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Abingdon Abbey Meadow outdoor pool to reopen on Monday, 12th July 2021

on Fri, 25/06/2021 - 4:26pm

Great news for families and swimmers in the Vale – the Abbey Meadow outdoor pool in Abingdon will reopen on Monday 12 July in plenty of time for the summer holidays.

Vale of White Horse District Council has been working hard with its leisure contractor GLL to get the pool open and allow local residents and visitors to enjoy the popular riverside pool this summer.

The pool will remain open throughout the school holidays until early September, ensuring it can be enjoyed by families, youngsters and tourists visiting the Vale, as well as the pool’s regular outdoor swimming enthusiasts.

Covid-19 social distancing measures will be in place to ensure the pool can be used safely, and so visitors will need to book in advance via the Better UK smartphone app or on the Better UK website:-

The pool will run with a reduced capacity while government Covid-19 restrictions remain in place, and a one-way route will be in place in the changing rooms.

Following the government’s recent announcement to delay the latest stage of their roadmap, the splash pad at Abbey Meadow will reopen shortly after the pool from the 19 July. These splash pads are relatively small and impossible for the council and GLL to implement social distancing while they’re in use.