Facilities at Faversham Pools

Faversham Pools welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. We offer year-round swimming in our bright, warm indoor pools. Our three heated outdoor pools provide a fun family day out through the warmer months. And as well as being open April – October, our 33m heated outdoor lido is open year-round for Sunset Swims.

Tides Cafe offers fresh coffee, home-made meals and a delicious selection of cakes – with vegetarians, vegans & allergies catered for too.  In summer you can take cold drinks and snacks outside to enjoy in our sunny, grassy garden area overlooking the pools. Faversham Pools is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is plenty of space for buggies and family changing.

Read a little more about our facilities below.

Sunset Swims

Tuesdays 18.00-19.30 and Thursdays 18.00-20.00.

You’ll book in for an hour-long slot, which is for over 16s only. The pool will be divided into slow, medium and fast lanes. The water will be heated.

Online prebooking is essential. Your ticket will be valid for the outdoor pool only, whatever the weather! Booking available up to 7 days in advance at https://favershampools.gladstonego.cloud/en_GB/book as usual.
In the event of lightning in the vicinity of the lido our thunderstorm policy will apply; you will be asked to leave the pool until 30 minutes have elapsed since the last lightning strike and if your swim is curtailed you will be issued with a voucher for an alternative day.

Indoor Pools

Our warm, sunny indoor pools are open year-round. The 25m training pool is ideal for all swimmers, with early-bird and evening sessions available. Tucked away in a quiet corner is our jacuzzi area – ideal to relax after your swim.

And if you’re swimming with younger children, the shallow beach area of our learner pool is ideal for families.

Outdoor Pools

When the sun comes out, Faversham’s fully-heated outdoor pools come to life! Open 7 days a week from May – September, and for the rest of the year on selected days (see below), you can enjoy:
– 33m outdoor pool with 1m & 3m springboard, and 5m diving board
– Wild water rapids pool with splash zone
– Warm, safe toddler pool with slides

All ages are welcome. Under 10s must be accompanied in the water by an adult, to the ratio of 1 adult: 2 under 10s.

Lane swimming available first hour of the day alongside general swimming.

Sunset Swims.
Tuesdays 18.00-19.30 and Thursdays 18.00-20.00. For over 16s. Lane Swimming.  

‘Great to see a pool with useable diving boards! Great facility’.
Helen, Faversham

‘The benefits to my mental and physical health are enormous’.

Tides Cafe

Our high-quality cafe offers homemade, locally-sourced snacks and meals. The extensive menu offers ever-changing specials as well as a wide range of cakes and treats – ideal to refuel after a long swim! Gluten-free and vegan options are always available.

Please check Tides’ page on Facebook for more information about opening hours which can vary by day.


Faversham Pools are fully accessible from the reception area, with step free access throughout. We have a Dipper hoist on both our indoor AND outdoor pool to help swimmers with additional mobility needs to access the pools. Accessible changing rooms are available. There is also plenty of space for buggies and family changing.

Please contact reception on 01795 532426 if you would like more information.

Other Facilities

Our changing rooms offer newly refurbished lockers (require £1 refundable deposit)
Baby change facilities and accessible changing rooms
Our Swim Shop offers a range of costumes, goggles and swim equipment if you find you’ve forgotten anything.

And in summer, bring a picnic rug and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in the heart of Faversham! Enjoy cold drinks and snacks outside in our sunny, grassy garden area overlooking the pools. 

Pool Parties

Let us take the stress out of your child’s party. Leave all the planning and catering to us – you just need to bring children ready to have fun! Our indoor pools are available year-round and in the summer our outdoor area is available for private hire – ideal for parents to relax around the grassy area while children play. And with a range of food packages available, hungry swimmers will be well-fed after they’ve dried off.

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