Arundel Lido opens for summer season

Arundel Lido opens for a 13th summer season
Arundel Lido opens for a 13th summer season
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Arundel Lido opened for its 13th summer season on Saturday.

The Lido, next to the River Arun, will be open every day until September 4.

The site includes grassed areas for picnicking and sunbathing and picnic tables, sun-beds and brollies are provided. It also has a new play boat and adventure trail.

It has a 25-metre main pool, a 5-metre entry pool (with gently-sloping steps and hand-rails) and a large children’s pool (for the Under-8s).

The main pool is also equipped with a disabled hoist (but please give the Lido advance warning if you need to use this).

The Lido now has a state-of-the-art water heating system and overnight pool covers – which allows it to maintain the water in the pools at 28 degrees centigrade.

David Wood, chairman of the charitable trust that runs Arundel Lido, said: “We are looking forward to a really good Summer Season this year.

“Our season tickets are better value than ever; not only have we yet again maintained prices, but this year we have included many extras for season ticket holders.”

These extras include free entry to early morning and late-evening swimming sessions, free entry to mother and toddler sessions and free entry to ‘family hour’ (with inflatables) every Sunday morning.

Nikki Richardson, the Lido manager, added: “We have scheduled events throughout the season including our Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday, Bootcamp every Saturday and Aqua Aerobics on Tuesday Mornings.

“We also have Water Walkerz sessions, Saturday morning swim school throughout the season, 1-1 sessions and our Monday to Friday crash courses in the school holidays.

“The Lido has great facilities that are available for hire for children’s parties, group visits, wedding receptions or anything you may need.”

Full details of the Lido’s opening times and activities can be obtained on www.arundel-lido.com, or by telephoning 01903 884772 or by visiting the site (via the Fitzalan Car Park in Queen Street, Arundel).

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