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Arundel Lido

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Welcome To

Arundel Lido

Arundel Lido offers outdoor swimming with heated pools in a stunning setting. It is situated in the picturesque town of Arundel and is in the South Downs National Park.

A Lido is more than just an outside swimming pool. The term “Lido” is from the name of the place in Venice where bathing took place. Lidos usually have areas for sunbathing, relaxing and eating and are designed for activities around water. Our Lido offers all of these facilities.

Today Arundel Lido is the only remaining Lido in West Sussex. It is operated by a Charitable Trust.

The 2023 summer season will run from Saturday 29th April – Sunday 17th September.

Our Lido Manager and the Arundel Lido Team will strive to ensure that your visit to Arundel Lido is an enjoyable and safe one.

Latest News

Warm Spaces in Arun
Rookie Lifeguard Training
Bonus HEATED Week
Cold Swims
Fundraising Event

The Steakist Bistro & Grill

2024 Swimming Season

  • Saturday 13th April – 29th September

Wellbeing Community Activities

  • All Year Round (Including Winter!)

Charity Fundraising Event


WEDNESDAY | 10.07.2024 | 6:30PM

Immerse yourself in a unique summer’s evening of movement, mindset & bananas in support of The Sussex Snowdrop Trust

be the first to receive an invitation to move in a brave, playful high-energy or calm & peaceful space, or both in- or out-of-the-water, or both with spectacular castle views

or, be part of this community fundraising event
wherever you are in the world in collaboration with Arundel Lido 


Join our Friendly

Coffee Mornings

Arundel Lido are proud to provide a safe space for people feeling isolated, have dementia or just fancy a coffee and a chat. Supported by Arundel Co-op, Arundel Post Office and Dementia Friends we want to invite you to join us for a coffee and chat.

Local businesses are also invited to join us once a month to share relevant information and help towards this initiative to make Arundel Dementia Friendly. To find out more please get in touch.

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Rookie Lifeguard Training


* Teaches children how to enjoy water safely
* Make new friends with teamwork and peer support  * Vital life skills
* Skills to be confident in water * Gain Independence

Bronze Stage 1- 9th – 11th August
Bronze Stage 2 – 16th – 18th August
Bronze Stage 3 – 23rd – 25th August

Join our Heated

Festive Swims

Festive Swims are back and the heating will be turned on.

Join us after your swim for a festive hot drink and snack in

~ No time limit in the Marquee

All sessions must be pre-booked.

Peters Story

Arundel Lido, a special swimming experience

I learnt to swim at Henfield CE School in the sixties when an unheated pool was built.

Without this I would probably never have learnt to swim, and although I have always been a slow swimmer, it has given me hours of relaxation and exercise.

Why do I like Arundel Lido? It is a community outdoor pool, which is well managed, and has a great team of staff. Lane swims, open sessions and special events. I am especially pleased that there are sessions for primary school children learning to swim. So vital for children with non swimming parents, or those whose time and budgets do not extend to swimming. The aim is to swim a minimum 25 metres.

I joined this year with the Gold option. As I know from swimming with the over 50’s at another pool, 20 lengths a session was normal. So on the 18th May I began swimming with 10 lengths. I started to log my lengths and wondered could I reach 1,000 which would be 25,000 metres in the season. On the next visit it was 20 lengths. It would take a long time. However, my fitness improved and with chatting to the staff I was encouraged to go for the 25,000 metres and gradually the distances in a session went up to 26, 28 and sometimes 30 depending on the day. By the 11th June I got to 300 lengths. On the 18th June Graeme Souness, the retired footballer, swam the English Channel as part of a relay team. Radio 5 advised the distance was 34,000 meters. On 2nd August I passed 1,000 lengths or 25,000 metres. On the 17th August I swam 50 lengths in just under 2 hours and passed 1360 lengths or 34,000 metres. I could not swim any decent distance in the sea, but I could at least experience the distance in the Lido. It took 56 visits to achieve this. Well, I carried on, with Lido staff asking how I was doing and in the last week of the season in 5 sessions I swam 210 lengths to reach 2000 lengths or 50,000 metres on 21st September. 76 visits average 26.32 lengths a session.


Cold Water Swimming

Every Monday & Wednesday morning from 7:30am – 12noon until the 27th March 2024

All swimmers enter at their own risk, Arundel Lido will provide qualified Lifeguards for all sessions and swimmers are advised to ensure they have read through the risks and benefits of cold water swimming prior to signing up.

Some of our regular weekly

Lido Activites & Event

Circuits for all abilities

Circuits combines strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core & functional movement patterns. Suitable for all abilities. Sessions runs every Wednesday & Saturday.

Adult only swimming sessions

Early Birds Monday, Wednesday & Friday Mornings. Late Swallows Tuesday & Thursday Evenings. Lane Swims available throughout the day.

Aqua aerobics

We offer Fun and relaxed aqua aerobics in the Summer months. Sessions take place 9-9:45 am every Tuesday and 6-6:45 pm every Wednesday.

Swimming lessons

We are proud to offer a range of lessons including parent & toddlers, group sessions for children along with 1-1 and 2-1 lessons for adults or children.

Family Open sessions

All family sessions include the main pool, small pool and grass surround. Sid the Sub back will be in the main pool for the first sessions every Sunday.

Just Water & Me

A relaxed session for people to enjoy the water, develop confidence and take their time to swim lengths and rest in between.

Dare to Bare Naked Swim
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Reinvigorate yourself with

Fresh Air Swimming!

Swimming in the fresh air, surrounded by grass, trees and the colours of the natural environment has a huge benefit on mental health and physical well-being. Arundel Lido is the perfect place to experience fresh air swimming!

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29th April – 17th September

Walk-ins available subject to capacity

Sessions include: Early Morning and
Evening Adult Only Swims, Open Sessions,
Lane Swims, Swimming Lessons

Join our team

please see all our vacancies

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult in the water in the main pool and in the small pool they must be within the surrounding area.
The responsible adult must be aged 18 or above.