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The UK is home to some fantastic Outdoor Pools and Lidos. When researching this topic we were surprised at just how many there are, with many having undergone extensive and costly refurbishment work.

Top 10 Outdoor Pools and Lidos

Creating a top 10 listing has proved to be a real challenge. We understand that everyone has their personal favourites and have based this Top 10 listing on our personal experiences and extensive research. Some of these pools and Lidos are predominantly aimed at adults whereas others are all about children and families having fun. At the bottom of this listing, we list all of the Outdoor Pools and Lidos across the UK to help you locate one near you.

Either scroll down to view the Top 10 or Click Here to view Outdoor pools and Lidos by Region.


Price Guide

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1- Bristol Lido

Bristol Lido
Bristol Lido

Aimed more at adults than it is for children, Bristol Lido features a sleek, modern design, but has also retained original features such as Victorian changing booths. There is a spa, Jacuzzi and sauna attached, as well as an award-winning restaurant.

Price – £££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Bristol Lido Official Website


2 – Aldershot Lido, Hampshire

Aldershot Lido
Aldershot Lido


Offering a fantastic family day out, get ready for a tonne of fun at Aldershot Lido, the largest pool in the area. It has three amazing water flumes, a diving pool, a toddler pool and a sandpit. If the kids still have some energy after all that, there is also a football pitch and basketball court to play on.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – Yes

Aldershot Lido Official Website


3- Portishead Open Air Pool Somerset

Portishead Open Air Pool
Portishead Open Air Pool


Initially opened in April 1962, this 23m pool has views out over the Bristol Channel. The community-run pool is heated to 28 degrees using renewable energy. There is also a toddlers pool as well as a community cafe run by volunteers.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – No

Portishead Open Air Pool Official Website


4 – Thames Lido

Thames Lido
Thames Lido


The sister venue to Bristol Lido, Thames Lido features a 25m outdoor swimming pool which is heated throughout the year to an average 23-degrees. Having recently undergone a £3.5m renovation project, a restaurant was added, situated between the lido and the Thames. In addition to the outdoor pool, there are also saunas and a hot tub.

Price – £££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Thames Lido Official Website


5 – Arundel Lido, West Sussex

Arundel Lido
Arundel Lido


Located in the South Downs National Park in the pretty town of Arundel, these three heated pools offer lovely views of Arundel Castle. There are grassy areas lined with trees, picnic tables, parasols and sun loungers.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Arundel Lido Official Website


6 – Haltwhistle Outdoor Pool, Northumberland

Haltwhistle Outdoor Pool
Haltwhistle Outdoor Pool – Northumberland


Haltwhistle boasts not just one, but three outdoor pools, which are all heated! It’s a fun day out for all the family, with picnic areas, an adventure playground, water slide and as many inflatables as you could possibly need. The kids will have a great time, even if the sun disappears behind the clouds, you won’t be feeling the chill here.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

Haltwhistle Outdoor Pool Official Website


7 – Tinside Lido, Plymouth

Tinside Lido
Tinside Lido


Set in a beautiful location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe and voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, Tinside Lido is an attraction not to be missed. Constructed in 1935, Tinside is a slice of the quintessential British seaside from a bygone era. The Lido is a wonderful example of art-deco style and is Grade II listed. Open during the Summer months the fantastic outdoor saltwater swimming pool offers both local people and visitors to Plymouth beautiful surroundings in which to swim, sunbathe and watch the world go by.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Tinside Lido Official Website


8 – Ilkley Pool and Lido, West Yorkshire

Ilkley Lido
Ilkley Lido


Sitting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the lido has a backdrop of pretty green hills and is surrounded by lawns. Open from May to September this lido features a central water fountain to provide entertainment for younger visitors. The site also has picnic benches, tennis courts, a putting green and bowling.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Ilkley Pool and Lido Official Website


9 – Shap Open Air Swimming Pool, Cumbria

Shap Open Air Swimming Pool
Shap Open Air Swimming Pool


Shap’s claim to fame is that, at over 900ft above sea level, it’s England’s highest open-air, heated pool. It’s heated to a comfortable 26°C and there’s also a baby pool, picnic tables and refreshments for you to enjoy.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Shap Open Air Swimming Pool Official Website


10 – Tooting Bec Lido, London

Tooting Bec Lido
Tooting Bec Lido


Opened in 1906, at 90m long, Tooting Bec Lido is the largest freshwater outdoor pool in England. There is also a smaller children’s pool and pavilion which offers additional sunbathing spots and space for exercise classes.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Tooting Bec Lido Official Website


What is a Lido?

