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“Great family day out”

Guildford Lido - Outdoor Pools
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Windsor, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great family day out”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My boys love swimming and generally playing in water. This summer venue is perfect. There are not many lidos to choose from these days in Berkshire so this one lives up to expectation. Plenty of friendly lifeguards, manicured grounds and well look after pools and slides. The cafe offers the necessities, but better yet bring a picnic! Also not much shade so bring an umbrella or beach tent and you're sorted. Fabulous day and the kids had a brilliant day. Excellent value for money. A hidden gem.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Tracy K
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English first
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

A wonderful place. Beautiful 50m outdoor pool, paddling pools and great slides, lovely grounds, good refreshments. Great for serious swimmers (rain or shine) and fun for all ages. Very generous opening hours. Bliss!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Sally P
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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Went with my slightly nervous 3 year old and he loved the paddling pool with a slide and activity centre. Water was a lovely temperature and plenty of shady spots. Cafe up top of the slope which we didn't realise until too late. Water in main pool was very cold! Slides great but shame it's an extra cost.

1 Thank Victoria E
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Outdoor Pool which caters for everyone”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Hi all, I went to the Lido for the first time yesterday with the family. I had always driven past it on the way up to the Spectrum and wondered what the Lido was like. We had a great day here and I thought I'd give it a mention as it's a really excellent chilled out day if the weather is good. I thought I would mention that there are some nifty water slides as I didn't see this on the other reviews so they may be new, they looked fairly new at the time of writing.

The 50 metre outdoor pool is really lovely to swim in, and very clean. Interestingly the deep end is in the middle of the pool with shallower family sections at each end. There are 4 slides, 2 of which can be used to race against each other, another that is a quicker one for those over 1.2m in height. There is also another with a few bends in it. In front of the slides are a couple of really nice splash play areas for toddlers. Parents that want to sit alongside these splash areas shouldn't have too much trouble finding a spot on the grass.

Hot drinks and food are available either next to the pool or at the top of the small hill where further offerings are available, along with a small crazy golf course. They are grassy seating areas on the hill where you can laze the day away in the sun. I have to say it was good to see numerous lifeguards in attendance, and they were very well organised and very vigilant.

I would give 5 stars if the water in the main pool was a tiny bit warmer and if there were a few more hot showers, but these are really minor criticisms it's still a great place.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank stamina_josh
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Brilliant outdoor pool”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Love this pool, very clean and 50metres long. Well used and obviously busy on a summers day. Try it when there is some drizzle and you may enjoy it with just a couple of the regular swimmers.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Ruth T
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