Heritage

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

A brief history of Cheltenham’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 Lido’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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How satisfying is the unveiling of our small pool cover 😍

The weather might not be the best so far this summer, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a swim. Our main pool is heated to 25 degrees Celsius, and the small pool is a toasty 30 degrees Celsius. 

So come on over, take a dip, enjoy a delicious coffee and pastry, and catch-up with friends in our welcoming community!

There’s no better place to relax and have fun…

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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 dan@sandfordparkslido.org.uk 📧

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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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