Is Ilkley Lido heated?

Ilkley Pool & Lido, West Yorkshire The main pool is freshwater and unheated and there is a large lawned sunbathing and picnic area. When the weather does turn there is an indoor heated pool here too, which will hopefully reopen on July 25, when indoor pools in England are allowed to welcome swimmers again.

Why is Ilkley Lido closed?

Bradford Council Unfortunately Ilkley Lido will not be opening on Saturday. Due to the on-going situation with Covid-19 we took the decision to continue important repair work on the Lido which is not expected to be complete…

How much is Ilkley Lido?


Activity Price
Adult (16+) swim £4.80
Junior (3+)/Senior swim £2.50
Adult Bradford Leisure Card £2.40
Junior Bradford Leisure Card £1.30

When was Ilkley Lido built?

May 1935
HISTORY Building work commenced on Ilkley lido in 1934, and it was officially opened in May 1935 as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V.

What is the difference between a lido and an outdoor pool?

A lido is an outdoor swimming pool near a beach or even in a city where people can swim and relax. Facilities vary but lidos generally offer basic changing rooms and showers.

Why is a lido called a lido?

The town’s name comes from the Italian word lido, which means “shore” or “bank.” (The Italian root derives from litus, the Latin word for “shore.”) By the mid-19th century, Lido’s reputation as a chic vacation destination for the well-to-do made it the envy of seaside resorts everywhere.

Can you swim in Ilkley river?

There was a significant increase in concentration to ca. 2000 cfu/ml between Addingham and Ilkley. This means that when it is raining and for as long afterwards as the sewage overflow at Adddingham is ‘spilling’, and the river is in high flow it is not safe to swim in the river between Addingham and Ilkley.

Where can you swim in Ilkley?

A river in West Yorkshire is to become the first in England to be designated a bathing site. A stretch of the River Wharfe in Ilkley will have its pollution levels monitored by the Environment Agency to ensure it is safe for swimming.

Why is it called a lido?

What is lido short for?


Acronym Definition
LIDO Longitudinal Investigation of Depression Outcomes (comparative health assessment)
LIDO Lufthansa Integrated Dispatch Operation
LIDO Leather Industry Department Organisation (Pakistan)

What do British people call a pool?

In British English, a lido (/ˈliːdoʊ/ LEE-doh, /ˈlaɪdoʊ/ LY-doh) is a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun, or participate in water sports.

Is the River Wharfe polluted?

On sunny days, hundreds of people are known to swim in the popular river but samples collected by the Environment Agency found it regularly has dangerously high levels of bacteria. A newly designated swimming spot on the River Wharfe in Yorkshire is the most polluted bathing water in England, i analysis can reveal.

What’s the temp in the lido at Ilkley?

It reflects the outdoor temperature, so if its cold outside its cold in the lido and if its a hot sunny day you get warm water. The temperature varies between 14C and 24C. What are the changing facilities like? There are changing rooms and showers attached to the indoor pool.

Is the Ilkley indoor pool open for booking?

Ilkley Pool and Lido Ilkley indoor pool is open and available for bookings. Ilkley Lido is closed. As soon as an opening date is confirmed we will update the website.

What was the original plan of the Ilkley Lido?

Lido. 1934-5 by Mr A Skinner, Ilkley Urban District Borough Surveyor. Concrete, brick, sandstone dressings, plywood, timber, and felt tiles. PLAN: Pool set in rectangular enclosure with changing blocks on east and west sides (west block now truncated) and café with sun terrace on north side.

Do you have to wear face mask at Ilkley pool?

In accordance with government guidelines, all service users are required to wear a face mask throughout our facility. These can be removed prior to swimming. Please adhere to and follow all social distancing measures and signage. There will be no showering facilities. For all lane swims you must be a competent swimmer and able to swim full lengths.