General Swim Sessions - 10.30am - 6.30pm
During the summer, come and enjoy the Lido during one of our general swimming sessions where you will have full access of the pool and gardens and be able to enjoy the paddling pool and slides*. These are family friendly sessions and we encourage customers to enjoy the open section of the swimming pool, relax on the grass area, bring picnics or purchase food and drink from the kiosk or Burrito Loco.
General swimming sessions start daily at 10:30am with priority access for online bookings. Online bookers will get advanced access to the Lido grounds with the doors opening at 9:45am. The pool will open at 10:30am. Last entry to the Lido pool is 15 minutes before the end of the session.
*Please check operating hours on arrival
Lane swimming will continue throughout the summer. With sessions available in the morning, evening and throughout the day during general swim sessions, which will be a mixture of open pool and lane swimming. The number of lanes available will vary day to day and be dependent on weather and demand.
What our customers say about us
It's awesome. Best place to swim for miles..
It is a great place and all the staff do a fantastic job!.
Staff friendly and helpful. Very pleased to have be able to use the Guildford Lido.
An excellent location and setting, well maintained, a good new secure locker system and friendly and efficient staff..
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, in the summer months the pool is heated to a minimum of 24c.
We advise that you pre book to avoid disappointment, but it is not essential.
Season ticket holders do not need to pre-book
The new changing rooms are fully open and include:
- Male, Female, Disabled and Family changing cubicles
- Toilets and showers
- Ambulant disabled facilities
Yes, our lockers require 20p to operate which is non-returnable.
Swimmers unable to swim 50 meters in a strong recognisable stroke must remain within their depth at all times.
You are required to provide verification with valid ID (including students, registered disability and carers) at main reception when purchasing a ticket.
Yes, but strictly no glass, alcohol or sharps is permitted within Guildford Lido grounds.
- Large inflatables
- Any balls
- Water pistols
- Full face masks and snorkels
- Mermaid tails