Woodstock open air pool to open for summer

Written by Jeremy Wilton on .

P1000090After a record-breaking number of visitors in 2013, Woodstock’s outdoor pool is gearing up to open its doors for the summer. 
  The pool is due to reopen on Saturday 26 April and staff are looking forward to a busy season ahead.
  Last year, soaring temperatures and a hot summer helped to attract 15,000 swimmers and spectators – the pool’s highest ever number of visitors.
  The pool is owned by West Oxfordshire District Council and run by its leisure contractor, Better. It has a 25m main pool, heated to 29 degrees and with a depth of 3.5m, making it ideal for diving enthusiasts, along with a separate paddling pool for younger children. 
  Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member responsible for leisure, said: “With its large grassed area and café, the pool is suitable for families and makes for a great day out. Although last summer was exceptionally busy thanks to the hot weather, both pools are heated and suitable for all weather.
  “We’re pleased to offer leisure facilities like this in District and are looking forward to another busy, fun-packed summer. Hopefully we’ll have some fantastic weather too!”
  The pool is also available for private hire and swimming lessons and will be open until September.
  Timetable and pricing information will be available shortly at www.better.org.uk/leisure/woodstock-open-air-pool. Alternatively, call 01993 811785.
  Woodstock is one of two open-air pools in West Oxfordshire. The second is The Lido at Chipping Norton, a community-run facility, which opens for the summer season on Thursday 17 April. For more information see www.chippylido.co.uk or call 01608 643188.