Bowling Pool


Bowling swimming pool has been specifically designed to provide improved facilities for our users with impaired mobility. It has ramp access into the pool, and the water is heated to 32.5ºC to provide extra comfort.

Bowling also has two Changing Places and disabled parking bays.

  • Main pool 25m x 11m (deck level) with ramp access
  • Family changing cubicles
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Hygiene suites (Disabled Changing Room) x2 (Changing Places)
  • Disabled access toilet
  • Spectator area
  • Vending machines
  • All access on one level

Sessions at Bowling Pool

  • Family Swim - Adult and children in the water. Entry will be denied if attending separately.
  • Fun Splash - We put balls, floats and toys (boats, watering cans etc.) into the water for public use.
  • Swim for All - available to all customers.
  • Steady Swim - no lanes, just come and enjoy a gentle and relaxing swim.
  • Additional Needs - session for people with disabilities. Carers are admitted free of charge – we just need to see an I.D. badge.
  • AquaCise is an energetic water based exercise session in shallow water.
  • AquaBlast is a high intensity, low impact workout in deep water.
  • Adult Swim with one lane for swimmers – Please note: during busy periods a second lane may be added.
  • Women’s Only 16+ - with 2 Lanes for continuous length swimming.
  • Women’s Family Swim on Saturday afternoon includes adult and child in the water. Boys must be under 8. During women’s family sessions there is a maximum of 2 children to 1 adult. Children must also be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times.

Please note that AquaBlast and AquaCise are busy classes and must be booked up to 7 days prior.

Swimming policies and regulations

For information on ratios and our policies please see our Swimming policies and regulations page.


We offer various memberships. Please see our Clubactive membership options page.

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Bradford Leisure Card

To check if you are eligible please see our Bradford Leisure Card page.


Activity Price

Adult (16+) swimming


Adult (16+) swimming with Bradford Leisure Card


Junior (3+)/senior citizen swimming


Junior (3+) swimming with Bradford Leisure Card




Private hire


Aquacise - Adult (16+)


Aquacise with Bradford Leisure Card


Aquacise - Metrofit


Aquacise - members

Free of charge

Aqua Blast - Adult (16+)


Aqua Blast with Bradford Leisure Card


Aqua Blast - members


Please note that members of the British Armed Forces swim for free.

Bradford Aquatics lessons

In order to sign up for lessons, you must fill in an application form at the pool and leave a £6 (non-refundable) deposit. You will be sent for as soon as there is availability. All lessons are in blocks of 12 weeks

Juniors are in the water for 30 minutes each week and adults are in the water for 45 minutes weekly. The prices are as follows:

Type of session Days and time Prices

Children’s lessons

Monday 4pm to 7pm

Thursday 4pm to 5.30pm

Saturday 8am to 11am


£50.40 with Bradford Leisure Card

Adults mixed

Monday 7.15pm to 8pm


Women only

Tuesday 9.15am to 10am or 10am to 10.45am

Saturday 11am to 11.45am or 11.45am to 12.30pm


3-5 years

Thursday 4.30pm to 5pm or Saturday 10.30am to 11am


Additional needs

Monday 6pm to 6.30pm



Our fitness timetables are provided by Active in Time.

Please note: For the additional needs and 3-5 lessons, a carer 16+ must be in the water to supervise.

Pool parties

We offer two types of parties at Bowling Pool:

  1. Normal party - Balls and Floats in the water. Up to 30 children allowed (please see ratios) with 1 hour in the water and 30 minutes in the viewing area. £110
  2. Inflatable Party - Giant double run inflatable - Over 8’s only - 1 hour in the water and 30 minutes in the viewing area. £165

Please note we do not cater for the parties. However, you are welcome to bring your own food. Parties are only available on Sundays. Please book in advance as they book up quickly. It is advised to arrive 15 minutes before the party to allow for a pool safety talk. Customers please note: during busy periods, you may be asked to queue outside.

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Contact details

Flockton Road
East Bowling

Phone : 01274 727577

Direction: From Bradford City Centre take A650 Wakefield Road, turn right at the second roundabout onto New Hey Road, turn left onto Flockton Road. The pool is next to in Bowling Community College/ Flockton House.

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