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Family Friendly West London Swimming Pools

By Caroline Green


We’ve put together a list of our favourite West London pools – all of which are great for a Sunday morning swim. What are you waiting for? Dive on in!

1) Pools on the Park: With a teaching pool, 30-meter lap pool and an outdoor pool, Pools on the Park offers a wide variety of options for the whole family. The teaching pool is heated so that even the little ones are comfortable, and there are swim lessons for babies, children and adults, because it’s never too late to get started.
Where: Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SF
When: Click here for family swim times at Pools on the Park
Contact: 020 8940 0561

2) Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre: Swim with the family, on your own or as part of a group workout. The Swim School teaches babies and toddlers through to teenagers.
Where: 658 Chiswick High Road, Brentford, TW8 0HJ
When: Click here for family swim times at Brentford Fountain
Contact: 0845 456 6675

3) Chelsea Swim Spa: Offers small parent and baby swimming classes in a private hydropool in Chelsea. This pool is perfect for baby swim classes as it is generally kept at a constant temperature of 33°C or above. Also available for private hire.
Where: Edith Grove, SW10 0WN, Chelsea
When: Click here for more information about Chelsea Swim Spa or to book online
Contact: 020 7746 2796

4) Chiswick New Pool: A swimming pool to be enjoyed by all the family, it also features an extensive swimming lesson programme.
Where: Edensor Road, Chiswick, W4 2RG
When: Click here for family swim time at Chiswick New Pool
Contact: 0845 456 6675

5) Hampton Pool: Swim outdoors whatever the weather! Known as South West London’s best kept secret, it is located in two acres of woodland next to Royal Bushy Park.
Where: High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
When: Click here for family swim times
Contact: 020 8255 1116

6) Normand Park Pool: The facility has 2 fantastic public swimming pools and the multi-activity ‘Fun Club’ for children offers activities for kids of all ages from babies through to teens.
Where: Lillie Road, Fulham, SW6 7ST
When: Click here for family swim times
Contact: 020 7471 0450

7) Gurnell Swimming Pool: A warm and pleasant 25m Recreation Pool which is perfect for children of all ages. There is also an Olympic sized six lane swimming pool available every weekday morning and Thursday evenings.
Where: Ruislip Road East, Ealing, London, W13 0AL
When: Click here for family swim times
Contact: 020 8998 3241

8) Acton Swimming Baths: Aquatic activities to suit every age and ability. There’s plenty for older children and teens from rookie lifeguarding, diving, water polo and even synchronised swimming.
Where: Acton Centre, High Street , Acton, London, W3 6NE
When: Click here for family swim times
Contact: 0208 825 9001

9) Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre: A swimming pool that is enjoyed by all, with an extensive swimming lesson programme and extra activities during the holidays.
Where: Uxbridge Road, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 5EG
When: Click here for family swim times
Contact: 0845 456 6675

10) Chelsea Sports Centre: Located just off Kings Road, there are two pools in the centre and the ‘Swim for all’ sessions are perfect for family fun time.
Where: Chelsea Manor Street, London, SW3 5PL
When: Click for family swim times
Contact: 020 7352 9006

11) The Porchester Centre: The small pool is 25 metres long and is perfect for kids to enjoy fun splash sessions as well as structured swimming lessons in a self contained area.
Where: Queensway, Bayswater, London, W2 5HS
When: Click for family swim times
Contact: 020 7792 2919

12) Holiday Inn Kensington: Hotel Pool, which also offers day tickets for external guests. Nice and warm, so perfect for children. Swimming Nature holds classes here but you can also just buy a day ticket at reception and go by yourself with the little ones without having to book into a class. Great idea for a family outing on a rainy day during the weekend.
Where: Holiday Inn (formerly the Kensington Close Hotel), Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP
When: Click to view facilities
Contact: 020 73684023

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