The Abbey pool complex includes two swimming pools and an outdoor paddling pool which is now being replaced with a new and exciting splashpad facility.
The complex is managed by GLL in partnership with the Council.
Opening times and admission prices
Check opening times and prices for Abbey Pool on the GLL website or contact the Centre directly on 01223 213352.
Refurbishment works to replace the existing paddling pool with the new exciting splashpad facilities are starting in March 2014 and will be completed in time for the normal summer season opening on Monday 26th May 2014.
The splashpads will then stay open from 26th May to Sunday 14th September 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the new splashpads please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Team on 01223 457539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates and closures
We occasionally need to close some of our parking areas. Whenever we do so, we will post information as early as possible in the service updates bar to the right, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Cycle parking is available outside the main entrance and buses stop nearby on Whitehill Road.
By car, turn off Newmarket Road into Whitehill Road and take the third turning on the right into Pool Way. The pool is located at the bottom of this road on the right-hand side.
There is parking space for over 200 vehicles, including four bays for disabled people and space for three coaches.
The table provides details of free swimming sessions at the Abbey pools.
|Who is eligible?||Information|
|During public swimming sessions. Must be accompanied at all times by a person over 17 years of age. Please notify receptionist.|
BETTER holders aged 17 or under
|Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm. BETTER leisure upgrade subscription required (available from Abbey Pools, Parkside Pools).|
The complex is fully accessible, with level access throughout the ground floor and a lift to the gym on the first floor.
Two of the three changing rooms and shower facilities are built directly on the poolside. Each changing room has drop-down changing beds and one has a fully automated shower bed and hoist.
Access to both pools is available via a fixed hoist, and the learner pool also has gradual steps with handrails.
The pools have modern changing rooms with shower facilities and secure storage areas.
Other facilities include:
Cambridge CB5 8NT
Telephone 01223 213352