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Ruislip Lido, Ruislip

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Ruislip Lido is a 60-acre lake with sandy beaches set on the edge of Ruislip Woods and has a narrow gauge railway around it. This venue gets extremely busy during school and bank holidays, weekends and particularly when the weather is fine.

It is easily accessible by public transport and due to the very limited parking visitors are advised to travel to it wherever possible, using the excellent bus and train link services which run frequently throughout the day and which stop close by the Lido.

Parking at Ruislip Lido is very limited and charges apply all year round. There are strictly enforced Clearway zones and parking restrictions on roads around the Lido. Illegally parked vehicles will receive parking fines and may be towed away.

Coaches cannot be accommodated within the car park and there are no parking or waiting areas adjacent to the Lido. Any coach operators taking visitors to the Lido will only be able to drop off and will need to return later to collect visitors. Work out when and for how long to visit Ruislip Lido and other Ruislip attractions using our handy Ruislip trip planner .
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  • You can let your kids feed the ducks except at spots where the signs suggest you should not. A great place for kids to make sand castles especially in summer, and play on the playground. In summer, th...  more »
  • Good for children of all ages. Good for dogs. You now have to pay for parking (unless you have Hillingdon first card) there is a clean beach area with children's play park and water fountains. Gets ve...  more »
  • A lovely trip, there is something for everyone. Walks, outdoor gym, cafes, a restaurant. I have been here a few times, once I took the little train, very pleasant. Had breakfast in one of the cafes - ...  more »
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  • Such a nice place to spend time with family. Amazing facilities such as the water play area & the playground. The view is so beautiful & perfect on a sunny day. The food is also very good and worth the money. The only problem is that it can get really busy which tends to leave the kids restricted in the playground area but that is expected in a place like this
  • Very nice place to enjoy with family. Nine place to picnic with kids. Nice play area. Nice beach. Nice walk way. Enjoy with waterfowl.
  • This covers a large area--partly open space and partly wooded. There is a lake with some ducks and it appears that there are boats that could be hired, although I didn't see a single vessel in the water when I visited. There is a stretch of man-made sandy beach with some play equipment for kids. It was quite busy. There are paved paths through the wooded area. I noticed many cyclists, older folks and kids during my traipse through the woods. There is a restaurant at the entrance to the park, but as I didn't use it, I cannot comment. On nice sunny days this will be a good place for picnics. There are some picnic benches near the restaurant. Parking charges vary by season. It is expensive during summer months: £5, but not time-limited. If you are a Hillingdon Resident and have a Hillingdon Card, it's free.
  • Very nice place to take the kids. Man-made beach, multiple small play areas, splash park open in the summer, feed the geese, take the railway round trip or one way, walk through the woods. The pub food was awful when I tried it a while ago, haven't worked up courage to try it again. The cafe on the beach is ok.
  • Only parking is mayhem here else very nice place to go to with kids.

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