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Hinksey Outdoor Pool

Lake Street | Off Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP, England
+44 844 893 3222
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Superb Outdoor Pool

Whether you are a lap swimmer or just want a splash around with the kids this is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
nicko41
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Warm water and wide lanes

A great location, and good for family outings and serious lane swimmers. Basic facilities - but all... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
WeekenderYork
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
9 Jul 2017
“Great outdoor pool, tired in places but unique.”
19 Jun 2017
“Lovely Pool, but very slow to get in”
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Lake Street | Off Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RP, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Whether you are a lap swimmer or just want a splash around with the kids this is a beautiful outdoor pool, from my experience it always warm at 26-27c. Also there is a long season from early April to late September. Highly recommended, a real...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

A great location, and good for family outings and serious lane swimmers. Basic facilities - but all you need. A cafe and grassy area top it off. The heated water is a treat.

1  Thank WeekenderYork
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Lovely (and big!) outdoor pool, beach effect at one end to allow non swimmers to paddle, 33m across at the widest so lengths are possible when its quiet / early morning. Tired old changing cubicles and toilets, but its unique in that its a stones...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lovely swimming area, and lovely grass area too. I go for morning dips on the way to work, and when hot pop out at lunchtime. The latter however doesn't always work as the Q is often so long. Members (who pay a fair wrack) have...More

1  Thank simonjulian
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful day so it was busy. Thankfully got in early otherwise there was a big queue. Have been previously for early morning swims and it's worth it as it is a decent pool. Would be good for a morning as a family...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I would recommend anyone with young kids to go. It's warm and the shallow end has a really well designed sloping walk-in for toddlers. Freshly painted for 2017 I reckon and people seem to keep it clean and tidy. Good value for money although ticket...More

1  Thank JohnHellier
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt it is very hard to keep such a huge pool in a park surrounded by trees very clean! There was a bit of leaf debris on the bottom but a fabulous resource and big pool that seems to be open until the end...More

Thank Lesley-Ann M
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

visited yesterday afternoon. Spent 2 hours waiting to get in the pool due to the 'band system' - very ineffective had to entertain 6 girls who desperately wanted to get in the pool. Complained to manager whose respose was - well you shouldn't have spent...More

2  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were firstly expecting a queues, and seemed like it was in and out. However, things started to go wrong when we got to front. On a busy day, we asked to complete slice card. Refused by staff member saying he was not prepared to...More

1  Thank andyrp240480
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Brilliant place. Cheapish with lots of facilities. Yes the changing rooms will take you back in time but they are perfectly useable and serviceable. It keeps the prices low. Toilets, food outlet, lockers, grassy areas, picnic tables, lots of life guards. There is a free...More

Thank KateWilson86
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