The 1935 established pool is part of the heart & heritage of Cheltenham

A brief history of Cheltenhamโ€™s Lido

1927 - Land purchased
Originally the land was owned by Cheltenham College and was purchased by Cheltenham Borough Council for use as allotments in 1927.
1934 - Lido Agreement
After much debate about actually going ahead with a build of a lido due to financial risks due to the financial depression, the build started.
1935 - Lido Opens!
The Project was completed in early 1935 and was officially opened by the Mayor.
2006 - Refurbishment
A successful refurbishment took place, a perfect time to reflect upon the history of swimming, the 1930s boom in lidos and the survival of the lido and its success in such a changing world.
2023 - The Lido is still enjoyed by many
The passion of local people has prevented the Lidoโ€™s closure over the years and the dedication and hard work of the Charitable Trust has now secured the future of our beloved lido.

A 50m heated pool that combines fitness, fun, family & heritage all in one.

The 50m heated outdoor pool is obviously a huge attraction but the lido is much more than just a swimming pool. From yoga and triathlons to dog swims and lifeguard training plus so much more!


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๐ŸŒž Exciting News from Sandford Parks Lido! ๐ŸŒž

โ–ถ Mark your calendars, because Season Tickets for your favourite summer spot will be back on sale on November 13th, 2023! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽ But wait, there's more! We're kicking off our early bird pricing on November 13th, which means you can secure your pass at a special rate until January 31st, 2024. Don't miss out on these fantastic savings! Prices will be revealed on the 13th! โ˜€๏ธ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Save the Date! Our 2024 opening day is set for Saturday, May 4th. Exactly 6 months from now! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ 
While we're opening a little later this year, it's all for a good reason. Essential maintenance work is happening on our main pool to ensure it's in perfect condition for your summer enjoyment. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

๐ŸŽ‰ We appreciate your continued support, and we can't wait to have you back with us for another unforgettable summer at Sandford Parks Lido! ๐Ÿค—

โš ๏ธYou will be able to purchase tickets online www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk, or at Lido reception on Wednesdays (11-1) or Saturdays and Sundays (9:30-11:30). ๐ŸŽŸ

โ–ถ Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to dive into the fun in 2024. We can't wait to see you there! ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒด
Are you new to cold water swimming?? โ„๏ธ

Fear not! We run cold water swim inductions! These sessions are taken by our experienced swim coach glowswimcoach. We have spaces available throughout November and December. โ–ถ๏ธ https://www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk/cold-water-swimming-induction/

Also, you can book a cold water swim via: https://sandfordparkslido.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/44195?catID=50606&navItem=566958 ๐ŸŒŠ

Join the cold water community, then warm up in our on-site cafe with a delicious hot chocolate and a tasty snack! โ˜• ๐Ÿช
New to the cold water swim season! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜

The main cafe will be open for hot drinks, hot food and a lovely warm space for after your swim!! ๐Ÿฅถ

Not a cold water swimmer? No problem.....Grab yourself a friend, come down to the lido and treat yourself to a hot drink, some yummy food and watch the swimmers from the warmth of the cafe! โ›„๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ

Non swimmers can come onto site for free and join our cold water swimming community from the safe distance of the cafe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sandford Parks Lido and Castaway Kitchen, can't wait to welcome you back through the gates!

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From exclusive pool access to jumping the queues, the season ticket has many perks. Enjoy cafe & fitness class discounts, unlimited swims, free parking & so much more!

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