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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
01569 762134
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks
Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 31 May - 7 September 2014. Quiet swims for... more » Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 31 May - 7 September 2014. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims Wednesdays from 10pm in peak season (28 June - 18 Aug inc 2014). 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! Adult £5.25, child/senior £3.15, family £14.20. Midnight swims £6.80/£4.70/£17.85. 12-session & season tickets also available. « less
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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I used to come here as a child when I came to stay with my Gran in Inverbervie. The open-air pool has never lost its charm for me. I'm not as brave as I was for going down the big slide, although I see it's still a big hit with the younger visitors. On this visit (I came twice over... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having lived in the area for almost 3 years, we felt guilty at never having visited the pool. Last Friday afternoon we put that to right and had a great swim. The outside temperature was a bleak early autumn day, but the pool is truly tropical sea water. It is a truly bizarre but pleasant experience. The pool is substantial,... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Warm water but cold wind made this a truly open air experience. Loads of lifeguards on duty for a pool of this size (comforting when you're there with two increasingly water confident little brats). Clean warm changing rooms. Reasonably priced. All good. Will be back.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Huge pool, lovely and warm, a great experience and well worth visiting if you are in the area. The changing facilities aren't exactly world class, but they are clean and spacious. Plenty of parking around but you might still find it tricky to get a space as the pool is very popular.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great pool thats dated but with character. Great fun on both visits, cafe with poolside servery and chairs, tables and loungers for spectators.

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

Delighted you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you back soon. And yes, dated.....but then the Pool is 80 years old! More

Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Warm salt water pool and paddling pool. Kids enjoyed slide into the deep end. Nice chips from the café (£1.50 a portion). Inflatable put up across the pool at 2pm. Queue for this was slow going. Kids under 8 have a swim test - swim 2 widths of pool and be able to tread water in deeper water although lifeguard... More

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

Sorry you found the swoopee inflatable slow-going; as you no doubt saw, the kids queue up to get their shot and on busy days the queue can be long. And apologies that your wee one had to do the swim test twice - inevitably, lifeguards can be distracted by other things happening in the pool. Hope you'll be back and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Warm in the water but felt the pool itself and changing rooms were not as clean as they should be. Wear footwear esp in the toilets!

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

That's really disappointing that toilets and changing rooms were not clean on the day you visited. It would be useful for us to know what date (and ideally also time of day) this happened if you don't mind contacting us through our website www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or Facebook page (Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool) to let us know. Should this happen again,... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Been here a few times and can heartily recommend it for a family day out. Only a few minutes drive from A90, free car park outside but does get very full. £1 deposit for lockers. Free hairdryers. You can take your own inflatables or there are a few floats/noodles/armbands around. Baby paddling pool with own seating area. Couple of under... More

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

We're delighted you enjoyed the Pool and hope to see you back before long. Our day tickets are also valid all day - so you can nip out to the play park, beachfront café or chippie and then come back in for more swimming time - just remember to keep your till receipt as that's your ticket. Of course on... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice warm pool, plenty of seats around, slide was great fun! My 10 year old nephew wasn't a fan of the mouthfuls of salt water though lol. Also fancied the midnight swim but tired ourselves out too much during the day but will be giving it a go in the future! Had a lovely coffee in the cafe as well... More

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pool - even if the water wasn't to your nephew's taste! Last midnight swim of 2014 is Wednesday 13 August. Hope you can manage it. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love Stonehaven and visit it quite,a few times over the year, staying in our touring caravan. Our 2 boys particularly enjoy the beautiful outdoor pool, and so,far any time we've visited between June and September we've been really lucky with the weather. The boys have been in the pool every day and now resemble salty prunes! Fantastic pool, lovely... More

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

Hope your prune-children have recovered - or have they spent even more time in the pool during this fantastic weather?! ;-) More

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