The summer isn’t over yet so take advantage of the warmer weather and bring the kids down to your local lido!

Escape the city, take a picnic and enjoy the breeze by the pool or on the grass. To save you time, we've researched the best Lidos in the country and have even tried a few (all in the name research, ofcourse!)


London Wycombe Rye Lido  

Wycombe Rye Lido is a local landmark that has been providing summer fun and great memories since opening back in the 1950s. It is rated as one of Britain’s Top 20 Lidos by The Times (July 2016) with heated out-door pools, sauna, gym overlooking the pool with lots of fitness classes, making it quite unique. 

Lido mum – ‘It is an outside space that’s beautiful in a town setting. The kids always have fun whether it’s hot or not because the pools are heated. Lovely grass area for a picnic too.’

Cornwall Jubilee Pool  

Get that sea feeling without having to deal with the sand! The Jubilee pool is the largest sea water lido in the UK catering for all ages with a main pool and a child pool available. This lido may have taken a beating in storms during February 2014 but it remains as one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks with stunning sea views and attractive art deco.


Devon, Chagford Swimming Pool 

This unique river-fed pool is the largest pool in Devon within Dartmoor National Park, making it a perfect family day out during a camping trip in the moors. Enjoy a poolside snack in their cafe and sit back and relax in their peaceful deck chairs. This pool is partly heated by clever solar pool covers that ensure a delightful dip even if the weather isn't quite Mediterranean!

Lido mum ‘I love the lido because it gives a holiday feel when the weather is hot. My little boy loves it and could spend hours there, I usually bring a packed lunch and have a picnic!’

Bristol, Clifton Bristol  

One of the oldest Lidos in the UK, this stylish Lido dates back to the Victorian era and was re-opened and refurbished in 2008 and is now a popular venue for every occasion from family swims and celebrations to a relaxing holiday. The Lido has an impressive pool for all swimmers and a state of the art spa and a highly rated restaurant to make your day into an experience to remember.


Cheshire, Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool  

Another unique pool which has an added health benefit is the brine spring pool in Cheshire. It is a popular destination for all swimmers of all ages. Not only does this pool have natural medical benefits it is nicely warmed to 74F/ 22C making this pool a fun place to go even on a cool day!

Aberdeen, Stonehaven Open Air Pool  

This impressive Olympic sized pool is the focal point of Stonehaven’s summer days out, famous not just in Stonehaven but Aberdeen. Despite the large size of the pool it is fully heated to make your day out fun and warm even if the British weather is letting you down! The pool uses seawater giving this lido a fun holiday feel.