Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.

Our swim-only memberships offer unlimited access to the pools across the district, with the exception of early birds sessions. Session and timetable restrictions will apply and a surcharge of £1 will be levied at the Hydro for non-Hydro members.


Membership type:

  • Hydro swimming early riser* - monthly price £28.00
  • Hydro swimming plus - £38.00
  • Hydro swimming plus couples - £68.00
  • Hydro swimming concession - £24.00
  • Hydro swimming concession couples - £45.00
  • Hydro swimming child - £20.00

*This membership applies to our early riser swims only

Knaresborough Pool, Nidderdale Pool, Ripon Spa Baths and Starbeck Baths

Membership type:

  • swimming early riser* - monthly price £23.00
  • swimming plus - £38.00
  • swimming plus couples - £68.00
  • swimming concession - £24.00
  • swimming couples concession - £45.00
  • swimming child - £20.00

*This membership applies to our early riser swims only

Sign up

Our memberships are collected via direct debit on the 1st of each month, or via three months' advance payment. Call in and complete the enrolment forms and direct debit mandate.

We don't charge a joining fee. The only fee you'll need to pay is a pre-payment to cover the membership fee from the day you enrol to the date of the first collection of your direct debit.

We'll then issue you a membership swipe card and you're ready to go.

You should read our terms and conditions

We need one month's notice to cancel your direct debit by completing one of our cancellation forms. You'll need to do this at the gym as we're unable to post these to you.

Page last updated 31/03/2020