The recent heatwave that has taken the UK by surprise has caused many lovers of swimming to seize the opportunity to make the most of the country’s open-air swimming pools and traditional lidos. Of course, it cannot be denied that there are far fewer than there were many years ago. That being said, there is a fantastic range to pick from, many of which have had extensive refurbishment.
If you’re not a keen swimmer and simply want to try out your local lido or find a relaxing place to chill out, we have found the best places for you to choose from. There’s some great swimwear and swimming accessories that you can click & collect to your nearest CollectPlus Point with over 100 retailers too, so you’ll be ready to show off your best back stroke in style.
Saltdean is a true historic gem. First opened in 1938, it is the only Grade II listed coastal lido in the country and has recently been reopened after the ‘Save Saltdean Lido’ campaign was established by the Saltdean Lido Trust.
Visit there website here to buy tickets and plan your visit.
Pells Pool is the oldest outdoor pool in the UK and has won several awards. This incredibly popular lido will no doubt be a hit with swimmers this summer in particular, so plan ahead and don’t miss out.
Visit their website here to view opening hours and timetables.
A beautiful lido in the north of England with the main pool being freshwater and unheated, perfect for the scorching weather. But don’t worry, when the weather does turn, there is an indoor heated pool that you can use too.
Visit their website here for more information.
Not the cheapest of outdoor pools, but Thames Lido certainly isn’t your average. Boasting saunas, hot tubs and spa facilities, this is the lido for you if you’re looking for total relaxation.
Visit their website here to find out about memberships and public access.
This lido is perfect for everyone. With lessons, casual swimming and ‘lido lates’, head over to Brockwell for some serious fun.
Visit their website here for timetables and offers.
Top 5 health benefits of swimming:
You exercise all of your muscles at once.
Great for improving your breathing and de-stressing.
It is low impact so good for injury recovery.
You typically burn around 500 calories an hour, depending on your body size. It also tones your body as you are using all of your muscles.
Builds endurance and is great for the heart.
Top 5 swimming products
1) Aqua Sphere Kaiman Womens Goggles With Tinted Lens £11.02 at Wiggle
2) Pink Stripe Beach Bag £9.99 at Quiz
3) Zoggs Nose Clip £3.44 at Wiggle
4) Swimovate Pool Mate Live £69.04 at Wiggle
5) BlueSeventy Neoprene Swim Gloves £10 at Sigma Sports
July 31st 2018 - by @CollectPlus