Christmas and New Year opening times

Sunday 23 December - normal opening hours
Monday 24 December - open 7.30am until 1pm
Tuesday 25 December until Thursday 27 December - closed
Friday 28 December - open 7.30am until 4pm
Saturday 29 December - open 7.30am until 4pm
Sunday 30 December - open 7.30am until 4pm
Monday 31 December - open 7.30am until 1pm
Tuesday 1 January - closed
Wednesday 2 January and Thursday 3 January - normal opening hours

Price lists 3 September 2018 - 14 April 2019 timetables Christmas timetables - 24 December until 6 January

Facilities at The Hydro, Harrogate, include:

  • three pools: an eight-lane 25m short-course competition standard swimming pool; multi-purpose activity pool with moving floor, high board and spring board diving; a training pool for our learners
  • Brimhams Harrogate - a 36-station, state-of-the-art gym offering the latest fitness equipment and classes, Kinesis studio, and dance studio offering a range of workout classes
  • children's parties
  • changing rooms: with level access, dedicated baby-changing facilities, large family cubicles, accessible changing rooms for those with limited mobility, single-sex changing rooms with showers, and lockers
  • facilities for those with disabilities: these include an induction loop, pool hoists, reserved parking, and lift
  • cafe and vending machines
  • free wi-fi
  • large free car park
  • spectator gallery and poolside viewing

Our prices

Adult swim £4.90
Child swim (3 years-plus) £2.40
Family ticket (two adults, two children) £12.90
Adult concession £3.50
Child concession £1.90
Toddler (2 to 3 years) £1.10
Under 2 years Free
Fun session adult £5.00
Fun session child £4.00
Fun session toddler £1.10
Fun session under 2 Free

You can save money with our membership packages or adult lesson session cards.

Rules at our pools

Other Hydro information

Children's admission policy

One responsible adult aged over 16 can supervise two children under eight.

Wet suit policy

Wet suits aren't allowed. We don't know where the wet suit has been worn before. If it's been worn in an outdoor pool or lake, for example, there's a risk of cross-contamination from water-borne bacteria, and that's too great a risk for us to take.


We sell a range of armbands but also keep some at the poolside for you to use.

Water temperature

We aim to keep our pools at the following temperatures:

  • main pool and activity pool 29 degrees centigrade
  • teaching pool 31 degrees centigrade

Main pool temperatures may be lower then normal before and after competition swimming.

Contact us

Page last updated 10/12/2018