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Outdoor swimming at Ilkley Lido

July 21, 2016 8 comments

When the sun’s shining, and you need a way to cool off, what better way is there than with a bit of swimming?!

Outdoor swimming, no less.

Situated just outside Ilkley, the lido has a beautiful scenery backdrop.


It was easy enough for us to find, and was pleasantly empty so we basically had the pool to ourselves.


The two children loved the fountain in the pool which made for great fun, and there was also a slide too.

The water isn’t heated though, so if you went on a less sunny day, you’d be shrieking from the cold and doing a comedy jump out of the pool! 🙂

Fortunately, there’s a heated indoor pool as well so if the weather’s bad you can head in there.

All that swimming worked up an appetite, and there’s a great café on site that sells hot food such as burgers and chips, cheesy chips (yum) and a selection of cold stuff too.


If you’re trying to save money though, or just fancy a picnic, there’s plenty of grassy areas to sit down at with a blanket, or at one of the picnic tables.

I couldn’t resist a burger and chips though.


We picked the perfect day for a spot of outdoor swimming, as the sun was blazing down.

Don’t forget the suncream as it’s easy to forget that it’s so hot when you’re in the cool water!

We’ll definitely be going back this summer.

More details about Ilkley Lido here


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