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Swimming pools closed until further notice

GLL will not collect direct debits for membership or lessons while the pools are closed

Jesus Green outdoor pool

The pool is closed until spring 2020.

Check timetables and prices

Jesus Green pool is managed for us by GLL.


Jesus Green pool prices
Ticket type Non-member Pay-and-play member Pay-and-play student Pay-and-play concession
Adult £4.60 £3.30 £3.30 £2.30
Junior £2.45 £1.65 Not applicable £1.25
Adult sauna and swim £7.20 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Adult season ticket £104.50 £73.50 Not applicable £52.30
Junior season ticket £36.80 £25.80 Not applicable £18.50
Adult season ticket and sauna £155 £124 Not applicable £102.80

About the pool

  • Pool is around 91 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres in depth.
  • Separate male and female changing and shower facilities are available, with a basket room for clothes storage.
  • Lots of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing. The pool is surrounded by mature trees that act as a windbreak.

The complex is managed by GLL in partnership with the Council.

Getting to the pool

  • Several racks for cycle parking are available outside the pool, and Park Street cycle park is only a short walk away.
  • Buses stop nearby on Chesterton Road and Bridge Street – Traveline provides public transport information
  • There is no dedicated parking for the pool, but there are spaces with parking meters on Chesterton Road, and Park Street car park is just across Jesus Green.

Free swimming

Under 3s
During public-swimming sessions. Must be accompanied at all times by a person over 17 years of age. Please notify receptionist

BETTER card holders aged 17 or under
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm. BETTER leisure upgrade subscription required (available from Abbey Pools, Parkside Pools)

Disabled access

The pool has disabled toilet facilities and there is a hoist to enter the pool.

More information

  • The pool is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos that were built across the country in the 1920s and 30s.
  • It's the largest pool in Cambridge and one of the longest outdoor pools in the country.

Friends of Jesus Green Pool

The Friends of Jesus Green Pool group was set up to arrange social opportunities and events for patrons of the pool.

It also acts as the main consultation body and public voice for the pool.

Recent group activities include start- and end-of-season parties and an annual day trip to Dunwich every October.

Please contact the pool for more information on the group.