Summer Season 2019

News update from Janet Martin, Chair of the Friends of Peterborough lido.

Dear Friends,

I’m sure you are all as I am excited as I am about the opening of our beloved Lido for this Summer’s season.  I am therefore delighted to be able to confirm the following details for the opening day and exclusive Friends’ pre-season swim.  

Opening Day

The Lido will be formally opened by the Mayor of Peterborough at 10.00am on Saturday 25th May.  Entry for this opening day will once again be free to all,

Friends of the Lido Pre-Season Swim

As last year, and as one of the benefits extended to members of the Friends, there will be an opportunity for a pre-season dip for all those signing up for membership for the 2019-20 year.  This will take place on Friday 24th May, when members of the Management Committee will be present to enrol new, and re-enrol, existing members and welcome all to the Friends’ membership.  

Please note – opening hours on the pre-swim day are from 11.00am and 3.00pm and that the main pool only will be open.  Hot food and drinks (limited menu) are also available to members at no cost on this date, as part of the membership privilege offered to us by Vivacity Management.

Pre-season Maintenance – Willing to Volunteer?

The Vivacity Maintenance Team do a sterling job in reviving the Lido pools and th​eir surrounds prior to opening day each year, but they are always grateful for extra help!  If you feel able to give some time to help with painting, cleaning, erecting furniture and parasols, checking lockers, etc … please let me know.  It is hoped to hold a volunteering week from Saturday 18th to Thursday 23rd May, and if I can collate names and availability in advance this will assist all concerned.

2019 Season Events

As the Lido goes from strength to strength, Vivacity is working hard to increase the number and range of events; this year will see additional sessions such as midnight swims, an increase in early morning swims from one to two days each week, and – by popular demand – a repeat of the Summer Solstice sunrise and sunset events.  We will keep you posted as we receive more details – but please keep an eye on our website for further information.
​Your Lido Friends committee will be meeting with Vivacity Management next week to discuss all issues relating to the new season and will let you know any further information that arises from that meeting.  In the meantime, we very much hope you will decide to join us again for another year of Friends’ membership – and look forward to seeing you at the pre-season swim, on opening day, and indeed throughout the 2019 Lido Season.
Best wishes,



4 thoughts on “Summer Season 2019

  1. Hello can you advise how I become a friend of the Lido? I worked here for several years & was a Duty Manager in the late 90’s and now swim 4-5 times a week throughout the summer.

    1. Hello Lisa, If you go to the website, membership page there’s a ‘Go To’ button at the bottom of the page. You can print it out or fill it in online and email it to Janet Martin. She will then add you to our mailing list. Alternatively you can come along to the Friends Pre season swim or the open day and join.if these options are not possible ask at reception if any Committee member is at the Pool. There are usually several there at morning opening time.
      Hope this helps
      Regards. Monica Ilett. Website Admin.

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