Ilkley Lido officially re-opens this weekend

Due to the warm weather, Bradford Council have announced the Lido will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2pm to 5:30pm, ahead of the Official Opening on Saturday, 27 May.

 

Voted one of the top ten open air pools in the country, Ilkley Lido will make a splash as it officially re-opens for the summer season this Saturday, 27 May and will mark the occasion with a family fun day from 10am to 5.30pm and costs £2 per person..

On the day there will be stalls, face-painting and activities, as well as the outdoor and indoor pools to enjoy.

 

The Lido, which was built in 1935, has a 45-metre stretch of shallow water and slide for children, a fountain pool and a lagoon-shaped pool for swimmers. It is surrounded by a grassy area for relaxing on sunny days and far-reaching views across Ilkley Moor. There is also a cafe, tennis courts, putting green and bowling green.

Steve Hartley, Strategic Director of Place, said: "Ilkley Lido is a great place for a family day out with its wide range of activities and its location, close to Ilkley town centre and on the edge of the beautiful Ilkley Moor. In good hot summers, it has been known to attract up to 50,000 visitors.

"We are looking forward to a great family fun day on Saturday and hoping for good weather".

Season tickets for the lido are also now on sale and cost £125 for adults, £62.50 for children and senior citizens and £50 for Bradford Leisure card holders.

Also taking place later next month is the Solstice Swim on Wednesday, 21 June.

For further details visit:

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/sport-and-activities/sports-centres-and-pools/ilkley-pool-and-lido/

https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofIlkleyLido/

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