Freedom Leisure, in consultation and agreement with Guildford Borough Council, has decided to carry out intrusive maintenance work over the winter. This will mean that the Guildford Lido will not open over the winter.
Without these works the long term future of the Lido would be compromised and the leisure trust hopes that although this will be disappointing news to some, the maintenance work will benefit the wider Guildford community for years to come.
Frequently Asked Questions
Winter Swimming at Guildford Lido runs from September to April.
- Water temperature will vary depending on the weather
- Monday – Thursday we will not be maintaining a minimum set water temperature
- Friday we will start to raise water temperature with the aim of getting the pool to 12c for weekends, Saturday and Sunday
The winter season water temperature will be posted daily on the Guildford Lido’s Facebook and Instagram stories and also posted at the Lido reception.
No, but during the colder months it is recommended that a wetsuit be worn. Customers not wanting to wear a wetsuit once the water temperature drops below 16c will need to sign a disclaimer, this states that the customer understands the risks involved with cold water swimming
Yes, you have to be over 16 years old.
Swimmers must slide in or use the steps
Yes, the cubicles and showers are available pre and post swim
Yes, spectators are permitted
Hot and cold drinks along with snacks will be available
What our customers say about us
I value the guildford lido as an exceptional and rare outdoor facility. its of historic value and it contributes to the health and happiness….
Superb facility, with efficient and friendly staff..
Fantastic outdoor facility. Well run. Nice people..
It is a great place and all the staff do a fantastic job!.