Now that it has finally stopped raining a visit to an outdoor pool might be on the cards. Here are six to choose from.
Keynsham Road, Cheltenham
A great day out with slides and children’s pool for the kids and a 50m outdoor pool excellent for training.
Open now seven days a week until October. For opening times visit their website:
Adult entry: £5. Family of two: £7.50; three: £12.50 and four: £14
Stratford Park, Stroud
A 50 metre outdoor pool welcomes those wanting to take a dip, with a trio of diving boards tempting the brave!
A great way to have fun in the sun and get a fit family splash about going. You can take lessons indoors if you like or even lessons on the diving boards so when they are open. Weekdays: 6.30am-10pm, weekends: 8am-7pm. W:
Cecily Hill, Cirencester
Built in 1869, this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water heated to an average 27C and is open until September 15.
The main pool with slide is 28 metres, there is a separate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments.
Adult day entry £6, child £2.80, Family £14.50. W:
Symn Lane, Wotton under Edge
Swimmers can enjoy swimming whatever the weather at Wotton under Edge’s community pool, thanks to a retractable polycarbonate roof. It can be opened on warm sunny days, and can be closed on cooler or wet days.
Open now, the facility is available throughout the summer until September. Details at
Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Cirencester
Okay not technically a lido but the water park offers 150 lakes set over 40 square miles plus activities such as kayaking, rowing, sailing and waterskiing.
At Cotswold Country Park and Beach (Lake 32, GL7 6DF) families can enjoy a wonderful day on a soft sandy beach with swimming lagoon and awesome watersports. W:
Esplanade Road, Portishead
If you would like to go a little further but still have a great day out, visit Portishead’s open air pool, which also has a heated toddler pool and is open now.
With Café Lido providing stunning views of the Bristol Channel.
Adult £5, juniors (2 -15) £3.50, family £14.
For opening times visit