ILKLEY Lido will make a splash as it officially re-opens early on Saturday, April 23rd.

With Spring well under way and warmer days promised, swimmers are invited to take the opportunity for a dip during these opening times:

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.30am and 2.30pm to 6pm

Saturday - Sundays 10am to 2pm

If the weather warms up significantly the opening times will be extended and after the Spring Bank Holiday opening times will revert to the usual summer time timetable. Updates will be published on Bradford Council’s website and Bradford Swimming’s Facebook page.

Jason Longhurst, Bradford Council's Strategic Director for Place, said: "Ilkley Lido is a great place for a family day out with its wide range of activities and its location, close to Ilkley town centre and on the edge of the beautiful Ilkley Moor. We are delighted that following the significant investment in the Lido we are able to extend the opening season and are looking forward to welcoming swimmers of all ages.”

The Bradford-Council run venue is one of the top ten open air pools in the country. The Lido, built in 1935, has a 45-metre stretch of shallow water and slide for children, a fountain pool and a lagoon-shaped pool for swimmers. It is surrounded by a grassy area for relaxing on sunny days and has far-reaching views across Ilkley Moor. There is also a cafe, tennis courts, putting green and bowling green.

It was last open for a short period in October 2021. Bradford Council would not normally open the Lido at that time of year, however the pool needed to be filled with water in order to do commissioning and testing following extensive work.

The Lido had undergone £1.4 million of refurbishment works along with improvements to the filtration system.

The work to repair the 80 year old Lido was much more extensive than had been anticipated and took longer than expected.

* Pricing: These prices will be in affect up until the full May Spring Bank opening

Adult £5.05

Child / senior-citizen £2.60

Spectators £2.60

Bradford Leisure Card holder £2.50

Under 3’s / Members - FREE

Lido extension passes for existing members only need to be purchased after May Spring Bank to use the facility within our peak summer season.

The popular lido cafe will be open in the afternoons mid-week and weekends, accepting cash and card payments (card payments are preferred).