Pool warming up

Welcome Back (soon) for a Swim with a Difference!

Claire Lido News

We are pleased to confirm we can open The Lido in 2020 and we should be able to announce the opening date soon. Please bear with us. You may have read Emma Pusill’s illuminating article on the challenges facing pools around the country. If so, you will understand this is no easy task and many Lidos simply will not open …


#OpenOurPools campaign

Claire Local News

THE LIDO’S OPENING CONTINUES TO BE DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC. Our first responsibility is to keep our customers and staff safe, and to follow government guidance, so we still cannot give you a new opening date. We are desperately disappointed that swimming pools remain closed despite the latest easing of lockdown restrictions in England. …

Blank postcard

Wish You Were Here – our postcard project

Claire Lido News

We miss you! If you are missing us too, please send us a postcard to tell us what you love and miss most about The Lido. Download a blank postcard here, or pick one up in Chipping Norton from The Fibreworks or from outside The Lido. Write your message on the back and make a picture for the front… a …

Pool at the ready

A message to the Lido community

admin Local News

You will be aware that the Lido’s opening has been delayed because of the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Our first responsibility is to keep our customers and staff safe, and we will always comply with government advice on this matter, so it is at present impossible to give you a new opening date. We are desperately disappointed to …

Stop Press

admin Local News

We have an important announcement and we’d really appreciate your support. Jezza has cancelled. Again. He knew we couldn’t postpone again, so he phoned a celebrity friend to ask, “Who wants to be an auctioneer?”, the friend answered, “Me!”, and the show will go on. So, stick to your guns, come along to support The Lido, because that’s what the …

Auction of Promises

22nd November, The Grand Auction

admin Lido News

Yes, he’s back! On Friday 22nd November, Jeremy Clarkson returns to his role as auctioneer at The Lido’s Auction of Promises. To be held at Chipping Norton Town Hall, with doors opening at 7.15pm ready to start the auction at 8pm, this promises to be an evening of fun and furious bidding, raising essential funds to maintain the fabric of …

End of Season Round Up

admin Lido News

As the 2019 season draws to a close we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year! Wether you are a season ticket holder, a regular early bird swimmer or just a visitor on holiday to the area, you have all helped to keep us running for another year. We are open …

OWL course

Open Water Lifeguard (OWL) course on 14th Sept

admin Local News

On Saturday 14th September 2019, The Lido is running a one-day Open Water Lifeguard (OWL) course. If you already have the RLSS UK NPLQ qualification and would like to be able to lifeguard at open water events and activities, this course is for you. Learn all the skills you need and qualify in a day (OWL qualification valid for two …

Water play ducks

Summer Holiday Paddle & Play

admin Lido News

Our free water play session for under 5s resumes in August on Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd at 11am-12.30pm. Held in conjunction with the ACE Centre, these sessions include toys, floats and games, a special café menu and there’s no need to book – just come and play! Open to all children under 8; parents, carers and children aged …