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Cambridge City Council

Swimming offers

Some great offers on membership and fitness classes are available at all the individual centres. For more information check the Better website.

General swim admission prices

Swimming prices
Age group Non-member Pay-and-play member Pay-and-play student Pay-and-play concession
Adult £6 £5 £5 £3
Junior £3.50 £3 Not applicable £1.75

For £40 per month you can join Better Swim UK, which gives you unlimited access to swim in all pool facilities run by Better (GLL) in the UK.

Discounted swimming ‘pay and play’ cards

You can purchase ‘pay and play’ cards (which replaced the Leisurecard scheme) at Parkside Pools, Abbey Leisure Complex pools, Cherry Hinton Village Centre, King’s Hedges Learner Pool and (when open) Jesus Green Lido.

The cards are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You must show proof of your address and any benefit entitlement when purchasing your card.

Pay and play standard cards give up to 30% off normal admission prices. They cost £10 per adult and £5 per junior for Cambridge residents, and £30 per adult and £15 per child for non-residents.

Pay and play concession cards give up to 50% off normal admission prices. They are available to people who receive benefits or are aged 60 and over. They cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Applicable benefits include income-based jobseeker's allowance (JSA), employment and support allowance (ESA), council tax benefits, disability living or working allowance and pensions tax credit.

Pay and play student cards give up to 35% discount to full-time students. They cost £7.50.

Better swimming lesson members can access free swimming from 4 to 6pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Parkside Pools, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Abbey Pool. 

Kids for a quid

Children can swim for £1 at the following times:

  • before 10am on weekends during term time in the swim for all sessions
  • before 10am on weekdays during the holidays

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