Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Set in safe, secure and well-maintained grounds overlooking the countryside, the Lido at Chipping Norton is an oasis in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, whether you are looking for family fun or a serious swim! You can't get better summer's day exercise than a family splash about.
With 25m of crystal clear water to enjoy, a water slide at the deep end, a toddler pool, and a cafe, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their age or swimming ability, so bring everyone from granddad to the bouncing babes.
The weather shouldn't be a deterrent as the water is heated to a minimum of 28 C, so even in a traditional British summer you can take the plunge and enjoy a swim, but off season you might want to take smaller kids a wet suit rather than cozzie.
The lido's friendly environment is also a great place to learn to swim, with fully qualified teachers and experienced teaching assistants working alongside the children, offering plenty of support and encouragement. Lessons runs for the first 4 weeks of the summer holidays so plenty of time to get started on not-sinking!
It is an impressively environmentally minded endeavour that is run by local people as a charity, so actually there's a bit of secret schooling to be had if you avail yourselves of the informative volunteers. It's also a Use It Or Lose It affair: the more you go the better you can feel about yourselves because you're helping ensure that it'll still be there next year! What a great excuse!
Getting There and Contact Information
Fox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5BZ, England
Click here to visit The Lido's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
13th April to 11th September (with a rolling session timetable).
Family: £13.25 to £16.25
Adult: £4.10 to £5.20
Child: £2.75 to £3.60
Concession: £2.75 to £3.60
Spectator: £2.40 to £2.40