Childrens Swim Parties

Why not hold an energetic birthday party with a difference at Chester City Baths. We offer the exclusive hire of our Pacific Pool along with FREE use of our cafe room to continue your party.

Parties cost £75 per hour.


We normally hire the pool out to parties on a Sunday. It is normally available from 1-2pm or 2-3pm. However, extra time is available during the daytime, mid week in the school holidays.

Maximum Number & Ratios

You can invite a maximum of 16 children including your own and you must have a ratio of 1 Adult to 3 Children aged 5 & over. Dependent on the children's age, the adults need not be in the pool, however, they must be in the pool hall watching the children. We will also provide a lifeguard who is extra to your ration.

If the children are aged one & under, then they must be supervised on a one to one basis with the adult in the water with them at all times. If there are any children aged one to five then there must ba a suitable and safe adult ration in the water.

Swimming Ability

It is advisable that you check with the children's parents as to whether their child can swim and if they are safe and confident in water where they cannot stand up. Any weak swimmers without aids must stay in the area where they can stand. This will restrict them to the shallow end only. For their safety and to enable them more freedom and enjoyment all weak/non swimmers should have swimming aids (either armbands or discs). If there are weak swimmers who we feel are not safe we may insist that they wear a swimming aid or have a one to one adult supervision all the time.

Swimming Aids, Floats & Other Equipment

Unfortunately we are not able to provide swimming aids, floats or equipment. Any swimming aids must be brought with you. If you wish you can bring your own inflatables but please be sensible with regards to the number you bring. We do however have basket ball nets, water polo mini goals and balls that can be used for the parties. Please speak to a member of staff on the day if you would like to use any of them.

Our Cafe Room

You can also have free use of our Cafe room after your swim party where you can bring your own food, drink and birthday cake and enjoy your party tea. Unfortunately we do not have any cooking facilities so please bring food already prepared. If you are bringing a cake, do not forget the candles, the lighter for the candles and a knife for the cake.

Booking & Payment

If you would like to hire the pool for your child's birthday party or require further information then either speak to a member of staff at the baths, call us on 01244 320898 or email your enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

You can pay for the party on the day either by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to 'Chester Swimming Association'.



Health & Safety

Whilst we want the children & adults to have fun, we mustn't forget that the swimming pool and surrounding area can be dangerous and have many risks. Therefore there are certain rules that must be obeyed (no running, no pushing in, no acrobatics, no jumping off the poolside onto floats or inflatables) These rules are for your safety and the safety of your group. The lifeguard will stop anyone from misbehaving or carrying out any activity that they think may cause harm to someone and if it continues they have the authority to cancel the party. The children and adults must listed to the lifeguard.

Contact Us

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Union Street, Chester,
Cheshire, CH1 1QP

Chester City Baths 2012