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Kent outdoor swimming pool closing dates

ByRebecca Tuffin

The summer holiday is almost over, but there is still time to make a splash in one of Kent's outdoor pools.

With six to choose from, pull on your swimsuit and plunge into the water this weekend.

The dates each outdoor swimming pool is open until are listed below.

Strand Pool, Strand Approach Road, Gillingham

One of the town's most popular leisure attractions, this pool will is open for just two more days.

Gates will shut at 5pm on Sunday, September 1.

It is open from 11am to 5pm each day until then.

Strand Pool, Gillingham
Strand Pool, Gillingham

Medway residents under 16 or over 60 can bag a free swimming card to be used here.

For others, adults pay £5.20 and children and seniors £3.30.

The fun pool and toddler pool at Faversham
The fun pool and toddler pool at Faversham

Faversham Pools, Leslie Smith Drive

These heated outdoor pools will remain open until 6pm on Sunday, September 8.

With two spring boards and a diving board, the main pool stretches 33m long and up to 3.7m deep.

The fun pool has a splash zone and wild water rapids and the toddler pool slide.

Faversham Pool
Faversham Pool

There is a cafe and kiosk or you can bring your own snacks to enjoy on the grass picnic area.

Open seven days a week from 9am until around 6.30pm, entry is £4.60 for adults and £3.60 for children.

An extra £1 is added during the summer holidays.

Walmer Paddling Pool, Marine Road, Deal

Next to the beach and surrounded by lawns, this paddling pool is open for splashing until Sunday, September 8.

Entry is free and it is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm.

Walmer Paddling Pool
Walmer Paddling Pool

There is a refreshment kiosk serving hot and cold snacks all day and deck chairs for hire.

Swanley Park, New Barn Road

Set within 60 acres of parkland, this free paddling pool was refurbished ready for summer and has been a popular spot for families.

It has been open from 11am seven days a week since April.

At the moment, it is due to close on Monday, September 30 but this date may change.

Swanley Park pool
Swanley Park pool

Tonbridge Swimming Pool, Castle Street

Just off the High Street, Tonbridge Swimming Pool is heated with a water arch and beach area.

A cafe offers a variety of sweet and savoury snacks and a kiosk serves ice-creams on really hot days.

Tonbridge Pool is heated
Tonbridge Pool is heated

Open from 6.30am on weekdays and 7am on weekends, the 20m pool closes at 9pm daily.

Adult entry is £6, concessions £4.30 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) will set you back £15.

It will remain open until early October, with an exact date yet to be confirmed.

Walpole Bay Tidal Pool, Margate

If you want a dip but are not fond of getting chlorine in your hair, maybe take a trip down to this grade II listed tidal pool.

Built so people can bathe in the sea at all states of the tides, it covers four acres, with walls on three sides and a chalk beach floor.

Around since 1937, the pool has been providing locals with an alternative swim spot for more than 80 years.

A second, smaller tidal pool sits in Marine Terrace, also in Margate.

There are no opening or closing dates for these pools being as it's in the sea, so you can go for a dip all year round.

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