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Turning Back Time - Sandford Park Lido opens on Good Friday


Turning Back Time - Sandford Park Lido opens on Good Friday

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham will be opening its gates for the summer season on Good Friday 14th April at 11am. The 1930s lido will reopen early and operate for a full six months until 13th October.
 
Following the success of the facilities longest ever season in 2016 the lido is pleased to offer another full six months of swimming operating until Friday 13th October.
The 83rd season will commence with the annual Turning Back Time day on Friday 14th April with an entrance price of only 2 pence (equivalent of the 1935 entrance price of sixpence) and staff dressed in traditional navy white uniforms.
 
As the gates are opened at 11am, Cheltenham Silver Band will provide a rousing welcome for young and old alike who will be keen to enter the heated swimming pools for the first time this year.
 
At 1pm Cheltenham Mayor Elect Councillor Klara Sudbury will officially open our newly installed sauna.  This experience will be offered to our customers during the first month of our season as well as at the end.
 
At 2pm there will be some high quality sporting action with the current British champions Cheltenham Water Polo Club playing an exhibition match. This will be a great opportunity to watch the national champions on their home turf and also for any children who may be considering taking up the sport. Spectators are very welcome.
 
Also commencing at 2pm through until 6pm there will be local singer – songwriters who will be playing music which spans the decades from blues to folk to rock and pop. View a playlist of the artists at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2iibgd2qUvQudx_rZfxYtkSP8-54WQti
 
At 3.30pm Cheltenham Canoe Club will again provide the ever popular opportunity for children to experience canoeing in a safe pool environment.
 
Also on the day there will be activities for children such as a treasure hunt and a children’s trail.
 
The excellent value for money Season Tickets will be available throughout the season and are now available with a 10% discount if purchased before Sunday 23rd April. Details of this as well as some of the confirmed events and activities this year can be found at www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk


Explore Gloucestershire
6 April 2017


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