Enjoy the thrill of the water all year round at these fantastic Outdoor Pools and Lidos located across the UK. A Lido is more than just an outside swimming pool. The term “Lido” is from the name of the place in Venice where bathing took place. Lidos usually have areas for sunbathing, relaxing and eating and are designed for activities around water. Some of our favourite Lidos also include waterslides and diving boards.

The Lido Guide

From beautiful art deco lidos to humble, fiercely loved community pools, this is the definitive photographic guide to over 120 lidos in the UK. Collected together for the first time, each entry details what makes the pool unique and what swimming there is like, as well as providing information about cafés, tuck shops, changing rooms and more.

A Perfect Retreat

Offering the perfect retreat on a hot British summer’s day, lovers of swimming in the open air will want to make the most of the country’s many traditional lidos and open-air swimming pools. There are fewer lidos now than there were in their 1930s heyday. But many of those that do remain retain their Art Deco flourishes and provide a perfect retreat for relaxing.

Opening times and prices are changing on a regular basis so we recommend that you use the links provided to check the details on your chosen destination’s official website before visiting.


Additional Outdoor Pools and Lidos by Region

Use the links below to view Outdoor Pools and Lidos by Region.

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South West
South East
Yorkshire and the Humber
East Midlands
East of England
West Midlands
Greater London
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the North West

Marbury Park Outdoor Pool, Cheshire

Marbury Park Open Air Pool is a hidden gem nestling within the grounds of Marbury Country Park near Northwich in Cheshire. The pool is set in lawned gardens and is surrounded by woodlands that both screen and shelter the pool and its users. The pool features two diving boards, a children’s paddling pool and a small play area. There are picnic tables around the grounds and drinks and snacks can be bought at the small shop at the gate. Marbury Park also offers many miles of walks and cycle trails for when it’s time to dry off.

Price – ££
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – No

Marbury Park Outdoor Pool Official Website

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Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the South West

Ashburton Pool

Built in 1924 as part of the Golden Lion Hotel before being taken over by the council as a public pool. Ashburton Pool is a 21m heated outdoor pool with a field for picnics and games next to the pool and a small cafe.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Ashburton Pool Official Website


Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall

Built into the rocks at Bude, this man-made Sea pool is one of the last tidal lidos. It sits on the upper part of sandy Summerleaze beach on the picturesque South West Coast Path.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Bude Sea Pool Official Website


Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool

Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool features a 25m open-air swimming pool and toddler pool heated to 29-degrees. The pool has an adjoining park, snack kiosk and spectator terrace.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool Official Website


Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool

Buckfastleigh is a 21-metre heated open-air pool is in the lovely setting of Victoria Park. The pool provides a safe and fun swimming environment for people of all ages. There are changing facilities with warm showers and baby changing facilities as well as a tuck shop and sun deck. Following your swim, enjoy the skate park and exciting adventure play area the perfect spot for a picnic after your swim.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Buckfastleigh Facebook Page


Clyst Hydon Swimming Pool, Cullompton

This community-run outdoor pool is unheated but boasts a small water slide, benches, picnic tables, and a grassy area.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

Clyst Hydon Swimming Pool Official Website


Cornwall House Outdoor Pool, Exeter

Based on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, this four-lane, 25-metre outdoor swimming pool is set in a large grass and patio area, heated to a constant 29ºc and staffed by qualified lifeguards making it great for relaxing during those warm summer days.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Cornwall House Outdoor Pool Official Website


Chudleigh Swimming Pool

Situated at Chudleigh Primary School, this community-run outdoor heated pool offers family facilities and a large wood-framed shelter which provides shade when sunny and shelter when wet. The water temperature averages 28-degrees and is partially heated by solar panels.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Chudleigh Swimming Pool Official Website


Chagford Pool, Newton Abbot

Chagford Pool is a beautiful, open-air swimming pool which sits on the banks of the River Teign. Water from the river is filtered and UV treated before being used to fill the pool. The pool is heated with the water temperature maintained at approximately 26-degrees. Children under 5 will enjoy the toddler pool with toys including boats, watering cans and ducks.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Chagford Pool Official Website


Dartmouth Outdoor Pool, Paignton

Dartmouth outdoor pool is heated to a heavenly 28 degrees. It offers a lovely day out for all the family.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Chagford Pool Official Website


Jubilee Pool, Penzance

This saltwater tidal swimming pool at Battery Rocks is the largest of its kind in the UK. Jubilee Pool was reopened by Prince Charles after a £3 million refurbishment, having closed in 2014 following storm damage. There is a large main pool, a children’s pool, large terraces, views across the water to St Michael’s Mount and a beautiful art deco design.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Jubilee Pool Official Website


