Our Edwardian pool is the last working pool of its era in Manchester and we are working hard to bring it back to its former glory. Although not originals, we do still have pool side changing rooms and our pool side showers have recently been refurbished. We also have a Nordic sauna, tucked away in a quiet area, poolside. Our pool is now used extensively by our local community.

Withington Baths & Leisure Centre pool

“Love going for a swim with my kids. Friendly staff, fantastic building. Haven't come across this in any other swimming baths!" - Jenny

We are a little in love with our pool. It’s the last remaining Edwardian swimming pool in Manchester. We are working very hard to restore our pool to its former glory and bit by bit we are making progress. We also have a Nordic sauna and pool-side showers The pool is 23m x 7.6m and depth is 0.9m to 1.9m.


Concession (child under 5) – SWIM – FREE
Concession (child 5-15 & over 65) – SWIM - £1.50
Adult – SWIM & SAUNA- £3.00
Day Pass – SWIM, SAUNA & GYM - £10.00

Withington Baths Pool Policies

All sessions – children aged 4-8 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (ie over the age of 16) in the ratio 2:1. Children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult (ie over 16 years of age) in the ratio of 1:1.


Pool Timetable


Swimming lessons at Withington Baths

Children's swimming lessons

Our swimming lessons are taught by qualified swimming instructors and must be booked and paid for in advance, at reception. The cost of our swimming lessons is £18 a month, payable by direct debit.

Lessons take place at the following times:

Monday – Friday – 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Saturday – 9am – 1.30pm
Sunday – 3.00pm – 4pm

Contact reception on 0161 478 1181 or email sam@lovewithingtonbaths.com to book children's swimming lessons.

Children are taught in zoned areas in the pool. Please note that the rest of the pool will be in use for Open Swim session. All children receive colour coded LWB swim hats, changing as they progress through the levels.

Baby swimming lessons

These sessions are perfect if you want to introduce your baby at a very young age to the water and start to build confidence, with our experienced baby swim teacher Natalie. Sessions are kept small so that parents & babies can get the most out of Natalie’s instruction. We run baby swimming lessons in block sessions so that skills taught can be built upon over the course.

Sessions run on Fridays and Sundays and must be paid for in advance. New session dates will be advertised on the website. (Cost depends on length of course but each session works out at £10).

One-to-one lessons

These are private lessons, for adults and children, and cost £24 for a 30 minute session (or £100 for course of five lessons). For more information, to book a session or block, contact reception on 0161 478 1181 or email sam@lovewithingtonbaths.com.


Pool parties


Pool Parties in Withington

Our swimming pool is the perfect place to hold your child’s birthday party.

The cost is £120 for up to 20 children and includes private use of the pool for 1 hour with floats and inflatables, then 1 hour in our studio space.

We provide tables and chairs and have a compatible speaker system that you can play music through. We can also set the room up if you want to bring in food.

To enquire about booking a party give us a call on 0161 478 1181 or email reception@lovewithingtonbaths.com.