for afterwards!)

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

thank you for your kind comments - hope to see you again in 2015. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I used to live in stonehaven and loved the open air pool, so when I visited recently, knowing how things change and rarely fro the better, i was prepared for a bit of a disappointment. Not at all. Other than some new bouncy toys, it hasn't changed. It's a bright colourful piece of art deco, beautifully cared for and looked... More 

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

well, we do say it offers splashy healthy fun for all ages! Glad both you and your Mum enjoyed it! More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

a must see and go to when in Stonehaven. Its Art Deco its sea water and best of all its heated and has been enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades. i will be most surprised if you do not like it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The open air pool is a great thing to do whether you are visiting 'Stoney' or live locally. Not only is it good value for money it gives you a retro feel to how these sort of outdoor pools would have looked up and down the country generations ago. Great for all ages

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Address: Address: Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1569 762134
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