Batfastleigh! Join us for an evening of bats and swimming!

Fri 29 June 2018

21:30 – 23:30

This VERY special night swim will give you the rare opportunity to see the mass emergence of hundreds of Greater Horsehoe Bat in Buckfastleigh before enjoying a magical night time swim in our heated pool.

Timing for this night swim is to meet at Victoria Park Buckfastleigh before 21.30 when we will take you to experience these incredibly rare bats at close quarters at a secret location. This will involve a short walk across Buckfastleigh.

Experts will be on hand to tell you about these fantastic creatures, and then, shortly after sunset, you will be able to observe several hundred bats as the start their night forage. It's a short walk back to the pool for a magical night swim in our lovely warm pool with water heated to 27 degrees. The pool area will be gently lit by twinkling candle lights and fairy lights and each swimmer will wear a coloured glow stick - creating a magical and fun event.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite

Swimming will be from 22.30 - 23.30. After the swim there will be a range of free hot drinks, including our secret recipe mulled cider or fully loaded hot chocolate.

Tickets are £10 and season tickets, passes and vouchers are not valid for this event. Tickets are available from the pool reception during normal opening hours and to buy on line via Eventbrite (NB Eventbrite charges a processing fee which will be added to the cost of the ticket price). Ticket numbers are limited. We expect to sell out, so please buy your ticket early if possible.

This is an event for over 12s.

Pool to open on 26 May 2018

Summer is just around the corner and to many of us, this means swimming and lazy days at the pool. Luckily, Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool opens again on Saturday 26 May – the perfect place to enjoy some summer fun.

There is something for everyone at the pool this season: quiet, relaxing early-morning swims for adults, splashy fun sessions for families, swimming lessons for people who want to improve their technique and star-spangled evening events for night owls.

Even better, Buckfastleigh Open Air Swimming Pool is heated, so you can bask in 27-degree waters, whatever the weather. Caribbean temperatures on your doorstep!

Get mer-fit at the pool this year

Join us for a six-week course of mermaiding skills and fitness, working with a fully qualified Swimming Teacher and Certified Mermaids UK International instructor. Open to women and men, you will work first with a Monofin, before utilising a Tailskin, too.
This aquatic approach to fitness is great for building core-strength, stamina and flexibility, as well as being a fun as you unleash your inner mermaid or merman as you harness skills, tricks and routines.
The cost for the course is £60 to include full kit hire, and underwater/surface photos. Booking is essential to secure your place.
To participate you MUST be able to sustain your swimming for 50 metres or more, and comfortable swimming with your face in. You must be able to dolphin kick at least 5m, lift your knees to rotate in the pool if necessary and be able to tread water.
For further information, please visit or contact Sarah via Facebook at Aquatic Dramatic Mermaids.

Fabulous Ice Gala goes with a splash

Our third annual Ice Gala took place on Sat 17 February 2018. Great fun was had by all and we would like to thank everyone who volunteered or took part. This year's Best in Show was won by Team Plastic Not Fantastic. Great job ladies!