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Sandford Parks Lido Dog Swim

Sat 12 October 2019 | 9:00 am - Sun 13 October 2019 | 5:00 pm

Dog diving into swimming pool at dog swim

Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham, is pleased to announce that canine friends will be getting another opportunity to have a splash in the Lido on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019. Please note, this is at the end of our season and following all human swimming sessions. An opportunity for our barking friends to have a paddle in the main pool of Sandford Parks Lido!

Some breeds of dog are naturals in the water and others sink like a brick – we are happy for you to enter the water with your dog if they need the help. If you’re at all unsure about your dog’s ability to swim in the water then please come ready and prepared to enter the water. You know your dog best. We insist on there being a minimum of one adult to one dog on entry to the site (adult aged 16+).

The Dog Swim is taking place at the end of our ‘cold water’ swimming period and as such the water temperature will be lower than our normal operating temperature of 25C – the temperature will have decreased to 21C on the weekend of the Dog Swim.

When you arrive at the Lido, we ask that you keep your dog on a lead whilst they are in the grounds and only let them off when they enter the water. Please be a considerate dog owner, cleaning up afterwards and also removing your dog away from any barking arguments. There will be lifeguards on dutym but their responsibility is for the safety of you in the water – the dog’s welfare remains the responsibility of the owner. You will be expected to sign a disclaimer upon entry to the site.

Event details and schedule

– Please arrive at the Lido with either a printed confirmation of your entry or a mobile device with entry details on it. Your dog will then be given a coloured band for them to wear around a collar or leg.
– Please note, registration of each dog allows entry for up to 2 people, but any additional human spectators will be charged £3 each on entry to site. Only dogs registered into the event will be allowed on site.
– Sessions last 30 minutes each
– Tickets cost £10 per dog, which includes two humans’ entrance.
– More information will be sent to you by email in the weeks leading up to the swim.

Credits: Description and cover photo by the organisers

Tickets cost £10 per dog (and get 2 humans in, additional spectators £3) will be available from 5 March 2019 at these links:

We will be telling you all about the other Dog Swim days in the UK as soon as dates are released. In the meantime, if you want to find out more about such events, check out our Guide to Dog Swim Days at Lidos and Outdoor Swimming Pools across the UK.



Sat 12 October 2019 | 9:00 am
Sun 13 October 2019 | 5:00 pm


Sandford Parks Lido
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Sandford Parks Lido
Keynsham Rd
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PU
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