"The Best Lido in Britain" - " Amazing Outdoor Swimming Pool"

Rules & Regulations

Child Admission Policy

Children must be supervised at all time by a responsible adult (16+) in and around the pool area.

All children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied into the pool by a responsible adult. The responsible adult MUST enter the water with the child or children, and maintain a close watch over them at all times.

Any children who are weak or non swimmers should wear suitable recommended buoyancy aids, stay in close contact with the supervising adult and remain in the shallow end at all times.

Parents are requested to ensure that their children wear aqua nappies where appropriate. These are available to purchase from the pool office.

Suitable and recognised buoyancy aids are as follows: Inflatable or Disc Armbands and Life Jackets (Woggles and Kickboards are teaching aids and should not be used as a recognised buoyancy aid).

Armbands are available to purchase form the pool office.

Admission Guidelines

Under 4 years: 1 to 1 with adult, however if children wear armbands the ratio moves to 2 to 1.

4 to 7 years: 2 to 1 with adult, however if children wear armbands the ratio moves to 3 to 1.

8 years + competent swimmer*: unsupervised.

*must be able to swim 2 lengths of a recognised stroke. Lifeguards may to see proof of a child`s ability to swim the required distance.

General Information and Rules

On busy days there may be queues for admission to public sessions. Once we reach capacity, customers can only be admitted on a one out one in basis.

All sessions finish 10 minutes before the advertised start time of the next session, so the pool and pool area can be cleared.

All customers are welcome to re-enter (in turn) for the next eligible session, subject to sufficient capacity.

Please note that all admission prices are for one session only, you will have to pay again for an additional session.

The pool may run additional activities alongside the advertised sessions e.g. swimming lesson, school group bookings. This may affect the number of lanes or space available during your session.

All swimmers wanting to swim in the deep end must be able to complete 2 lengths (50m) of the pool unaided whilst using a recognised stroke (Front crawl, Breast stroke and Back stroke). Doggy paddle is not a recognise stroke. If you are unsure if you or your child can enter the deep end, please speak to a member of staff as they will need to see proof of Adult/Child`s ability to swim the required distance.

All Swimmers wearing armbands or using a recognised buoyancy aid, must stay within the shallow end.

No Photography and Video Recording allowed in pool and pool area.

No Running.

No Diving under 2m. Diving is only allowed in the deep end along the top edge, all dive must be shallow racing dives.

No Acrobatics (somersaults, bombing, spinning jumps, belly flops).

No Fighting/Pushing.

No Smoking in Pool area, smoking area outside disabled access.

No Snorkels, Masks or Flippers allowed.

No Alcohol under any circumstances.

No Glass objects.

Please swim clockwise whilst using the lane.

Storm Closure Procedure

In the event of thunder storms we will have to ask you to leave the water immediately. An ‘all clear’ to re-enter the water will be given once there has been a 20 minute lapse between thunder rolls.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for lost swimming time