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Castle Pool


Castle Pool
Farnborough Road
Castle Vale
B35 7EJ

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Telephone : 0121 464 4644
Email: the.castle.pool@birmingham.gov.uk

Public Transport: Buses 28, 67, 68A, 68C

Parking: 70 free car parking spaces including designated disabled parking

Opening Hours: Please see details and times for classes in the drop down lists below

Our swimming facility is a traditional shaped 25m, double shallow ended, deck level pool. Both shallow ends are 0.9m, deep middle is 1.7m deep

Disabled facilities available at this site? Yes - Wheelchair access available at this site. If you need further information regarding specific access requirements please contact the centre on the number above.

Pay and play (just turn up on the day)

  • Aquatone
  • Swimming

Other Activities

  • Children’s Parties
  • Strokes

We also have a new community room for hire at £17.00 per hour (£30.00 per hour Commercial Rate) ask at reception for more details.

Essential Information
  • Opening and Closing Times (Term Time)


    Opening Time

    Closing Time





















    12.00 noon

    Please see Swimming Pool Timetable & Prices below for public swimming times

  • Prices
    Class Cost
    Juniors (12 Weeks) £48.00 / £33.60 PTL
    Rookie (12 Weeks) £53.00 / £37.10PTL
    Junior Coaching (12 Weeks) £53.00 / £37.10PTL
    First Strokes £53.00 / £37.10PTL
    Adults (per lesson) £6.90 / £4.90 PTL

    PTL = Passport to leisure (terms and conditions apply)

    Strokes for Life Swimming Lessons
    Day Childrens Strokes Adult Strokes
    Tuesday 4.00pm - 7.00pm
    Wednesday 4.00pm - 7.00pm 6.30pm - 7.00pm
    Saturday 9.00am - 12 noon

    Take a look at our Stokes Swimming Lesson pages or more information on the different strokes classes

  • Price and timetable
    Class Time Price
    Monday Aquatone

    6.15 – 7.00pm

    Tuesday Boot Camp 6.00 - 7.00pm £4.10
    Wednesday Core Attack 6.15 - 7.00pm £3.60
    Circuit Training 7.00 - 8.00pm £4100
    Friday Aquatone 40+

    3.30 – 4.15pm


    Discount applies for Passport to Leisure card holders

  • Prices

    Swimming Pool


    PTL Price

    Adult swim



    Junior swim



    Family swim
    (2 adults & 3 children )



    Under 4’s



    Swimming Pool Timetable (Term Time)
    Early Bird
    Adults only
    Adults Only Public Swim Splash
    Monday 7.30 - 9.00am 12.00 - 1.00pm 3.00 - 7.00pm -
    Tuesday 7.30 - 9.00am 12.00 - 1.00pm - -
    Wednesday 7.30 - 9.00am 12.00 - 1.00pm
    7.00 - 9.00pm
    - -
    Thursday 7.30 - 9.00am 12.00 - 1.00pm - -
    Friday 7.30 - 9.00am 12.00 - 1.00pm 3.00 - 6.00pm -
    Saturday - - - 1.00 - 3.00pm
    Sunday - 8.00 - 9.00am 9.00 - 12.00 noon -

    Please Note: Children under the age of 8 years will not be admitted unless accompanied in the water by a responsible adult aged 16 or over. Only 2 under 8s per adult.
  • Pool parties are available on Saturdays, a children's party includes 1 hour pool use (shared) 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 1 hour use of a room 2030pm - 3.30pm. No food is provided but you can bring your own food and music . The price for this is £65.00 (for up to 25 people).

    Private pool parties include 1 hour private pool hire 3.00pm - 4.00pm plus 1 hour room hire 4.00pm -5.00pm. The price is £135.00 (for up to 50 people)

    Please contact us for more information and to check availability on 0121 464 4644.

    Please note: Children under the age of 8 must not be left unattended in or out of the water. They must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult 16 years or over. Only 2 under 8's per adult.

  • Castle Pool Club information
    Club Day Times Club Information
    Kingsbury Aquarius Swimming Club Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Club Swimming for 8 - 16 years old
  • The Be Active Scheme is a free scheme open to Birmingham residents. We are working in partnership with Birmingham Public Health to offer all Birmingham residents free swimming, group exercise classes and gym sessions at certain times at various leisure centres and parks. The scheme is currently ongoing.

    For more information about Be Active please visit contact your local Leisure Centre or visit http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/

  • We have a range of different types of membership available to suit your needs, or you can simply pay and play for a number of activities. To help you choose a membership we have provided some essential information on each type please take a look at our Leisure Centre Memberships page for more details

  • We have a large community room that is now available for hire for birthday parties. Please speak to a receptionist for booking details and availability.

    Community hire rate £17.00 per hour
    Commercial hire rate £30.00 per hour

Frequently Asked Questions
    • If you wish to make a booking for yourself click on the button at the top of this page.
      If you already have a self service account you will be asked to sign in using your details.
      If you do not have a self service account you will be taken straight to the online bookings as a non member guest.
      Follow the instructions to make your booking.
      If you have the advanced booking option on your leisure card you will be able to book 8 days in advance and pay for the court/pitch when you arrive at the leisure centre
      If you do not have the advanced booking option you will only be able to book 7 days in advance and will be required to pay at the time of booking.

      If you wish to track your bookings (and take advantage of the advanced booking option if you have purchased this) you need a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • If you wish to make a booking for someone else click on the button at the top of this page. You will need the leisure card number and postcode/surname of the person you are booking for.

      If you wish to track the bookings for the person you are acting on behalf of you must have a self service account. Sign up for one now.

    • No – you can make bookings up to 7 days in advance but must pay for the booking at the time you make it.
      If you wish to book up to 8 days in advance you will need the advanced booking option. An Advance Booking option can be added to a standard card or PTL card for an annual fee of £15. The Advance Booking option allows you to book courts and pitches an extra day in advance of other customers (8 days ahead, instead of 7).

    • Juniors aged 14 and 15 can use the fitness studio. They must bring proof of age and a letter of consent from their parent or guardian to the first session.
      Juniors can only use the fitness studio at certain times and at other times must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the leisure centre for specific times.

      Alternatively the ICE gym, available at Kingsbury LC, Small Heath LC, Aston Villa FC, Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre and Northfield Pool, is designed especially for children aged 8 – 16. All our instructors are professionally qualified and have undertaken additional specialist training to enable them to train children. All instructors are cleared via the Criminal Records Bureau.

      To use the gym, each child must complete a three stage induction process, where they will be shown how to use the equipment safely. The induction course. After that, kids can visit the gym as often as they like, paying for each visit separately. Alternatively, monthly membership is a available. Please check with your local centre for prices.

      If you have any queries about the ICE gym or about children’s fitness, please contact the leisure centre of your choice.

    • For all sports and leisure activities an adult charge will apply to anyone aged 16 years and above.

    • Please contact the leisure centre direct, if you haven't been able to find the information that you need.

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