Dee & Griffin Dog Swim 12th & 13th 19th & 20th of October


Dee & Griffin Dog Swim 

12th & 13th and 19th & 2oth October 2024

Early Bird Tickets on Sale from the 1st of August 

Come and enjoy the glory and ambience of the lido with your four legged friends. Swim, smile and soak up the natural beauty and energy the lido and a family’s best friend radiate.

Please note that this is a pre-purchased ticket event. Participants will not be able to sign up on the day of the dog swim. Spectators are welcome at our normal entry prices, but only dogs registered for the event will be allowed on site. You must arrive 30 minutes before your entry time to allow us to register everyone efficiently.

Some breeds of dog are naturals in the water and others sink like a brick. We are happy for you to swim with your dog and if you are at all unsure about your dog’s ability or confidence in the water, we encourage you to come to the event prepared to get in the water (wetsuits advised but not mandatory). Please be aware that the pool water will be approximately 21°C.

All dogs must be accompanied by at least one person aged 16+.

Please keep your dog on a lead when they are in the grounds and only let them off when they enter the water.

We ask that you bring dog poo bags with you, but some will be available at reception if you run out. Please be a considerate owner and clean up after your dog. Sadly, the gardeners were really disappointed with the state of the lawns last year, so please help us to keep these nice and clean. You may dispose of the poo bags in any litter bin around our site (not recycling please!).

There will be lifeguards on duty, but their responsibility is for the safety of you in the water.  The dog’s welfare remains the responsibility of the owner and you have agreed to this by signing the disclaimer as part of the entry sign up process.  

We use a chlorine product in our pool and we therefore recommend that you hose your dog down following their swim. Hoses will be situated outside both changing areas and the outdoor showers will also be available. Please do not allow your dogs in the indoor changing rooms or toilets. It is also recommended that you encourage your dog to drink water following their swim. Water bowls will be available around the poolside, but we encourage you to bring your own also.

There will be a number of stallholders on site, so please take time to check out what they’ve got on offer – card and cash payments will be accepted at most stalls. We will also be holding a raffle with prizes including a Lido season ticket, free entry to next year’s dog swim and much more

We look forward to welcoming you here on the 12th & 13th and the 19th & 20th  of October.

Ticket Availability coming soon 


Saturday, 12 October
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Ticket Prices from £14

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📢 Season Ticket Holders, get ready for our summer party THIS SATURDAY 🎉

Pack your picnic baskets, dive into exclusive pool access, and enjoy family fun on our giant inflatable!

Join us for an evening of laughter, relaxation and summer vibes - head to our website to book your slot FREE of charge 👏🏻 

*Please remember your card to gain entry from 7:45pm

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We are delighted to announce our latest sponsor of our community swim programme, The Exmouth Arms.

“We believe swimming lessons for children are so important for health, safety and well-being, and we are proud to help this amazing initiative’, says The Exmouth Arms.

Affectionately known as The Exmouth, this esteemed establishment is located at the heart of the bustling Bath Road, Cheltenham. Renowned for its excellent selection of wines, fine pints of Arkell’s ale, and superb fresh pub food, the Exmouth Arms offers much more.

With a vibrant calendar of events including live music, special dining evenings and quiz nights, it is a cornerstone of the community. Their pub garden, complete with a horsebox bar and wood-fired pizza oven, is the perfect place to enjoy sunny afternoons.

We invite businesses and individuals alike to join us in this worthy cause and help ensure every child in our community has the opportunity to learn to swim safely.

For more information get in touch or head to our website today! 😇

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Did you know our ‘Rookie Lifeguard’ courses are coming up this August…🛟🚨

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme equips children with the skills they need to be confident and safe in the pool or the sea, offering you peace of mind.

With colorful materials and engaging activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme is designed to teach children how to enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water. For many, this is their first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills.

Our programme inspires and empowers children, helping them to keep themselves, their friends, and their family safe through fun activities that lead towards a series of awards 🏅

Course Requirements:

🤎Bronze: Must be able to swim 50m continually unaided.
🩶Silver: Must be able to swim 200m continually unaided.
💛Gold: Must be able to swim 400m continually unaided.

For more information head to our website or contact ‘Dan’ on 📧

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🎭 Join us this weekend for an unforgettable evening of theatre! 

From misty marshes to the dusty, dirty streets of London, experience our brand new adaptation of Dicken’s most beloved novel, Great Expectations! 

This production promises a blend of high comedy and dark drama as we follow Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

🗓️ 06 July 2024, 19:45 - 21:15
📍Cheltenham, Keynsham Road, GL53 7PU

This is an outdoor event, so please bring foldaway chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Don’t forget to dress for the weather! 

* 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙡

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