New £4m outdoor heated swimming pool to open in the UK with water play area, sun loungers and events

A HUGE new outdoor swimming pool is opening next summer, with water play areas, sun loungers and space for events throughout the year.

Albert Avenue pool, in Yorkshire, will even be heated to a balmy 29C.

The lido will be 25 metres by 37 metres, making it big enough for events such as competitive swimming and kayak polo contests.

There will be a water play area for kids with fountains, sunbathing areas and also a grass areas for picnics.

Also onsite will be a huge gym and fitness studio which will include two indoor pools.

The Albert Avenue lido was one a popular spot, but closed more than 30 years ago – the new lido hopes to open by summer 2023.

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Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council told Yorkshire Live: “People in west Hull will have a fantastic international standard facility on their doorstep once the project is completed, it will be a short walk or bus ride for so many families.

“I’m really excited to see the lido completed in the summer of 2023 and I’m sure it’ll be an attraction for the whole of Hull.”

The UK has a number of amazing outdoor swimming pools, which are great to visit during the current spring heatwave.

One of the best can be found in Cornwall, who opened the the first geothermal heated lido in the UK – similar to Iceland's Blue Lagoon.

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With temperatures around 35C, the natural salt water pool is heated all year around, making it perfect as the temperature drops.

The art deco lido Jubilee Pool in Penzance has amazing views of St Michael's Mount across the water and is the largest in the UK, fitting up to 50 people.

We've also rounded up the best hidden outdoor pools if you want to avoid the crowds.

Or if you fancy a staycation, here are the best UK hotels with their own outdoor swimming pools.

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