Children's Pool Parties

A great place to spend time with friends and have fun!

Book the children's pool for your own private party

Sandford Parks Lido is offering exclusive use of their Children’s Pool for private bookings. The pool can accommodate up to 30 swimmers (including both adults and children) and a total of 45 people, including spectators. The cost of each booking is £105 for a 55-minute session, and guests are allowed to bring their own food and drinks (excluding glass containers) or purchase refreshments from the on-site cafe.

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Children's pool procedures

When booking a private hire, guests are required to follow all site and pool rules set by Sandford Parks Lido. The lead booker is responsible for informing all attendees of these rules, and they will be contacted by the Lido in case of any issues.

Please note that refunds can only be issued if the Lido is closed due to extreme weather, and cancellations are not eligible for refunds.

If you are interested in booking a private hire at Sandford Parks Lido, you can click on the provided link to access the booking page

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FAQ's

  • Is there parking available on site?

    We have a large car park suitable for over 150 cars which sits directly outside of the Lido. Parking fees start at £2.10 Both coins and cards are accepted and you can also pay by phone. It’s a great location if you are using the hospital, local parks or walking into Cheltenham Town Centre.

    Where possible, we encourage that you walk or cycle to the Lido. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

     

  • Do you have a refund policy if I am unable to use the pool?

    Refunds are not permitted on swim entry tickets. You will be able to transfer your swim to an alternative day or time if  you have given 24 hours notice.

    If you need assistance please email admin@sandfordparkslido.org.uk

  • Can children be left without an adult on site?

    We are committed to working with parents to create a safe environment for children.

    All children under the age of 8 should always be accompanied by a guardian aged 16 years or over, this person may be responsible for up to two children. Guardians must maintain constant supervision particularly in the water and changing rooms. We advise that children under the age of 5 should be supervised on a one-to-one basis.

    Parents have a specific responsibility for the safety of their own children, this cannot be abdicated to lifeguards. The role of the lifeguard is to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all swimmers.

  • How are queues managed on busy hot days?

    We have four queues available;

    1. One season ticket holders, who have booked,
    2. One for paying customers who have booked,
    3. One for Season ticket holders who have not booked
    4. One for paying customers who have not booked

    We allow all those who have booked onto site first and then we will allow entry to others customers who have not booked onto site.

    If we have hit site capacity, we will move to a 1-out-1-in scenario.

    *Please note Season Ticket holders who have not booked will get priority entry*

     

  • How much does it cost to swim?

    Adult:£7.50
    Concession:£5.10
    Family of 2: £8.20
    Family of 3: £14.30
    Family of 4: £16.30

    *Concessions include; Over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children and students

  • How much are season Tickets?

    Single Adult -£190

    Joint ST – £330

    Concession* – £120

    Family of 3 – £340

    Family of 4 – £351

    *Concessions include; over 65s, registered disabled, unemployed/low income, children aged 5-17 in full time education and students.

  • How big is the pool?

    The main pool is 50m x 27.35m and has a depth of 1m in the shallow end and 1.75-2.75 in the deep end

    The children’s pool is 15.9m x 7.51m and has a depth of 0.5m in the shallow end and 0.8m in the deep end.

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