This week’s theme is “Outside” so there will be a few blog posts about things to do outside. Apparently the weather is going to improve towards the end of the week. Fingers crossed!!
I found most of this information at: http://www.lidos.org.uk/. Does anyone else remember when the Aquadrome was Westfield Lido and you could run down the hill, where the bowling alley is now? Or perhaps I’m showing my age 😀
I’ve not been to any of these so apologies if they are no longer open. Might be something a bit novel to do with the children when the sun is shining!
Heath Road, Petersfield, Hants GU31 4DZ
Telephone: 01730 265143
This is an open air heated swimming pool. The pool is open from mid April until the end of September each year. The pool also has a springboard with a 3-metre deep end and has evening sessions.
Lymington: Seawater Baths
Bath Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3RU
Tel: 01590 674865
This is the second largest straight sided lido in the UK, an unheated sea-water swimming pool.
Guildford Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU12 4BP
Tel: 01252 323482
The pool is very large, with extensive shallows for children to play in, a diving area and exciting water slides. There is an adjoining main 25m indoor pool, an additional teaching pool, plus a 24,000 sq ft gym.
The Lido is open 10.00am – 7pm, May to September – though off season it is used by a canoe club.
Northcroft Leisure Centre, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1RS
Tel: 01635 31199
This is a heated lido and there is also a 10m heated outdoor baby pool.
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 9RP
Tel. 023 9266 4608
or 023 9282 3822 [Victoria Swimming Centre]
Outdoor unheated pool, with adjacent children’s paddling pool.