Take the Plunge…in a Cool Cotswold Open-Air Pool

Cotswold open air pool (Last Updated On: 18th July 2019)

The temperature in the Cotswolds is set to leap back into the high 20s, so we thought we’d give you all a heads up about where you can cool down…in a fab Cotswold open-air pool!

Chipping Norton

The Chippy Lido has a 25-metre pool, a toddler pool with a slide, and a cafe on site. It is an eco-friendly attraction, using solar electricity and geothermal heat to warm the water. Open from mid-April to mid-September.

 

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Wotton-under-Edge

First opened in 1961, the 20-metre Wotton-under-Edge Pool was originally built by teachers and pupils at Katherine Lady Berkeley’s School. Open air on sunny days, but with a retractable roof when the weather turns nasty, the pool has lots of different sessions and can be booked for private parties. Open from mid-April to mid-September.

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Stroud

At the centre of Stroud’s Stratford Park is a 50-metre outdoor pool, part of Stratford Park Leisure Centre, run by the Everyone Active group, which also has full sport and leisure facilities.

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Cirencester

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool was built in 1869 and is fed with natural spring water. It is one of the oldest outdoor swimming pools in the UK and sits on the edge of lovely Cirencester Park. Open from May to September. (Note, due to its location, the pool does not have parking, but there are town car parks in easy walking distance.)

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Woodstock

Woodstock Open Air Pool is a short walk from Blenheim Palace and has a 25-metre swimming pool and a paddling pool. It is surrounded by an open grassy area, perfect for a picnic. Open April to September.

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Cheltenham

Sandford Park Lido has a fabulous 50-metre main pool, dedicated children’s pool and paddling pool, as well as a kids’ play area and four acres to run around, plus a café serving delicious food including vegan options.

 

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Please check each Cotswold open-air pool website before heading off for the day, as opening times do vary from year to year.

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