Bradgate Pool

Bradgate Pool, Bradgate,
Elton Park, Off Hadleigh Road,
Ipswich, IP2 0DG


Large, 12 metre x 5 metre swimming pool
available for hire at a quiet, secluded location in
Elton Park, off Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK.

The pool offers a relaxed, clean, safe and fun environment for family swimming, pool parties and swimming lessons.

The water temperature is kept between 30°C and 31°C.

There is a shallow end (0.7m) and a deep end (2.7m). A pool cover ensures a safe environment once swimming has finished.


All lessons are delivered by our partner Sailfish Swim School. All teachers are DBS checked and are fully qualified instructors and lifeguards.

Swimming lessons for all ages and abilities are available every day.

For more information, please contact Rebecca on or send a completed Enquiry Form.

Private Hire

Why not hire our pool for a family / friend swim session, with exclusive use of the pool for up to six people.  We are currently experiencing high demand for the use of the pool and availability is extremely limited.  Please click here to check remaining availability for the summer holidays.  Cancellations may be listed here or on our Facebook Page over the summer.


Rate 1 – £25
Mid-week term time rate for up to 6 people*

Rate 2 – £30
Weekends / school holidays / Bank Holiday rate for up to 6 people*

*includes babies and children, must be at least 1 adult swimmer within the group & no lone swimming.

Bookings may be extended to up to 8 people only, at an additional cost of £5 and must be approved prior to your booking.  No more than 6 children as part of the booking.

Please email to book a slot.  Please ensure that you read our Private hire conditions and Private hire agreement.

Please note that, due to health and safety, children’s parties are only allowed as part of a pool party package and are not permitted as part of a private hire.

Pool Parties

Children’s party packages have the option of having a themed parties such as; Mermaid, Hawaiian and Under the Sea themes. Party packages come with exclusive use of the pool, lifeguards and a range of catering options.

Click here for more information.


Pamper Options

We can also extend the party and organise a beautician to come in afterwards to paint the girls’ nails.

Why not do this instead of having party bags!

Ladies Pamper Afternoons

In conjunction with Natural Beauty Therapies.

Come and treat yourself at one of our pamper afternoons. They are perfect for birthdays, hen parties, mums-to-be or simply want to relax with friends.

Ladies Weekend Pamper Afternoons can be tailor made to suit your individual group needs and wishes.

Booking available from 2.30pm.

The afternoon includes:

  • Use of pool & sauna
  • Relaxation by the pool
  • Afternoon Tea and drinks

Prices start from £35.00 per person, minimum of four people per group.

Treatments are available at an additional cost.  You can choose from the following options:  manicure, pedicure, facial, Indian Head massage and back, neck & shoulder massage.

Gift vouchers available.

To book or for more information, please email



Modern, male and female changing facilities with high quality showers.

Free parking.

Tea, coffee and refreshments.

Poolside viewing and seating.

High level gallery walkway with parents chill-out area.


Private hire for up to six people without a lifeguard, assuming at least one competent swimmer within the group:

  • £25.00 per hour during the week in term time.
  • £30.00 per hour during weekends and school holiday periods.

This Private Hire option cannot be offered for children’s pool parties, please see our Pool Parties Website for party packages.

Swimming lessons : £11.00 per 30 minute group lesson; £25.00 for specialist and one-to-one requirements. Contact Sailfish Swim School for more information.


Talk to us about your specific requirements.

For more information, please email