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“Lovely pools its like being on holiday in England”

Sandford Parks Lido
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I took my 6 year old daughter on a sunny Saturday. Wow it was amazing.The changing facilities are not the ritz but they are cleaned frequently and the outside Booths could do with a revamp. Adequate lockers. The staff was friendly and helpful. There is a cafe at the bottom of the main pool its also nice. We brought our own packed lunch and ate it on the grass. All in all a very good day to Cheltenham.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We found this hidden gem by recommendation of a friend. We thought we would check it out as we have never been to an outdoor pool in England before. Well, what a great time we had. The prices are reasonable - £4.20 for adults and under 5s go free. The food prices are not bad either. Take a towel or chair and you are away. The pool is a little cold when you first go in but as soon as you are in and swimming its fine. The childrens pool is nicely heated at a great temp. They have separate lanes for swimmers who do not want to be disturbed and a larger part of the pool is for fun swimming. Recommend it for everybody and anybody.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

For around £8.00 for 2 adults entry and you can stay as long as you want thought this was excellent value for money. Wonderful huge pool, even though it was busy it didn't feel crowded. I can't believe I have lived in the area for 36 years and only discovered it today. The grounds are really nice, the cafe reasonably priced. This is a great family day out with a smaller pool for the younger kids.
If you like swimming and you don't fancy the trek to the beach this is a wonderful alternative.

Highly recommended.

1  Thank finedinerWiltshire
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Sandford Park Lido is a an unexpected joy. The space, design and fabulous 50m pool are the perfect venue for some serious laps, or a great place to soak up the ulusive Englisgh sun with a refreshing dip.

The cafe is straight out of 1970s hi de hi central casting, and the general attitude of its management is of a municipal worker of the same era. They really are doing you a favour by being there - never mind the sloppy attention to changing/shower cleaning.

Seems like it's run by a preservation committee, rather than as a real and valuable local amenity.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

I thought the lido was very good value.
There is a small play park and basketball too.
There is a cafe we only had ice cream.
There is a children's pool and slides in the main pool too.
I thought it was good that there are two lanes sectioned off for 'serious swimming'
Even during this years heat wave on one of the hottest days of the year it was busy but didn't feel packed! The car park was packed if you don't have to drive there then don't.

1  Thank Reviewcowley
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