Kingsteignton Swimming Pool, Newton Abbot

Originally opened in 1979 Kingsteignton Swimming Pool is a Community run 25m outdoor pool and toddler pool. Both pools are heated and have undergone recent refurbishments.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Kingsteignton Swimming Pool Official Website


Mount Wise Swimming Pools, Plymouth

One of the best outdoor swimming-pool complexes in the country, there’s a 25-foot main pool plus a small paddling pool, and a separate fun-packed activity pool, with fountains, stepping stones, whirlpool and a bubble pool.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Mount Wise Swimming Pools Official Website


Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool, on the edge of Dartmoor, is a fabulous 25m outdoor heated pool with the water temperature averaging 27-degrees. The pool offers a grassed social area as well as hot and cold refreshments.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Moretonhampstead Swimming Pool Official Website


Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham

Sandford Parks Lido is a Grade II Listed heated outdoor swimming pool in Cheltenham, England. The main 50m pool is heated to 26°C and the children’s pool to 30°C. It is a children’s paradise with slides, a children’s pool and a paddling pool.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

Sandford Parks Lido Official Website


Shoalstone Pool, Devon

Narrowly missing out on a top 10 position, Shoalstone Pool is a 53-metre seawater Swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham seafront. Shoalstone Pool is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times. In recent years, lack of funding has seen the pool threatened with permanent closure. Local people took over managing it in 2014, and their efforts now are focused on both maintaining and improving the current facility and exploring ways of making it sustainable for many more years to come. Swimmers can hire deckchairs and sunbeds on the poolside terrace. It is next to Shoalstone beach, a small shingle bay, and has a café and picnic area.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Shoalstone Pool Official Website


Stratford Park Lido, Stroud

Located next to Stratford Park Leisure Centre, the Lido is a 50m unheated outdoor swimming pool fed by spring water. It features a parabolic diving board, an art deco fountain, changing rooms and other outbuildings.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – No

Stratford Park Lido Official Website


Shepton Mallet Lido, Shepton Mallet

Tucked away just off a residential street in Shepton Mallet, the lido is a fantastic place to take the kids for an outdoor swim during the summer months. The water is heated using recycled heat from the Brother’s Cider factory next door. The complex features a toddler pool, a wonderful series of fountains and water jets to play in, plus a children’s play area on the grass.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Shepton Mallet Lido Official Website


Teignmouth Lido

Teignmouth Lido is only a short walk from the train station, near the seafront. The 25m heated outdoor pool also has an on-site refreshment kiosk.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Teignmouth Lido Official Website


Topsham Pool, Exeter

Topsham Pool is an Outdoor, 25m swimming pool in the heart of the town, heated to at least 28 degrees.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Topsham Pool Official Website


Victoria Park Pool, Bideford

This open-air paddling pool is situated within Victoria Park, a lovely family park which also offers a children’s play area and a skateboard park.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Victoria Park Pool Official Website


Westward Ho! Rock Seawater Pool, Bideford

This historic Atlantic sea-water tidal swimming pool is built into the rocks on the beach and has been popular for bathing since Victorian times. The pool was closed in 2014 due to storm damage but following a Coastal Community Grant, it was refurbished in 2015. Check the tide times before leaving, as it all disappears for two hours at high tide.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Westward Ho! Rock Seawater Pool Official Website


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Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the South East

Banbury Lido

Banbury Lido also referred to as Woodgreen Leisure Pool offers a pristine 50m outdoor swimming pool with a slide. They also have an outdoor aqua splash area with fun interactive water play so the smaller kids can run in and out of the spray.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

Banbury Lido Official Website


Wycombe Rye Lido, Buckinghamshire

After reopening in 2011, this lido has two heated pools and has large sun terraces around the main 30m pool. It is located in the middle of the lawns of The Rye park.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Wycombe Rye Lido Official Website


Faversham Lido, Kent

The modern 33m heated outdoor pool includes diving boards and a rapids ride. Toddlers can also have fun in the outdoor children’s pool. Faversham Lido has a paddling pool for smaller swimmers, but the older ones will be rushing to try out the wild water rapids. The centre also has a 25-metre indoor pool, a learner pool and a jacuzzi and beach area.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – No

Faversham Lido Official Website


Guildford Lido

Guildford Lido is set in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Olympic sized outdoor pool is heated to 24-degrees. It is a great place to chill out, meet friends, picnic and of course, swim!

