"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 +: unsupervised.

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 (including season ticket sessions), so the pool and pool area can be cleared. This will be at the managements discretion and will only be enforced during busy periods

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 each session. If you wish to check if there is a booking during your intended visit please contact the pool office.

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 is allowed in pool and pool area.

No Running around the pool and pool area

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

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

No Fighting/Pushing on poolside.

No Smoking in the Pool area, the smoking area is outside the main entrance (small garden) or outside the disable access.

No Snorkels, Masks or Flippers allowed in the pool.

No Alcohol is allowed to be consumed in the pool and pool area under any circumstances.

No Glass objects to be brought on the premises.

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