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Swimming Pools Across Glasgow

by Jemma Fletcher (follow)
8 family friendly swimming pools in Glasgow.

Recently in our Glasgow Mums discussion group, a member asked:

"Best and warmest swimming pool for babies in Glasgow?"

Thank you to everyone who gave their recommendations; we've complied them together into the list below and detailed some extra features.



1. Glasgow Club Maryhill Gym Refresh

This leisure centre has a baby pool, 25 metre swimming pool, gym,sauna and steam Room, and dance and spin studios.

"Maryhill baby pool is warmer than others weíve tried." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: 34 Gairbraid Ave, Glasgow G20 8YE

For more information, see here.

2. Allander Leisure Centre

There's a main pool, teaching pool, sauna & steam room, and a bistro on site too.

" The allander in Milngavie. Warm, great size and clean changing facilities. Plus only about £3.50 for non members." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: Milngavie Road, Bearsden, G61 3DF

For more information, see here.


3. Tollcross International Swimming Centre

This pool hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and has the main swimming pool, as well as the smaller 50m training pool.

"Tollcross international swimming centre. It's the best." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: 350 Wellshot Rd, Glasgow G32 7QP

For more information, see here.

4. Blantyre Leisure Centre

There's a 25 metre swimming pool, as well as a smaller, shallow pool for children and a steam/sauna room. Swimming lessons are also available.

"Blantyre was the warmest we found. Their kids pool has steps into it and a little hill area into it with a hand rail. My kids' love that they have control of how deep they can go and they can feel their feet on the floor ect because it makes them feel safer. The changing rooms are really warm too 😊 plus if you go with someone else you can go to the steam room/sauna round at the adult pool while they watch the kids."

Where: Glasgow Road, Blantyre G72 0JS

For more information, see here.


5. ON-X (Linwood Sport and Community Centre)

Sports centre with 3 swimming pools (25 metre 6-lane competition pool, teaching pool and leisure pool with two flumes and lazy river feature), a large sports hall, squash courts, exercise classes and cafe.

"It's warm, fun with option of private shower. Family changing facilities are great, you can take the buggy into the changing room and store in the over flow changing room (door at back of family changing)" - Glasgow Mums Group member

"Onyx is worth the trip if your looking for an active pool and different sensory experiences." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: Brediland Rd, Linwood PA3 3RA

For more information, see here.

6. Scotstoun Sports Campus

There's a 25m main pool, leisure pool, spa pool and sauna cabins. There's also a cafe and outdoor playpark for toddlers and young children.

"I was at Scotstoun last week and didnít think it was too cold. They have a wee splash pool and a deeper kids pool. Plus the flooring is heated which is good for when you come out and are standing around cold and wet trying to change your wee one." - Glasgow Mums Group member

"I was there with our daugther when she was 4months and it was nice. They also have free (?) or at least cheap swimming lessons for kids." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: 72 Danes Dr, Glasgow G14 9HD

For more information, see here.

City Centre

7. Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Here you'll find a warm indoor pool (with towels provided) and a sauna. They also offer children swimming lessons.

"We go to the Mariot in the centre they have lessons for babies there as well so itís perfect temp." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR

For more information, see here.

8. Gorbals Swimming Pool

There's a 25m main pool, leisure pool and sauna & steam room.

"Gorbals pool is nice and warm." - Glasgow Mums Group member

Where: 275 Ballater Street, Glasgow G5 0YP

For more information, see here.

Can you recommend any other swimming pools in the area? Let us know!

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