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

Guildford Lido Official Website


Hilsea Lido

Hilsea Lido is a 67m long, unheated outdoor pool with a 4.5m deep diving pit and a 2m diving platform in the middle. There is a kiosk serving snacks or you can enjoy a picnic, there is also plenty of space for sunbathing.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – Yes
Water Slides – No

Hilsea Lido Official Website


Lymington Seawater Baths

Lymington Sea Water Baths feature a fully staffed 110m seawater pool with a 200m Inflatable Obstacle Course, Stand up paddleboards, Aqua jousting, Hot Tubs and Children’s splash pool. There are also facilities such as a cafe, toilets, changing rooms and showers.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Saltwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Lymington Seawater Baths Official Website


Pells Pool, Lewes

Pells Pool is over 150 years old, making it the oldest freshwater outdoor swimming pool in the country. It’s also unique in that it’s fed by a natural spring. It has a lovely lawn area with picnic benches and trees.

Price – £
Heated – No
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Pells Pool Official Website


Saltdean Lido, Brighton and Hove

Saltdean Lido is one of the finest remaining examples of modernist lidos in the UK. In 2017 the original 1938 swimming crescent-shaped pool and children’s pool were restored. Both pools are heated.

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No

Saltdean Lido Official Website


The Strand Pool, at Gillingham

The Strand pool features a paddling area and a lazy river. The Pool uses filtered saltwater from the nearby River Medway and has plenty of space for sunbathing.

Price – £
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – Yes

The Strand Pool Official Website


Tonbridge Outdoor Pool, Kent

The Outdoor heated pool has a water arch, a beach area and a swim-through channel leading to the indoor pools. It’s a great place to meet with friends and family, enjoy a splashing time and grab something delicious to eat.

Tonbridge Outdoor Pool Official Website

Price – ££
Heated – Yes
Water – Freshwater
Diving Board – No
Water Slides – No


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in Yorkshire and The Humber

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Nestled in the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley Open Air Pool has recently undergone a refurbishment programme after receiving a £120k grant in 2018. A significant amount of work both on-site and off by paid professionals and volunteers went into the Pools refurbishment. Helmsley Open Air Pool is Yorkshire’s only 25m heated open-air swimming pool, providing affordable outdoor swimming and a ‘holiday atmosphere’ to the local community and visitors.

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the East Midlands

Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool

Situated in the picturesque Abbey Lawns close to the Town Centre of the Lincolnshire Market Town of Bourne, the Outdoor Swimming Pool is a 50-yard near Olympic size heated pool, one of the largest outdoor pools in the country. In addition to the main pool, facilities include a Toddlers Pool, Fountain Pool, and extended Lawns with seating and picnic tables.

Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool Official Website


Hood Park Leisure Centre, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Hood Park Leisure Centre features the only lido in Leicestershire. Situated in the market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Hood Park’s outdoor lido swimming pool offers a fun location to enjoy during those hot summer days.

Hood Park Leisure Centre Official Website


Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa

The heated outdoor swimming and paddling pool at Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa have recently been refurbished. There are lots of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. The park itself comprises of 10 glorious acres of picturesque, ornamental gardens. There is lots on offer including a children’s play area, sensory garden, putting green and outdoor table tennis. Bring a picnic or use the onsite cafe.

Jubilee Park Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the East of England

Beccles Lido, Suffolk

Located alongside the beautiful River Waveney, Beccles Lido is a heated open-air swimming pool on Puddingmoor in the Suffolk market town of Beccles. The main pool, separate toddler and paddling pools are all heated to 27°C and suitable for all ages. It’s ideal for casual swimming or you can up the ante on their giant inflatable aquarium. There are paved and grassy areas for sunbathing, as well as picnic tables, chairs and sun loungers. Also on offer is a children’s adventure play, all-weather exercise equipment and a well-stocked café.

Beccles Lido Official Website


Broomhill lido, Ipswich

This Lido is currently closed, but Fusion Leisure who worked on the registration of Brockwell Lido in London are planning to invest £6.5m to bring the art deco pool back to life. Click Here to learn more.


Hitchin Swimming Centre, Hertfordshire

Set in beautiful surroundings, the 50m outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by a sunbathing terrace. There are many sessions on offer, these range from Aqua Fit classes to Adult & Toddler, AquaEd to Pool Parties.

Hitchin Outdoor Pool Official Website


Jesus Green Lido, Cambridgeshire

Located alongside the River Cam is Jesus Green Lido. Unusually, at 91m long the pool is significantly longer than it is wide. This was a design idea to mimic swimming in the nearby river so there’s plenty of space to swim lengths. There is also a Sauna and plenty of space for sunbathing.

