The Droitwich Spa Lido is a lido in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England. It is one of the few remaining inland, open-air salt-water swimming pools in the UK.Brief historyThe Lido was originally built in the 1930s and the building features an art-deco style interior. The pool itself was filled with diluted brine, pumped from brine streams beneath the town. The salt in the water was strong enough to keep the water in the pool aseptic, without the need for additional chemicals such as chlorine.When the lido opened, it was marketed as the 'seaside come to Droitwich Spa', and the pool was heated to exactly the same temperature as the Mediterranean Sea.During the Second World War, the lido was closed, and its offices used by the military.ResurrectionThe lido continued to be a popular tourist attraction. Even after its closure at the end of the 1990s, people still travelled for miles just to see the once-popular pool.In late 2004, Wychavon District Council voted against the re-opening of the lido, which sparked a local campaign group to form, with the sole aim of seeing the lido restored. Called "Save a Lido Today" (SALT), the group put pressure on the various councils and even went so far as to provide a business plan.Use our Droitwich tourist route planner to visit Droitwich Spa Lido on your trip to Droitwich, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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There can be few better places to take children on a sunny day. Inexpensive with a fine cafe nearby, even the less easily pleased child cannot fail to enjoy themselves here. more »
The place is great fun for kids during the summer. The only downside is the dirty changing rooms, which are full of rubbish, and it is honestly putting me off going altogether. I hope they sort them o... more »
An absolute must if visiting Worcestershire in the Summer. Perfect for families and the early morning swim is exhilarating. more »
Must get there about half hour early to get in, otherwise your queuing for ages. I took kids from 1 to 10, the older ones enjoyed themselves but the water was too cold for the younger ones. We went on a hot day but it was cloudy, think it's best to go on a clear day. There are no slides or anything like that just the pool and little water play area for younger kids. Kids under 8 must be supervised at all time even if they can swim.
Wow what a great day out... Clean, tidy and very well maintained... Staff and lifeguards friend, helpful and professional... Good to get here early and avoid a long wait.. Parking only £4 for all day...
Brings back some memorys of when I was a youngster and now I can bring my children happy times. Great place
Wow! This place is absolutely amazing I went there back in 2012 it was bad and unhygienic but buy have made it one of the best experiences your kids or friends will have. I rate this place 10/10 absolutely awesome keep up the good work lido!!
I don't like the way they run this park, they would not let me out the gates to get a brolly outside of the car, I don't know if its legal to do this in my opinion it amounts to false imprisonment, I got into a a row with them because they asked me why I wanted to go out and I said it was none of their business, reminded me of Hitler's Germany during the war.
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