Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool offers a warm swim in the open air.
The pool, together with the Recreation Ground, is currently in the early stages of a regeneration programme, which means the current facilities are pretty basic, but still rare and hard to beat for children and families, as there is only a concessional charge.
Planned works include refurbished changing rooms, remodelled showers, and a painted wall surround, some of which will be ready for this year.
Helmsley Pool is open daily between 11.45am and 7pm, from mid June to early September, with a number of sessions available throughout the day, some of which have activities, while others are for adults only (Monday to Friday 11.45am to 1pm).
This is much more charming than an indoor pool, plus is has excellent water quality, and is kept at a pretty constant 28 C. It’s never too overcrowded, and there is a play park next door, with a zip wire that offers a pretty good way to dry off!