Jesus Green Lido Official Website


Peterborough Lido, Cambridgeshire

Peterborough’s Lido is a great place for everyone to enjoy. It features 3 heated outdoor pools and 3 large terraces. kids will be entertained in the play area and you can purchase snacks from the on-site cafe.

Peterborough Lido Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in the West Midlands

Droitwich Spa Lido, Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa Lido is one of the UK’s last remaining inland open-air saltwater swimming pools. It also has a wet play area with water cannons and fountains, a sun terrace and a cafe.

Droitwich Spa Lido Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in Greater London

Brockwell Lido, London

This Olympic-sized, grade II listed lido in south London, known locally as “Brixton’s beach” originally opened in 1937 to replace the natural public bathing ponds in Brockwell Park. After much neglect and declining usage, the pool was closed by Lambeth Council in 1990. For 4 years, the pool lay empty until two former council employees won the management contract and reopened the lido in 1994. Facing uncertainty again in 2001 Fusion Lifestyle invested £3m in the site combined with half a £0.5m from English Heritage. This investment included a gym and spa complex, ensuring the economic viability of the lido. Sitting on the edge of Brockwell Park, the unheated pool is open all year round.

Brockwell Lido Official Website


Charlton Lido, London

Charlton Lido’s large, 50m outdoor heated pool reopened in 2013 after a £2 million refurbishment. During the summer months, the sun terraces are a great place to soak up the sun whilst sipping a cool drink from the seasonal Coffee Corner.

Charlton Lido Official Website


Finchley Lido, North London

Finchley Lido offers both an outdoor pool and an indoor leisure centre. The indoor family Leisure Pool features a Wave Machine, fun spraying air jets, manoeuvrable water cannons and a rolling rapids feature too. There is also a separate 25m main pool for anyone wanting to do some swimming.

Finchley Lido Official Website


Hampton Pool, London

This 36m heated pool is next to Royal Bushy Park. There’s a little café with a terrace on the first floor above the changing rooms and concerts are held in the grounds during the summer.

Hampton Pool Official Website


Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Uxbridge

Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex is centred on the Grade II listed outdoor swimming pool, known as Uxbridge Lido until 2010 when the newly built centre and refurbished pool were opened.

Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex Official Website


Oasis Sports Centre, Camden

Oasis Sports Centre is located in the heart of London’s West End. The facility is Central London’s only heated outdoor swimming pool with a sun terrace. Inside there is a variety of facilities to help you get fit and stay active including an indoor swimming pool, a 140-station gym with a dedicated functional fitness training zone and two exercise studios.

Oasis Sports Centre Official Website


Parliament Hill Lido

First opened in 1938 Parliament Hill Lido in North London is an unheated 61m open-air swimming pool. The pool is open to members of the public 365 days a year.

Parliament Hill Lido Official Website


Ruislip Lido

Slightly different to the other venues on this page, but well worth a mention. Ruislip Lido is a 60-acre lake with sandy beaches and a narrow-gauge railway around it set on the edge of Ruislip Woods. The site features a kiosk, cafe and restaurant.

Ruislip Lido Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in Scotland

Gourock Pool, Inverclyde

Gourock Pool was recently refurbished as part of a £1.8m renovation project. This heated saltwater outdoor pool has lovely views over the Clyde Estuary and the hills beyond.

Gourock Pool Official Website


Stonehaven Lido, Aberdeenshire

Opened in 1934, this large saltwater pool is family-friendly, with slides, inflatables and a paddling pool for small children.

Stonehaven Lido Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in Wales

Blackpill Lido, Swansea

Blackpill Lido is a whale-shaped paddling pool, rather than a swimming pool, which is very popular with families with young children. When they’ve had enough of the water, there’s a climbing rock space and picnic area.

Blackpill Lido Official Website


Lido Ponty, South Wales

Lido Ponty is a Grade II listed lido and has been restored to its former glory and updated for the 21st Century visitor. In addition to the three outdoor heated swimming pools, there’s a state-of-the-art visitor’s centre telling the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales. The splash pool is complete with an umbrella water fountain – the little ones can bring their buckets and watering cans to get wet in the warm water.

Lido Ponty Official Website


Outdoor Pools and Lidos in Northern Ireland

Tropicana Outdoor Heated Fun Pool, Newcastle, County Down

When you need a good go-to combination of beach and pool, the Tropicana Outdoor Pool is your answer. It has a giant yellow waterslide and a paddling pool for smaller ones. The maximum height of the water is 1.2 metres, so it’s perfect for beginner swimmers, Nearby, you’ll find The Rock Pool, which is filled with seawater.


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